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Nefertiti Walker

The Isenberg School of Management has appointed Nefertiti Walker, professor of sport managerment, to the newly created position of associate dean for an inclusive organization. In 2017, Walker was appointed the school’s director of diversity and inclusion. Since beginning her new role in January, Walker oversees the school’s human resources department and strategic vision for diversity.

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Christos Dimitrakopoulos

Christos Dimitrakopoulos, professor of chemical engineering, is among 66 academic inventors named by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) to the inaugural class of NAI Senior Members. The class represents 37 NAI member institutions, including research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes.

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Josephus Olufemi “Femi” Richards
Josephus Olufemi “Femi” Richards, professor emeritus of Afro-American studies, died on Sunday, Feb. 3. Born on March 17, 1942 in Freetown, Sierra Leone, he moved to the U.S. in 1967. Before moving to the U.S., he received his bachelor’s degree from Ahmadu Bello University in...
Eric Poehler
Eric Poehler, associate professor of classics, has received a $245,000 grant from the Getty Foundation to complete a three-year project titled the Pompeii Artistic Landscape Project (PALP), an online resource designed to contextualize detailed descriptions of Pompeii's artwork within its well-...
UMass Amherst watermark
The College of Engineering is recognizing its 26 most accomplished, first-year doctoral students with the distinction of Dean’s Fellows for 2018-19, a program which rewards entering Ph.D. students with financial support, academic acknowledgement and career-making research opportunities....
Laura Bradley
Laura Bradley, assistant professor of polymer science and engineering, recently was awarded a five-year, $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will support her research on producing soft materials with ordered and oriented...
Kirby Deater-Deckard
Developmental psychologist Kirby Deater-Deckard, psychological and brain sciences, is a co-investigator on a recently renewed five-year, $3.7 million grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to support a research team studying the environmental and neurobiological risk factors...
Benjamin Marlin
UMass Center for Data Science professor Benjamin Marlin has received a three-year, $250,000 National Science Foundation grant from its Computer and Information Science and Engineering Community Research Infrastructure program to develop mResearch, a platform for reproducible and extensible research...
Adam Grabell
Adam Grabell, psychological and brain sciences, was recently awarded a seed grant of $15,000, with an additional $10,000 in facilities costs, from the Institute for Applied Life Sciences’ (IALS) Center for Personalized Health Monitoring to support a study of preschool children’s...
Joydeep Biswas
Joydeep Biswas, assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Sciences, has recently been awarded an Amazon Research Award of $80,000 to fund his research on modeling dynamic human environments for robot perception. “Autonomous mobile robots need to accurately and...

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