More than 80 minority high school students, guidance counselors and science teachers from around the state will convene in the Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium March 29 for a day of first-hand demonstrations about careers in engineering.
The campus’s Labor/Management Workplace Education program, working with a group of local employers, unions and the Franklin/Hampshire Regional Employment Board, will help boost the skills of area workers and prepare others to obtain jobs in higher education.
In an effort to increase the number of students and scientists considering technology start-ups, the campus is hosting its first "Invention to Venture" (I2V) workshop in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center on Friday, April 1.
Paula England, professor of sociology at Stanford University, will speak on “Unplanned and ‘Semi-planned’ Pregnancies Leading to Nonmarital Births: A Qualitative Portrait,” on Monday, March 28 at noon in 620 Thompson Hall.
A national search for a new men’s basketball coach is under way after the administration declined to extend the contract of Steve Lappas, whose team posted a 16-12 mark, but failed to earn a post-season tournament appearance.
A symposium for UMass system faculty and staff on “Teaching and Learning With Tablet Personal Computers” is being held March 31 and April 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Collaborative Services Facility in Shrewsbury.
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.
First- and second-grade children who are having difficulty learning to read can get individual help over the summer by enrolling in a 10-session Reading Camp offered two mornings per week in June and July at the Center for Language, Speech and Hearing at UMass Amherst.