Alumnus Dennis McNally, a best-selling author and publicist for the Grateful Dead, will present the annual Five College History Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. He will discuss "Why Write History for the Public?"
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.