AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts alumnus Kenneth R. Feinberg, nationally known attorney and special master of the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund, will deliver the main address at the University''s 132nd Commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. on Sun. May 26, in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Approximately 4,000 undergraduates are candidates for bachelor''s degrees.
AMHERST, Mass. - N.J. Demerath, professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, will give a Distinguished Faculty Lecture titled, "Cross and Double-Cross: Religion and Politics at Home and Abroad," Wed., April 17 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows.
AMHERST, Mass. - The U.S. News & World Report’s year 2003 rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranked the department of computer science in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts number 25 in the nation overall and number six specifically in the area of artificial intelligence.
AMHERST, Mass. - Two members of the University of Massachusetts community were honored last night, March 13, by the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council (MTC). Joseph I. Goldstein, dean of the College of Engineering, and James Kurose, professor and former head of the computer science department, were named Workforce Development Leaders of the Year.
AMHERST, Mass. - Don Towsley, professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts, will give a Distinguished Faculty Lecture, "The Internet: Order or Chaos?" at 4 p.m. on Thurs. March 7, in the Massachusetts Room in the Mullins Center. His talk is the third 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. - Helena Horak, a senior at the University of Massachusetts, has been named to the First Team of the All-USA College Academic Team by the national daily newspaper USA Today. Horak is one of 20 college students in the country chosen for the First Team for outstanding intellectual achievement and leadership. Horak will be recognized tonight, Feb. 27, during the UMass men''s basketball game at the Mullins Center.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts associate professor of engineering David McLaughlin has been named the Armstrong Professional Development Professor. The appointment was made by University President William Bulger, following approval by the University’s Board of Trustees at its meeting today at UMass Dartmouth. He was recommended for the honor by Chancellor Marcellette Williams and Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Charlena Seymour.
AMHERST, Mass. - Two faculty researchers in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts have received prestigious awards in the field. William MacKnight will receive the Herman F. Mark Award, presented by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Richard Farris has been named to receive the Council for Chemical Research''s (CCR) Malcolm E. Pruitt Award for 2001.
AMHERST, Mass. - Donald C. Freeman, former professor and founder of the University of Massachusetts linguistics department, will receive a Chancellor’s Medal during ceremonies to inaugurate an annual lecture named for him and his wife, Margaret, for their contributions to the department. The speaker will be renowned psychologist Steven Pinker of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Pinker is a popular and controversial writer on language acquisition and evolutionary psychology, whose work has been the topic of three best-selling books.