Four candidates for the post of Director, Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment / Assistant Vice Chancellor for Agricultural Research and Engagement are scheduled for public presentations during September.
Computer systems engineers Michael Zink and David Irwin at UMass Amherst recently received a three-year, $390,000 National Science Foundation grant to help create a new instrument for the national research community known as a “cloud laboratory.”
Laura Briggs, chair of the Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies program, participated in the International Institute of Social Studies International Forum on Intercountry Adoption and Surrogacy in The Hague, Netherlands.
Donna Johnson, president of the University Staff Association at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been elected chair of the Massachusetts Teachers Association’s Higher Education Leadership Council.
New England Public Radio has announced that John Voci, until recently interim executive director for programing and content, has been hired to fill that position permanently, and Cheryl Willoughby has been hired as the host of Sunday Classical from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on WFCR.