AMHERST, Mass. - The Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts held its Commencement ceremony Saturday morning, May 26. The ceremony was held in the William D. Mullins Memorial Center on campus. Degrees were conferred on nearly 1,300 master’s and doctoral candidates. Approximately 550 of those eligible to receive degrees attended the ceremony, along with nearly 4,000 family members and friends.
AMHERST, Mass. - Steven St. Laurent, a senior mechanical engineering student at the University of Massachusetts, has won a Fulbright-Garcia Robles scholarship. He will attend the Fulbright-Garcia Robles Binational Business Administration Program in Mexico, from Sept. 2001 to end of June 2002. He is one of just 10 awardees named by the program.
AMHERST, Mass. - Nicholas K. Bromell, associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, will spend spring semester 2002, in Greece as a Fulbright Scholar. Bromell will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in American studies at Aristotle University in Thessalonika, Greece, focusing on American popular culture.
AMHERST, Mass. - The decision by Vermont’s U.S. Sen. James Jeffords to leave the Republican party and throw control of the Senate to the Democrats will have substantial national policy implications for federal judicial nominations, health care, and energy policy, and for other New England senators, says Vincent G. Moscardelli, assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts.
AMHERST, Mass. - A team of researchers led by Sigfrid Yngvesson, professor of electrical engineering at the UMass, has received three federal grants totaling more than $1.79 million to build and improve a receiver that can detect the presence of nitrogen plus, one of our galaxy''s basic components.
AMHERST, Mass. - Jose Mestre, a professor of physics, and a national expert in the science of learning, testified before Congress earlier this month. The hearing, "Classrooms as Laboratories: The Science of Learning Meets the Practice of Teaching," was held on May 10 before the House Committee on Science’s Subcommittee on Research.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts will hold its Commencement ceremony Sat., May 26 at 10:30 a.m. in the William D. Mullins Memorial Center. Approximately 1,300 graduate students are candidates for master’s or doctoral degrees. Three honorary degrees will be conferred during the ceremony. The recipients are: Ali A. Al-Shamlan, director general of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences; Florence Schorske Wald, founding board member of Hospice Inc.; and Harris Wofford, former head of the Corporation for National Service. There will be no keynote speaker.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Darden Restaurants Foundation has contributed $50,000 to the University of Massachusetts department of hotel, restaurant, and travel administration (HRTA) to help build a new teaching and research facility that will offer HRTA students the chance to learn principles of good management and high-quality service through practical experience.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has announced the names of three professors and two teaching assistants who have received 2000-01 Distinguished Teaching Awards; three professors who have received Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowships Awards; and three faculty and staff who have received Distinguished Academic Outreach Awards. In addition, the University has also announced two recipients of the 2000-01 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass tornado researchers are heading back to the Great Plains to spend tornado season testing new ways to detect and predict the swirling storms. UMass faculty member and tornado chaser Andrew Pazmany and graduate student Vidhya Thyagarajan conduct research with the University''s highly-regarded Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory. Their work is funded by the National Science Foundation and the University, and is conducted in collaboration with Prof. Howard Bluestein and his graduate students at the University of Oklahoma.