AMHERST, Mass. – Peter Gizzi, an award-winning poet and professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2005. He is one of 186 artists, scholars and scientists from the U.S. and Canada selected for the award by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
AMHERST, Mass. – Teams of researchers and students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst are helping keep drinking water from the Quabbin and Wachusett reservoirs clean thanks to continued funding from Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).
AMHERST, Mass. – Andrea S. Foulkes, assistant professor of biostatistics at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop new statistical methods to be used in AIDS research and prevention.
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni Association will present its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards on Wednesday, April 13, at noon in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House. House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi and Senate President Robert E. Travaglini will make brief remarks. A luncheon will then be followed by remarks from President Jack Wilson, Chancellor John V. Lombardi and Alumni Association President Jess Kane ''70.
AMHERST, Mass. – Margaret A. Riley, professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst , has been awarded a four-year, $900,000 grant from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) to study the development and spread of bacterial antibiotic resistance. The NIH supports research that seeks to acquire knowledge that will help to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease and disability.
AMHERST, Mass. – A $50,000 grant for a project designed to increase teachers'' computer applications and information technology in the classroom has been awarded to the University of Massachusetts Amherst Pioneer Valley Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Network (PV STEMNET).
AMHERST, Mass. - Paul R. Fisette, associate professor in the Natural Resources Conservation department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been appointed to a national committee that will review and assess the benefits of “green schools.”
AMHERST, Mass. – Thomas P. Russell, professor of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will give the fourth and final Distinguished Faculty Lecture Mon. April 4 at 4 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room of Goodell Hall.