AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts engineering professor Lawrence Seiford has been tapped by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to serve as program director for the Operations Research and Production Systems Program. The prestigious year-long post will take him to Washington, D.C.
AMHERST, Mass. - Three UMass climatologists will return this month to the world''s highest satellite-linked weather station, on the summit of Bolivia''s highest mountain, extinct volcano Nevado Sajama. The group will haul several hundred pounds of weather instruments to the 21,500-foot peak, as part of a project aimed at gleaning scientific information from ice-core samples before the tropical ice caps melt away.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott has recommended the appointment of Cora Bagley Marrett, professor of sociology and Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UMass, effective Aug. 1.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees today named Craig L. Moore University Professor of Political Economy. He will develop and oversee the Massachusetts Benchmarks Initiative, a new public-private study of the state economy and the trends driving it.
AMHERST, Mass. - Professor Stephen E. Haggerty of the University of Massachusetts department of geosciences delivered the fifth annual Daly Lecture at the spring meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Baltimore on May 27.
AMHERST, Mass. - When University of Massachusetts professor Aura Ganz''s course on computer networks was offered this spring, there was a standing-room-only response: "There were 35 seats and 100 requests. People were e-mailing me, asking if they could bring a chair; they were willing to stand," recalls Ganz, a professor of electrical and computer engineering. "It was overwhelming."
AMHERST, Mass. - On May 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Washington Monument, Washington, D.C., University of Massachusetts history professor Fred Drake will join a number of U.S. and Chinese dignitaries to commemorate the 150th anniversary of a ground-breaking event in U.S.-China relations.
AMHERST, Mass. - A book of poetry by University of Massachusetts English Professor Martin Espada has been awarded the American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation, a group based in Oakland, California, which recognizes achievements of people of color. The award will be presented at the American Book Sellers'' Convention in Chicago on June 1.