AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Unit, a student organization of trained volunteers who provide first-response services at campus events, will offer an adult CPR course open to the campus and larger community, Sat. Oct. 21. The half-day training program will be offered at both 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., in Campus Center rooms 101 and 163. Fees are $5 for high school or college students, and $20 for community members.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Graduate School, in conjunction with the Campus Career Network, is hosting its first annual Open House for prospective graduate students Tues., Oct. 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom on campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts professor Stephen Frasier is one of 60 researchers from around the country participating this month in a research project aimed at improving weather forecasting. Over the course of the month, hundreds of red balloons are being released in the night air above Salt Lake City as part of an intensive study of how air moves. The study is expected to lead to improved computer models for air quality and weather forecasting, which would be especially useful in cities prone to smog.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts was recently awarded a one-year $215,000 grant from the non-profit Nellie Mae Foundation to conduct a study on how changes in educational policy affect New England students as they move from primary, secondary, and high school through college. The study will be conducted by the Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research (MISER) and the Center for Education Policy (CEP) in the School of Education located at the University''s Amherst campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program recently won a 2000 Governor''s Award for outstanding achievement in reducing toxins in the environment. The award is given annually to Massachusetts institutions or individuals that have shown a significant commitment to reduce the use of pesticides and other toxic substances in their operation, or have helped others identify or eliminate toxic substances in the environment before those substances become public health hazards.
AMHERST, Mass. - Efforts under way at the University of Massachusetts to train graduates for jobs in high-technology fields will get a boost from research being conducted by a New England-wide commission studying the workforce, says Joan McRae Stoia, director of the Campus Career Network.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts education professor Sonia Nieto will deliver the first Distinguished Faculty Lecture for 2000-01, on Tues. Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The title of the talk is "What Keeps Teachers Going in Spite of Everything?" It is free and open to the public and will be followed by a brief reception.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts English Professor John Edgar Wideman will receive the O. Henry Award for best short story of the year in a ceremony to take place at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on Tuesday Oct. 10. This ceremony will also celebrate the 80th anniversary of the O. Henry Awards and will feature a reading by Wideman and the second- and third-place winners.
AMHERST, Mass. - David Farber, chief technologist for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will speak at the University of Massachusetts at 4 p.m. on Wed. Oct. 11, in room 150 of the Computer Science Research Center. He will speak on "Predicting the Unpredictable: The Impact of Technological Innovation, Government Regulation and Individual Rights on the Future Networking World." The event is free and open to the public.