AMHERST, Mass. - A University of Massachusetts researcher and co-author of a new book on trends in the U.S. population said data he has gathered reveals some surprises about how Americans live. These include how many Americans attend church; the number of older Americans in the workforce; how diverse we are becoming, and at what rate; and long-term progress in attaining at least a high school education.
AMHERST, Mass. - Scientists and industry leaders from across the country held a four-day symposium at the University of Massachusetts beginning May 20. Researchers in academia and industry discussed the latest advancements in polymer science and technology. The meeting was a collaborative effort between the Center for UMass Industry Research on Polymers (CUMIRP), and the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), also at UMass.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts engineering professor Lawrence Seiford has been tapped by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to serve as program director for the Operations Research and Production Systems Program. The prestigious year-long post will take him to Washington, D.C.
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.