AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts engineering professor Lawrence Seiford has been tapped by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to serve as program director for the Operations Research and Production Systems Program. The prestigious year-long post will take him to Washington, D.C.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees today named Craig L. Moore University Professor of Political Economy. He will develop and oversee the Massachusetts Benchmarks Initiative, a new public-private study of the state economy and the trends driving it.
AMHERST, Mass. - A book of poetry by University of Massachusetts English Professor Martin Espada has been awarded the American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation, a group based in Oakland, California, which recognizes achievements of people of color. The award will be presented at the American Book Sellers'' Convention in Chicago on June 1.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will confer five honorary degrees at Commencement ceremonies May 25. The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Approximately 4,000 undergraduates are candidates for bachelor''s degrees.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has announced the names of three faculty members who will receive Faculty Fellowships for 1997; four faculty members and two teaching assistants who will receive 1996-97 Distinguished Teaching Awards; and the 1997 Academic Advisor of the Year.
AMHERST, Mass. - Perri-Lyn Cohen, a senior communication major, has been named student speaker for the 127th Commencement at the University of Massachusetts. Commencement is Sunday May 25, at 10:30 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
AMHERST, Mass. - Joseph Larson, professor of natural resources conservation and director of The Environmental Institute at the University of Massachusetts, has been named 1997 Conservationist of the Year by the Massachusetts Wildlife Federation.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts anthropology professor Arturo Escobar has received a prestigious fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The $27,000 fellowship was awarded to Escobar for his research project, "Cultural and Biological Diversity in the Late Twentieth Century."
AMHERST, Mass. - Boston Globe columnist Mike Barnicle will deliver the main address at the 127th Commencement of the University of Massachusetts, to be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday May 25, in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Approximately 4,000 undergraduates are candidates for bachelor''s degrees.