AMHERST, Mass. - W. Bruce Croft, a member of the computer science faculty at the University of Massachusetts, has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by University President William Bulger. The appointment was made following approval by the University''s Board of Trustees at its meeting today in Boston. The honor recognizes Croft for outstanding academic distinction.
AMHERST, Mass. - A science workshop for K-12 teachers will be held Monday, March 13, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the Silvio O. Conte National Center for Polymer Research at the University of Massachusetts. Participation in the workshop is free, although space is limited, and pre-registration by Thurs. Feb. 10 is required.
AMHERST, Mass. - A new traffic signal will become operational Thurs. Feb. 3 at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue, Governors Drive, and Holdsworth Way on the campus of the University of Massachusetts.
AMHERST, Mass. - President Clinton today named Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor in the department of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, one of 12 winners of the 1999 National Medal of Science.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts alumna Sandra Jackson-Opoku will be the Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in Residence at the University Wed. Feb. 2 through Fri. Feb. 4. Her visit will inaugurate a series of events scheduled in honor of Black History Month at UMass.
AMHERST, Mass. - The following is a statement from Paul Page, vice chancellor for administration and finance at the University of Massachusetts, concerning the recent decision to award a contract to operate the University Store and Textbook Annex to Follett Higher Education Group of Chicago:
AMHERST, Mass. - University Health Services (UHS) at the University of Massachusetts will close its dental clinic July 1. Javier Cevallos, interim vice chancellor for student affairs, announced the closing, following the release last week of a consultant''s report on funding alternatives and possible service changes at UHS.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Amherst is launching three online graduate degree programs, the first such programs to be offered by the campus. Chancellor David K. Scott announced the new programs.
AMHERST, Mass. - Nearly two years ago, University of Massachusetts engineering student Nathaniel Mulcahy bumped into the bathroom sink, and his Mennen Speed Stick smashed to the floor. "What a lot of bits of plastic," the mechanical and industrial engineering senior thought as he cleaned up the mess. Then he decided to build a better deodorant stick. Mulcahy''s resulting "Speedy Speed Stick" led him to win the student contest at the 1999 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn., late last year.