AMHERST, Mass. - Michele Cooke, whose father, grandfather, and great-grandfather all attended the University of Massachusetts, has joined the UMass department of geosciences. The announcement was made by Raymond Bradley, head of the department. "Michele Cooke builds on our existing strengths in structural geology and adds an important link to the engineering community," said Bradley.
AMHERST, Mass. - Linda Nolan, director of the honors program at the University of Massachusetts since 1992, has been named interim dean of Commonwealth College, the new honors college located on the UMass Amherst campus. Nolan is a member of the faculty in environmental health sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has announced the names of three faculty members and two teaching assistants who received the 1998-99 Distinguished Teaching Awards; four professors who received Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards; four faculty members named recipients of Distinguished Academic Outreach Awards; and two 1999 Outstanding Academic Advisors.
AMHERST, Mass. - Robert DeConto has joined the department of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts. The announcement was made by Raymond Bradley, head of the department. "Understanding ocean circulation and its relationship to global climate changes is a critical area of research, and Rob DeConto is an expert in this area," said Bradley.
AMHERST, Mass. - Noted public law scholar and University of Massachusetts alumnus Bruce Allen Murphy will give a public lecture, "The Search for William O. Douglas," on Friday, May 14 at 3 p.m. in Room 917 of the campus center. The event is being held in honor of the retirement of Dean Alfange Jr., professor of political science, who was Murphy’s undergraduate mentor.
AMHERST, Mass. - On May 12 from 4 to 6 p.m., two monuments will be unveiled on the concourse level of the University of Massachusetts Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center. One monument honors faculty members who have received the Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA). The other honors teaching assistants who have won the same award. The DTA is the University’s highest award for teaching excellence. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - A classic film of the feminist movement directed by University of Massachusetts School of Education professor Liane Brandon has been nominated for inclusion in the National Film Registry. It will be shown at a special screening in Washington, D.C., May 13, and Brandon has been invited to introduce it.
AMHERST, Mass. - Researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts have received two grants totaling $654,000 from the Ford Foundation. The grants will fund research on how to create stable, egalitarian growth in the global economy, and on how to combine environmental protection and poverty reduction in the U.S.