Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Former UMass professor Suzanne Model to study immigration in Taiwan

By Sam Hayes

January 24, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Retired University of Massachusetts professor of sociology Suzanne Model has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study immigration in Taiwan. She began work at The Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica on January 15 hoping to answer the question of “how do those returning to Taiwan after emig...

University Health Services walk-in H1N1 flu vaccination clinic Thursday

By Collegian News Staff

January 21, 2010

Filed under Health & Wellness

UMass’ University Health Services (UHS) will host a walk-in H1N1 flu vaccination clinic on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The clinic is open to individuals over six months old, and available while vaccine supplies last. The Centers for Disease Control and...

Student activism heads toward the web

By Niina Heikkinen

January 21, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

This year, student activists have a new tool on Google Maps to help them publicize their protests and find support from like-minded students across the country. Angus Johnston, professor of American student activism at City University in New York, began tracking student activism in the United States on the...

Serious car crash sends four people to hospital

By Matt Rocheleau

January 21, 2010

Filed under Local News

A pickup truck and an SUV collided head-on in Amherst Monday night, sending four people to the hospital and causing extensive damage to both vehicles, according to police. Three of the people involved who were riding together in the SUV are believed to be students at the University of Massachusetts,...

Holub salon brings together Pioneer Valley artists

By Angela Hilsman

January 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Tuesday, Jan. 19, the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s chancellor, Robert Holub, and his wife, Sabine Holub, opened their home to both artists and art enthusiasts alike for the fourth monthly Hillside salon.  At 6 p.m. that night, approximately 60 guests mingled and settled within a half an hour...

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 Moore develop...

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 salon session was the first of the spring semester’s monthly series of Hillside...

AP calls election for Brown

By S.P. Sullivan

January 19, 2010

Filed under Archives, Blogs, Breaking News

The Associated Press is reporting Republican Sen. Scott Brown has claimed a shocking come-from-behind win in the Massachusetts special election over Democratic candidate Martha Coakley, who most had believed until recently was a shoe-in for the U.S. Senate seat the left vacant by the late Sen. Edward...

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 to shed light on the inner workings of the cell. The microscope,...

UMass researchers link sleep habits to learning

By Tim Jones

January 19, 2010

Filed under Archives, Science & Technology

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have been watching students while they sleep – all in the name of science. A recent study conducted at UMass has been attempting to clear up the sometimes murky connection between aging, memory and sleep. According to principal investigator,...

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 have cleared the way for UMass Dartmouth to absorb the Southern New England...

UMass student fights for treatment for autoimmune disease

By Michelle Williams

December 11, 2009

Filed under Health & Wellness

University of Massachusetts student Hannah Coler is currently fighting diffuse scleroderma, an autoimmune disease, as well as her insurance company, which is refusing to pay for her potentially life-saving treatment. In November, 2007, Coler went to the doctor because her hands and feet would lose...