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. - 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.
AMHERST, Mass. - Former students of the late poet Agha Shahid Ali, who was a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, will pay tribute to him at a memorial planned for 8 p.m. Thurs., May 9 in Memorial Hall. The public is welcome.
AMHERST, Mass. - Charles Schewe, professor of marketing at the University of Massachusetts and business consultant and author, says his research into seven generational cohorts living in the U.S provides a powerful tool not only for business, but also in social research and public policy analysis.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts anthropologist Laurie R. Godfrey is a member of a team of researchers that finds a number of species of living and recently extinct lemurs living on Madagascar share very accelerated development of their teeth and can chew leaves and other hard-to-process foods soon after birth. The findings are published in the April 30 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.