Deborah Good, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, and Robert Griffin, Hospitality and Travel Management, were among five University system faculty recognized Sept. 23 for their cutting-edge work using technology to assess student learning.
The Faculty Senate on Sept. 22 reelected Psychology professor Richard Bogartz as chair of its Rules Committee and chose Maurianne Adams of the Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services to fill an at-large seat on the committee.
Richard J. Farris, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Polymer Science and Engineering, has been chosen to receive the 2006 Polymer Analysis Division Founder’s Award from the Society of Plastic Engineers.
William J. MacKnight, Wilmer D. Barrett Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Polymer Science and Engineering, has been chosen to receive the American Chemical Society’s Paul J. Flory Education Award for 2006.
Jane E. Fountain, whose research focuses on the intersection of institutions, global information and communication technologies and governance, has joined the faculty of the Department of Political Science and the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA).
Edward Bruce Bynum, director of Behavioral Medicine at the Mental Health Department of University Health Services, last month was awarded the Abraham H. Maslow Award by Division 32 (humanistic psychology) of the American Psychological Association.
Margaret Riley, biology, was an invited speaker at the 18th Beijing International Healthcare Industry Forum in China’s capital on Oct. 23, where her topic was “Strategic development of novel narrow-spectrum bacteriocin antimicrobials.” She told the audience that antibiotic resistance is becoming a global health crisis, and there is no simple solution at present to deal with it.
The federal Department of Justice has awarded the Town of Amherst Police Department $300,000 to continue funding for one full-time and one part-time civilian advocate who will work at the Amherst, Northampton and University of Massachusetts Amherst police departments assisting survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Campus employees are invited to participate in the 2014-15 Faculty and Staff Campaign where their gifts will be counted toward UMass Rising: the Campaign for the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Faculty and staff can choose to support student scholarships, specific departments, an athletic...
The Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Lab is looking at how heart disease risk changes during the menopausal transition.
Women who have recently begun the menopausal transition, have not had a period for 60 days...
The Libraries are hosting a Library Careers Networking Night on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in 2601 Du Bois Library. The event is free, open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.
“Guitarra,” a classical guitar series begins with a performance by Scott Sanchez on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. and a master class workshop on Sunday, Nov. 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Both take place at the Eric...