AMHERST, Mass. - Murugappan Muthukumar, of the University of Massachusetts department of polymer science and engineering, has been awarded the 1998 High Polymer Physics Prize, the highest international award in polymer physics. The prize is presented by the American Physical Society.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts exercise science professor Priscilla M. Clarkson will talk about "Muscle Soreness: the Aftermath of Overexertion Exercise," Thurs., March 5 at 4 p.m. in 227 Herter Hall. The event is the third in this academic year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, and is free and open to the public. A reception follows the talk.
AMHERST, Mass. - The College of Engineering and the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts are in the top 50 of this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of "America’s Best Graduate Schools." The graduate program in communication disorders is listed as No. 29 in the country in a section rating speech pathology graduate programs. The magazine started ranking the nation’s best graduate schools in 1987. The rankings are in the March 2 issue, due to reach newsstands Feb. 23.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott has named professor Esther Terry as associate chancellor for Equal Opportunity and Diversity, replacing professor Frederick Tillis, who recently retired. Terry, who will remain head of the W.E.B. Du Bois department of Afro-American studies, has been a faculty member on campus since 1970.
AMHERST, Mass. - Officials at the University of Massachusetts today announced the findings of a survey of facilities’ conditions on campus, citing nearly $400 million dollars worth of deferred maintenance needs. They also outlined possible funding strategies and listed a number of recent improvements to campus buildings.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts psychology professor Robert S. Feldman was interviewed Tuesday by an ABC television crew from "Good Morning America Sunday" for a segment about lying, a subject much in the news because of scandals in Washington.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts chemical engineering professor Vladimir Haensel is scheduled to receive the Charles Stark Draper Prize in a black-tie ceremony at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., on Tues., Feb. 24.
AMHERST, Mass. - Police at the University of Massachusetts have established a 24-hour anonymous crime tip line designed to give the public another way to report information to the department, according to John W. Luippold Jr., director of public safety and police chief. The telephone number is 577-TIPS (8477).
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott has announced that stipend increases to graduate students will be delayed, pending resolution of a University protest to state-ordered mediation with the Graduate Employee Organization (GEO). In the meantime, while the issue of jurisdiction is being resolved, the two sides will enter mediation.
AMHERST, Mass. - Public health researchers at the University of Massachusetts are conducting a one-year pilot study of 240 graduates of Smith and Mount Holyoke colleges to help determine how physical activity is related to breast cancer risk.