AMHERST, Mass. - On Sept. 18 the Oprah Winfrey Show will be taping a segment featuring Mary McGarry Morris, a former student at the University and author of the current best seller Songs In Ordinary Time.
AMHERST, Mass. - An innovative graduate program in history which stresses collaboration among area colleges is being inaugurated this month at the University of Massachusetts with a lecture and reception on Thursday Sept. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The speaker is Bonnie Smith, a specialist in European women’s history, and the author of numerous books.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts anthropologist Laurie Godfrey has spent the better part of 25 years investigating fossils in Madagascar. Yet, recent discoveries made by her team of paleontologists and climbers in a 500-foot-deep pit have excited her more than anything in the past.
AMHERST, Mass. - The W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts is sponsoring a week of activities beginning Sunday, Sept. 21 and running through Saturday, Sept. 27 as part of the celebration of Latino Heritage Month. Events include lectures by Five College experts, tours of the library and its collection of Latin American holdings, and a bilingual program for children to be held at the Jones Library in Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Women’s Studies Program, the Everywoman’s Center, and the Faculty Senate Council on the Status of Women at the University of Massachusetts will celebrate their 25th anniversaries with a Women Activists Reunion during the weekend of Sept. 25-28. Highlights include panel discussions led by Northampton Mayor Mary Ford and state Rep. Ellen Story, D-Amherst, and a lecture by UMass alumna Susan Crane, the co-founder of an international organization promoting projects in sexual and reproductive health. The following is a partial schedule of events.
AMHERST, Mass. - Matthew P. Golombek, the University of Massachusetts graduate who is the chief scientist on NASA’s Mars Pathfinder mission, will present a lecture on the mission on Friday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium on the UMass campus. The presentation, which is hosted by the office of the dean of natural sciences and mathematics, is free and open to the public, and will include a question-and-answer period.
AMHERST, Mass. - A project to improve math and science teaching from kindergarten through college -- led by a physics professor at the University of Massachusetts and that involves eight western Massachusetts colleges and a number of public schools -- has received a $5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant is one of just three such awards made across the nation by the NSF each year.