AMHERST, Mass. - Three faculty members at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been awarded fellowships from the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The three are: Eric M. Beekman, professor of Germanic languages and literatures; Neil Immerman, professor of computer science; and Max Page, assistant professor of architecture and history.
AMHERST, Mass. - James E. Young, professor of English and chair of Judaic and Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) as one of 13 members of the jury that will evaluate and review entries in the International World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition. Young is an internationally known expert on memorial architecture. Philanthropist and businessman David Rockefeller will serve as an honorary jury member.
AMHERST, Mass. - A major research center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is launching a new program that combines science and art. The project, dubbed "Ventures in Science Using Art Laboratory," (VISUAL), is a series of artistic prints that began as images viewed with sophisticated microscopes used at the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at UMass Amherst. The center is part of the University''s department of polymer science and engineering.
AMHERST, Mass. - Charles C. Manz, best-selling author, consultant, and professor at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, this spring will have completed his 10th book since joining the University in the late 1990s exploring the core concept of self-leadership.
AMHERST, Mass. - Barbara Osborne, of the University of Massachusetts Amherst veterinary and animal sciences department, will give a Distinguished Faculty Lecture, "The Short Life and Timely Death of the White Blood Cell," at 4 p.m., on Wed. April 2, in the Massachusetts Room at the Mullins Center. Her talk is the fourth and final event in this academic year''s Distinguished Faculty Lecture series. The talk is free and the public is welcome. A reception will follow. All faculty members in the series receive a Chancellor''s Medal following their lectures. The Chancellor''s Medal is the highest honor bestowed on individuals for exemplary and extraordinary service to the University.
AMHERST, Mass. - The vast archive of images and data resulting from the Two Micron All-Sky Survey (2Mass), the most thorough, high-resolution survey of the sky, has been completed. The archive, which features some five million images, is now available online for scientists and sky watchers. The project, which relied on twin infrared telescopes, was led by astronomers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - Gregory Tew, assistant professor of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been selected as an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator. The grant is for three years and totals $380,000. Tew is one of 26 investigators selected from a group of 220 applicants nationwide.
News Briefs: The computer science department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received two grants totaling $480,000, from the National Science Foundation. The grants will be used to fund a Web-based homework and quiz system in computer science.
AMHERST, Mass. - Alan C. Swedlund, professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will deliver a lecture titled, "Shadows in the Valley: Illness, Death and Loss in Rural New England, 1850-1920," on Monday, March 3 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows the talk.
AMHERST, Mass. - Two leaders in the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been honored by University President William Bulger. Joseph I. Goldstein, dean of the College of Engineering, was named a Distinguished Professor, and Michael Malone, head of the department of chemical engineering, was named the Ronnie and Eugene Isenberg Distinguished Professor of Engineering. The appointments were made following approval by the University''s Board of Trustees at its recent meeting at UMass Boston. The designations recognize them for outstanding academic distinction. They were recommended for the honor by Chancellor John V. Lombardi and Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Charlena Seymour.