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.
Sarah Berquist, instructor and program coordinator of the sustainable food and farming program in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, was chosen as the 2019 recipient of the UMass Distinguished Community Engagement Award for Teaching.
Agha Iqbal Ali was named the Karen and Chuck Peters Family Endowed Professor in the Isenberg School of Management. Ali, who joined Isenberg in 1987, was the founding chair of Isenberg’s department of operations and information management.
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences announced this week the election of 100 new members to the academy in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. They include Lila M. Gierasch, distinguished professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and chemistry at UMass Amherst.