Faculty Accomplishments March 2012
Mount Holyoke College
The Physics Department will be honored with an Improving Undergraduate Physics Education Award. This is a new designation of the APS (American Physical Society), and we are one of the first physics departments to be so honored.
Margaret Robinson won a teaching award from the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Indira Peterson will be giving the Jackie Pritzen lecture on March 29th. She will be speaking on “Scientific Dialogues in Colonial India: King Serfoji II and the European Enlightenment.” The Jackie Pritzen Lectures are named for a longtime member of the Five College staff, Jackie M. Pritzen, who worked with many different faculty groups during her 25 years with the consortium. The lectures were initiated in 1996, the year after her retirement, in tribute to the central role that faculty play in furthering cooperation among the five institutions.
Barbara Lerner, Computer Science, was recently interviewed by Lisa Kaczmarczyk, writer of the Interdisciplinary Computing Blog. She wrote a couple of blog entries on a research project that Barb is doing at Harvard Forest in collaboration with UMass CS faculty and ecologists at Harvard Forest. They can be found at: