AMHERST, Mass. – Entertainer and University of Massachusetts Amherst alumnus Bill Cosby, the presidents of two local community colleges and officials from UMass Amherst are promoting efforts to move students beyond two-year programs to four-year colleges.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the campus nearly $1.5 million over three years to combat underage drinking and drug abuse on campus through innovative screening and intervention services for high-risk drinkers. UMass Amherst is one of 12 colleges and universities nationwide to receive such a grant.
Assistant professor Susan Roberts of the Chemical Engineering Department is conducting research that could dramatically increase the world’s production of Taxol, one of the closest things science has to a cure for cancer.
Andrew Effrat has been named associate provost for Faculty Recruitment and Retention by Charlena M. Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. The appointment takes effect Sept. 1.