Joya Misra, professor of sociology and public policy, has been appointed director of the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) for a three-year term effective Sept. 1, 2019.
The Pass It On Book Circle invites faculty and staff to participate in its fourth session of reading and discussing “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People” by Mahzari R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald.
Anna Maria Siega-Riz, professor of nursing and associate dean for research at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Nursing, has been named the new dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst. The announcement was made by John J. McCarthy, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.
Applications are being accepted for the Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship (SCF), a yearlong interdisciplinary program. SCF is designed to bring together faculty with a strong commitment to sustainability.
Associate Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion Enobong “Anna” Branch has announced that she will be leaving UMass to become the vice chancellor for diversity, inclusion, and community engagement at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, beginning in August.
This spring, Marta Vicarelli, assistant professor in the School of Public Policy and the department of economics, connected students in her environmental policy course with experts working on innovative sustainability efforts around the world, with the help of a Ken Feinberg Course Development Grant.