Faculty Events

February19
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Constructed Experience of Nature: the Practice of Z+T Studio

In 2009, Ziying Tang & Dong Zhang founded Z+T Studio, Landscape Architecture in Shanghai, China. Z+T studio is seeking a design approach for creating landscape based on specific sites, both domestically and internationally. This method is based on the core of Chinese philosophy: a coexisting relationship between people and nature. Designers need to be involved with the whole procedure, from concept design to site inspiration, and coordinate with specialists across different disciplines.

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February20
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Zube Lecture - Latinx Immigrants, Xenophobia, and Planning History: From the Late 1800s to the Present

Featured Speaker: Alvaro Huerta Assistant Professor, Urban & Region Planning (URP) and Ethnic & Women’s Studies (EWS), California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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February21
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:30am

Dignity and Respect in Action: Community Conversations

All members of the campus community are invited to participate in Dignity and Respect in Action: Community Conversations, a series of workshops for students, faculty and staff to build skills to challenge hate and overcome division.

Trained ambassadors will lead the workshops as participants learn to successfully navigate difficult or sensitive conversations; improve listening skills; disengage from conversations that are unproductive; engage in conversations with people who have different perspectives, and increase empathy toward those with different experiences.

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February21
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Social Science & Social Location Series | Gender in the Social Science Professions: How is it informing scholarship?

Social institutions such as gender are widely recognized within the social sciences to affect the operation of the world we study. Yet they also affect how we conduct our work as scholars, from how research is conducted, how networks of collaboration and esteem function within the profession, and many other aspects of our lives as scholars.

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February21
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Public Engagement 101: Goal Setting, Network Mapping, and Message Development

In this two-hour, highly interactive workshop hosted by the UMass Public Engagement Project (PEP), former PEP Director Amy Schalet and current PEP Co-Director Ezra Markowitz will lead participants through a series of concrete activities that will improve and support their ability to effectively engage with diverse audiences, including members of the public, journalists and policymakers.

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