Richard Farris, Distinguished University Professor emeritus of Polymer Science and Engineering, received the George S. Whitby Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research from the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society on May 19 in San Antonio, Texas.
AMHERST, Mass. – “The Contemporary African American Novel: Its Folk Roots and Modern Literary Branches,” written by Bernard W. Bell and published by the University of Massachusetts Press, has been selected for an American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation.
The 25th anniversary of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center was celebrated last week during a State House ceremony attended by about 100 people, including state Secretary of Economic Development Ranch Kimball.
AMHERST, Mass. – The American Council on Education has selected Charlena Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to participate in its inaugural Institute for New Chief Academic Officers. Seymour is one of only 35 provosts from across the country chosen for the institute, which will be held during the 2005-2006 academic year.
AMHERST, Mass. – UMass Amherst Dining Services won first place in the nation for overall food services at a college or university at a national conference held recently in New Orleans. The National Association of College and University Food Services presented UMass the grand prize during the 2005 Loyal E. Horton Dining Award presentations at its annual conference.
Frank Hugus, interim associate provost and director of International Programs, recently returned from several weeks in Europe, where he met with German educators, participated in an academic conference in Paris and attended an anniversary celebration at Oxford University.