AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts art history professor Monika Schmitter is the kind of academic a gallery owner could love. In her work she explores how collectors play a large part in determining artistic movements. In fact, she says, during certain historical periods they have even changed the social and political order.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has awarded a five-year contract to Ogden Entertainment Inc., of New York, N.Y., for management of the facility and novelty concessions at the William D. Mullins Memorial Center. Auxiliary services at UMass, which is partnering with Ogden, was awarded the contract for food and catering.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts is hosting a series of events celebrating "ROTC Appreciation Day" for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Wednesday April 7. The first event will be a wreath-laying ceremony at Memorial Hall at 3 p.m. with a fly-by of A-10 aircraft. That event will be followed by a leadership forum, co-sponsored by the Isenberg School of Management and the aerospace studies department from 4-6 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Both events are open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has received an $88,000 grant from the Beckman Foundation to support five researchers in their junior and senior years in the departments of biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, and chemistry.
AMHERST, Mass. - New University of Massachusetts art professor Sigrid Miller Pollin is helping to break the glass ceiling in architecture – literally. As one of four women architects now teaching in the University’s innovative architecture and interior design program, she is showing her students how women are making progress in the long male-dominated field, and rewriting the rules of architecture in the process.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has been awarded $207,377 by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to assist disadvantaged students who have been admitted for fall 1999. The monies are being allocated through the board''s highly competitive Ronald E. McNair Reserve grant program.
AMHERST, Mass. - A professor in the department of landscape architecture and regional planning (LARP) at the University of Massachusetts has been named to a prestigious fellowship and the achievements of several other faculty members and students in the department are also being recognized.