AMHERST, Mass. - A 20-year-old sophomore at the University of Massachusetts was injured in a fall from the roof of Butterfield residence hall early this morning, April 27. The student, Thomas Degnan, of Marshfield, Mass., is hospitalized in critical condition at Baystate Medical Center.
AMHERST, Mass. - Thursday, April 26, marks the ninth annual "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" at UMass, when girls between the ages of 9 and 15 can visit offices, laboratories, and other campus locations to learn first-hand what women contribute to the University workplace, and what they can learn. The event is free and open to the children, grandchildren, and other relatives of the campus community.
AMHERST, Mass. - Warren M. Washington, senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., will give a lecture, "What Should We Believe About Climate Change?" at the University of Massachusetts, at 4 p.m. on Wed., April 25, in Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - Historian Arif Dirlik will give a lecture titled, “Our Ways of Knowing: Globalization ...The End of Universalism?” at the University of Massachusetts Thurs., April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in room 163C of the Campus Center. The keynote address begins a series of workshops on the future of Area Studies/German Studies in an era of globalization. Dirlik’s talk is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Center for Student Businesses at the University of Massachusetts has been chosen as one of 10 exemplary programs this year by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). The UMass program was chosen from among 200 nationwide.
AMHERST, Mass. - Neil de Grasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, will give a talk at the University of Massachusetts next week. The talk, "Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist," is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, April 30, in the Massachusetts Room at the Mullins Center. It is free and open to the public, although seating is limited.
AMHERST, Mass. - William C. McComb, head of the department of natural resources conservation at the University of Massachusetts, says there will be an abundance of good jobs available in the next five years for people with college degrees in natural resources and conservation fields. McComb points out that this is an especially good time for women and minorities to be entering the field.
AMHERST, Mass. - On Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, a group of volunteers for the Acid Rain Monitoring (ARM) project based at the University of Massachusetts will quietly wade or row into 190 lakes and ponds around the state. The hearty group of 70 men and women is part of a unique project that incorporates science with a grass-roots effort to protect the health of the environment. The water samples they collect will be rushed that day to 15 regional volunteer laboratories for preliminary testing, then will be analyzed by UMass scientists who are attempting to provide definitive evidence of the presence and/or effect of acid rain in the state''s recreation resources and drinking water.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has announced three interim personnel appointments. Charlena Seymour, Dean of the Graduate School, has been named Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost. She will serve in an acting position from May 28 to July 1, then in an interim position. Chancellor David K. Scott and Deputy Chancellor Marcellette G. Williams made the announcement.
AMHERST, Mass. - Jonathan Celli of Dover, Mass., a junior at UMass, has won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. He was one of just 302 students in the United States to win the award for the 2001-02 academic year.