AMHERST, Mass. - The science of how learning takes place, and the implications of this new science in the classroom, will be the focus of "How People Learn: Transforming the Science Classroom," a national conference to be hosted by the University of Massachusetts on Monday, March 22. The afternoon session is free and open to the public and will include discussions of emerging trends in this area of science. The conference is sponsored by the University’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the School of Education, and the Office of the Provost.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts student Allison Lustig, 19, of Shrewsbury, Mass., died today, March 11, in Baystate Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized in critical condition since she was struck by a car on campus Wed., March 3. The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. at the intersection of Governors Drive and Commonwealth Avenue on the northwest side of campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts graduate student Ana Maria Diaz-Marcos has been awarded Spain''s Asturias Joven (Young Asturians) prize by the Principado de Asturias (regional government of Asturias) for her collection of short stories "The Affections of Heat." The prize, which is awarded annually to a young writer of the Asturias region of Spain, includes a monetary gift of $1,800 and publication of the collection.
AMHERST, Mass. - Three University of Massachusetts researchers from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics have been named to receive CAREER awards by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The prestigious awards support the work of young faculty members. The recipients are Elizabeth Brainerd of biology and the program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Ricardo Metz of chemistry, and Narayanan Menon of physics and astronomy.
AMHERST, Mass. - Governors Drive, located at the north end of the campus of the University of Massachusetts, will be closed due to construction beginning at 7 a.m. Mon., March 15 through 5 p.m. Fri., March 19.
AMHERST, Mass. - Three new faculty members have recently joined two departments at the University of Massachusetts: Robert Ryan is a new member of the department of landscape architecture and regional planning, and Robin Harrington and James Fownes are new faculty in the department of forestry and wildlife management.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts student Allison Lustig, 19, of Shrewsbury, Mass., remains in critical condition today, Thursday, March 4, after being struck by a car about 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the intersection of Governors Drive and Commonwealth Avenue on the northwest side of campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - Researchers at the University of Massachusetts who study global warming have released a report strongly suggesting that the 1990s were the warmest decade of the millennium, with 1998 the warmest year so far. Researchers have also found that the warming in the 20th century counters a 1,000-year-long cooling trend. The study, by Michael Mann and Raymond Bradley of UMass, along with Malcolm Hughes of the University of Arizona, appears in the March 15 issue of Geophysical Research Letters, published by the American Geophysical Union. The research was supported by the U.S. Dep