AMHERST, Mass. - Project Pulse, a Gallup-type telephone polling operation in the Student Affairs Research, Information, and Systems (SARIS) office at the University of Massachusetts, has been named as one of seven exemplary programs for 1999 by a national professional organization.
AMHERST, Mass - Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor in the department of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, will receive the 1999 William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement. The prize is presented by Sigma Xi, an international research society with more than 80,000 members in 500 chapters, and is the society''s highest honor. The Procter Prize has been awarded annually since 1950 to scientists who have made outstanding contributions to research and have also demonstrated an ability to communicate the significance of their work to scientists in other disciplines.
AMHERST, Mass - The University of Massachusetts will award Chancellor''s Medals to 10 distinguished faculty and alumni at a convocation Thurs., Sept. 30 in Bowker Auditorium. The Chancellor''s Medal is the highest honor the campus bestows on individuals and is given for exemplary and extraordinary service to the University.
AMHERST, Mass - The University of Massachusetts will award an honorary degree to Erwin Teufel, Ministerprasident of the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg, on Monday Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The event will be hosted by Chancellor David K. Scott and UMass President William M. Bulger will award the degree.
AMHERST, Mass. - Arnold L. Rosenberg, Distinguished University Professor of computer science and co-director of the Theoretical Aspects of Parallel and Distributed Systems (TAPADS) Laboratory, has been named one of eight Fulbright scholars from the U.S. who will be studying in France in 1999-2000. He will work for three months in the spring 2000 semester with researchers at the University of Paris-South, in Orsay. The Fulbright program sponsors international study by U.S. teachers and scholars. It funds approximately 4,200 recipients annually.
AMHERST, Mass. - U.S. News & World Report has ranked UMass Amherst in the top 50 nation-wide in a listing called "Great Schools at Great Prices." UMass was tied for No. 39 in the category of national universities.
AMHERST, Mass. - New legal studies assistant professor David M. Mednicoff is bringing more than knowledge of international and comparative law to the University of Massachusetts this fall; he has lived and worked in Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, and Israel, and has firsthand knowledge of each nation''s politics and culture.
AMHERST, Mass. - Derek Lovley, head of the department of microbiology at the University of Massachusetts, has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by University President William M. Bulger. The appointment was made following approval by the University’s Board of Trustees at its meeting today in Boston. The title of Distinguished Professor recognizes Lovley for his outstanding academic and professional accomplishments.
AMHERST, Mass. - Jesse S. Ortiz, professor of environmental health sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, is the new president of the New England Public Health Association (NEPHA). Nearly 400 public health professionals, health agents, nurses, doctors, and researchers from New England belong to the non-profit organization.