AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts and New York University will present a major symposium on William "Holly" Whyte, one of the major urbanists of the twentieth century. The conference, titled, "The Humane Metropolis: People and Nature in the 21st Century City," will celebrate and examine Whyte''s work and its ongoing importance to urban planning nationwide.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has announced the names of three professors and two teaching assistants who have received 2001-02 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 2001-02 Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards.
AMHERST, Mass. - Barbara O''Connor, interim chief of police and director of public safety for the Division of Public Safety at the University of Massachusetts, has been named to fill the position on a permanent basis. F. Javier Cevallos, vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life, announced the appointment.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts is launching a new interdisciplinary, campus-wide undergraduate minor in information technology (IT) that will be the first of its kind in the state public higher education system.
AMHERST, Mass. - Andrew Effrat has been named the interim dean of the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts. Charlena Seymour, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, made the announcement.
AMHERST, Mass. - A groundbreaking ceremony for the new engineering building at the University of Massachusetts will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 17, outside Duda Hall, just north of the engineering quadrangle.
AMHERST, Mass. - David Schmidt, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Massachusetts, has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Schmidt is one of just 26 researchers from across the country to receive the Young Investigator Award.
AMHERST, Mass. - A reception in honor of University of Massachusetts Chancellor Marcellette G. Williams will be held Wed., May 22 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Memorial Hall on campus. All members of the UMass community and others with ties to the University are invited.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts master of fine arts (MFA) program in creative writing will hold the second annual Juniper Festival, a gathering of writers, editors, agents, and publishers, from 4-10 p.m., Fri. May 10 and from 2-10 p.m., Sat. May 11 in Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to the public.