AMHERST, Mass. - Craig W. Thomas, assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, will receive the 1998 Leonard D. White Award from the American Political Science Association (APSA) for the best political science dissertation in the field of public administration. The APSA holds its annual meeting in Boston on Sept. 3, 1998 and the award will be presented at that time.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts librarian Peter A. Stern has received the 1998 Jose Torbio Medina Award for his 1995 bibliography on Peru’s Maoist Shining Path guerrilla movement and its bloody decade-and-a-half terror campaign that left more than 27,000 people dead.
AMHERST, Mass. - A University of Massachusetts program begun three years ago to give graduate students experience in a public school setting has been selected as one of 20 sites nationwide to develop future standards for middle-school educators.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts English professor Joseph Skerrett has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature degree from Saint Francis College, Brooklyn, N.Y. The award was bestowed at the college’s commencement ceremony June 9.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts biologist Lynn Margulis has received an honorary doctor of science degree from Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. Margulis now holds a total of seven honorary degrees.
AMHERST, Mass. - Donald Towsley, a member of the computer science faculty at the University of Massachusetts, has been appointed Distinguished Professor by University President William Bulger. The appointment was made following a vote of approval by the University’s Board of Trustees at its meeting today in Boston. The honor recognizes Towsley for outstanding academic distinction.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts English professor John Edgar Wideman was awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree at the 177th commencement of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Sun., May 24. Wideman was honored for his many contributions to literature.
AMHERST, Mass. - A book titled "Introduction to Communication Disorders: A Multicultural Approach" (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998), co-edited by Charlena M. Seymour and E. Harris Nober, both of the University of Massachusetts, has won a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication from the New England chapter of the American Medical Writers Association.