AMHERST, Mass. - The School of Education at the University of Massachusetts has added seven new faculty members to its ranks. The new faculty specialize in a variety of disciplines including student development, education policy, and curriculum studies. The following are short profiles of each.
AMHERST, Mass. - Nathalie Lavoie has joined the department of resource economics at the University of Massachusetts this fall as an professor. She conducts research on the Canaassistant dian Wheat Board (CWB) — the sole exporter of Canadian wheat — and how it affects the welfare of Canadian farmers.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Professor Anna Nagurney has been nominated for the Fulbright/University of Innsbruck distinguished faculty chair for academic year 2001-02. Nagurney will travel to Austria and will teach from March 2002 until June 2002.
AMHERST, Mass. - Faculty members from the departments of physics, polymer science and engineering, and geosciences at the University of Massachusetts are among those to have received prestigious awards recently. They are as follows:
AMHERST, Mass. - The ancient "Nasca lines" created on the desert floor by native peoples in Peru thousands of years ago may not just be works of art, according to a team of scientists from the University of Massachusetts. The team, which includes hydrogeologist Stephen B. Mabee and archeologist Donald Proulx, suggests that some of the mysterious lines may in fact mark underground sources of water. The research project is detailed in the December issue of Discover magazine. The team also includes independent scholar David Johnson, an adjunct research associate in the department of anthropology at UMass, and geosciences graduate students Jenna Levin and Gregory Smith.
AMHERST, Mass. - James K. Boyce, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, will give a Distinguished Faculty Lecture titled, "Economic Policy for Building Peace: Lessons from War-Torn Societies," Tues., Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Food Science Advisory Board has announced the creation of the Fergus M. Clydesdale Endowed Professorship, established in honor of the current chair of the University’s department of food science.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts clinical psychologist Patricia A. Wisocki says people who have lost loved ones often have difficulty coping when everyone else is celebrating. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year''s are especially difficult for the newly bereaved, she says.
AMHERST, Mass. - It was nearly 20 years ago today that John Lennon was murdered in New York City, but he, and the rest of the Beatles, will soon be more in the news than ever. In the coming weeks, a documentary, made-for-TV film, and new album will be released, while already the latest installment in the Anthology series, the Beatles “tell-all” autobiography, is in stores.