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The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is pleased to announce the 2021-22 ISSR Scholars, who represent three colleges and seven departments across the UMass Amherst campus. 

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Since 1961, UMass Amherst has presented the Distinguished Teaching Award to instructors who demonstrate exemplary teaching at the highest institutional level. The Center for Teaching and Learning has announced the 2020-21 winners. 

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The Office of Research and Engagement has announced the 2021-22 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awardees. The Conti Fellowship acknowledges the high quality and importance of a faculty member’s accomplishments in research and creative activity at UMass Amherst and their potential for continuing excellence.

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Elizabeth Chang

Earlier this month, UMass professor of violin Elizabeth Chang released her new CD, “Transformations,” on Albany Records. 

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Erin Baker

Erin Baker, professor of industrial engineering and operations research, will moderate a panel entitled “Offshore Energy: Favorable Winds for Renewables?” on Wednesday, April 21, for the Woodrow Wilson Center and Smithsonian. 

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Bethany Bradley

Bethany Bradley’s study, “Disentangling the abundance–impact relationship for invasive species,” which was coauthored by an international cast of ecologists in 2019, was the first global meta-analysis of the characteristics and size of invasive species’ impacts on native species as the invasives become more abundant. 

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Amelia Bailey

Amelia Bailey, a master’s of public health student working under the supervision of associate professor of health promotion and policy Elizabeth Evans, has been selected for the Justice Community Opioid Intervention Network (JCOIN) Learning Experiences to Advance Practice (LEAP) Scholars Program.

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Ximena A. Gómez

The Getty Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) recently announced ten recipients of the 2021 Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art. Among the recipients is Ximena A. Gómez, assistant professor in the UMass Amherst department of history of art and architecture.

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Lilly Fellows

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce the selection of the 2021-22 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence. The Lilly Fellowship program has fostered leadership in teaching by training over 248 faculty members, many of whom have gone on to win various awards and to serve in leadership positions across campus.

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Natalie Lewis

In March, the New England Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) held their annual Student Auditions. Of the 28 total students recognized in the applicable collegiate categories, eight were UMass Amherst voice students. 

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