AMHERST, Mass. - Four members of the University of Massachusetts football squad have been named to The Sports Network’s 1999 Division I-AA All-America team. Junior linebacker Kole Ayi (Nashua, N.H.) and senior cornerback Jerard White (Fort Washington, Md.) were named to the first team, while sophomore free safety Jeremy Robinson (Syracuse, N.Y.) and junior tailback Marcel Shipp (Paterson, N.J.) were both second team selections.
AMHERST, Mass. - Richard Stein, professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, will receive the prestigious Von Hippel Award given by the Materials Science Society (MRS). The presentation in Boston on Dec. 1 will mark the first time a polymer scientist or a UMass faculty member has received the award.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts philosophy professor Robert C. Sleigh Jr., will deliver the second Distinguished Faculty Lecture for 1999-2000 Tues. Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. His talk is free and the public is welcome.
AMHERST, Mass. - Joseph I. Goldstein, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, has been selected to receive the Henry Clifton Sorby Award of the International Metallographic Society (IMS). The Sorby Award is the society''s highest award and is presented annually in recognition of lifetime achievement in the field of metallurgy.
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. - For a second time, the child care program at the University of Massachusetts has been granted accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). University Child Care (UCC) is among approximately only 7 percent of early childhood programs nationwide to receive such recognition, according to Maryanne Gallagher, UCC director. About 12,000 programs are currently seeking accreditation.The University''s program was first accredited by NAEYC in 1995.
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.