AMHERST, Mass. - A book of poetry by University of Massachusetts English Professor Martin Espada has been awarded the American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation, a group based in Oakland, California, which recognizes achievements of people of color. The award will be presented at the American Book Sellers'' Convention in Chicago on June 1.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will confer five honorary degrees at Commencement ceremonies May 25. The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Approximately 4,000 undergraduates are candidates for bachelor''s degrees.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has announced the names of three faculty members who will receive Faculty Fellowships for 1997; four faculty members and two teaching assistants who will receive 1996-97 Distinguished Teaching Awards; and the 1997 Academic Advisor of the Year.
AMHERST, Mass. - Perri-Lyn Cohen, a senior communication major, has been named student speaker for the 127th Commencement at the University of Massachusetts. Commencement is Sunday May 25, at 10:30 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
AMHERST, Mass. - Joseph Larson, professor of natural resources conservation and director of The Environmental Institute at the University of Massachusetts, has been named 1997 Conservationist of the Year by the Massachusetts Wildlife Federation.
AMHERST, Mass. - Boston Globe columnist Mike Barnicle will deliver the main address at the 127th Commencement of the University of Massachusetts, to be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday May 25, in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Approximately 4,000 undergraduates are candidates for bachelor''s degrees.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts anthropology professor Arturo Escobar has received a prestigious fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The $27,000 fellowship was awarded to Escobar for his research project, "Cultural and Biological Diversity in the Late Twentieth Century."
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass Polymer Scientists William MacKnight and Bruce Novak were honored at the American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in San Francisco. MacKnight was awarded the ACS award in polymer chemistry and Novak received the society’s Carl Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award.
AMHERST, Mass. - A team of three UMass students is headed to the international finals of the undergraduate programming contest sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the leading computer science technical society. The competition will be held in San Jose, Calif., on March 2.