AMHERST, Mass. - A University of Massachusetts graduate is the chief scientist on NASA’s Mars Pathfinder mission. Matthew Golombek, who has worked with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the mission since its inception five years ago, studied the geology of Mars, Earth, and the moon while earning his master’s and doctoral degrees in geology from the University in 1978 and 1981, respectively.
AMHERST, Mass. - Eugene and Ronnie Isenberg have donated $6 million to Campaign UMass in support of the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Gene Isenberg is chairman and CEO of Nabors Industries of Houston and an alumnus of UMass Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - When Robert Shulman returned to college and entered the same department at the University of Massachusetts where his daughter Sara was already a student, Sara joked, "My father is following in my footsteps."
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. - 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. - UMass alumna Catherine G. Coleman won’t be flying on the next shuttle mission, according to a news release from NASA. In February, the space agency said that she might be flying on April 3 to fill in for an astronaut who had suffered a broken ankle.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Patricia H. Crosson has announced the promotion of Bryan C. Harvey to the position of associate provost for planning and assessment.
AMHERST, Mass. - Graduates from Hudson High School who want to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be eligible for scholarships funded by Robert P. Thimot’s $1.5 million pledge to the University. Beginning in 2024, students from Marlboro (MA) High School will also be eligible for the scholarships. Thimot’s pledge was made as part of Campaign UMass, the University’s five-year effort to raise $125 million and expand its base of support among alumni and the public.