AMHERST, Mass. - The chemistry department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been named one of the nation''s Top 25 programs in numbers of Ph.D. degrees awarded. Professor Bret Jackson, head of the UMass department, made the announcement.
AMHERST, Mass. - Gregory Tew, assistant professor of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been selected as an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator. The grant is for three years and totals $380,000. Tew is one of 26 investigators selected from a group of 220 applicants nationwide.
AMHERST, Mass. - Patrick Daly, interim director of the physical plant at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since mid-November 2002, has been named to the permanent position. Daly''s appointment was announced by Joyce Hatch, interim vice chancellor for administration and finance.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is soliciting applications from middle and high school teachers for its Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program on polymers for the summer of 2003. The deadline is April 1.
AMHERST, Mass. - Corey Flintoff, international reporter for National Public Radio (NPR), will speak at the University of Massachusetts Amherst at 4:30 p.m., Thurs., March 6, in Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Flintoff''s talk is titled, "Questing in Genghisland: an NPR Reporter in Mongolia."
News Briefs: The computer science department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received two grants totaling $480,000, from the National Science Foundation. The grants will be used to fund a Web-based homework and quiz system in computer science.
AMHERST, Mass. - Alan C. Swedlund, professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will deliver a lecture titled, "Shadows in the Valley: Illness, Death and Loss in Rural New England, 1850-1920," on Monday, March 3 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows the talk.
AMHERST, Mass. - Two leaders in the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been honored by University President William Bulger. Joseph I. Goldstein, dean of the College of Engineering, was named a Distinguished Professor, and Michael Malone, head of the department of chemical engineering, was named the Ronnie and Eugene Isenberg Distinguished Professor of Engineering. The appointments were made following approval by the University''s Board of Trustees at its recent meeting at UMass Boston. The designations recognize them for outstanding academic distinction. They were recommended for the honor by Chancellor John V. Lombardi and Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Charlena Seymour.
AMHERST, Mass. - James M. Theroux, the Flavin Family Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received this year''s top honor in Innovative Pedagogy for Entrepreneurship Education from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Police Department is conducting additional traffic enforcement, with special emphasis on safety belt and child safety seat violations now through Feb. 19. This enforcement initiative is part of the department''s participation in the Governor''s Highway Safety Bureau''s Click It or Ticket Campaign. UMass Amherst is the only university police department in the state participating in this grant-funded program.