Headliners

Over the next two weeks, unionized professional staff and classified supervisors at the Amherst campus and employees at other UMass campuses will choose whether to remain affiliated with the Service Employees International Union or to transfer to the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

More…

When the residents of Kahnawake, Quebec decided in the late 1970s to create their own high school to help preserve Mohawk language, values and traditions, they found some willing partners in professor Emma Cappelluzzo and a small cadre of interns and student-teachers from the Cross-Cultural Education Program.

More…

Meredith W. Michaels, co-author of "The Mommy Myth," will speak on "Women, Work and Motherhood: Discussing the ''Mommy Myth''" on Wednesday, Nov. 2, noon to 1:30 p.m. in 601 Herter Hall.

More…

Classes in sheep physiology or equine diseases may be standard in most veterinary science programs, but the campus has added another animal to the menagerie: alpacas. This fall the campus will launch its camelid studies program, the first such undergraduate program in the nation.

More…

A point-counterpoint discussion, "MCAS and High Stakes Testing: Is it working? Is it fair?," between Ronald Hambleton of the School of Education and Walter Haney of Boston College will be presented on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 3-4:30 p.m. in 174-76 Campus Center.

More…

Microsoft Corp. has designated UMass Amherst as the first Microsoft IT Showcase School in the nation, recognizing the campus’s innovative leadership in applying information technology to teaching and learning. Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer made the announcement at the Oct. 21 opening of the Learning Commons in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.

More…

“Measures of Possibility: Emily Dickinson''s Manuscripts,” a study of the poet''s distinctive compositional practices by Domhnall Mitchell, has been published by the University of Massachusetts Press.

More…

The School of Nursing is holding a day-long conference Tuesday, Oct. 25 as part of its three-year project aimed at promoting racial and cultural diversity in the field of nursing.

More…

Some 200 female students, teachers and guidance counselors from high schools representing more than 130 towns and cities throughout Massachusetts will converge on campus Monday, Oct. 24 for Women in Engineering Career Day.

More…

With a goal of raising $380,000, departmental coordinators kicked off the annual UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) Oct. 19 with encouragement from campus leaders and this year’s chair, Cathryn Lombardi, during a luncheon at the Mullins Center.

More…

Pages