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The UMass Amherst Libraries have announced the winners of the Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award following a competition that was open to all undergraduate UMass Amherst students. The first place recipients, who will share a $1,000 scholarship, are Amy Chou of Lowell, Dylan Masi of...
Krista Harper
Krista Harper, anthropology and public policy, and graduate students Cary Speck, anthropology, and Cat Tebaldi, education, took part in an international graduate student workshop on the theme of “Mobilizing the Visual Dimension,” at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences...
Donna Zucker
Donna M. Zucker, associate professor in the College of Nursing, was elected to the board of directors of the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (ACCJH) at the 9th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health in Baltimore on March 17. ACCJH was founded to advance the...
Kathryn McDermott
Kathryn McDermott, education and public policy, has received a grant from the Spencer Foundation that will enable her to apply social psychological insights concerning racial bias to issues in education policy. Spencer’s grant program is especially designed to support mid-career faculty...
Paula Stamps
Paula Stamps, professor emeritus of health policy and management, has published a new textbook titled “Analyzing Form, Function and Financing of the U.S. Health Care System.” The book, available through CRC Press, takes a new, narrative approach to the story of the U.S. health care...
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Six faculty members recently accepted interim positions in the College of Education. They are: Martina Nieswandt, associate professor in science education, interim associate dean for research and development; Jennifer Randall, associate professor in psychometric methods, interim associate dean for...
Aviva Ben-Ur
Historian Aviva Ben-Ur of the department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will spend the Spring 2017 semester at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She will be teaching in the department for economic and social history and will be working closely with...
Laurel Smith-Doerr
Laurel Smith-Doerr, director of the Institute for Social Science Research, and graduate research assistants Sharla Alegria and Tim Sacco were invited to present their research on diversity in science teams at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on March 1. While policymakers...
Andrea Nahmod
Andrea Nahmod, mathematics and statistics, is being recognized as a 2015-16 UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar. An expert in the two separate but interrelated classical areas of mathematics called harmonic analysis and partial differential equations, Nahmod has risen to national prominence in her...
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Melinda Novak, psychological and brain sciences; David Reckhow, civil and environmental engineering, and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, sociology, are the recipients of the 2016-17 University of Massachusetts Amherst Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowships. The fellowships give faculty members a unique...

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