Deborah Good, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, and Robert Griffin, Hospitality and Travel Management, were among five University system faculty recognized Sept. 23 for their cutting-edge work using technology to assess student learning.
The Faculty Senate on Sept. 22 reelected Psychology professor Richard Bogartz as chair of its Rules Committee and chose Maurianne Adams of the Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services to fill an at-large seat on the committee.
Richard J. Farris, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Polymer Science and Engineering, has been chosen to receive the 2006 Polymer Analysis Division Founder’s Award from the Society of Plastic Engineers.
William J. MacKnight, Wilmer D. Barrett Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Polymer Science and Engineering, has been chosen to receive the American Chemical Society’s Paul J. Flory Education Award for 2006.
Jane E. Fountain, whose research focuses on the intersection of institutions, global information and communication technologies and governance, has joined the faculty of the Department of Political Science and the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA).
Residential Life is again using a centralized check-in system that employs reservation times for arriving students moving into campus housing, according to Sarah Rastallis, Residence Hall Services manager.
The reservation system is a key component of move-in because it staggers arrivals to campus...
Professor Daniel Gordon of the history department has been reappointed interim dean of Commonwealth Honors College, effective Sept. 1, according to Provost James V. Staros.
Gordon became interim dean last year after the death of dean Priscilla Clarkson, just days before the opening of the...
The Taiwan Ministry of Culture has awarded Five Colleges, Incorporated a $50,000 grant to celebrate traditional Taiwanese culture in a project that will bring three performance troupes to the area. Coordinated by the Fine Arts Center Asian Arts and Culture Program, over the next 18 months a world...
In concert with the Town of Amherst, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is continuing to limit campus-sponsored nighttime outdoor events on playing fields and grassy areas as a precautionary measure against mosquito-borne illnesses such as Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Amherst is considered a moderate-risk community for EEE by the state Department of Public Health.
A reception welcoming Katherine Newman, the new provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, is being held Friday, Sept. 5 from 4-6 p.m. at the Marriott Center for Hospitality in the Campus Center.