At a time when the Internet has changed the nature of academic research, educating students about what constitutes plagiarism is a crucial element in preventing academic dishonesty, several campus educators told the Faculty Senate Oct. 20.
Chemical Engineering professor Phillip R. Westmoreland is among the winners of this year’s David A. Shirley Award for outstanding scientific achievement at the Advanced Light Source of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.
Over the next two weeks, unionized professional staff and classified supervisors at the Amherst campus and employees at other UMass campuses will choose whether to remain affiliated with the Service Employees International Union or to transfer to the Massachusetts Teachers Association.
When the residents of Kahnawake, Quebec decided in the late 1970s to create their own high school to help preserve Mohawk language, values and traditions, they found some willing partners in professor Emma Cappelluzzo and a small cadre of interns and student-teachers from the Cross-Cultural Education Program.
AMHERST, Mass. – National test results released from the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that fourth- and eighth-graders in Massachusetts lead the nation in academic performance in mathematics and reading.
Classes in sheep physiology or equine diseases may be standard in most veterinary science programs, but the campus has added another animal to the menagerie: alpacas. This fall the campus will launch its camelid studies program, the first such undergraduate program in the nation.
A point-counterpoint discussion, "MCAS and High Stakes Testing: Is it working? Is it fair?," between Ronald Hambleton of the School of Education and Walter Haney of Boston College will be presented on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 3-4:30 p.m. in 174-76 Campus Center.