Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UHS contracts Maxim Health Systems for seasonal flu shot clinic

By Kirsten Swenson

November 12, 2009

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Health & Wellness

On Monday, Nov. 16, Maxim Health Systems, a private healthcare services company specializing in influenza and wellness services, will conduct a seasonal flu shot clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University of Massachusetts’ Campus Center auditorium. This is the third clinic Maxim Health Systems...

Embattled Levasseur barred by U.S. Parole Commission from traveling to Massachusetts, ex-wife to speak in his place Thursday

By Sam Butterfield

November 11, 2009

Filed under Campus News

After a dizzying back-and-forth of controversy, one thing appears to have finally been decided in the heated debate surrounding Ray Luc Levasseur’s expected speech at the University of Massachusetts Thursday. Levasseur, a convicted bomber hailed by some as a hero and derided by others as a terrorist,...

UMass marks anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

By Mike Toomey

November 11, 2009

Filed under Campus News

On Tuesday, November 10, the University of Massachusetts hosted a celebration of the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on the second floor of the Herter Hall Annex. The festivities included a well-catered reception, the official opening of an art exhibit in tribute of the historic anniversary...

UMass hosts second annual Clean Energy Connections conference

By Christa Romano

November 11, 2009

Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts has an extensive history of providing clean energy research and education and is quickly becoming a nationwide leader in green research, advocacy and campus sustainability. On Tuesday, UMass hosted its second annual Clean Energy Connections conference in Springfield....

Visitor policy changes at Cooley-Dickinson Hospital

By Jessica Bonheur

November 11, 2009

Filed under Health & Wellness, Local News

Due to the rising number of influenza cases this fall, many hospitals in the region have re-evaluated their visitation policies. As a measure to help preserve public health and the safety and well-being of inpatients and visitors, Cooley-Dickinson Hospital in Northampton is the most recent hospital to...

Crime Log (Nov. 6-8)

By Collegian News Staff

November 11, 2009

Filed under Campus News

Friday Nov. 6 Shashank Chandra of 124 Laurie Ave. West Roxbury, Mass., was arrested near the intersection of Commonwealth Ave. and Massachusetts Ave. as a result of failure to stop at the traffic light at 2:46 a.m. The arresting officer detected the smell of alcohol and saw the driver’s bloodshot eyes. ...

Levasseur sedition lecture cancelled by UMass officials is back on

By R.P. Hitt

November 10, 2009

Filed under Campus News

Update 11/10, 8:50 p.m.: Ray Luc Levasseur's contested speech, originally cancelled after protests from the family of a  New Jersey State Trooper Levasseur's group was convicted of murdering and from Governor Deval Patrick, is back on. Levasseur will speak Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in Room 137 of the Isenberg...

Stephen King comes to Amherst via Satellite

By Michelle Williams

November 9, 2009

Filed under Local News

The Amherst Cinema will present TimesTalks Live, a discussion between author Stephen King and Janet Maslin, a New York Times book critic on Tuesday Nov. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with an introductory video to the TimesTalk LIVE event series at 6:30 p.m. Broadcast live from New York City, Stephen King...

Augusta Savage Gallery exhibits “outsider artists”

By Christa Romano

November 9, 2009

Filed under Campus News

The Augusta Savage Gallery located on the University of Massachusetts campus opened an exhibit on Nov 2 with brightly colored abstract paintings titled “Inside the Outside.” The exhibit consisted of some 30 paintings by artists Jay Dickens, Arnold Nelson and Floyd Nelson. The exhibit will be on display...

Student struck by vehicle while collecting for charity

By Angela MacGray

November 8, 2009

Filed under Local News

While he was out collecting donations for the homeless on Halloween night in participation with a MassPirg charity program, a student from the University of Massachusetts was struck by a car on Triangle St. in Amherst at around 7:30 p.m. James Greene, a UMass senior, was out “trick or canning”...

Disability rights advocate delivers speech at Mount Holyoke College

By Christa Romano

November 6, 2009

Filed under Five College News

Norman Kunc wants you to know that he is just like everyone else, only he happens to have cerebral palsy. The humor-laden speech that Kunc delivered Wednesday night at Mount Holyoke College titled, “A Life Beyond Compare: Disability, Normalcy and Transformation,” had a receptive and enthusiastic...

UMass researcher shows link between air pollution and obesity

By Angela Hilsman

November 5, 2009

Filed under Science & Technology

An assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts has concluded after a five-year study that high concentrations of air pollution increase health risks on obese people more than on people who are not obese. Assistant Professor Srimathi Kannan of the nutrition department at UMass found that...