University of Massachusetts- The Ruben and Patricia King-Shaw Family Fund for Academic Excellence supports UMass Student Opportunities
In 2007, The Ruben and Patricia King-Shaw Family Fund for Academic Excellence was established with the purpose of providing support for students for opportunities that enhance their learning experiences. The University is proud to announce that students participating in the following programs will be assisted by the King-Shaw fund for the 2007-2008 academic year. More...
University of Massachusetts- President Wilson and Nobel Laureate Craig Mello join Governor Patrick on trade mission to ChinaIn December, Governor Patrick traveled with a team of business executives, academic leaders and senior government officials to China in an effort to foster a growing relationship between Massachusetts and China. The visit included a number of meetings with Chinese government officials and business leaders to strengthen innovation and collaboration around clean energy, life sciences, education and transportation. On the trip, University of Massachusetts Medical School professor and Nobel Laureate Craig Mello was named an honorary professor at Tsinghua University.
UMass Dartmouth- Goal of Azorean trip is joint marine science research
UMass Dartmouth and the University of the Azores may soon be working jointly on global warming and other marine science topics. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., is planning to lead a group of education and business leaders on an ambitious trip to the Azores between Feb. 15 and 22. More...
Five Russian leaders participating in the Open World Program spent
December 14-22, 2007 in the Worcester area at the University of
Massachusetts Medical School; UMass Memorial Medical Center and the
Veterans Administration New England Health Care System (network 1)
affiliated facilities to examine Trauma and Post-War Recovery:
Preventing and promoting recovery from PTSD and Addiction. More...
UMass Worcester- Russian & American leaders met to share expertise in addressing trauma and post-war recovery
UMass Amherst- Professor Nagurney receives distinguished awards and speaks at international conference
Dr. Anna Nagurney was selected and inducted as a 2007 Fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) at ceremonies on November 10, 2007 in Savannah, Georgia, with over 300 conferees in attendance. Of the five 2007 RSAI Fellows, she was the only female and the only scholar based in the US. More...
Dr. Nagurney gave a plenary talk at the 19th International Conference on
Multiple Criteria Decision Making held Jan. 8-12 in Auckland, New Zealand. More...
Dr. Nagurney also received a Fulbright grant to serve as a senior specialist in business administration at the University of Catania in Italy in March. More...
UMass Amherst- Professor on a Remote Path to CuresEasy going
and earnest, Mr. (Chris) Kilham, 55, caught the plant bug after taking an herb
walk at an organic farm in Natick, Mass., in 1971. A self-described
hippie, he was already into "yoga, natural foods and meditation" and
the discovery that plants had medicinal properties had a profound
effect. He created a course in holistic health at the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst, where he is now on the faculty, and made his
first overseas trip - to India - to track down exotic flora. More...
UMass Boston- Professor digs less to learn more about VikingsThe joke is that, in John Steinberg's home, they know an awful lot about Vikings. On one side you have his wife, Andrea Kremer, whose job requires her to be an expert on the Minnesota Vikings (and the other 31 National Football League teams) as a reporter for NBC Sports' football coverage. And then there's Steinberg, a senior researcher at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, who is one of the world's foremost specialists on the real Vikings. More...
UMass Dartmouth- Educators recognized for contribution to universityThe UMass Dartmouth Faculty Federation, Local 1895, has recognized standout educators for their contributions to the university. On Dec. 17, the Scholar of the Year Award was presented to internationally acclaimed Portuguese scholar Anna Klobucka; the Teacher of the Year Award to Emmanuel Ojadi, chemistry/biochemistry department chair; and the Employees Service Union Service Award to Lisa Jochim, director of the Workers' Education Program. More...
UMass Lowell- Visibility in DüsseldorfK 2007, the largest
plastics trade show in the world, was held this past October at the
Messe Exhibition Center in Düsseldorf, Germany. The event takes place
every three years and is called K for Kunststoffe, the German word for
"plastics." This year's show attracted nearly 245,000 plastics industry
professionals from Europe, Asia and the Americas and featured about
3,100 companies in 17 huge exhibition halls. More...
