AMHERST, Mass. – The American Council on Education has selected Charlena Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to participate in its inaugural Institute for New Chief Academic Officers. Seymour is one of only 35 provosts from across the country chosen for the institute, which will be held during the 2005-2006 academic year.
AMHERST, Mass. – UMass Amherst geologists recently led 20 deaf high school students and their teachers from around the country on an exploration of ancient and active geologic faults in central Utah. Michele Cooke, a UMass Amherst geologist, coordinates the field trips, which utilize the deaf students’ exceptional observation and strong spatial-thinking skills.
AMHERST, Mass. – The sport management department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is expanding its annual PRISM Award program to include awards recognizing excellence in the management of Division I intercollegiate athletics programs. The department is part of the university''s Isenberg School of Management.
AMHERST, Mass. - Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor in finance and operations management at the University of Masschusetss Amherst, has been selected as a Radcliffe Institute fellow for the 2005-06 academic year.
AMHERST, Mass. – Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered a tiny biological structure that is highly electrically conductive. This breakthrough helps describe how microorganisms can clean up groundwater and produce electricity from renewable resources. It may also have applications in the emerging field of nanotechnology, which develops advanced materials and devices in extremely small dimensions.
AMHERST, Mass. - Two researchers from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received $30,000 in technology commercialization grants from the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC).
AMHERST, Mass. – Christine B. McCormick has been named dean of the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The announcement was made by Charlena M. Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, after a national search. McCormick succeeds Andrew Effrat, who has served as interim dean since May 2002, and will begin her new duties September 1.
AMHERST, Mass. - A diet rich in calcium and vitamin D may lower the risk of developing premenstrual syndrome (PMS), according to a study in the June 13 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The principal researcher on the project is Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson, a public health professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.