AMHERST, Mass. - Barbara O''Connor, interim chief of police and director of public safety for the Division of Public Safety at the University of Massachusetts, has been named to fill the position on a permanent basis. F. Javier Cevallos, vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life, announced the appointment.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts is launching a new interdisciplinary, campus-wide undergraduate minor in information technology (IT) that will be the first of its kind in the state public higher education system.
AMHERST, Mass. - Andrew Effrat has been named the interim dean of the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts. Charlena Seymour, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, made the announcement.
AMHERST, Mass. - A groundbreaking ceremony for the new engineering building at the University of Massachusetts will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 17, outside Duda Hall, just north of the engineering quadrangle.
AMHERST, Mass. - David Schmidt, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Massachusetts, has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Schmidt is one of just 26 researchers from across the country to receive the Young Investigator Award.
AMHERST, Mass. - A reception in honor of University of Massachusetts Chancellor Marcellette G. Williams will be held Wed., May 22 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Memorial Hall on campus. All members of the UMass community and others with ties to the University are invited.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts master of fine arts (MFA) program in creative writing will hold the second annual Juniper Festival, a gathering of writers, editors, agents, and publishers, from 4-10 p.m., Fri. May 10 and from 2-10 p.m., Sat. May 11 in Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - The department of sociology at the University of Massachusetts has developed a new partnership with the Division of Continuing Education in criminal justice education with the addition of a full summer session and a variety of online courses that can be taken via personal computer from any location. The new initiative is a revision and extension of a longstanding program within the sociology department that for more than 30 years has offered a certificate in criminal justice studies for people planning careers in some aspect of the criminal justice system.
AMHERST, Mass. - Frank E. Karasz, professor in the department of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts, has been named the recipient of the 2002 Herman Mark Medal of the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology. The medal is awarded each year to researchers in the field of polymer science and plastics.