AMHERST, Mass. - The College of Engineering and the departments of computer science and polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts all received top ratings in U.S. News & World Report''s year 2000 rankings of "America''s Best Graduate Schools."
AMHERST, Mass. - The identity of a body discovered late March 18 in the Turners Falls power canal has been confirmed as that of Jose Figueroa, 22, of Everett, a senior at the University of Massachusetts. David Angier, First Assistant District Attorney in the Northwestern District Attorney''s Office, officially confirmed Figueroa''s identification late today, based on a report from the chief medical examiner.
AMHERST, Mass. - Elizabeth A. Dale, director of business and facilities services at the University of Massachusetts Campus Center/Student Union Complex and an adjunct faculty member in the department of hotel, restaurant, and travel administration, has been named a 1999-2000 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. She is one of 34 Fellows selected this year.
AMHERST, Mass. - A motor vehicle citation has been issued by University of Massachusetts police to Kathryn Caserta, of Waldwick, N.J., operator of a car involved in a car/pedestrian accident March 3 on campus, according to John W. Luippold Jr., director of public safety and chief of police at the University.
AMHERST, Mass. - The science of how learning takes place, and the implications of this new science in the classroom, will be the focus of "How People Learn: Transforming the Science Classroom," a national conference to be hosted by the University of Massachusetts on Monday, March 22. The afternoon session is free and open to the public and will include discussions of emerging trends in this area of science. The conference is sponsored by the University’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the School of Education, and the Office of the Provost.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts student Allison Lustig, 19, of Shrewsbury, Mass., died today, March 11, in Baystate Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized in critical condition since she was struck by a car on campus Wed., March 3. The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. at the intersection of Governors Drive and Commonwealth Avenue on the northwest side of campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts graduate student Ana Maria Diaz-Marcos has been awarded Spain''s Asturias Joven (Young Asturians) prize by the Principado de Asturias (regional government of Asturias) for her collection of short stories "The Affections of Heat." The prize, which is awarded annually to a young writer of the Asturias region of Spain, includes a monetary gift of $1,800 and publication of the collection.
AMHERST, Mass. - Three University of Massachusetts researchers from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics have been named to receive CAREER awards by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The prestigious awards support the work of young faculty members. The recipients are Elizabeth Brainerd of biology and the program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Ricardo Metz of chemistry, and Narayanan Menon of physics and astronomy.