AMHERST, Mass. - It wasn’t your imagination: last winter really was one of the mildest on record, says Frank Keimig, a climatologist and manager of the Climate System Research Center at the University of Massachusetts. Keimig recently compiled information on last year’s winter weather, and compared those statistics with the numbers from anaverage winter in western Massachusetts.
AMHERST, Mass. - Steven D. Goodwin has been named associate dean of the College of Food and Natural Resources (CFNR) at the University of Massachusetts. Goodwin will replace James B. Marcum, and Mark S. Mount, associate deans who are retiring from the University in June, according to Cleve E. Willis, dean of the College.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts political scientist Vincent G. Moscardelli says the coming debate in the U.S. Senate on storing the nation’s most toxic nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada will reveal whether opponents of the plan have succeeded in framing it as an environmental and safety issue, or whether senators’ home state issues will prevail.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has announced the names of three professors and two teaching assistants who have received 2001-02 Distinguished Teaching Awards; three professors who have received Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowships Awards; and three faculty and staff who have received Distinguished Academic Outreach Awards. In addition, the University has also announced two recipients of the 2001-02 Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards.
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. - 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. - 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.
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.