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Weiai (Wayne) Xu named Institute for Social Science Research Scholar
Jun 3, 2021

Assistant Professor Weiai (Wayne) Xu has been named to the 2021-22 Scholars Program of the UMass Amherst Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), which promotes excellence in social science research.

Xu will join seven other faculty members from across UMass in the yearlong interdisciplinary ISSR Scholars Program. The scholars will take part in regular seminars to help develop a strong research grant proposal.

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Salute to 2021 Seniors
Jun 2, 2021

In honor of our 2021 UMass Amherst Communication graduates, we paid tribute with a special video to salute our seniors and wish them well in their next chapter.

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Amir Moini '11 Alum Joins Students for Industry Speaker Webinar
May 13, 2021

Approximately 100 students joined a Zoom Industry Speaker Webinar event with Amir Moini ’11 in April. Moini is the employer branding lead at Netflix and author of 22 Life Lessons, and took students behind the scenes at his place of employment, Netflix, and talked about what it’s like to work for the innovative streaming giant. Moini shared information about his role, which includes recruitment, social media management, creative video directing, photoshoots, and interfacing with the media.

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Castañeda Participating in State Evaluation of Equity in the Undergraduate Experience
Apr 27, 2021

Mari Castañeda, dean of the Commonwealth Honors College and professor of communications, and Dean of Students Evelyn Ashley are part of a group of leaders working with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education on its equity agenda. “It is an honor to be part of this effort to reimagine the New Undergraduate Experience and to be in conversation with colleagues from across the state about racial equity in higher education,” Castañeda said.

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