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.
Aviva Ben-Ur, professor in the department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies, has been awarded a one-year fellowship of more than $9,000 from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation to further her project “Patriotic Pariahs: Middle Eastern Immigrants and the Struggle for Citizenship in Interwar Europe.”
Eight teams and eight individual faculty have been selected for mutual mentoring team and micro-grants by the Office for Faculty Development. The Mutual Mentoring Team and Micro Grants encourage faculty to develop robust professional networks that support their growth as researchers, teachers and leaders in their fields.
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.
The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) has announced the five recipients of the spring 2019 Lecturers’ Professional Development Fund awards. The awards offer support for technology assistance, conference and research travel, and other activities with the goal of helping recipients become more effective teachers and mentors.
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 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.”
Alumnus Noel Anderson, a member of the College of Natural Sciences Advisory Board, has been elected president-elect of the Institute of Food Technologists, an 80-year-old professional organization whose mission is to advance the science of food and its application across the global food system. Anderson’s term will begin in September.
The campus community is invited to attend the second annual Research Art-Science Exhibition from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in the Digital Media Lab (DML) on the third floor of the W.E.B. DuBois Library.
On Tuesday, April 9, Felipe Salles, associate professor of jazz studies in the department of music and dance, presented the world premiere of his work “The New Immigrant Experience” to a sold-out audience of around 175 concert-goers. View photos from the event here.
New England Public Radio and WGBY Public Television today announced they are joining to create a robust new multi-media organization, New England Public Media (NEPM), with one of the largest newsrooms in Western Massachusetts.
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.
The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Russell Johnson, Ph.D., Kinesiology, Monday, April 29, 12:00 p.m., S231...
Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Saturday, April 20, the day of interment, in honor of ...