AMHERST, Mass. - Three faculty members at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been awarded fellowships from the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The three are: Eric M. Beekman, professor of Germanic languages and literatures; Neil Immerman, professor of computer science; and Max Page, assistant professor of architecture and history.
AMHERST, Mass. - Eleven seniors will be recognized as Leaders for the 21st Century during the 133rd Commencement of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Sun. May 25, at 10 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
AMHERST, Mass. - Barbara Osborne, of the University of Massachusetts Amherst veterinary and animal sciences department, will give a Distinguished Faculty Lecture, "The Short Life and Timely Death of the White Blood Cell," at 4 p.m., on Wed. April 2, in the Massachusetts Room at the Mullins Center. Her talk is the fourth and final event in this academic year''s Distinguished Faculty Lecture series. The talk is free and the public is welcome. A reception will follow. All faculty members in the series receive a Chancellor''s Medal following their lectures. The Chancellor''s Medal is the highest honor bestowed on individuals for exemplary and extraordinary service to the University.
AMHERST, Mass. - The chemistry department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been named one of the nation''s Top 25 programs in numbers of Ph.D. degrees awarded. Professor Bret Jackson, head of the UMass department, made the announcement.
News Briefs: The computer science department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received two grants totaling $480,000, from the National Science Foundation. The grants will be used to fund a Web-based homework and quiz system in computer science.
AMHERST, Mass. - Alan C. Swedlund, professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will deliver a lecture titled, "Shadows in the Valley: Illness, Death and Loss in Rural New England, 1850-1920," on Monday, March 3 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows the talk.
AMHERST, Mass. - Two leaders in the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been honored by University President William Bulger. Joseph I. Goldstein, dean of the College of Engineering, was named a Distinguished Professor, and Michael Malone, head of the department of chemical engineering, was named the Ronnie and Eugene Isenberg Distinguished Professor of Engineering. The appointments were made following approval by the University''s Board of Trustees at its recent meeting at UMass Boston. The designations recognize them for outstanding academic distinction. They were recommended for the honor by Chancellor John V. Lombardi and Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Charlena Seymour.
AMHERST, Mass. - James M. Theroux, the Flavin Family Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received this year''s top honor in Innovative Pedagogy for Entrepreneurship Education from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
AMHERST, Mass. - Aleksandr "Sasha" Senderovich, a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named to the First Team of the All-USA College Academic Team by the national daily newspaper USA Today. Senderovich is one of 20 undergraduate students from across the country chosen for the First Team for outstanding intellectual achievement and leadership. The First Team is featured in the Feb. 13 edition of USA Today.
AMHERST, Mass. - Vladimir Haensel, professor emeritus of chemical engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, died Dec. 15 at the age of 88 following a brief illness. He had a profound impact on his profession, and was a winner of the National Medal of Science. He had been elected to both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, and was a Distinguished University Professor at UMass.