First Year, First Friday: Research and Public Engagement at UMass

W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Room 2601
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Hosted by the Office of Faculty Development in partnership with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, the Public Engagement Project, the Office of Research Development, and the Libraries

At this discussion forum, you’ll meet some senior faculty leading impactful and interdisciplinary research projects at UMass Amherst, and connect with staff from key units who can help you reach your goals for research, outreach, and/or creative activities. Come by to learn about research & engagement at UMass and bring questions about how to pursue your goals here. Feel free to arrive at 8:45am to mingle over coffee and pastries before the session starts!

The panel will be facilitated by Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, Laura Vandenberg.

Elizabeth Evans, Professor of Community Health Education (see her featured as a spotlight scholar here),
Maria Rios, Humanities Research Service Librarian                                                                                                   
Lisa Troy, Director, Public Engagement Project and Associate Professor, Nutrition                                                           
Loren Walker, Director, Office of Research Development    

First Year, First Friday is a monthly forum for learning best practices for new faculty success and connecting with your fellow first-year colleagues. Each month, first-year faculty from across campus gather in person for a facilitated session on a particular area of interest. Come join us for presentations by knowledgeable colleagues and discussion. Coffee, tea and refreshments are served, and time is set aside for conversing with your fellow first-year colleagues.

This event is open to all UMass Amherst faculty and librarians.