Applications due September 22

Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Angela C. M. de Oliveira, seeks two faculty leaders to join her team in the Office of Faculty Development. These Associate Directors of Faculty Development will contribute to positive institutional change through faculty development programming and internal research.

A group of faculty members gather around a table

On August 29, 2023 the Office of Faculty Development (OFD) welcomed new faculty and librarians to campus at its annual New Faculty Orientation (NFO) event.

Angela de Oliveira

The start of the academic year is always an exciting and busy time. The campus swells with life and energy as students return and we all begin to think about our goals and priorities for the year.

UMass campus aerial shot

Two UMass faculty members and a librarian have been recognized as the 2023 recipients of the Provost’s Distinguished Community Engagement Awards for teaching, research and service. 

Equality Unfulfilled book cover

Elizabeth Sharrow, associate professor of public policy and history, has published a new book, “Equality Unfulfilled: How Title IX’s Policy Design Undermines Change to College Sport” (Cambridge University Press, July 2023), examining the half-century legacy of the law’s passage.

Isabella Weber

Isabella Weber, economics, has been named a co-recipient of the 2023 Kurt Rothschild Prize by Austria’s Renner Institut and the Social Democratic Parliamentary Group.

Don Towsley

Distinguished Professor Don Towsley of the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) is this year’s recipient of the Euler Award from the Network Science Society

Anna Nagurney wearing a black jacket and red shirt

The Eugene M. Isenberg Chair in Integrative Studies at the Isenberg School of Management, delivered a keynote talk at the 23rd International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) conference.

Honorary credential awarded to Steven Tracy

Distinguished professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, has been awarded an honorary credential from Central China Normal University in Wuhan.

Lucy Xiaoly Wang with her award

Assistant professor in the Department of Resource Economics, has won the International Health Economics Association’s (IHEA) Adam Wagstaff prize for outstanding research on the economics of healthcare financing and delivery in low- and middle-income countries.

Aerial view of the UMass campus pond and Integrated Learning Center

Wilmore Webley, senior vice provost for equity and inclusion, is pleased to welcome a cohort of 32 faculty members to the STRIDE Faculty Fellowship Program, aimed at advancing faculty diversity and retention at UMass Amherst.  

Buildings at dusk on the UMass campus

Researchers in computer science and engineering at UMass Amherst and UMass Boston teamed up to help diversify STEM culture across the UMass system with help from a $499,972 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.