AMHERST, Mass. – The new 50-foot-tall tower atop Orchard Hill on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus houses the prototype unit for a new radar network that can beam into a critical blind spot of the atmosphere that conventional radar systems cannot currently monitor, promising to transform the way human beings monitor weather and track storms.
AMHERST, Mass. – A team of professors in the department of communication disorders at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a four-year, $733,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train graduate students in speech-language pathology to become specialists in autism.
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst scientists are part of a collaborative project that received nearly $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop worldwide protocols for identifying and studying offshore geohazards, including earthquakes that can trigger tsunamis.
AMHERST, Mass. – National test results released from the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that fourth- and eighth-graders in Massachusetts lead the nation in academic performance in mathematics and reading.
AMHERST, Mass. – Microsoft Corp. today designated the University of Massachusetts Amherst as the first Microsoft IT Showcase School in the nation, recognizing the university’s innovative leadership in applying information technology to teaching and learning.
AMHERST, Mass. - Strategies that use microbes to clean up polluted sites are becoming more refined as scientists merge advances in gene sequencing methods, culture techniques and computer modeling, says University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist Derek Lovley.
AMHERST, Mass. – Through a $995,000 federal education grant awarded to the Hampshire Educational Collaborative, the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be a partner in a three-year collaborative effort to enhance the knowledge of local teachers of American history and improve their teaching techniques.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Some students spend years honing their observational skills, especially those that involve pattern recognition and spatial-thinking. But students who use American Sign Language (ASL) are often already adept at this 3-D thinking, and it may give them an advantage when grappling with the intricate networks of geologic fault systems.
AMHERST, Mass. – Six weeks after Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the Gulf Coast, the president and Congress have failed to establish any credible expert review process to guide the recovery of the region, according to University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Geography Rutherford H. Platt.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The scientific community’s failure to mount effective opposition against the intelligent design movement calls for new tactics, contends University of Massachusetts Amherst geologist Donald Wise. He will propose at a national meeting that scientists abandon all religious and philosophical discussions and focus instead on evidence that he believes demonstrates a clear lack of intelligent design.