AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott announced today he has been informed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) that the NCAA''s enforcement staff has determined the University "did not know nor should [it] have known" a former student athlete received benefits from a sports agent while at the University.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will participate in the fifth annual "Into Amherst" Community Service Day Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In this project, UMass students and others from UMass join community members to beautify the town for spring. Typical projects include painting pools and buildings, cleaning up parks and nature trails, fixing up school playgrounds, planting flowers, and preparing town cemeteries for Memorial Day.
AMHERST, Mass. - Tomaz Salamun, Solovenia’s leading poet, will be at the University of Massachusetts April 16 at 4 p.m. in Herter Auditorium (room 227) for an informal question and answer session. Later the same evening, Salamun will read from his new book, "Four Questions of Melancholy, New & Selected Poems," at the Globe Bookshop in Northampton at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - A University of Massachusetts tree expert says the recent heavy snowfall has taken its toll on the region''s trees, causing many to break and others to remain bent over from the weight of snow and ice.
AMHERST, Mass. - Construction has begun on a project to improve the west entranceway to Bartlett Hall at the University of Massachusetts. The work is the result of a collaborative effort between the UMass Arts Council, department of landscape architecture and regional planning, Fine Arts Center, physical plant department, Stockbridge School, and the University Gallery.
AMHERST, Mass. - Just because crocuses are blooming and potholes are being patched doesn''t mean that life is any less hectic for University of Massachusetts engineers who are working to keep the roads safe when the snow falls.
AMHERST, Mass. - Angie and former UMass President John Lederle have made a gift of more than $168,000 to Campaign UMass, the University''s five-year comprehensive campaign to raise $125 million, increase advocates, and enhance the image of the University. The gift will set up a Charitable Remainder Unitrust, the ultimate proceeds of which will create an endowment for the benefit of the Equine Studies Program.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is putting out the call for an unusual bucket brigade to help carry more than 2 million tiny salmon fry to rivers and streams that empty into the Connecticut River.