PEP invites applications from UMass faculty to apply for the 2015 Public Engagement Fellowship Program.   Public Engagement Faculty Fellows develop a plan tailored to individual expertise and aspirations for reaching broader publics. Fellows receive technical training in communicating with non-academic audiences, cultivate networks to reach those publics, and workshop op-ed pieces, policy briefs, blogs, or other public engagement product(s). 

To apply for Spring 2015 program: Please use this form . Applications are due by December 12, 2014 and should be emailed to Public Engagement Project Director Amy Schalet, who can also answer questions about the fellowship program. Applications will be reviewed and selected by the program steering committee, and applicants will be informed about final selections no later than December 20, 2014. 


April 26th

The UMass Public Engagement Project Presents:
"The Engaged Campus: Giving Back to the Commonwealth and Beyond"

PEP Community Engagement Wheel

A distinguished panel will discuss “The Engaged Campus: Giving Back to the Commonwealth and Beyond” as part of this year’s Founders Week celebration at UMass Amherst. This panel presentation, hosted by the UMass Public Engagement Project, will examine the importance of the University's involvement in the local, state, and national community.  UMass Amherst is among a select group of U.S. colleges and universities recognized as a Community Engaged Campus by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  This panel presentation will address how UMass students and faculty can and do give back to the Commonwealth through service learning, research, and community outreach. Five panelists will each present a different aspect of the university’s engagement, with discussion to follow.

Panelists include:
- Dan Gerber, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Chair of the University Service, Public Service and Outreach Council of the Faculty Senate;
- Marla Michel, Director of Campus Engagement and of the Scibelli Enterprise Center Business Incubator;
- John Reiff, Director of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning;
- Linda Tropp, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, and Member of the Public Engagement Project.
- Honorable Stanley C. Rosenberg '77, MA State Senator and Majority Leader
Moderator: Naomi Gerstel, Distinguished University Professor (of Sociology) and Member of the Public Engagement Project


February 7th

Panel to Highlight UMass Research and Engagement Projects in Springfield

Not Under My Roof

A Research in Process Seminar Series Panel Sponsored by the Institute for Social Science Research

Sylvia Brandt, Associate Professor of Resource Economics and Public Policy
Frank Sleegers, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Fred Rose, Researcher and Lecturer, Center for Public Policy and Administration and Co-director of the Wellspring Initiative in Springfield

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy and Dean Robert S. Feldman are expected to be in attendance.
RSVP by February 4 to:  Karen Mason: mason@issr.umass.edu
More information about the Panel. 


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