AMHERST, Mass. - In the wake of the Sept. 11 events, numerous colleges and universities across the nation have received increased requests for student and employee information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass biology professor William E. "Willy" Bemis, a renowned ichthyologist – an expert in fish anatomy and evolution – will deliver a Distinguished Faculty Lecture at 4 p.m. on Tues. Oct. 16 in Memorial Hall. His talk is the first in this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture series. The talk is free and the public is welcome. A reception will follow.
AMHERST, Mass. - Researchers in the food science department at the University of Massachusetts have received federal funding to lead a study that will determine the feasibility, nutritional impact, and design of a variety of functional foods containing significant levels of an essential fatty acid derived from fish oil. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing almost a $1 million to UMass over four years for this project, and nearly as much over the same period divided among the University of Connecticut, Pennsylvania State University, and Harvard University Medical School.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts and Baystate Medical Center (BMC) are working together on a three-year pilot project that addresses a number of important workforce issues affecting nurses in the region.
AMHERST, Mass. - The new book, "Crossing the Gods: World Religions and Worldly Politics," by UMass sociologist N.J. Demerath III, takes a timely look at what may be the leading source of conflict and violence in the world today.
AMHERST, Mass. - Through an enterprising new kind of private-public arrangement between Mount Holyoke College and UMass that begins this year, Mount Holyoke students will have the opportunity to earn dual degrees in engineering or public health for the price of a single degree.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts biologist Elizabeth Brainerd is part of a team that recently completed a study on how certain types of ants and bees are able to walk on vertical surfaces or even upside-down. The study, conducted in conjunction with Walter Federle and Bert Höldobler of the University of Warzburg, Germany, and the late Thomas A. McMahon, of Harvard University, was published in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The findings have implications not just in the field of biology, but also in the development of miniature robots used in medical procedures.
AMHERST, Mass. - Arthur S. Keene, a University of Massachusetts anthropologist, is leading a team designing a curriculum focusing on African-American heritage and culture, to be used during a two-week summer camp for disadvantaged youths in rural Virginia. Keene, who is also co-director of the UMass Citizen-Scholars program, received a $3,000 "Project Engage" grant to fund the effort, from the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE).
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Charlena Seymour has recommended the closing of the University''s department of consumer studies. Seymour announced her recommendation to members of the department and to the leadership of the Faculty Senate today.