Richard Wood, chief of the Mineral Bioavailability Lab, USDA-Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, will discuss "Calcium, Vitamin D and Aging" on Monday, Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m. in Chenoweth 210A.
A debate between the two candidates for the Hampshire-Franklin Senate seat, incumbent Sen. Stan Rosenberg, Democrat of Amherst, and Republican challenger James D. Miller of Pelham will be held Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in 104 Thompson Hall.
The Isenberg School of Management has received two top 10 national rankings in the 2005 edition of the Best 143 Business Schools, published by The Princeton Review. In the publication, which ranked MBA programs in 11 categories, the Isenberg School placed fourth in the nation in the category of “Best Professors,” and 10th in “Best Overall Academic Experience”
AMHERST, Mass. - This year’s presidential debates are already operating according to basic rules developed by President Bush’s chief strategist, Karl Rove, according to Bill Israel, a University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism professor. Israel, who taught with Rove, has been commenting on Rove’s role as Bush’s key advisor in recent newspaper opinion pieces and was cited in a column written by Eleanor Clift of Newsweek.
Issues of tolerance and diversity on campus will be addressed at a special forum on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium. A panel of nine faculty, administrators and student leaders will discuss concerns raised earlier this week after the discovery of photographs of some student leaders posing last spring in front of a Ku Klux Klan drawing after a Latino student won the Student Government Association presidency.
Richard Bogartz of Psychology was elected chair of the Faculty Senate’s Rules Committee on Sept. 23 and librarian Marilyn Billings topped Maurianne Adams of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services in balloting for an at-large seat on the committee.
Vinton G. Cerf, senior vice president of technology strategy at MCI, will present the annual Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. in the ECSC-II (ELab-II) Lecture Hall. Cerf will discuss “Convergence and Control in an Internet World.”
AMHERST, Mass. - Seven professors from across the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus will give a series of talks this semester about their research and the need for different perspectives on that research. The UMass student chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is organizing the series. The talks are free and open to the public.
Computing issues topped the Faculty Senate agenda Sept. 23 as senators called for improvements in reporting problems associated with student information systems and endorsed the creation of an ad hoc committee to study alternative SIS systems.