Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass engineering students lend a hand to the disabled

By Nick Bush

January 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Four University of Massachusetts engineering students found a way to lend a helping hand to individuals with disabilities eager to spend more time in the great outdoors. Over the past year, senior mechanical engineering majors Matthew Jarrett, Adam Rhodes, Andrew LaPré and Sean ...

January Hillside salon features local visual artists

By Jennifer Heshion

January 20, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

The latest in a series of Hillside salons hosted by Sabine Holub, the wife of University of Massachusetts chancellor Robert Holub, featured the visual artwork of five local artists. Running from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. yesterday, the...

UMass scientists design microscope so powerful it can see individual molecules

By R.P. Hitt

January 19, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Science & Technology

In the spirit of Chancellor Holub’s initiative to make the University of Massachusetts Amherst a research powerhouse, biology professor Patricia Wadsworth and physics assistant professor Jennifer Ross are developing a new microscope...

Public Law School Proposal in Action

By Tim Jones

December 11, 2009

Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees voted 14-4 Thursday to approve a proposal to establish a law program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The vote is the last in a series of Trustee committee votes which...

Crime Log: Weekend of Thursday, Dec. 3 – Saturday, Dec. 5

By Michelle Williams

December 9, 2009

Filed under Campus News

Thursday, Dec. 3 Sean Ramon Smalls of 2301 Burton St., Richmond, Va., was arrested on at 12:24 p.m. on Sunset Ave. in Amherst. The arresting officer had been following Small’s vehicle while driving on Infirmary Way after...

UM music department battles financial constraints in efforts to improve services to its students

By Michael Phillis

December 8, 2009

Filed under Campus News

The music department at the University of Massachusetts consists of fewer than 250 undergraduates and 50 graduate students and represents the impact of financial constraints on a department that has shown a level of high am...

UMass Dance Program receives photographic collection by Barbara Morgan

By Michelle Williams

December 8, 2009

Filed under Campus News

Recently the University of Massachusetts Dance Program received a collection of images taken by the late Barbara Morgan, a photographer known for her dance images. The donation includes 38 images taken by Morgan in the 1930s and ...

Time recognizes UM professor’s invention as one of the year’s best

By Sam Hayes

December 1, 2009

Filed under Campus News

University of Massachusetts professor of microbiology Derek Lovley was featured in a Time Magazine article published on Nov. 12 for creating one of the top 50 inventions of 2009 – A more effective way to get electricity out...

Preserve UMass advocates for historic buildings survey

By Michael Phillis

December 1, 2009

Filed under Campus News

The ability for Preserve UMass to advocate for a survey of historic buildings on the University of Massachusetts campus began as adversarial between the group’s members and the administration. According to Joseph Larson,...

Hawk feasts on area squirrel, crowd gathers

By Chelsea Whitton

December 1, 2009

Filed under Campus News

Yesterday afternoon, it was apparent the hawks that inhabit the University of Massachusetts didn’t go home to their nests and have filling Thanksgiving dinners like the rest of us. In the mundane routine of academic lif...

UMass makes the Recreation Center official

By Collegian News Staff

December 1, 2009

Filed under Campus News

On Thursday Dec. 3, University of Massachusetts officials, including Chancellor Robert C. Holub, will hold an official opening ceremony for the University’s new $50 million Recreation Center. The opening ceremony is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. and will be held at the Recreation Center ...

UMass alum wins poker jackpot

By Sam Butterfield

December 1, 2009

Filed under Campus News

If you play your cards right, you might get rich. At least it worked out that way for one University of Massachusetts alumni. Brian Barboza, 2001, recently won $100,000 on a Pokerstars.net tournament, “Pokerstars Million Dollar Challenge,” which aired on Fox. Based on his per...