AMHERST, Mass. - Frank E. Karasz, professor in the department of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts, has been named the recipient of the 2002 Herman Mark Medal of the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology. The medal is awarded each year to researchers in the field of polymer science and plastics.
AMHERST, Mass. - Brandy L. Curtis, of Greenville, R.I., an honors student majoring in anthropology and minoring in biology, has been selected student speaker for the 132nd Commencement at the University of Massachusetts Sun. May 26 at 10 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
AMHERST, Mass. - State Rep. Ellen Story, who represents the 3rd Hampshire district, will receive the Distinguished Community Partner award at the annual Citizen Scholars Induction Ceremony at the University of Massachusetts Sun. May 5 from 6-8 p.m. in room 1009 of the Lincoln Campus Center.
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.