AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott has named F. Javier Cevallos, current chair of the department of Spanish and Portuguese, as interim vice chancellor for student affairs, effective Aug. 1, 1998 to July 31, 1999.
AMHERST, Mass. - Nine undergraduates at the University of Massachusetts are learning to become researchers during 10-week summer internships sponsored by the Minority Engineering Program and the Women in Engineering Program, both in the University''s College of Engineering.
AMHERST, Mass. - Thomas B. Robinson, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Massachusetts since 1992, has announced he will resign his position to assume the post of vice president for student services at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Robinson will leave his post at UMass in mid-August.
Alumnus Lauded for Dissertation in Nuclear Physics
AMHERST, Mass. - Yury G. Kolomensky, who earned his doctorate in nuclear physics at the University of Massachusetts in 1997, has received the Dissertation in Nuclear Physics Award from the American Physical Society’s division of nuclear physics.
AMHERST, Mass. - Jean Marie Maranville, a senior industrial engineering major, has been selected student speaker for the 128th Commencement at the University of Massachusetts, Sun. May 24 at 10:30 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts student Tsidii (pronounced "C-D") Le Loka, has received an Outer Critics Circle Award for "Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical." Le Loka is currently appearing as Rafiki in the Broadway production of "The Lion King."
AMHERST, Mass. - Wenshu Yu, of Andover, a junior at the University of Massachusetts, has won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. She was one of just 316 students in the United States to win the award for the 1998-99 academic year.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Ph.D. student Lyn Gualtieri, of Boxford, has received a Fulbright Fellowship to study glacial rocks in Iceland. Gualtieri earned her bachelor’s degree at UMass, and a master’s degree at the University of Alberta, Canada.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts is organizing a state-wide research conference for undergraduates to take place Fri. May 1 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. It is believed to be the first such state-wide undergraduate research conference in the United States.