AMHERST, Mass. - Food supplies in Iraq are increasing under the United Nation’s 1996 agreement allowing the sale of oil to purchase basic food, but widespread malnutrition continues to be a serious problem, according to Peter Pellett, a University of Massachusetts nutrition professor.
AMHERST, Mass. - A new book by University of Massachusetts political science professor Sheldon Goldman offers an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how nine U.S. presidents shaped the federal judiciary through their selection of lower court judges. Goldman’s book, Picking Federal Judges: Lower Court Selection From Roosevelt Through Reagan (Yale University Press), reveals for the first time in great detail factors that affected the selection process. Special attention is given to the struggle to diversify the bench by gender and by race in the period between 1932 and 1988 covered by the book.
AMHERST, Mass. - A University of Massachusetts professor argues in a new book that most creative acts in business are unplanned and unexpected, come from ordinary people, and aren''t triggered by reward-based programs or familiar suggestion-box methods.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Director of Public Safety John Luippold has announced information received from the state chief medical examiner regarding the death on Sept. 27 of junior Adam G. Prentice of Hyannis.
AMHERST, Mass. - Campaign UMass, the comprehensive campaign to raise $125 million, enlist advocates, and enhance the image of the University of Massachusetts, has raised $47.4 million in cash and pledges to date.
AMHERST, Mass. - Vladimir Haensel, chemical engineering professor at the University of Massachusetts, has been named a recipient of the Charles Stark Draper Prize. The award, presented by the National Academy of Engineering, is the engineering profession’s highest honor. This year the prize carries an honorarium of $450,000, its largest ever. Haensel is the first UMass faculty member to receive this honor.