AMHERST, Mass. - The new University of Massachusetts Ph.D. program in Afro-American studies is proving increasingly successful in attracting black males, even though the statistics for black men attending college nationwide are discouraging, says Afro-American studies professor Robert Paul Wolff.
AMHERST, Mass. - Donald Towsley, a member of the computer science faculty at the University of Massachusetts, has been appointed Distinguished Professor by University President William Bulger. The appointment was made following a vote of approval by the University’s Board of Trustees at its meeting today in Boston. The honor recognizes Towsley for outstanding academic distinction.
AMHERST, Mass. - Thomas B. Robinson, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Massachusetts since 1992, has announced he will resign his position to assume the post of vice president for student services at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Robinson will leave his post at UMass in mid-August.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts English professor John Edgar Wideman was awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree at the 177th commencement of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Sun., May 24. Wideman was honored for his many contributions to literature.
AMHERST, Mass. - A group of volunteers at the University of Massachusetts is bringing the garden in the courtyard of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library back to life. The effort is spearheaded by library staff members themselves.
AMHERST, Mass. - A book titled "Introduction to Communication Disorders: A Multicultural Approach" (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998), co-edited by Charlena M. Seymour and E. Harris Nober, both of the University of Massachusetts, has won a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication from the New England chapter of the American Medical Writers Association.
AMHERST, Mass. - A book by University of Massachusetts history professor Kathy Peiss titled "Hope in a Jar: The Making of America’s Beauty Culture," has just been published (Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company). A social history of the cosmetics industry and its role in the creation of contemporary standards of beauty, the book continues Peiss’s ongoing research into modern American women’s history.