AMHERST, Mass. – Nearly 200 students from western Massachusetts will gather in Bartlett Hall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Thursday, Jan. 13, to participate in a writing workshop day sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Writing Project (WMWP).
Two Amherst campus graduates and an honorary degree recipient are among seven women who will be recognized for excellence in business and management by the Women’s Network of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 27.
Faculty in the School of Education’s School Psychology Program are working with school administrators and teachers across the state to improve reading scores. The program is part of the federal Reading First grant designed to help underperforming schools boost the reading scores of children in kindergarten through third grade. Work is underway to train staff for the Reading First program in schools from Boston to New Bedford and in districts in Western Massachusetts.
Searches for a dean of the Graduate School and an associate provost and director of International Programs were announced this week by Provost Charlena Seymour. Searches are already underway for the deans of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Education, as well as director of Libraries.
Professor Rex E. Wallace, who chairs the Classics Department, and graduate student James Patterson delivered a paper on the Etruscan Texts Project Online at the third biennial conference, “Ancient Studies — New Technologies,” held Dec. 3-5 at James Madison University in Virginia.
Music professor Wayne Abercrombie is the new president of the Eastern Division of the American Choral Directors Association, which has more than 3,000 members in 11 states and the District of Columbia. He is serving a two-year term.