AMHERST, Mass. - The Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts is the first academic institution ever to receive the Award of Merit from the National Arborists Association (NAA), according to Cynthia Mills, executive vice president of the NAA. The award is the highest honor awarded by the NAA to an individual or organization that has "positively influenced the practice of arboriculture."
AMHERST, Mass. - Dawn M. Thompson, associate director of housing services for residential life at the University of Massachusetts, has won the Outstanding Experienced Professional Award from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).
AMHERST, Mass. - Two University of Massachusetts professors, Jane A. Baran, communication disorders, and Deirdre A. Royster, sociology, have been named Carnegie Scholars in the Pew National Fellowship Program, a part of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). They are among 40 faculty members chosen nationwide to participate in this year''s program.
AMHERST, Mass. - Laurence Shumway, a junior at the University of Massachusetts, has won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. He was one of just 309 students in the United States to win the award for the 2000-01 academic year. A Worcester native, he is the son of Aldona A. Shumway of Worcester, and the late Robert B. Shumway.
AMHERST, Mass. - University Health Services (UHS) at the University of Massachusetts has one of the eight best campus HIV/AIDS education and prevention efforts in the country, according to a recent report by the Health Education and Leadership Program of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni Association will present its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Tues., April 11 at noon, in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House. A luncheon will be followed by remarks from President William Bulger, Speaker of the House Thomas Finneran, and Senate President Thomas Birmingham.
AMHERST, Mass. - The College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts has been ranked number 49 out of a total of 219 graduate engineering programs nationwide in U.S. News & World Report''s year 2001 rankings of "America''s Best Graduate Schools."
AMHERST, Mass. - Anna Nagurney, professor of finance and operations management at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, will deliver the fourth and final distinguished faculty lecture for 1999-2000, Wed., April 5 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The talk is free, and the public is welcome.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts English Professor John Edgar Wideman has received two major honors almost simultaneously. Not only has he been named the subject of a literary conference at the University of Virginia, his short story "Weight" has been named the best story of 2000 by the prestigious O. Henry Awards.