AMHERST, Mass. - Board of health members in Massachusetts are receiving training on the most current state laws and regulations, thanks to the efforts of University of Massachusetts Public Health and Health Sciences professor Gary S. Moore who is working with the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards (MAHB), a statewide professional organization.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts President William M. Bulger will visit the health clinic established with a federal grant to the UMass School of Nursing, located at Putnam Vocational High School in Springfield, Wed. March 11. Bulger will be at the school from 10-11:30 a.m. His visit to Putnam is one in a series of visits to Massachusetts high schools begun two years ago by Bulger.
AMHERST, Mass. - Jo-Anne Vanin, associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Massachusetts, reports the death early this morning of a 19-year-old student, Andrew B. Sala, of Mendon, Mass., who lived in Cashin residence hall. A sophomore, he was planning to major in management.
AMHERST, Mass. - Deregulation of electric utilities isn’t likely to create significantly lower costs and better service for most consumers, because the level of industry competition promised by backers of the plan may take years to develop, says William G. Shepherd, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts. What deregulation will mean, however, is more anxiety for ordinary consumers, Shepherd says.
AMHERST, Mass. - Larry Williams helps make modern, high-tech research possible at the University of Massachusetts by practicing a centuries-old craft: glassblowing. Williams is the University’s master scientific glassblower. He and his assistant, Tim Landers, custom-craft one-of-a-kind glassware needed by scientists and engineers at the University.
AMHERST, Mass. - The National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a $2.7 million contract to researchers at the University of Massachusetts for a six-year research project to study the speech and language patterns of African-American children.
AMHERST, Mass. - An event focusing on the cultural significance of food and cooking, titled "What’s For Dinner at Your House?," will take place in the main floor meeting area of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts beginning at 3:30 p.m. March 11. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - William Julius Wilson, nationally known author and expert on race, poverty, urban policy, and the role of class in American society, will speak at the University of Massachusetts Thurs., March 12 at 3 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall. His talk will be the first in the University’s new Public Policy Lecture Series. The public is invited to attend.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts campus will be linked to a White House teleconference featuring noted physicist Stephen Hawking, Fri., March 6, according to communication professor Jarice Hanson, who is helping to set up the satellite downlink. The teleconference will air from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Herter Language Lab. The public is invited to attend.
AMHERST, Mass. - The job market in the hospitality industry is "booming," and that’s good news for this year’s graduating seniors, says the head of the department of hotel, restaurant, and travel administration (HRTA) at the University of Massachusetts.