AMHERST, Mass. - Janice G. Raymond, professor of women''s studies at the University of Massachusetts, has completed a study on the trafficking of women into the sex industry in Asia, Latin America and North America. The results of the study will be used to advocate for legislation and policies around the world that would protect the human rights of women, prosecute sex traffickers, and prevent prostitution.
AMHERST, Mass. - Students at the University of Massachusetts will be able to attend a one-semester honors seminar and lecture series this spring titled, "Globalization: The Challenges of Freedom and Progress." The course was developed by Jeffrey L. Sedgwick, associate professor of political science, and funded by the Freedom Project of the Fairfax, Va.-based Atlas Economic Research Foundation.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts associate professor of engineering David McLaughlin has been named the Armstrong Professional Development Professor. The appointment was made by University President William Bulger, following approval by the University’s Board of Trustees at its meeting today at UMass Dartmouth. He was recommended for the honor by Chancellor Marcellette Williams and Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Charlena Seymour.
AMHERST, Mass. - Kathleen F. Arcaro, an environmental toxicologist, has joined the faculty of the department of veterinary and animal sciences and the environmental sciences program at the University of Massachusetts, as assistant professor. The department and the program are part of the College of Food and Natural Resources.
AMHERST, Mass. - Two faculty researchers in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts have received prestigious awards in the field. William MacKnight will receive the Herman F. Mark Award, presented by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Richard Farris has been named to receive the Council for Chemical Research''s (CCR) Malcolm E. Pruitt Award for 2001.
AMHERST, Mass. - A number of educational, cultural, and social events are planned at the University of Massachusetts in February in celebration of Black History Month. Additional information may be obtained at the numbers listed beside each event below.
AMHERST, Mass. - National belonging, citizenship, and cosmopolitanism are the themes of the 9th Annual University of Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival. The festival, "Cinema Citizenship," is organized by the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies.
AMHERST, Mass. - A new Office of Industry Liaison and Economic Development (ILED) has been created to improve the relationships between industry and the research community of the University of Massachusetts. Frederick W. Byron Jr., interim vice chancellor for research at UMass, will oversee the new office, which is charged with broadening and deepening University-industry linkages in the areas of research, technical innovation, job creation, and economic development.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts police officers will participate in a child safety-seat checkpoint Fri., Feb. 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Amherst Fire Department''s North Station. Members of the public may have their child safety seats checked to determine whether the seat is in good repair, appropriate for the size of the child, and whether it is installed properly. The service is free of charge.