A $50,000 grant for a project designed to increase teachers'' computer applications and information technology in the classroom has been awarded to the Pioneer Valley Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Network (PV STEMNET).
The spring writing conference, “Revitalizing How We Teach Writing: Junior Year Writing Courses and Beyond,” will take place on Wednesday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the lower level of the Campus Center.
A series of forums with candidates for the dean’s post at the School of Education began this week with a visit by Cynthia Tomovic, head of the department of organizational leadership and supervision at Purdue University.
Thomas P. Russell, professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, will give this year''s concluding Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Monday, April 4 at 4 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room of Goodell Hall. The talk is titled “Small Devices from Long Chains: Polymer and Nanotechnology.”
Chancellor John V. Lombardi this week responded to criticism of his draft action plan to improve campus diversity by revising the timetable for discussing the proposal and augmenting the materials available to the campus community.
A state senate task force report which recommends up to $300 million in additional spending on public higher education and caps on tuition and fee increases drew praise from Chancellor John V. Lombardi, who expressed enthusiasm for the panel’s objectives.
Davis, business manager in veterinary and animal sciences and a 2007 graduate in Judaic studies, raced up the sweltering stairwell of One World Trade Center in New York City on May 17 with 900 fellow competitors to raise money for service members catastrophically injured in war.
The Ethics of Digital Storytelling for Public Health will deal with integrating digital storytelling techniques into community-based public health projects and the ethics of asking participants to share personal information.
Joseph Hamill, associate dean for research and professor of kinesiology, will be the 2015 commencement speaker for the baccalaureate graduation ceremony of the School of Social Sciences and Education at California State University, Bakersfield on June 12.
All friends of the late George Richason are invited to meet June 13 at Amherst Golf Club, where George spent many a Saturday watching over the First Tee with a hat and stogie. There will be free barbecue and a cash bar.
The UMassGives online fundraising event successfully raised more than $108,000 for the flagship campus and boosted the number of alumni who donate to the university. Alumni, the largest group of supporters, made approximately 45 percent of the total gifts.
The Renaissance Center is celebrating the opening of its gardens with a concert by Nota Bene on Sunday, June 7 from 2-4 p.m.
The a cappella women’s trio of Annie Philips, Elizabeth Chilton and Nina Wurgaft will...