AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Professor Anna Nagurney has been nominated for the Fulbright/University of Innsbruck distinguished faculty chair for academic year 2001-02. Nagurney will travel to Austria and will teach from March 2002 until June 2002.
AMHERST, Mass. - Faculty members from the departments of physics, polymer science and engineering, and geosciences at the University of Massachusetts are among those to have received prestigious awards recently. They are as follows:
AMHERST, Mass. - The ancient "Nasca lines" created on the desert floor by native peoples in Peru thousands of years ago may not just be works of art, according to a team of scientists from the University of Massachusetts. The team, which includes hydrogeologist Stephen B. Mabee and archeologist Donald Proulx, suggests that some of the mysterious lines may in fact mark underground sources of water. The research project is detailed in the December issue of Discover magazine. The team also includes independent scholar David Johnson, an adjunct research associate in the department of anthropology at UMass, and geosciences graduate students Jenna Levin and Gregory Smith.
AMHERST, Mass. - James K. Boyce, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, will give a Distinguished Faculty Lecture titled, "Economic Policy for Building Peace: Lessons from War-Torn Societies," Tues., Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott announced today that he plans to step down as chancellor, effective June 30, 2001. He became chancellor of the University''s Amherst campus in July 1993.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Food Science Advisory Board has announced the creation of the Fergus M. Clydesdale Endowed Professorship, established in honor of the current chair of the University’s department of food science.
AMHERST, Mass. - Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and public officials now have access to timely, accurate, and carefully reviewed business information through MassBedrock, a continually updated digital library developed by librarians at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts. The free Web portal www.massbedrock.org offers reliable, relevant business and financial data and referrals for people doing business in Massachusetts.
AMHERST, Mass. - John Polkinghorne, professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge University, and an Anglican priest, will speak at the University of Massachusetts at 8 p.m. on Thurs. Nov. 30, in the Campus Center Auditorium. A renowned theoretical physicist, Polkinghorne has studied elementary particles for 25 years. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the UMass God and Science Project, and is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts alumna Marjorie Blanchard will be the Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in Residence at UMass Mon. Nov. 27 - Wed. Nov. 29. The highlight of her visit will be a public lecture titled "Balancing All the Lives You Lead," Tues. Nov. 28, 4-5 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Following the lecture, Blanchard will be honored by University officials, and will be presented with the Eleanor Bateman Award by Chancellor David K. Scott. There also will be a reception from 5-6 p.m. at which Blanchard will sign copies of her book "The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life." All events are free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - There have been six confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) at the University of Massachusetts, officials at University Health Services (UHS) say. Five students living in the residence halls and a staff member have been diagnosed with pertussis, they say.