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.
AMHERST, Mass. - Guy R. Lanza, microbiologist and head of the environmental sciences program at the University of Massachusetts, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM), the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
AMHERST, Mass. - Lila Gierasch, head of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts, will discuss "The Unfolding Story of Protein Folding" in her upcoming Distinguished Faculty Lecture. The presentation is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 23 in Memorial Hall, and is the third in this year''s Distinguished Faculty Lecture series. Gierasch will receive a Chancellor''s Medal following her lecture. The Chancellor''s Medal is the highest honor bestowed by the campus on individuals for exemplary and extraordinary service to the University. A reception will follow.
AMHERST, Mass. - W. Bruce Croft, a member of the computer science faculty at the University of Massachusetts, has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by University President William Bulger. The appointment was made following approval by the University''s Board of Trustees at its meeting today in Boston. The honor recognizes Croft for outstanding academic distinction.
AMHERST, Mass. - President Clinton today named Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor in the department of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, one of 12 winners of the 1999 National Medal of Science.