AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will host the second annual Massachusetts Campus Compact (MACC) conference on April 4 and 5 at the Lincoln Campus Center. The conference, "Civic Engagement Today and Tomorrow: Critical Issues in a Changing World," is expected to draw more than 300 faculty, administrators, students, and representatives of community service organizations, including national leaders in community service learning.
AMHERST, Mass. - John Gerard Ruggie, former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, will give the first John Templeton Lecture on Globalization, "Global Governance –The Corporate Connection," at the University of Massachusettson Thurs., April 4 at 8 p.m. in room 227 of Herter Hall. The lecture is co-sponsored by the UMass department of political science and the Five College Peace and World Security Studies program. It is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will hold a memorial celebrating the life and achievements of Barbara B. Burn, associate provost for International Programs at the University of Massachusetts, at 1 p.m. Mon., April 1 in Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall.
AMHERST, Mass. - Approximately 160 middle- and high-school students from throughout western Massachusetts will travel to the University of Massachusetts next week to compete in the UMass Amherst Regional Science Fair. The science fair will be held in the Student Union Ballroom on Tues., March 26, from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge. The event is open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - Two members of the University of Massachusetts community were honored last night, March 13, by the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council (MTC). Joseph I. Goldstein, dean of the College of Engineering, and James Kurose, professor and former head of the computer science department, were named Workforce Development Leaders of the Year.
AMHERST, Mass. - Human-service workers at the state Departments of Mental Health (DMH) and Mental Retardation (DMR), and in the provider agencies funded by these departments, are earning their bachelor’s degrees in human services thanks to an innovative program run through University Without Walls (UWW) at the University of Massachusetts. The program offers night and weekend classes to allow full-time workers to earn their degrees and makes it possible for them to receive credit for the learning they have acquired through experience in the field
AMHERST, Mass. - Approximately 55 University of Massachusetts students will spend their spring break next week volunteering for community service projects in several communities, including the nearby city of Holyoke and three Virginia towns.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has received a $750,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation of Los Angeles. The grant will establish a W.M. Keck Foundation Nanostructures Laboratory at UMass. The laboratory will be used for research conducted by Thomas Russell of polymer science and engineering, and James Watkins of chemical engineering, as well as several collaborators. Nanotechnology involves the creation of new materials or devices with highly specialized properties or uses by controlling the assembly of building blocks ten thousand times smaller than a human hair. The grant is among the five largest received from a private foundation at the Amherst campus.