Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UM chemists devise new method of creating electricity

By Jennifer Heshion

April 13, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News, Science & Technology

Chemists at the University of Massachusetts have developed a new polymer-based method for converting sunlight into electricity. Using the new method, the UMass chemists have created photovoltaic devices which are responsible for the conversion of sunlight into electricity, something they hope will...

Dining Services welcomes back the “Taste of UMass”

By Collegian News Staff

April 13, 2010


Filed under Campus News

For the 16th year in a row, UMass dining services will host their annual “Taste of UMass” event April 22 at the Mullins Center. The event, which is free for all UMass students who have a campus meal plan, will be held from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. next Thursday. Featuring 75 different food booths,...

Crime Log for April 6 through 12

By Collegian News Staff

April 13, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

April 6 Alex Obasohan of Amherst, Mass. was arrested for disturbing a classroom on the University of Massachusetts campus. Though he’s not a student, Obasohan had been allowed to sit-in on a class held in Arnold House. After numerous disruptions, the professor asked Obasohan to leave. Obasohan refused...

Former UMass prof. Sheila Bair, head of FDIC, named commencement speaker

By Collegian News Staff

April 12, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Former University of Massachusetts professor Sheila Bair, now the chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., will be this year’s Undergraduate Commencement speaker. Bair was named the second most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine last year. She was listed as number one in the...

UMass Professor dies, is remembered by friends, students and colleagues

By Chris Shores

April 12, 2010


Filed under Campus News

On the day University of Massachusetts professor Julie Graham died, a friend formed a blog in her memory. The blog, forjuliegraham.wordpress.com, has over 110 comments from students, colleagues and friends. “The news of Julie’s passing is truly unbearable as we have lost the very best we humans...

Students gather for Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Mike Fox

April 12, 2010


Filed under Archives, Campus News

Participants reflected on what the Holocaust has meant to society, and the lingering impact it has left, at an event in the Campus Center Reading Room last night to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day. The event was sponsored by the Jewish Student Union and UMass Hillel and featured several speakers. The...

Local high school students and faculty stand up against bullying

By Angela Hilsman

April 12, 2010


Filed under Local News

In response to South Hadley High School student Phoebe Prince’s bullying-prompted suicide on Jan. 14, Amherst Regional High School (ARHS) students and faculty are standing up against bullying and cyber bullying. ARHS students joined together to remove a Facebook page harassing a peer in January. ...

Recipients of 2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards named

By Collegian News Staff

April 12, 2010


Filed under Campus News

The recipients of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards will be honored at a special luncheon tomorrow at the State House in Boston. Dr. Dev Gupta is one of five who received an award as announced by the University of Massachusetts Alumni Association last week. Gupta, who earned his doctorate from...

Paper Jam to begin Southwest Week festivities

By Collegian News Staff

April 11, 2010


Filed under Campus News

Kicking off 2010’s Southwest Week is Paper Jam, a six-act “battle-of-the-bands” concert event hosted by the Massachusetts Daily Collegian and Southwest Area Government. The event will take place at 6 p.m. tonight in the Hampden Courtyard. Southwest Week is hosted annually by the Southwest Area...

UM professor receives Fellow honor

By Jennifer Heshion

April 11, 2010


Filed under Campus News

In honor of his contributions to his scientific field, University of Massachusetts professor of polymer science and engineering Thomas Russell has been named a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). Russell’s recognition as a MRS Fellow, which is a lifetime honor for the UMass professor,...

UM seeks better access to communication

By Jennifer Heshion

April 11, 2010


Filed under Campus News

With the reorganization of outreach activities at the University of Massachusetts, the staff of the outreach marketing and technology department has made the offices of University Relations their new home, with all intents and purposes of increasing the access to communication resources. The move...

Students check Facebook while peers wait

By Tim Jones

April 8, 2010


Filed under Campus News

 It is 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon in the Learning Commons in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Senior Rebecca Trudel is waiting patiently in line for her chance to use one of the public access computers. One thing she notices could be adding a problem to her plan is several of other students using said computers...