AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will host a national conference, "Going Public with Spirituality in Work and Higher Education," June 4-6. The conference will explore the relationship of spirituality to learning and work, with a special focus on public organizations, and will touch on religion, science, law, the arts, and other areas of inquiry.
AMHERST, Mass. - Journalist Teri Agins, senior special writer for the Wall Street Journal, will speak on "The End of Fashion: The Mass Marketing of the Clothing Business," at the University of Massachusetts on Thurs., April 27 at 4 p.m. Her topic is also the focus of her new book, published by William Morrow & Company. The lecture will be held in Mahar Auditorium on the UMass campus, is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the apparel marketing program of the department of consumer studies at UMass.
AMHERST, Mass. - Ann Meyers, the sports broadcaster and basketball Hall-of-Famer who signed with the Indiana Pacers in 1979, is available for interviews in connection with the UMass Salute to Athletics Dinner, scheduled for Wed. April 26 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. Meyers, who plans to attend the event, is the aunt of UMass volleyball champion Jill Meyers, one of the student-athletes being honored at the event.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will dedicate its Year 2000 Time Capsule in a campus celebration Mon. May 1 at 4 p.m. on the library lawn. In addition to a brief dedication ceremony, the event will feature music, T-shirts, food, and prizes, as well as "Pictures for Posterity," an opportunity for students to have their photographs taken for placement in the time capsule.
AMHERST, Mass. - As part of its continuing involvement with the National Park Service in defining public memorial sites such as Civil War battlefields, the University of Massachusetts program in public history is sponsoring a lecture series titled "Contested Terrain: The Politics of Historic Places."
AMHERST, Mass. - A University of Massachusetts psychology professor urges school administrators and teachers to take bullying seriously, saying that unless young children are stopped from bullying, they are likely to grow more violent as they get older. On the first anniversary of the Littleton, Colo., school shootings, Ervin Staub, a researcher and writer on violence issues, says schools everywhere can play a pivotal role at every level in the reduction of violence among children.
AMHERST, Mass. - Dawn M. Thompson, associate director of housing services for residential life at the University of Massachusetts, has won the Outstanding Experienced Professional Award from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).
AMHERST, Mass. - Raymond Bradley, climate researcher and head of the geosciences department at the University of Massachusetts, is among the experts scheduled to appear on a two-hour special PBS program on Tues., April 18, at 9 p.m. Bradley is known for his work documenting global warming. The program, "What''s Up with the Weather?" explores the extreme weather of the past decade. It was produced by NOVA and Frontline.