AMHERST, Mass. – Officials at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will work to lower the rising cost of textbooks for students based on a serie sof nine recommendations contained in a new report by a consultant hired to study a range of issues affecting textbook prices.
AMHERST, Mass. – The Center for Educational Assessment in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded four contracts totaling more than $4 million to help educators at the state and national levels improve their assessment of students and educational programs.
Loretta Yarlow, former director of exhibitions at Pratt Institute in New York City, is the new director of the University Gallery. She replaces Betsy Siersma, who retired, and is the fourth director of the campus’s largest gallery.
AMHERST, Mass. – The Picketing Code at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is being revised. The changes are designed to ensure civility and prevent disruptive demonstrations inside university buildings, while protecting the right of free speech for all members of the campus community.
Professor Christopher V. Hollot of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE), has been recognized as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an honor afforded to only 2 percent of the organization’s 360,000 members worldwide. Hollot’s fellow citation reads: “for contributions to robust control, reset control and Internet congestion control.”
The 12th Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, “New Faces of Documentary,” opens its spring season on Wednesday, Feb. 9. This year’s focus is on documentary, experimental, non-fiction and biographical films.