Daniel Gordon, interim dean of Commonwealth Honors College, has appointed Alexandrina Deschamps, a faculty member in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, associate dean of Commonwealth Honors College for the coming academic year.
Deschamps has been director of student recruitment and outreach for CHC...
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development has awarded 13 Fellowships for Innovative Teaching to UMass-Amherst instructors for 2014-2015. The FIT fellowship draws upon other previous teaching-centered fellowships and will focus on active, collaborative and innovative pedagogies that will empower faculty to take advantage of new classroom spaces in the Integrative Learning Center.
Using one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet, an international team of physicists including Andrea Pocar, Laura Cadonati and doctoral student Keith Otis at UMass Amherst report in the current issue of Nature that for the first time they have directly detected neutrinos created by the “keystone” proton-proton (pp) fusion process going on at the sun’s core.
History professor David Glassberg taught in a faculty training program this summer at Shanghai Normal University that brought historians from a dozen universities from throughout China to learn about teaching Public History and starting Public History programs.
A reception welcoming Katherine Newman, the new provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, is being held Friday, Sept. 5 from 4-6 p.m. at the Marriott Center for Hospitality in the Campus Center.
Claudia Donald of the Graduate School has been named director of online communications in University Relations, where she will manage campus-wide Web communication strategies aimed at internal and external constituents.
UMass Amherst alumnus and Boston sports media personality Marc Bertrand (98.5 The Sports Hub, Comcast SportsNet New England) will emcee a pep rally in downtown Boston on Aug. 27 in support of the UMass Minuteman football team, which opens the 2014 season Aug. 30 at Gillette Stadium against Boston College.
UMass Amherst kicks off another school year as it welcomes an estimated 4,650 new students to the Commonwealth’s flagship campus. The busy schedule through Labor Day is part of the New Students Orientation and First Week programs.