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Archive for May, 2010

Building Energy Extension Assistant Professor Position Announced

Posted: May 25th, 2010

  POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION and UMASS-EXTENSION UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST Title: Extension Assistant Professor – Building Energy Appointment: Academic Year (9 Month) – Non-tenure track Available: Earliest appointment date is September 1, 2010 Application: Review of applications begins May 1, 2010. Search will continue until the position is filled. The Position: The […]

NRC Forestry Students’ Geographic Information System Project Helps Firefighters Stop 25-acre Forest Fire in Erving State Forest

Posted: May 24th, 2010

Two NRC Forestry students, William Ashton and Christopher Capone, took advantage of the class project in NRC’s “Introduction to Spatial Technologies” (NRC297s) course to develop a Geographic Information System to inventory and map 16 “fire holes” in Erving State Forest. These fire holes are human made ponds constructed back in the 1930s by the Civilian […]

NRC Student Marshall remarks from the College of Natural Science graduation

Posted: May 20th, 2010

Jeffrey Hutchins, graduating forestry student in the Department of Natural Resources Conservation, was selected to lead NRC students to the stage to receive their medallions and recognition during the College of Natural Science graduation ceremony. Student Marshalls from each department were invited to make brief remarks, and Jeffrey’s were the following: “The department of Natural […]

Graduate Students, Susannah Lerman and Noah Charney Awarded Switzer Fellowships

Posted: May 11th, 2010

OEB graduate students, Susannah Lerman  and Noah Charney, have been invited to become Switzer Fellows! http://www.switzernetwork.org/fellowship-overview.html The goal of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program is to support highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies are directed toward improving environmental quality and who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their field. The […]

Simon Nampindo, PhD. Candidate Receives Kathryn Fuller Doctoral Fellowship

Posted: May 11th, 2010

Simon Nampindo, a doctoral candidate in our department, was selected for the Kathryn Fuller Doctoral Fellowship by the WWF's Conservation Science Program ( http://www.worldwildlife.org/science/fellowships/fuller/doctoralfund.html). Simon is one of only five winners worldwide. This is a very competitive fellowship and all submissions are rigorously reviewed. Simon plans to conduct spatial analysis of ecosystem services and resource […]