AMHERST, Mass. - Two members of the University of Massachusetts community have been named Distinguished Lecturers by Sigma Xi, the national scientific research society. The society recently named Cora B. Marrett, vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, and Susan Landau, research associate professor in the computer science department, Distinguished Lecturers for 1999-2000.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Hillel has been selected to receive the 1998 William Haber Award for programs of quality for the Jewish campus community by International Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life in Washington, D.C. UMass Hillel was recognized for "Making Choices of Loving, Living, and Dying," a year-long series of programs examining issues confronting Jewish students such as intermarriage, the environment, and Jewish identity
AMHERST, Mass. - Royster C. Hedgepeth, vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Massachusetts, has been named Outstanding Professional Fund Raiser of the Year by the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE). He will be honored at NSFRE''s fifth annual Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon Nov. 19 at the Springfield Marriott.
AMHERST, Mass. - The personal papers of world renowned scientist Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor in the department of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, will be permanently archived at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
AMHERST, Mass. - A convocation honoring four Latin American leaders and two University staff members will be held Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts. It is free and open to the public. The event is part of a two-day conference sponsored by the new Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies being held Nov. 20-21 at the Campus Center.
AMHERST, Mass. - Elizabeth Dale, director of business and facilities services of the University of Massachusetts Campus Center/Student Union Complex and an adjunct faculty member in the department of hotel, restaurant, and travel administration at the University, has been nominated for the 1999-2000 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows program. About 30-35 persons are accepted for the program each year.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will celebrate the naming of the Eugene M. Isenberg School of Management with a series of events Oct. 23-24 that includes an official unveiling ceremony, presentation of the Chancellor’s Medal and the Medallion for Entrepreneurship to Eugene M. Isenberg, and a private black-tie dinner at the William D. Mullins Memorial Center.
AMHERST, Mass. - As part of a weekend-long celebration incorporating Homecoming and the UMass Festival, the University of Massachusetts will host a special convocation Friday, Oct. 23 in Bowker Auditorium to award Chancellor''s Medals to a number of distinguished faculty and alumni. 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. - University of Massachusetts School of Education professor Ronald K. Hambleton has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by University President William M. Bulger. The appointment was made following approval by the University’s Board of Trustees at its meeting today in Amherst. The honor recognizes Hambleton for outstanding academic distinction.