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.
Justin Risley '20 took first place at UMass Libraries Undergraduate Sustainability Research Awards event with a humorous documentary film that sends a serious message about our global water supply. He won a $1,500 scholarship.
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.
The Five Colleges Blended Learning and Digital Humanities Initiative has announced the 2019 Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellowship Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 4 p.m. in Herter Hall. The free, public event will feature presentations on the four projects selected for fellowships.
Jocelyn Tedisky, former director of academic personnel systems and administration, has recently been appointed to the newly created position of assistant provost for academic labor relations and personnel adminstration and will will assume responsibility for contract bargaining and administration for the campus unions representing graduate assistants and postdoctoral researchers.
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.
Jenna Davis, a master of regional planning student, has been awarded a Holzheimer Scholarship by the Economic Development Division of the American Planning Association for her paper “NYC’s Industrial Business Zone Program: Examining the Intersection Between Economic Development and Land Use Policy.”
Four graduate students attended the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering workshop March 24-27 in Washington D.C. Hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, this workshop introduced students to the federal policy-making process and strategies to effectively communicate research to policy makers.
This summer, UMass Amherst undergraduate and graduate students can apply for housing at the Mount Ida Campus as a convenient way to access internships and co-ops in the Greater Boston area. This opportunity provides an additional resource as faculty and staff work with students to enhance their career preparation.