AMHERST, Mass. - Two prominent University of Massachusetts professors are scheduled to appear on "Understanding," a program on The Learning Channel on Sun., Nov. 22, at 10 p.m. James Robl of veterinary and animal sciences, and Anne Simon, of biochemistry and molecular biology, are interviewed in a segment titled "The Power of Genes." The program focuses on genetic engineering and biotechnology, and addresses the prospects for gene-based therapies.
AMHERST, Mass. - A colorful and easy-to-read new map that highlights the many unique and special trees on the University of Massachusetts campus is now available. The map, a project of the campus beautification committee, guides visitors along three separate walking tours of the central area of the UMass campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - The College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts has received a $1 million endowment from alumnus Charles F. Perrell. The endowment will support students, teaching, and research in the department of civil and environmental engineering.
AMHERST, Mass. - Royster C. Hedgepeth, vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Massachusetts, has been named Outstanding Professional Fund Raiser of the Year by the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE). He will be honored at NSFRE''s fifth annual Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon Nov. 19 at the Springfield Marriott.
AMHERST, Mass. - The following is a statement by University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott regarding the announcement by Advanced Cell Technology (ACT), a Worcester biotechnology company, that it has developed a method for producing primitive human embryonic stem cells through nuclear transfer techniques (cloning).
AMHERST, Mass. - The personal papers of world renowned scientist Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor in the department of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, will be permanently archived at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
AMHERST, Mass. - A convocation honoring four Latin American leaders and two University staff members will be held Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts. It is free and open to the public. The event is part of a two-day conference sponsored by the new Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies being held Nov. 20-21 at the Campus Center.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts alumnus Jan Schlichtmann, the central figure in the recent book "A Civil Action," has been named this fall''s Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in Residence. Schlichtmann will return to UMass Nov. 18-20 to lecture, speak to classes, and meet informally with faculty and students.
AMHERST, Mass. - A group of business students from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland will visit the University of Massachusetts Nov. 9-13 as part of an exchange program between the two schools. The visit is sponsored by the UMass department of landscape architecture and regional planning and the Isenberg School of Management.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts has received a $250,000 gift from alumnus Irwin M. Chase, Class of ''50, of Longmeadow, and his wife, Rona, to be used for new placement facilities, according to Thomas O''Brien, dean of the school.