AMHERST, Mass. - Margaret Kingston Tivey, associate scientist in marine chemistry and geochemistry at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will speak on “The Interplay of Geology, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in Seafloor Hydrothermal Vent Systems” on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in 106 Thompson Hall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - Patty S. Freedson, professor of exercise science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will give the fourth and final lecture in this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series Monday, April 12 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception immediately follows the talk.
AMHERST, Mass. - A University of Massachusetts Amherst researcher has received a three-year, $901,093 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study changing medical terminology and address the historical precision of cause-of-death records in the Connecticut River communities of Holyoke and Northampton from 1850 to 1912.
AMHERST, Mass. - A 10-month study by researchers at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst finds that federal action is needed to prompt needed improvements in the regulation of the life insurance industry. The study, "Consumer Ramifications of an Optional Federal Charter for Life Insurers," which was supported by unrestricted grants from life insurers and the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), recommends that properly structured federal regulation of insurance patterned after the dual banking system could provide significant benefits to consumers. The study was released today in Washington, D.C.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant from the Department of Defense for work at the intersection of polymer science, biology, and nanotechnology. The $3.2 million grant teams UMass with researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of South Carolina in a three-year study that will examine how self-assembly processes in both man-made materials and in proteins and viruses can interact and lay the foundation for new genetically-engineered bio-materials. Two additional years of funding are possible, for a potential total award of $5.3 million.
AMHERST, Mass. - John V. Lombardi, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has issued the following statement on the appointment of Jack M. Wilson to be president of the UMass five-campus system:
AMHERST, Mass. - Stanford University physics professor Douglas Osheroff, a member of the NASA team that probed last year''s loss of the space shuttle Columbia, will discuss the accident and the investigation''s findings on Fri., March 26 at 3:45 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.