As part of the university’s ongoing efforts to enhance public safety, a new active threat training video is being shared with the campus community to anticipate a potential emergency and guide individual decision-making. You can view the video here.
Sanjay Raman, associate vice president for the Virginia Tech National Capital Region and president and CEO of the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation, has been named the new dean of the College of Engineering at UMass Amherst. The announcement was made by John J. McCarthy, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.
A benefits fair will be held Thursday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium. This fair comes as the Group Insurance Commission's (GIC) annual enrollment for health insurance and flexible spending accounts (FSA) runs from April 3 though May 1.
Leaders from the public affairs programs at four University of Massachusetts campuses convened on March 29 in Boston to discuss opportunities for collaboration and connection among students and faculty across the system.
Aviva Ben-Ur, professor in the department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies, has been awarded a one-year fellowship of more than $9,000 from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation to further her project “Patriotic Pariahs: Middle Eastern Immigrants and the Struggle for Citizenship in Interwar Europe.”
UMass Amherst has joined with 43 other institutions and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to form an Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. The Action Collaborative aims to achieve targeted, collective action toward evidence-based policies and practices for addressing and preventing all forms of sexual harassment and promoting a culture of civility and respect.
Eight teams and eight individual faculty have been selected for mutual mentoring team and micro-grants by the Office for Faculty Development. The Mutual Mentoring Team and Micro Grants encourage faculty to develop robust professional networks that support their growth as researchers, teachers and leaders in their fields.
For a special 15th anniversary episode of its podcast series, “Stories from NNI,” the National Nanotechnology Initiative this month features an interview with physics professor Mark Tuominen, associate dean for research and innovation in the College of Natural Sciences and a fellow of the American Physical Society. In the podcast, he reflects on highlights from NNI history and some of its notable accomplishments.
Isenberg professors George Milne and Bruce Skaggs are the recipients of endowed faculty positions created by the Flavin and Carney families. Milne is Isenberg’s associate dean of research and directs its doctoral program, and Skaggs heads Isenberg’s department of management and is academic coordinator for Isenberg’s Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship.