Samuel P. Hazen, biology, was awarded the Dr. Constantine J. Gilgut Professorship in Plant Biology for a term of three years following approval by the Board of Trustees at its Thursday, Dec. 10 meeting.
Professors James Allan and Brian Levine of the UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) have been named Fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.
Merle G. Willmann, 86, professor emeritus in landscape architecture and regional planning, died at home in South Deerfield Friday, Jan. 8. Willmann spent 34 years teaching in the landscape architecture and regional planning program and is founder of the Boltwood Project, the largest and longest continuously running community engagement program at UMass Amherst.
The UMass ADVANCE team invites nominations for the 2021 ADVANCE College Faculty Mentoring Awards. One award per college is planned, in order to recognize the critically important work faculty members perform in mentoring and supporting their colleagues’ professional development and success.
Research professor of epidemiology Rachel Volberg has been invited to serve on “The Lancet Public Health” Commission on Gambling for an 18-month term running through the summer of 2022. She joins an international, multidisciplinary group aiming for transformational change in policy and political action.
Alasdair Roberts, director and professor at the School of Public Policy, has been named to the editorial board of “Public Administration Review,” the journal of the American Society for Public Administration.
On Sunday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m., the UMass Amherst department of Music and Dance will present a virtual concert featuring beloved long-time piano professor Nadine Shank, who passed away in October. The video, titled “Celestial Graces: A Remembrance of Nadine Shank,” features recent performances by her and numerous current and former colleagues.
Professor Charlie Schweik of the School of Public Policy and the department of environmental conservation has been elected the next president of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC).