AMHERST, Mass. – Tilman Wolf, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a five-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. The CAREER program recognizes and supports the early career development activities of teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21 st century, according to the NSF.
AMHERST, Mass. – Julie A. Caswell, professor of resource economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will give the third of four Distinguished Faculty Lectures Mon. Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. The talk is titled, “A Food-Scare a Day: Why Aren''t We Better at Managing Dietary Risks?” The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows.
AMHERST, Mass. – David Reckhow, director of the Environmental Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is coordinating a three-year, $400,000 nationwide project to study potentially carcinogenic compounds that can be formed in drinking water by the interaction of chlorine and natural organic matter contained in all reservoirs. A key goal is to find ways to keep organic debris out of reservoirs and rivers in the first place.
AMHERST, Mass. – Brian Burrell, a mathematics lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst , will read from his new book, "Postcards from the Brain Museum," this Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 7:00 p.m. at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley.
AMHERST, Mass. – The Center for Educational Assessment in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded four contracts totaling more than $4 million to help educators at the state and national levels improve their assessment of students and educational programs.
AMHERST, Mass. - Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are looking for ways to program computers to improve their own teaching skills based on observed student behavior. Under a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to the department of computer science, a team of UMass professors is collaborating to improve "computerized tutors" for students in high schools.
AMHERST, Mass. – A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is developing new polymer materials that can encapsulate organ cells and other materials and deliver them inside the human body. The process is designed to replace risky organ transplants for people in need of a new liver, thyroid, pancreas, cartilage or some other crucial kind of tissue.
AMHERST, Mass. – From Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, the Ecological Cities Project, directed by University of Massachusetts Amherst geographer Rutherford H. Platt, will collaborate with Istanbul Technical University (ITU) to hold an ecological cities workshop.
AMHERST, Mass. – Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are investigating the use of technology to provide improved support for online dispute resolution. This is expected to lead to systems that could serve as models for advanced e-government services at dozens of federal agencies.