AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Professor Lisa Pike Masteralexis had a first-hand look at the workings of the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year when she wrote a legal brief on behalf of nine disability sport organizations in the case involving professional golfer Casey Martin. Martin wants to be allowed to use a golf cart while playing on the Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) tour.
AMHERST, Mass. - U.S. News & World Report’s year 2002 rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” includes several entries from the University of Massachusetts, in disciplines including engineering, education, psychology, and clinical psychology.
AMHERST, Mass. - A 20-year-old sophomore at the University of Massachusetts has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease. The female student from California is hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, where she is listed in stable condition.
AMHERST, Mass. - A panel discussion titled, "Writing Biography: Three Viewpoints," featuring three local faculty members – Joyce Berkman of the University of Massachusetts, and Joseph J. Ellis and Christopher Benfey of Mount Holyoke College – will be held Wed., April 4 at 4 p.m. on the garden level of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at UMass. The event, sponsored by the Du Bois Library, is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - Chief Probation Officer of the Ware District Court Kevin Lucey will speak at a forum on families in distress on Wed., April 4 at 3:30 p.m. in room 168C of the University of Massachusetts Campus Center. The lecture, "Raging Storms in Families," is part of The Center for the Family Spring 2001 Seminar Series. The program is free, open to the public, and does not require advance registration. The UMass Center for the Family fosters research, teaching, and outreach activities that strengthen and support families.
AMHERST, Mass. - The noted South African theater director Malcolm Purkey will visit the University of Massachusetts campus in April as part of the Artist in Residence in the Five College Area program. The UMass Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Humanities and the Fine Arts, the Mount Holyoke College Department of English, and the Smith College Department of Theatre host the two-week program. Major funders include the Five-Colleges Lecture Fund.
AMHERST, Mass. - Approximately 500 educators, librarians, writers, illustrators, parents, students, and teachers will meet at the University of Massachusetts later this week to discuss the latest trends and topics in children’s literature. The 31st annual Perspectives in Children’s Literature conference will be held 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Sat. March 31, at the Isenberg School of Management on the UMass campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - More than 180 minority high-school students from 21 schools across the state are planning to attend the second annual Minority Engineering Program Career Day at the University of Massachusetts this week. The event will take place Wed., March 28, from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium. The best time for photographs or interviews will be from 8:45 – 9:45 a.m., and from noon to 1 p.m.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Amherst announces the 2002 UMass Waugh Arboretum Calendar competition. A jury will select twelve artists to each produce a two-dimensional artwork representing a heritage tree or landscape on campus. The resulting fine-art calendar will be sold throughout the Commonwealth and to alumni all over the country through the University''s many publications and media outlets. Proceeds from the calendar will support the arboretum''s maintenance and development.
AMHERST, Mass. - Approximately 160 middle- and high-school students from throughout western Massachusetts will travel to the University of Massachusetts next week to compete in the UMass Amherst Regional Science Fair. The science fair will be held in the Student Union Ballroom on Tues., March 27, from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge. The event is open to the public.