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Twelve Faculty Selected as 2019-20 TIDE Ambassadors

The UMass Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has named 12 winners of the 2019-20 TIDE Ambassadors (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity) faculty fellowship award.

Throughout the program year, participants will explore how they can enhance students’ learning and academic success across cultural, social and learning differences by adopting a strength-based,...

Building Bridges Showcase Event Featured Art, Discussion and Workshops

The Building Bridges Showcase Event was attended by faculy, staff and students on Tuesday, April 9 in the Fine Arts Center atrium.

The event featured visual arts, music, poetry, creative workshops, demonstrations and more.

In spring 2018, the university launched Building Bridges, an initiative designed to foster connections among UMass community members who come from myriad backgrounds and hold differing perspectives. Activities under the umbrella of Building Bridges include...

Theater Presents “Baltimore” in Collaboration with the Office for Equity and Inclusion

The theater department is collaborating with the Office for Equity and Inclusion to present “Baltimore.”

In the play, a racist incident divides her first-year students, reluctant resident advisor Shelby finds herself in the middle of a conversation she does not want to have. As pressure to address the issue mounts from residents, the new dean, and even her best friend, Shelby must decide if she will enter the fray or watch her community come apart at the seams. Sharp, funny, and...

Building Bridges Showcase Event to be Held April 9 in the Fine Arts Atrium

The Building Bridges Showcase Event will be held on Tuesday, April 9 from noon to 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center atrium. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend and celebrate the work done by members of our campus community, including visual arts, music, poetry, creative workshops, demonstrations and more.

In spring 2018, the university launched Building Bridges, an initiative designed to foster...

Building Bridges Showcase Event to be Held April 9 in the Fine Arts Atrium

The Building Bridges Showcase Event will be held on Tuesday, April 9 from noon to 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center atrium. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend and celebrate the work done by members of our campus community, including visual arts, music, poetry, creative workshops, demonstrations and more.

In spring 2018, the university launched Building Bridges, an initiative designed to foster...

Ruth Zambrana

Ruth Zambrana to present “Toxic Ivory Towers: Consequences of Work Stress on Underrepresented Faculty” April 4

The Office of Equity and Inclusion will be hosting Ruth Zambrana for a public talk titled “Toxic Ivory Towers: Consequences of Work Stress on Underrepresented Faculty” Thursday, April 4 at 4 p.m. in S131 Integrated Learning Center (ILC). The event, based on her book of the same name, is free and open to the public.

“Toxic Ivory Towers: Consequences of Work Stress on Underrepresented Faculty” (Rutgers University Press, 2018) takes an in-depth look at the institutional factors impacting...

Teach-in Scheduled for “Islamophobia: Religion, Fear and the Consequences of Dehumanization”

The Office of Equity and Inclusion will host a teach-in titled “Islamophobia: Religion, Fear, and the Consequences of Dehumanization” on Wednesday, April 3 at 5 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room of Goodell Hall.

This teach-in is in response to the tragic March 15 massacres at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that left 50 dead and another 50 injured. Acts of hate motivated by Islamophobia have been rising in recent years, from physical assaults to vandalism and arson of mosques....

Gilda Barabino

National Academy of Engineering Member Gilda Barabino to Deliver Talk on Women of Color in STEM

Professor of Biomedical Engineering Gilda Barabino will deliver a talk titled “A Counternarrative from a Woman of Color in STEM” as part of the ADVANCE program launch event on March 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the  Life Sciences Laboratory South 330-340. Barabino is also dean of The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering and a recently elected member of the National Academy of Engineering. She is now one of only six African-...

ADVANCE Program to Host Workshops and Fellowships to Support Underrepresented Faculty

A series of free workshops will be held in the spring semester focused on topics of collaborative research, inclusive community and shared decision-making as part of an ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant is part of an effort to develop systemic and sustainable approaches to advance gender equity, including dynamics at the intersection of race...

VIDEO: Celebrating Black Heritage Dinner 2019

In celebration of Black History Month, on Feb. 21 at the Campus Center, students, faculty and staff dined together and participated in round-table facilitated conversations with the purpose of identifying values that strengthen community. 

You can watch a highlight video of the event here

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