AMHERST, Mass. - Marta B. Calas, associate professor of management at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, has received a Fulbright Scholar grant to spend four months conducting research in Finland during the spring of 2000. Cal?s, who is currently acting chairwoman of the UMass women’s studies program, will spend this time at ?bo Akademi in Turku, Finland, where she will address issues of gender, organizational theory, and diversity.
AMHERST, Mass. - It’s been a busy season for University of Massachusetts electrical engineer Andrew Pazmany, from the "monster" tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma on May 3, to a tiny twister that damaged a cypress tree and toppled gravestones in a Kansas cemetery late last week. Pazmany, a UMass alumnus, constructed the specialized radar which, during the massive early May storm, produced the highest-resolution data ever available on a tornado. He chases tornadoes along with colleagues at the University of Oklahoma, using a truck-mounted radar and a videocamera. A research faculty member with the University’s highly-regarded Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory, Pazmany’s work is funded by the National Science Foundation.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has announced the names of three faculty members and two teaching assistants who received the 1998-99 Distinguished Teaching Awards; four professors who received Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards; four faculty members named recipients of Distinguished Academic Outreach Awards; and two 1999 Outstanding Academic Advisors.
AMHERST, Mass. - Six undergraduates studying chemistry at the University of Massachusetts will conduct laboratory research in synthetic chemistry for 10 weeks this summer through a program funded with a $30,000 grant from the Pfizer Central Research Division, Groton, Conn. Chemistry professor Paul Lahti, UMass coordinator for the program, made the announcement.
AMHERST, Mass. - Researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts have received two grants totaling $654,000 from the Ford Foundation. The grants will fund research on how to create stable, egalitarian growth in the global economy, and on how to combine environmental protection and poverty reduction in the U.S.
AMHERST, Mass. - Laurie Brown, professor of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, has received a Fulbright Research Scholarship which will take her to Norway for six months during the year 2000. She will conduct research at the prestigious Norwegian Geologic Survey in Trondheim. Her work has previously taken her to locations as diverse as the Adirondacks, the Southwestern United States, Hawaii, and South America.
AMHERST, Mass. - More than 30 senior electrical engineering students at the University of Massachusetts will exhibit their research projects at the Electrical Engineering Senior Design Day on Thurs. April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Gunness Student Center in Marcus Hall at UMass.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts is organizing a state-wide research conference for undergraduates to take place Friday April 30 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. It is the largest undergraduate research conference to ever take place in the state.
AMHERST, Mass. - Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have received the skeleton of the northern right whale found dead last week off Cape Cod. The announcement was made by biology professor William "Willy" Bemis, who noted that "it is our first right whale, and a very significant addition to the University’s growing collection of marine mammals." The whale, a female named Staccato, which had been monitored by the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown for 25 years, weighed approximately 50 tons, and was roughly 47 feet long. Staccato had given birth to at least six calves during her lifetime, scientists say.