AMHERST, Mass. - The College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts has been ranked number 49 out of a total of 219 graduate engineering programs nationwide in U.S. News & World Report''s year 2001 rankings of "America''s Best Graduate Schools."
AMHERST, Mass. - Anna Nagurney, professor of finance and operations management at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, will deliver the fourth and final distinguished faculty lecture for 1999-2000, Wed., April 5 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The talk is free, and the public is welcome.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts English Professor John Edgar Wideman has received two major honors almost simultaneously. Not only has he been named the subject of a literary conference at the University of Virginia, his short story "Weight" has been named the best story of 2000 by the prestigious O. Henry Awards.
AMHERST, Mass. - Guy R. Lanza, microbiologist and head of the environmental sciences program at the University of Massachusetts, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM), the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
AMHERST, Mass. - Lila Gierasch, head of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts, will discuss "The Unfolding Story of Protein Folding" in her upcoming Distinguished Faculty Lecture. The presentation is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 23 in Memorial Hall, and is the third in this year''s Distinguished Faculty Lecture series. Gierasch will receive a Chancellor''s Medal following her lecture. The Chancellor''s Medal is the highest honor bestowed by the campus on individuals for exemplary and extraordinary service to the University. A reception will follow.
AMHERST, Mass. - W. Bruce Croft, a member of the computer science faculty at the University of Massachusetts, has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by University President William Bulger. The appointment was made following approval by the University''s Board of Trustees at its meeting today in Boston. The honor recognizes Croft for outstanding academic distinction.
AMHERST, Mass. - President Clinton today named Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor in the department of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, one of 12 winners of the 1999 National Medal of Science.
AMHERST, Mass. - Nearly two years ago, University of Massachusetts engineering student Nathaniel Mulcahy bumped into the bathroom sink, and his Mennen Speed Stick smashed to the floor. "What a lot of bits of plastic," the mechanical and industrial engineering senior thought as he cleaned up the mess. Then he decided to build a better deodorant stick. Mulcahy''s resulting "Speedy Speed Stick" led him to win the student contest at the 1999 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn., late last year.
AMHERST, Mass. - Two University of Massachusetts publications have won awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District 1. The latest campus viewbook received a gold medal while the weekly Campus Chronicle has received a silver medal. District 1 includes the six New England states and five eastern provinces of Canada.
AMHERST, Mass. - Eileen T. Breslin, dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts, has been elected a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academy of Practice in Nursing. The National Academies of Practice (N.A.P.) is comprised of 10 academies representing the following areas of health care practice: dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, psychology, social work, and veterinary medicine.