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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
University of Massachusetts hockey controlled play from start to finish and rolled to a 5-0 shutout of St. Cloud State to capture the 2021 Division I Men's Hockey NCAA Championship last Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena, the first in program history. The Minutemen finished the season with a 20-5-4 record, the fewest losses for an NCAA Champion since Maine's 40-1-2 season in 1992-93.
The university’s Flexible Learning Task Force has released an interim report outlining its progress and possible paths forward as it prepares to submit its final report to Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy by May 31.
The Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) is closely monitoring COVID-19 test results. Trends and the positivity rate at UMass Amherst remain encouraging. The positivity rate for last week (April 5-11) was 0.22%, making it the fifth consecutive week of having a positivity rate under 0.26%.
With COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Massachusetts expanding to the general public ages 16 years and older on Monday, April 19, the Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) at UMass Amherst shared information this week about options to get vaccinated and the university’s role in this process.
In honor and remembrance of the victims of the tragedy in Indianapolis, Ind., on April 15, and in accordance with the Presidential proclamation, Gov. Charlie Baker, has ordered that the U.S. flag and the Commonwealth of...