AMHERST, Mass. - Joseph Larson, professor of natural resources conservation and director of The Environmental Institute at the University of Massachusetts, has been named 1997 Conservationist of the Year by the Massachusetts Wildlife Federation.
AMHERST, Mass. - Boston Globe columnist Mike Barnicle will deliver the main address at the 127th Commencement of the University of Massachusetts, to be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday May 25, in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Approximately 4,000 undergraduates are candidates for bachelor''s degrees.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts anthropology professor Arturo Escobar has received a prestigious fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The $27,000 fellowship was awarded to Escobar for his research project, "Cultural and Biological Diversity in the Late Twentieth Century."
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass Polymer Scientists William MacKnight and Bruce Novak were honored at the American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in San Francisco. MacKnight was awarded the ACS award in polymer chemistry and Novak received the society’s Carl Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award.
AMHERST, Mass. - A team of three UMass students is headed to the international finals of the undergraduate programming contest sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the leading computer science technical society. The competition will be held in San Jose, Calif., on March 2.
AMHERST, Mass. - "Food, Fat and Fertility" will be the focus of a Distinguished Faculty Lecture by University of Massachusetts psychology professor George Wade on Wed. Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The event is the fourth in this academic year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture series, and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.
AMHERST, Mass. - The 1996 Young Investigator Award of the American Chemical Society''s Connecticut Valley Section was presented to UMass Assistant Professor of Chemistry Vincent Rotello in December. Rotello joined the UMass faculty in 1993. He is also affiliated with the program in molecular and cellular biology at UMass. His research has focused in two major areas: fullerene functionalization and molecular recognition. Fullerenes are exotic, soccerball-shaped molecules of carbon that display unusual and potentially very useful commercial uses.