AMHERST, Mass. – The 2005 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, hosted by the Germanic languages and literatures program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will present a film and lecture series, Changing World, Shifting Narratives, from July 6-29.
Research on head lice and their resistance to special shampoos by John Clark, professor of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, was highlighted in "Bug Attack: Bloodsuckers," which is airing on the National Geographic Channel.
AMHERST, Mass. – Christine B. McCormick has been named dean of the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The announcement was made by Charlena M. Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, after a national search. McCormick succeeds Andrew Effrat, who has served as interim dean since May 2002, and will begin her new duties September 1.
AMHERST, Mass. – Barbara O''Connor, chief of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Police Department, has been elected to a one-year term as president of the Massachusetts Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA).
AMHERST, Mass. - A diet rich in calcium and vitamin D may lower the risk of developing premenstrual syndrome (PMS), according to a study in the June 13 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The principal researcher on the project is Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson, a public health professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.