AMHERST, Mass. – The Hurricane Katrina disaster vividly demonstrates the extent to which the nation is unprepared to respond to catastrophic and near-catastrophic extreme events, says Kathleen J. Tierney, director of the Natural Hazards Research Center.
Nilanjana Dasgupta, assistant professor of Psychology, has received a five-year, $400,500 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate what enhances or constrains female students in studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Mathew L. Ouellett, associate director of the Center for Teaching, has been elected president of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), the international organization of faculty and instructional development.
Tony Jung, acting chef at Hampshire Dining Commons, was the winner of the Northeast Region Culinary Challenge during the National Association of College & University Food Services’ regional conference held March 21-23 at Cornell University.