AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has announced the names of three professors and two teaching assistants who will receive 1997-98 Distinguished Teaching Awards; three professors who will receive Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards; and three faculty members who will receive Distinguished Academic Outreach Awards, presented for the first time this year. In addition, the University has also announced the 1998 Outstanding Academic Advisor.
Alumnus Lauded for Dissertation in Nuclear Physics
AMHERST, Mass. - Yury G. Kolomensky, who earned his doctorate in nuclear physics at the University of Massachusetts in 1997, has received the Dissertation in Nuclear Physics Award from the American Physical Society’s division of nuclear physics.
AMHERST, Mass. - James J. Watkins, assistant professor in the University of Massachusetts chemical engineering department, has received a highly competitive CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The four-year, $300,000 award is intended to support the research and educational activities of young faculty members.
AMHERST, Mass. - Physicist Narayanan Menon has joined the University of Massachusetts faculty in the department of physics and astronomy. Menon has conducted extensive research on exactly how a liquid becomes solid, with an eye toward the fundamental differences between liquids and solids.
AMHERST, Mass. - Recent rule changes banning college wrestlers from using severe dehydration to lose weight should end the dangerous practice that led to the deaths of three athletes last fall, says Priscilla M. Clarkson, a University of Massachusetts exercise science professor.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts emeritus professor of English Jules Chametzky has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach American studies at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, for the academic year 1998-99.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts President William M. Bulger will address a meeting of the Connecticut Valley Superintendents’ Roundtable Fri. May 8, between 11 a.m. and noon in the VIP Room of the Mullins Center at UMass.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts scientists will preserve and prepare the skeleton of a humpback whale spotted off Wellfleet and towed to Truro on Cape Cod earlier this week. The whale, an adolescent female, is approximately 35 feet long.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Judaic and Near Eastern studies professor Julius Lester is receiving advance praise for his latest children’s book, "Black Cowboys, Wild Horses: A True Story."
AMHERST, Mass. - Krithivasan Ramamritham, of the computer science department at the University of Massachusetts, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).