AMHERST, Mass. - Paul Shuldiner, professor of civil engineering at the University of Massachusetts, has been named director of the UMass Transportation Center. Joseph I. Goldstein, dean of the College of Engineering, announced the appointment.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts philosophy professor Robert C. Sleigh Jr., will deliver the second Distinguished Faculty Lecture for 1999-2000 Tues. Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. His talk is free and the public is welcome.
AMHERST, Mass. - The resource mapping-land information systems section of the department of natural resources conservation at the University of Massachusetts has received a grant for $537,472 from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) to survey land use across the state. The grant was announced today by William McComb, department head.
AMHERST, Mass. - The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has welcomed several new faculty members this semester. "We''re delighted to welcome these new teachers and researchers to the University of Massachusetts. They represent an array of talents and research interests that is energizing and forward-thinking," said Linda Slakey, the college''s dean.
AMHERST, Mass. - Stephanie Luce, assistant professor at the Labor Relations and Research Center at the University of Massachusetts, says efforts to boost the minimum wage have been most successful at the state level on the East and West coasts, or when organized at a local level. These so-called "living wage" campaigns work best at a municipal or county level, Luce says, because organizers can target specific employers who have contracts or subsidies with local governments.
AMHERST, Mass. - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is a culturally defined disorder rather than a medical one, says University of Massachusetts Ph.D. candidate in anthropology Ken Jacobson.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has received a five-year, $2.5-million grant from the Minority Graduate Education initiative of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a program to increase the number of under-represented minority students enrolled in doctoral programs in science, mathematics and engineering programs.
AMHERST, Mass. - Mary E. Musgrave has been named associate dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts. Linda Slakey, dean of the college, announced Musgrave''s appointment.
AMHERST, Mass. - Cadets from the Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Massachusetts will hold a 24-hour vigil outside Memorial Hall in honor of Veterans Day beginning Tues. Nov. 9 at 4 p.m., with closing ceremonies Wed. Nov. 10 at 4 p.m.
AMHERST, Mass. - The W.E.B. Du Bois Library (the main library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst) will be closed to all staff and users at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 24 and will reopen on Sunday, November 28 at 2:00 p.m. To support the UMass Amherst campus telephone system, a new back-up generator will be installed in the building during the Thanksgiving weekend. The generator will provide an alternate source of electricity for the telephone system in the event of power loss. The installation work involves a gas line and so requires that the building be vacant for a 72-hour period.