AMHERST, Mass. - A professor in the department of landscape architecture and regional planning (LARP) at the University of Massachusetts has been named to a prestigious fellowship and the achievements of several other faculty members and students in the department are also being recognized.
AMHERST, Mass. - The College of Engineering and the departments of computer science and polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts all received top ratings in U.S. News & World Report''s year 2000 rankings of "America''s Best Graduate Schools."
AMHERST, Mass. - Elizabeth A. Dale, director of business and facilities services at the University of Massachusetts Campus Center/Student Union Complex and an adjunct faculty member in the department of hotel, restaurant, and travel administration, has been named a 1999-2000 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. She is one of 34 Fellows selected this year.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts graduate student Ana Maria Diaz-Marcos has been awarded Spain''s Asturias Joven (Young Asturians) prize by the Principado de Asturias (regional government of Asturias) for her collection of short stories "The Affections of Heat." The prize, which is awarded annually to a young writer of the Asturias region of Spain, includes a monetary gift of $1,800 and publication of the collection.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts biology professor Lawrence M. Schwartz will speak on cell death in his upcoming Distinguished Faculty Lecture, "Programmed Cell Death: Of Moths and Men." The presentation is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wed. March 10 in Memorial Hall, and is the third in this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture series.
AMHERST, Mass. - Caroline J. Sunshine, a senior psychology major and honors student at the University of Massachusetts, has received an honorable mention on the All-USA College Academic Team, compiled by the national daily newspaper USA Today. The team was announced in the Feb. 25 edition of the paper.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts professor of Germanic languages and literatures Eric M. Beekman will deliver the second lecture in this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday, February 24 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
AMHERST, Mass. - H. Henning Winter, Distinguished University Professor of chemical engineering and adjunct professor of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts, has been elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award for Senior Scientists from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany.
AMHERST, Mass. - Abhijit V. Deshmukh, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Massachusetts, has been selected as a Milton C. Shaw Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer of 1999 by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). The award is presented to individuals, age 35 or younger, who demonstrate outstanding leadership in and specific contributions to the field of manufacturing engineering.
AMHERST, Mass. - A novel by University of Massachusetts creative writing alumnus Bret Lott has been chosen as Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club Selection for February. Titled "Jewel," the novel originally appeared in 1991 and is one of eight books Lott has written since graduating from the University’s MFA program in creative writing in 1984.