AMHERST, Mass. – Mathematician Panayotis Kevrekidis at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently won two international prizes that recognize his work on nonlinear waves and wave equations, which marries mathematics and physics to better understand how fiber optics communication systems...
Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost for faculty development and founding director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CFTD), has been selected by the Massachusetts Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education to receive its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to a woman leader in higher education who has demonstrated significant leadership and promotion of women in the field of higher education.
Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), this week named UMass Amherst a finalist in its national 2014 Climate Leadership Awards, an annual competition among U.S. colleges and university signatories of the...
UMass Amherst senior Morgan Opie, a mathematics and physics double major and member of Commonwealth Honors College, is one of 14 students nationwide to receive a 2014 Churchill Scholarship, which funds a year of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge in England.
Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, professor of sociology at UMass Amherst, has been named one of the scholars and social scientists to receive the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s 2014 Anneliese Maier Research Award.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is among the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” compiled by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The 2013-14 ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. It is the fifth straight year that UMass Amherst had made the list.
Three UMass Amherst economists who found serious errors in a key study that lawmakers around the globe used as a cornerstone of austerity policies have been named to Foreign Policy magazine’s list of 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013.
Reproductive epidemiologist Lisa Chasan-Taber will lead off the 2013-14 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series on Monday, Dec. 9 with a talk titled “It’s Never too Early: Diabetes Prevention in Pregnancy.”