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.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts exercise science professor Priscilla M. Clarkson will talk about "Muscle Soreness: the Aftermath of Overexertion Exercise," Thurs., March 5 at 4 p.m. in 227 Herter Hall. The event is the third in this academic year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, and is free and open to the public. A reception follows the talk.
AMHERST, Mass. - The College of Engineering and the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts are in the top 50 of this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of "America’s Best Graduate Schools." The graduate program in communication disorders is listed as No. 29 in the country in a section rating speech pathology graduate programs. The magazine started ranking the nation’s best graduate schools in 1987. The rankings are in the March 2 issue, due to reach newsstands Feb. 23.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts chemical engineering professor Vladimir Haensel is scheduled to receive the Charles Stark Draper Prize in a black-tie ceremony at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., on Tues., Feb. 24.
AMHERST, Mass. - Fergus Clydesdale, head of the department of food science at the University of Massachusetts, has been asked to serve as a member of the National Academy of Sciences food safety oversight commission.