At the request of the U.S. State Department, Afro-American Studies professor Steven Tracy will take part in a video conference on African-American music with Israeli musicians, writers, students and scholars at the American Center in Jerusalem.
Tilman Wolf, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a five-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program.
Phillip R. Westmoreland, professor and head of the Chemical Engineering
Department, has been chosen to chair of the the executive board of the National Program Committee of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Brian Burrell, a lecturer in the Mathematics and Statistics Department, will read from his new book, “Postcards from the Brain Museum,” on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley.
The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life Search Committee has announced the two finalists for the position. They are Dr. Beth Hellwig, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and Enku Gelaye, interim vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life and dean of students at UMass Amherst.
The UMass Amherst Alumni Association has announced the 2014 recipients of its most prestigious recognition for alumni, faculty and friends: the Distinguished Alumni Awards. They will be presented April 2 at the State House in Boston.
The Town-Gown Steering Committee of the University and the Town of Amherst will meet Tuesday, March 11 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the UMass Police Department community room to discuss which consultant to recommend for a joint planning contract. Public comment will be heard from 5-5:30.
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