Two faculty members in the Nutrition Department have received a four-year, $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a project titled “Tween POWER: Preventing Obesity through Wise Expenditures of Resources.” The project will examine the thinking and spending patterns of 11- to 14-year-olds about food and beverages to develop a curriculum to promote wiser food choices for “tweens.”
Computer Science graduate student Anders Jonsson competed against more than 7,500 participants from more than 100 countries to reach the championship finals in Google''s Code Jam 2004 computer programming competition. As one of the 50 finalists, Jonsson was flown to Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. to compete in the championship round on Oct. 15.
Chemical Engineering major Matthew Pearlson, a junior in Commonwealth College, recently won first place in the fuels and petrochemical division of the National Student Research Poster Competition at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual conference.
“New Beginnings,” the College of Engineering’s annual report for fiscal year 2004, has been awarded a silver medal in the annual communications awards competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District I, which includes New England and five provinces in eastern Canada.
The following new course proposal has been submitted to the Faculty Senate office for review and approval and is listed here for faculty review and comment. Comments on any new course proposal should be submitted to Ernest May, Secretary of the Faculty Senate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane A. Baran, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Disorders, was awarded the Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Higher Education on Nov. 19 during the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Philadelphia.
AMHERST, Mass. – Historians and researchers searching through handwritten documents, such as the 140,000 pages that make up George Washington’s personal papers in the Library of Congress, now have a new powerful tool to aid their work – a first-of-its kind manuscript retrieval system developed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The search tool has been developed by the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval in the computer science department at UMass Amherst.
OIT Academic Computing is offering hands-on workshops for faculty in January on a variety of instructional technology topics, including course websites, WebCT, Dreamweaver, PowerPoint, PDFs, and digital images.