The University of Massachusetts Amherst is among the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” compiled by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The 2016 ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. It is the seventh straight year that UMass Amherst has made the list.
Apple Inc. has put a spotlight on an online course created by Information Technology (IT) and the College of Nursing to help educators learn whether students understand what they were taught.
“Assessing student learning with iPads” is available on iTunes U, a section of iTunes...
Albert E. J. Ress, 82, of Kokomo, Ind., a retired electrician, died Dec. 10.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1923, he graduated from Chaney High School and was a member of the Youngstown Junior Symphony Orchestra as a violinist and drummer.
During World War II he served with the 87th Infantry...
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The Newsletter will be published as usual on Dec. 17. Publication will resume after the holidays on Jan. 7.
Melvin F. Janowitz, 86, of Haworth, N.J., professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, died Dec. 8.
Born in 1929 in Minneapolis, he received his bachelor's from the University of Minnesota in 1950 and his doctorate from Wayne State University in 1963, both in mathematics.
He worked for...
Consistent with prior years’ energy reduction efforts, Physical Plant will implement a plan to reduce energy consumption in unoccupied buildings from 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, and again from 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4.
Richard Van Emmerik, kinesiology, was one of six people awarded Faculty Mentor of the Year for 2015 at the Compact for Faculty Diversity’s annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.
The annual meeting, which took place this year in Arlington, Va., from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, is the largest...
The Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory (MOBL) in the kinesiology department is recruiting volunteers for a study about the effects of age and exercise on walking and muscle function.
The researchers hope to learn about how changes in muscle function with age are related to the...
A postdoctoral research associate and a graduate student from the department of environmental health sciences recently took home awards from the Northeast Regional Chapter meeting of the Society of Toxicology (NESOT) at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston.
Kari Sant, a postdoctoral research associate...
Two UMass Amherst computer scientists who are helping to shape the intellectual agenda of the National Science Foundation’s Big Data Research and Development Initiative attended the first Northeast Big Data Hub workshop at Columbia University in New York City today.