UMass Lowell- Professor's Work Covers Four DecadeThe exhibit
"Arno Rafael Minkkinen: Self-Portraits from Four Decades" will be on
view at Barry Friedman Ltd., through Jan. 26. The exhibition is a
survey of the Finnish-American photographer's striking images from 1971
to a broad selection of new works never seen before. Minkkinen is a
professor of photography at UML. More...
UMass Lowell- Researcher Helps to Barcode Life on EarthWhile
NASA is busy searching for evidence of life on Mars, the moons of
Jupiter and Saturn and elsewhere in the solar system, a global network
of biologists, taxonomists and research institutions has been working
quietly on an equally massive and ambitious project: to identify and
catalog every living biological species on planet Earth. More...
UMass Worcester- GSN brings home lessons learned in GhanaThe Graduate School of Nursing has extended its reach halfway around the world with an international initiative that reaps benefits at home as well as in Ghana. Last summer, GSN assistant professors Rosemary Theroux, PhD, and Robin Toft Klar, DNSc, spent two weeks in Ghana researching women's self-care practices at a health clinic newly established by the Women's Trust, a non-governmental organization that supports social and economic empowerment for women and girls living in poverty. More...
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UMass Amherst- Campbell's photos exhibited in Amherst
"Getting From Here to There: Photographs from Yockenthwaite to Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales, England" by Elisa K. Campbell will be exhibited from Dec. 30 to Feb. 1 at the Henion Bakery, 174 North Pleasant St., in Amherst. More...
UMass Amherst- Japanese Festival of the Arts
April 18th, 2008- An exciting show that introduces the Japanese traditions of art and aesthetics as well as contemporary culture through dance, music and film for the young and youth in our schools will be presented. More...
This important conference will take place November 16-19, 2008, and is the inaugural event of the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters. The conference will seek to contribute to, and recommend, future policy formulation and implementation processes by local, regional and national governments as well as multilateral agencies and grass-roots organizations. The goal of these efforts is to bring specialists from various disciplines (health, education, community planning, etc.) to explore and make recommendations on how to reconstruct sustainable communities that will be safe for children and their families after disasters. More...
UMass Boston- International Conference on Rebuilding sustainable communities for children and their families after disasters
UMass Amherst- Student Katie Huston Awarded Prestigious Marshall Scholarship
University of Massachusetts Amherst senior Katie Huston, a journalism major from Royal Oak, Mich., is one of 40 students in the country to be awarded a Marshall Scholarship, which funds two or three years of graduate study at any British university. More...
is known for offering students an affordable education. However, UMass
Boston also has partnerships with a number of universities in foreign
countries that students can attend for the same price. More...
UMass Boston- Expanding its Study Abroad programs
UMass Boston- Exchange program with the University of the West IndiesA
three-member delegation from the University of Massachusetts (UM),
Boston visited the (St. Augustine) campus in September to explore the possibility of
collaborating with The University of the West Indies. More...
The Assistive Technology Program at UMass Lowell is part of a collaborative initiative to integrate service learning throughout the College of Engineering. Through senior Capstone design projects, students interact directly with clients, propose solutions to challenging problems, then design, construct and deliver their projects directly to their clients. One student from the program recently had global reach, changing the life of a little girl in Italy. More...
UMass Lowell- Assistive technology program has global reach
UMass Lowell- Graduate Student 'Attends' Class from the Middle East
Rose Giescke doesn't fit the typical image of a student at UMass
Lowell. Currently stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Giescke
and her husband have lived in Israel for the past three years. After
deciding she wanted to pursue a graduate certification in Clinical
Pathology, Giescke found the UML online program. More...
UMass Worcester- Student run African Community Education program is profiled
About 2 years ago a few medical students from UMass got involved in
tutoring children who were being resettled in Worcester from Liberia by
Catholic Charities. This activity became more organized and began to
grow. Today there are more than 30 kids in the program and about 25-30
UMass Worcester- Medical student is 2007-08 Fogarty FellowAvra Ackerman graduated from Columbia University in 2002 with a degree in Sociology/American Studies. Since that time she has worked in public health and clinical research and studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. More...
To learn more about student opportunities around the world, please visit the student opportunities section of our online database
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