AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts English professor John J. Clayton is pitching a literary double-header this year: appearing are both his prize-winning collection of stories, "Radiance: Ten Stories," and his novel "The Man I Never Wanted to Be." Clayton will read from "Radiance" April 11 at the Jeffrey Amherst Bookshop and April 19 at the Jewish Community of Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will host a special celebration on Thurs. April 16 for former UMass art instructor and honorary degree recipient Chuck Close on the occasion of his three-month (Feb. 26-May 26) retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts comparative literature professor and renowned science fiction writer Samuel R. Delany will deliver a Distinguished Faculty Lecture Wed. April 15 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The event concludes this year’s series of four Distinguished Faculty Lectures, and is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, Delany will be presented with the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest campus honor bestowed on individuals who have rendered exemplary and extraordinary service to the University. The lecture and presentation will be followed by a reception.
AMHERST, Mass. - Five current or former University of Massachusetts students have won prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). One is a senior in physics; three are graduate students in linguistics; and one is a 1997 graduate who majored in linguistics and philosophy. A total of 766 fellowships were awarded this year.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Alumni Association will present its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Thurs. April 9 at noon in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House. Attendance at the ceremonies is by invitation only, but reporters are welcome.
AMHERST, Mass. - Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, will receive the Desert Research Institute''s 1998 Nevada Medal. The award will be presented in Las Vegas April 23. Announcement of the award was made yesterday by Nevada Gov. Bob Miller.
AMHERST, Mass. - Lila Gierasch, head of the department of chemistry at the University of Massachusetts, has been named to the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council. Donna E. Shalala, U.S. secretary of health and human services, made the announcement.
AMHERST, Mass. - The department of landscape architecture and regional planning (LARP) at the University of Massachusetts will host an international symposium on land-use planning Sat. March 28, in recognition of the career of faculty member Julius G. Fabos, who retired late last year after 34 years with the department. "Julius Fabos and the METLAND Vision" will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium.
AMHERST, Mass. - The book "Corporate Creativity," co-authored by University of Massachusetts professor Alan G. Robinson, has been chosen book-of-the-year by the Academy of Human Resource Development. The award will be presented at the group’s annual meeting in Chicago, Sat. March 7.
AMHERST, Mass. - Murugappan Muthukumar, of the University of Massachusetts department of polymer science and engineering, has been awarded the 1998 High Polymer Physics Prize, the highest international award in polymer physics. The prize is presented by the American Physical Society.