AMHERST, Mass. - Biologist Pablo Pomposiello has joined the microbiology department of the University of Massachusetts as an assistant professor. Pomposiello comes to UMass from Harvard University School of Public Health, where he was a post-doctoral fellow in the department of cancer cell biology.
AMHERST, Mass. - The School of Nursing and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts have received a $200,000 federal grant to develop a master''s-level, nursing-education program that prepares nurses to serve in leadership roles in state and local public health agencies.
AMHERST, Mass. - Five new faculty members have joined the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts this semester. Dean Joseph I. Goldstein made the announcement. The new faculty members are as follows:
AMHERST, Mass. - Three research faculty have joined the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts. Elissa Braunstein is assistant director at PERI and an assistant research professor, and Mark David Brenner and James Heintz are both assistant research professors.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts biologist Jeffrey Podos has received the Outstanding New Investigator Award 2001 from the Animal Behavior Society (ABS). Only one award per year is made, in recognition of outstanding research and promise. The Animal Behavior Society is a non-profit scientific society, founded to encourage and promote the study of animal behavior. The society states that Podos was awarded the title for "his elegant work on the interface between evolution, biomechanics, physiology, and development of birdsong." The award was presented recently at the meeting of the ABS held in Corvallis, Oregon.
AMHERST, Mass. - Robert S. Bond and William P. MacConnell, alumni and retired members of the natural resources conservation faculty, have donated 234 acres of Princeton, Mass., forestland to the University for instruction, research, and timber harvesting/forest management purposes. The gift was accepted and acknowledged by the University''s Board of Trustees at its meeting in Amherst today, Nov. 7.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Thomas Schneeweis, professor of finance and operations management at the Isenberg School of Management, as the Michael and Cheryl Philipp Professor of Finance. The board vote took place at its meeting today, Nov. 7, in Amherst. The endowed professorship was created in March 2001 by the Massachusetts Legislature through an endowment-matching program.
AMHERST, Mass. - Nobel Prize-winner Dudley Robert Herschbach will speak at the University of Massachusetts next week. Herschbach''s talk is scheduled for 11:15 a.m., Thurs., Nov. 8, in room 1634 of the Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Herschbach was named a Nobel laureate in chemistry in 1986, for his contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts/Five College Graduate Program in History inaugurates its Distinguished Scholar in Residence Program with a visit from David Montgomery, Farnam Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. Montgomery will participate in a series of lectures and events at area campuses from Nov. 5-9.