AMHERST, Mass. - N.J. (Jay) Demerath III of the department of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by University President Jack M. Wilson. The appointment was made following approval by the University’s Board of Trustees at its Aug. 24 meeting in Boston. The title recognizes Demerath for his outstanding academic and professional accomplishments.
AMHERST, Mass. — Sonia Alvarez, a leading scholar of women’s movements in Latin America, has been named the Leonard J. Horwitz Professor of Latin American Politics and Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The appointment was approved Aug. 24 by the University’s Board of Trustees, which was meeting in Boston.
AMHERST, Mass. – An analysis by a University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist of the computer models that characterize the tectonics of the Los Angeles Basin suggest that five faults in the basin pose more of a seismic hazard than previously estimated.
AMHERST, Mass. - Gov. W. Mitt Romney visited the UMass Amherst campus today to outline his capital plan for the University system and participate in a round-table briefing on science education and research.
AMHERST, Mass. – Andrew Effrat has been named associate provost for faculty recruitment and retention at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Charlena M. Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, made the announcement. The appointment takes effect Sept. 1.
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has entered into an option agreement with BioVeris Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md., giving the company exclusive patent rights to a unique vaccine candidate for Chlamydia, the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States.
AMHERST, Mass. – George M. Langford has been named the new dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Charlena M. Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, announced the appointment.
AMHERST, Mass. − In work that has implications for the food safety industry, scientists, and environmental and public health agencies, University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have developed a molecular-based method that distinguishes live bacterial cells from dead ones. The study was published online June 1 in the Journal of Microbiological Methods.
AMHERST, Mass. – “The Contemporary African American Novel: Its Folk Roots and Modern Literary Branches,” written by Bernard W. Bell and published by the University of Massachusetts Press, has been selected for an American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation.