UMASS magazine online -MastheadArchivesIn MemoriamSend a LetterUpdate AddressSend a Class NoteMagazine Home  
   
Winter 2000 Home

Winter 2000


EXCHANGE

AROUND THE POND

BRANCHES OF
LEARNING

THE WIT OF MAN

HOT ENOUGH
FOR YOU?

L.A. STORIES

LET IT SNOW!

ARTS

BOOKS

EXTENDED FAMILY

GREAT SPORT

NORTH 40

Branches of LearningDeans' List


 

Also

THE VOICE OF THE JACKHAMMER

THE CAMPAIGN IN ENGINEERING

 

 

 

Recent Faculy Awards, Honors and Large-scale Grants


EDUCATION
· $147,200 USDE grant, Mary Lynn Boscardin, student development and pupil personnel services, Preston C. Green, educational policy, research and administration.

· $280,200 Save the Children/USAID grant, David R. Evans and Robert Miltz, educational policy, research and administration.

· Learning Test Technical Advisory Committee, Virginia Board of Education, Ronald Hambleton, educational policy, research, and administration.

ENGINEERING
· Chancellor's Medal, James M. Douglas, chemical engineering emeritus.

· $450,000 "Learning Excellence" grant, General Electric Fund, Donald Fisher, mechanical and industrial engineering.

· Henry Clifton Sorby Award, International Metallographic Society, Joseph I. Goldstein, dean.

· Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect, Eastern States Section, Combustion Institute, Phillip Westmoreland, chemical engineering.

FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES
· Outstanding Professor Award, Eastern Food Science Conference, Pavinee Chinachoti, food science.

· Vice-chairman, Northeast Section, Forest Products Society, David Damery, natural resources conservation.

· $537,470 Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs grant, David Goodwin, natural resources conservation.

· $300,000 U.S. Information Agency grant, Meir Gross, landscape architecture and regional planning, Richard Taupier, Office of Geographic Information and Analysis.

· Consultant to Environmental Engineering Committee, Science Advisory Board, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Guy Lanza, environmental science.

· Board Member, National Restaurant Association, Frank Lattuca, hotel, restaurant, and travel administration.

· University Omsbudsperson, Catherine Porter, consumer studies.

· Outstanding Peer Reviewer1998-99, Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators, Chris Roberts, hotel, restaurant, and travel administration.

· Citation of Excellence, Anbar Electronic Intelligence, Atul Sheel, hotel, restaurant, and travel administration.

HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS
· DeVries-VanderKooy Lecturer, University of Michigan, Eric Beekman, Germanic languages.

· Chancellor's Medal, John Maki, Asian Studies emeritus.

· 1999 Outstanding Teacher Award, New England Association of Teachers of English, Charles Moran, English.

· 1999-2000 ASCAP Award, Robert Stern, music.

· Honoree, Michael Wolff Lecture, Yale University, Michael Wolff, English emeritus.

NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS
· $560,000 NSF grant, Andrew Barto, computer science.

· $120,410 US DOE grant, Beatrice Botch, Roberta Day, William Vining, chemistry, Beverly Woolf, computer science.

· $259,750 NSF grant, Elizabeth Brainerd, biology.

· $164,770 NSF grant, Donald Byrd and William Croft, computer science.

· $254,010 US DOD grant, Paul Cohen, computer science.

· $353,730 NSF grant, William Croft, computer science.

· $140,000 NSF grant, Robert Hallock, physics and astronomy.

· $218,690 NSF grant, David Hoagland, Jacques Pennele, Helmut Strey, polymer science and engineering, Dhandapani Venkataraman, chemistry.

· $126,945 US DOE grant, Bret Jackson, chemistry.

· Foreign Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Frank Karasz, polymer science and engineering.

· $475,890 NSF grant, James Kurose, computer science.

· $109,980 NASA grant, Mary Musgrave, biology.

· $250,000 US DOD grant, Leon Osterweil, computer science.

· Fulbright Scholar, France, Arnold Rosenberg, computer science.

· $120,000 NSF grant, Vincent Rotello, chemistry.

· $198,000 US DOE grant, Thomas Russell, polymer science and engineering.

· Honorary Member, Austrian Chemical Society, Otto Vogl, polymer science and engineering.

· $338,320 NSF grant, Donald Towsley, computer science.

· $250,560 NSF grant, Martin Weinberg, physics and astronomy, Scott Auerbach, chemistry.

· $100,000 NSF grant, Beverly Woolf, computer science.

NURSING
· Chancellor's Medal, Melanie Dreher, former dean.

PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SCIENCES
· President-elect, National American College of Sports Medicine, Priscilla Clarkson, exercise science.

· C.H. McCloy Research Lecturer, American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Patty Freedson, exercise science.

· Editor's Award for Best Article of 1998, Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, Harry Seymour, communication disorders.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
· Council of Representatives, American Psychological Association, Susan Krauss Whitbourne, psychology.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
· Senior Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals, James Craig, Biological Sciences Library.

ADMINISTRATION
· Board memberships, Russell Sage Foundation, National Science Foundation Public Affairs Advisory Group; $2.5 million NSF Minority Graduate Education initiative grant, Cora Marrett, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.

· Executive Board, Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools, Charlena Seymour, Graduate School dean

[top of page]

 
  UMass logo
This Web site is an Official Publication of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
It is maintained by the Web Development Group of University Advancement.