Lixin Gao, Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named a 2021–22 fellow at Harvard Radcliffe Institute, joining an extraordinary group of artists, scientists, scholars and practitioners who will learn from and inspire one another in a year of discovery and interdisciplinary exchange in Cambridge.
Louise Antony, philosophy, has been named the 2022 Romanell Lecturer on philosophical naturalism by the American Philosophical Association (APA). The Patrick Romanell Lecture is presented annually at a divisional meeting of the APA on the topic of philosophical naturalism.
Nurse inventor Karen Giuliano was recently featured on Touch Point Media’s podcast, Healthcare Soothsayers with Dr. Bonnie Clipper. In the 20-minute podcast, Giuliano and Clipper discuss how nurses can influence the design and development of inventions that will reshape healthcare.
Amel Ahmed, associate provost for equity and inclusion, invites participation in a new program aimed at advancing faculty diversity at UMass Amherst. The STRIDE Faculty Fellowshipprovides UMass Amherst faculty with the opportunity to support diversity, equity and inclusion in faculty recruitment.
The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) has awarded Mutual Mentoring Grants to nine teams and five individual faculty for 2021-22. OFD’s Mutual Mentoring Program provides funding to individuals or groups of faculty for the purpose of developing mentoring networks.