AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts senior offensive guard Mike Wynne has been selected as a 1999 National College Scholar Athlete by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. The distinction is reserved for the 15 best and brightest college football seniors in the nation playing at all levels. Wynne, a Somerdale, N.J., native, is the first UMass football player ever to receive the award and only the third player in the Atlantic 10 conference to be so honored.
AMHERST, Mass. - Natasha Trethewey, a 1995 graduate of the University of Massachusetts master of fine arts program in creative writing, has won three major writing awards and two fellowships during the past year.
AMHERST, Mass. - Ervin Staub, professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, will give a talk titled "Bystanders: Genocide, Youth Violence, and the Creation of Caring" on Tues. Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The event is the first of four in this academic year''s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, and is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - The radiation safety program at the University of Massachusetts has been cited as a "model" program that may be emulated by other institutions, according to inspectors following a routine survey at the University last month. The inspection was conducted by state inspectors from the Radiation Control Program in the Department of Public Health, which ensures that federal and state safety regulations are carried out in industry, hospitals, and research institutions.
AMHERST, Mass. - Jerome M. Mileur never had an at bat in the major leagues, never threw a pitch, but once he did walk onto the infield at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Yet this past summer, the University of Massachusetts political science professor entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Cora B. Marrett has accepted positions on the boards of the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Science Foundation’s new Public Affairs Advisory Group (PAAG). Tenure on both boards begins immediately.
AMHERST, Mass. - Project Pulse, a Gallup-type telephone polling operation in the Student Affairs Research, Information, and Systems (SARIS) office at the University of Massachusetts, has been named as one of seven exemplary programs for 1999 by a national professional organization.
AMHERST, Mass - Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor in the department of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, will receive the 1999 William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement. The prize is presented by Sigma Xi, an international research society with more than 80,000 members in 500 chapters, and is the society''s highest honor. The Procter Prize has been awarded annually since 1950 to scientists who have made outstanding contributions to research and have also demonstrated an ability to communicate the significance of their work to scientists in other disciplines.
AMHERST, Mass - The University of Massachusetts will award Chancellor''s Medals to 10 distinguished faculty and alumni at a convocation Thurs., Sept. 30 in Bowker Auditorium. The Chancellor''s Medal is the highest honor the campus bestows on individuals and is given for exemplary and extraordinary service to the University.