The University of Massachusetts Amherst International Risk Management Committee has suspended student participation in all Education Abroad programs in Israel for the Fall 2014 semester. The timing of the decision was motivated by a student who was to begin a program at Tel Aviv University next week.
Muscle physiologist Edward Debold at the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently received a grant from the American Heart Association to support studies to uncover the molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle fatigue.
Eduroam (education roaming), a worldwide roaming service, has replaced the old UMASS-SECURE1X wireless network at UMass Amherst. Eduroam enables students, faculty, and staff to link in to a broad, multi-campus service that spans thousands of educational institutions in the U.S. and abroad.
The American Red Cross is holding blood drives on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge in the Student Union, and Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 163 Campus Center.
To schedule an appointment, call (800) RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
For the second consecutive year, UMass Amherst is listed as a “Green Honor Roll School” by The Princeton Review, placing it among the nation’s top 24 colleges and universities for environmental awareness and responsibility.
Moving up from the third spot the past two years, UMass Amherst is now ranked second nationally for best campus food by The Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of “The Best 379 Colleges.” “Unlike students at many universities, UMass students rave about the ‘delicious food’ in the dining commons,” says the guide.
Music faculty members Eric Berlin and Nadine Shank, along with the UMass Trumpet Ensemble, performed at the Schagerl Brass Festival held July 9-13 in Melk, Austria. The concerts were held at Stift Melk, an enormous Benedictine abbey overlooking the Danube River.
The 48th Annual Community Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 7:30-9 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is open to the public.
Jointly sponsored by UMass Amherst and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, the breakfast traditionally marks the beginning of the academic year...