AMHERST, Mass. - Leonard L. Richards, professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, has won second place in the 11th-annual Lincoln Prize awards competition from Gettysburg College for his book, "The Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780-1860." The award includes a $15,000 prize.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts English professor John Edgar Wideman has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by University President William M. Bulger. The appointment was made following approval by the Board of Trustees meeting today in Boston.
AMHERST, Mass. - A Web site created by Eric Winkler, a researcher in the Center for Environmental Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the University of Massachusetts, has won second place in a contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
AMHERST, Mass. - Krithi Ramamritham, professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts, has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The ACM is the oldest and largest society for computing and technology professionals worldwide. Twenty-seven new Fellows were named this year. The new inductees bring the total number of ACM Fellows to 411.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott will receive an honorary doctor of science degree from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, Feb. 7. He will also deliver a keynote address later in the day at a symposium titled "International Student Exchange in the 21st Century: Towards a New Cultural Confluence." His keynote speech is titled "Learning Without Boundaries."
BOSTON, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts'' nationally recognized Minuteman Marching Band has been invited to march in the presidential inauguration parade on January 20 in Washington, Governor Paul Cellucci and University of Massachusetts President William M. Bulger announced today.
AMHERST, Mass. - The baccalaureate program of the department of hotel, restaurant and travel administration (HRTA) at the University of Massachusetts has been awarded renewal of its national accreditation, according to the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). The UMass hospitality-major program is one of only 38 accredited by ACPHA, from among over 200, four-year programs offered nationwide.
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.