AMHERST, Mass. - Historian and author Deborah Lipstadt will give a talk titled, "The Holocaust on Trial," Thurs., April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts. The talk is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - This month, high school students in Massachusetts and across the country will get a taste of how science is done on board the International Space Station (ISS), courtesy of a collaborative project at the University of Massachusetts, funded by the Massachusetts Space Consortium. The project is tied in with the space shuttle Atlantis, which blasted off for an 11-day mission late yesterday afternoon. The students will rely on elements as high-tech as specialized software and real-time downloads from the space station - and as low-tech as recycled milk bottles - to learn about space biology. Students will study topics such as weightlessness and its effects on plants, including fruit and flower development and photosynthesis; and how astronauts recycle and purify water and air for re-use.
AMHERST, Mass. - The U.S. News & World Report’s year 2003 rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranked the department of computer science in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts number 25 in the nation overall and number six specifically in the area of artificial intelligence.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Child Care (UCC) will offer revised full-day child care services this summer and through the next academic year. Chancellor Marcellette G. Williams and F. Javier Cevallos, vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life, made the announcement.
AMHERST, Mass. - South African writer and activist Sindiwe Magona will give a talk titled "South Africa Now: What the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Left Out" at 7:30 p.m. Wed., April 10, in the Silvio O. Conte National Center for Polymer Research, Room A110-111, at the University of Massachusetts. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - Sunaina Marr Maira, assistant professor of English and co-director of the certificate program in Asian and Asian American studies at the University of Massachusetts, explores the world of second-generation Indian Americans and how they have created a new popular culture in her recent book Desis in the House: Indian American Youth Culture in New York City (Temple University Press, March 29, 2001).
AMHERST, Mass. - Former Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Geneva Overholser will visit the University of Massachusetts to give a lecture titled "Journalism in Peril: How America''s Profit-Pressured Media Are Failing Our Democracy." She will speak at 4:30 p.m. Mon., April 8 in Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - Molly Fitzgerald-Hayes, a biochemist at the University of Massachusetts, points to a series of recent developments in the news: the cloning of a cat; efforts to identify the remains of victims of the World Trade Center disaster; the release from prison of a man wrongly accused of murder. The stories have a common thread, she notes: they all involve biotechnology and DNA.
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.