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Melinda Novak - Recipient of Distinguished Primatologist Award

The American Society of Primatologists (ASP) presented Dr. Melinda Novak with the Distinguished Primatologist Award at their Annual  Meeting, September 16-19, 2011 in Austin Texas.  In the 34 years of  their existence, this is only the 16th time the ASP has chosen to bestow this award. The Distinguished Primatologist Award honors a primatologist who has had an outstanding career and made significant contributions to the field. Dr. Novak is one of the world's leading experts on the psychological well-being of non-human primates, and as a recipient of this award, she will be invited to deliver the Distinguished Primatologist Address at the 2012 meeting of the Society.

Nancy Forger - Recipient of Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship

The Office of Research & Engagement is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2010-2011 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards:
Donal A. Carbaugh, Communication
Nancy G. Forger, Psychology
Lynnette Leidy Sievert, Anthropology

The UMass Amherst Samuel Conti Faculty fellowship consists of a cash award of $3,000 and a year's leave of absence to encourage award recipients to concentrate on activities related to graduate education, research, creative work, and scholarly attainment.