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From left: Nikhila Nandgopal, Charlie Schweik, Scott McCullough.
Charlie Schweik, environmental conservation and School of Public Policy, and undergraduates Scott McCullough of the College of Information and Computer Sciences and Nikhila Nandgopal of the Isenberg School of Management presented their World Librarians project at a UNESCO conference, “Mobile...
Maria José Botelho
Maria José Botelho, associate professor of teacher education and curriculum studies, was recently recognized by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for “Distinguished Service” to the university for her work in the local community through her writing and literacy workshops, as well...
Jacqueline Mosselson
Jacqueline Mosselson, associate professor of educational policy, research and administration, has been invited as a representative of the College of Education to serve as a member of the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies’ (INEE) 2018-2020 Education Policy Working Group (EPWG...
Dara Wier
English professor Dara Wier will be competing April 14 in Webster’s War of the Words, a word-based game show to benefit the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society. Wier and teammates Rob Kyff of the Hartford Courant and Kristina Newman-Scott, director of culture for the...
Five of the eight student recipients of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.
For the third consecutive year, UMass Amherst has finished as the third leading institutional producer of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipients among Massachusetts colleges and universities. Nine UMass representatives—including seven graduate students and one...
Elizabeth Evans
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) recently named Elizabeth Evans, assistant professor of community health education, a faculty scholar in its Community Research Innovative Scholars Program (CRISP). CRISP supports the development of independent UMass researchers who...
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The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has awarded six faculty team grants along with 11 individual pre-tenure faculty micro grants as part of its Mutual Mentoring Program. Originally funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mutual Mentoring Team and Micro...
Dong Wang
Dong Wang, biochemistry and molecular biology, has been honored with one of Harvard University’s two 2018 Sargent Award for Visiting Scholars at the Arnold Arboretum. The award will support his further research on bacteria known as rhizobia. They live in nodules on the roots of legumes to fix...
David Julian McClements
David Julian McClements, Distinguished Professor of food science, has been selected to deliver the 12th in the Sydney Ross Lecture Series in Colloid and Surface Chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic University (RPI) in Troy, New York, on April 17. His topic will be “Biopolymer microgels for...
Jeffrey D. Blaustein
Jeffrey D. Blaustein, professor emeritus of psychological and brain sciences, has been named this year’s winner of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology’s Daniel S. Lehrman Lifetime Achievement Award. He was cited for “a career of eminent scholarship in behavioral...

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