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.
The UMass Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development has named 12 winners of the 2019-20 TIDE Ambassadors (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity) faculty fellowship award. Throughout the program year, participants will explore how they can enhance students’ success.
The Building Bridges Showcase Event will be held on Tuesday, April 9 from noon to 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center atrium. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend and celebrate the work done by members of our campus community, including visual arts, music, poetry, creative workshops, demonstrations and more.
The American Educational Research Association has named Jamila Lyiscott, assistant professor of social justice education, as one of the winners of its 2019 awards for excellence in education research. Lyiscott is the recipient of the “Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research” award.
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has named Britt Rusert, associate professor of Afro-American studies, as a 2019 ACLS Fellow to work on her manuscript, “The Afric-American Picture Gallery: Imagining Black Art, circa 1859.”
Isenberg Interim Dean Tom Moliterno recently announced Michele Burch, senior lecturer in operations and information management, and Linda Smircich, professor of management, are the first two recipients of the new Isenberg Dean’s Faculty Fellowships.
Cheryl Brooks has been named associate provost for career and professional development effective June 1. Brooks currently serves as assistant dean for experiential learning and corporate relations and as acting director of the Career Development and Experiential Learning Center in the College of Engineering.
Professor Eric Decker, head of food science at UMass Amherst, has been elected president of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, a century-old group that aims to advance the science and technology of oils, fats, proteins, surfactants and related materials. He has served as vice president of the organization over the past year.
Sara Mamo, assistant professor of communication disorders, will give a talk on “Healthy Aging and the Impact of Age-Related Hearing Loss” at the Retired Faculty Association meeting on Wednesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. in the Campus Center 162-167.