AMHERST, Mass. - Three UMass climatologists will return this month to the world''s highest satellite-linked weather station, on the summit of Bolivia''s highest mountain, extinct volcano Nevado Sajama. The group will haul several hundred pounds of weather instruments to the 21,500-foot peak, as part of a project aimed at gleaning scientific information from ice-core samples before the tropical ice caps melt away.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott has recommended the appointment of Cora Bagley Marrett, professor of sociology and Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UMass, effective Aug. 1.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees today named Craig L. Moore University Professor of Political Economy. He will develop and oversee the Massachusetts Benchmarks Initiative, a new public-private study of the state economy and the trends driving it.
AMHERST, Mass. - Eugene and Ronnie Isenberg have donated $6 million to Campaign UMass in support of the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Gene Isenberg is chairman and CEO of Nabors Industries of Houston and an alumnus of UMass Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - Graduate students interested in planning and the law may now earn advanced degrees in both fields through a new program established by the University of Massachusetts and Western New England College School of Law in Springfield.
AMHERST, Mass. - Professor Stephen E. Haggerty of the University of Massachusetts department of geosciences delivered the fifth annual Daly Lecture at the spring meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Baltimore on May 27.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts President William M. Bulger told master''s and doctoral candidates at UMass Amherst Graduate School Commencement ceremonies to take pride in their degrees, which, he pointed out, represent an educational achievement attained by only a small number of people on this planet.
AMHERST, Mass. - When Robert Shulman returned to college and entered the same department at the University of Massachusetts where his daughter Sara was already a student, Sara joked, "My father is following in my footsteps."
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has launched a number of initiatives in the past five years to help students stay in school, according to George W. Spiro, associate dean for undergraduate matters at the School of Management who chairs the Enrollment Management Retention Committee.
AMHERST, Mass. - When University of Massachusetts professor Aura Ganz''s course on computer networks was offered this spring, there was a standing-room-only response: "There were 35 seats and 100 requests. People were e-mailing me, asking if they could bring a chair; they were willing to stand," recalls Ganz, a professor of electrical and computer engineering. "It was overwhelming."