AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts English department is sponsoring a reading by Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, April 5 at 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium. The reading is part of the annual Troy Lecture series and is free and open to the public. Previous speakers in the series have included Nobel laureates Nadine Gordimer and Wole Soyinka.
AMHERST, Mass. - On March 27-29, the University of Massachusetts Amherst will participate in a national teleconference, "Women''s Lives, Women''s Voices, Women''s Solutions: Shaping a National Agenda for Women in Higher Education."
AMHERST, Mass. - Come and hear two powerful Native American women activists speak about the history and current struggles of the New York City Native American Community Monday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. in room 601 Herter Hall.
AMHERST, Mass. - Judith Young, astronomer at the University of Massachusetts, has received a $75,000 grant to expand the campus sunwheel, an astronomical calendar located on the southwest corner of the campus. The funding is from the National Science Foundation''s POWRE (Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Education) program. Like Stonehenge, the stones of a sunwheel align perfectly with the rising and setting sun at the times of solstices and equinoxes.
AMHERST, Mass. - One rainy night in the next few weeks (perhaps as early as March 16), while most people are watching television or sleeping, millions of salamanders and frogs will skitter across Massachusetts and many other states.
AMHERST, Mass. - The International Programs Office at the University of Massachusetts is co-sponsoring, "Meet Me at that Mosaic: A Multicultural Evening of Activism in Motion," on Tues., March 28, from 6-10 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Interdisciplinary Center for Electronic Enterprise (ICEE) at the University of Massachusetts is sponsoring a one-day conference for community banks on March 28 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Worcester. The event, titled "Working the Web: From Cost Center to Profit Center," is co-sponsored by IBM, Arthur Andersen Consulting, EB Works, and Clickshare, Inc.
AMHERST, Mass. - At a meeting today of the Faculty Senate at the University of Massachusetts, Chancellor David K. Scott and Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Paul Page refuted comments that the campus has a large financial reserve that should be used to make up a possible shortfall in next year''s budget.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts English Professor John Edgar Wideman has received two major honors almost simultaneously. Not only has he been named the subject of a literary conference at the University of Virginia, his short story "Weight" has been named the best story of 2000 by the prestigious O. Henry Awards.
AMHERST, Mass. - Klaus Nusslein, assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Massachusetts, studies very tiny organisms in order to answer some of the very large questions in science, including why the frozen fields and lawns of winter seem to come alive when the temperatures rise in the spring.