AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Professor Anna Nagurney has been nominated for the Fulbright/University of Innsbruck distinguished faculty chair for academic year 2001-02. Nagurney will travel to Austria and will teach from March 2002 until June 2002.
AMHERST, Mass. - Faculty members from the departments of physics, polymer science and engineering, and geosciences at the University of Massachusetts are among those to have received prestigious awards recently. They are as follows:
AMHERST, Mass. - James K. Boyce, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, will give a Distinguished Faculty Lecture titled, "Economic Policy for Building Peace: Lessons from War-Torn Societies," Tues., Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Food Science Advisory Board has announced the creation of the Fergus M. Clydesdale Endowed Professorship, established in honor of the current chair of the University’s department of food science.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will award Chancellor’s Medals to distinguished faculty, alumni, and friends at an award luncheon Fri. Nov. 3 in room 1009 of the Campus Center from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Chancellor’s Medal is the highest honor the campus bestows on individuals and is given for exemplary and extraordinary service to the University.
AMHERST, Mass. - Kenneth S. Apfel, commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), will give a talk, "The Future of Social Security," at the University of Massachusetts on Friday, Nov. 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the Campus Center, room 163. His talk is free and open to the public. Later in the day, Apfel, a UMass graduate, will also receive a Chancellor''s Medal, the highest recognition awarded by the University to faculty, alumni, and friends for services to the campus community.
AMHERST, Mass. - Joseph Goldstein, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, has had an asteroid named after him. "I was absolutely surprised," said Goldstein. "It''s a nice honor because I study meteorites, which are parts of asteroids that have broken off and fallen to Earth."
AMHERST, Mass. - Donald A. Robinson, director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at the University of Massachusetts, has been awarded the Distinguished Service to Safety Award from the National Safety Council (NSC). Robinson received the honor at the NSC''s 88th Annual Congress and Expo held in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 13-20. More than 3,000 people attended the awards ceremony.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program recently won a 2000 Governor''s Award for outstanding achievement in reducing toxins in the environment. The award is given annually to Massachusetts institutions or individuals that have shown a significant commitment to reduce the use of pesticides and other toxic substances in their operation, or have helped others identify or eliminate toxic substances in the environment before those substances become public health hazards.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts education professor Sonia Nieto will deliver the first Distinguished Faculty Lecture for 2000-01, on Tues. Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The title of the talk is "What Keeps Teachers Going in Spite of Everything?" It is free and open to the public and will be followed by a brief reception.