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Archive for September, 2014

Students Visit International Maker Faire Through UMass Partnership with Makers @ Amherst Media

Posted: September 24th, 2014

Courtesy of UMass-Amherst, Center for Public Policy and Administration September 23, 2014 Associate Professor Charles Schweik (environmental conservation and public policy) took a group of students last weekend to the international Maker Faire in New York City. The event, which has been touted as the “greatest show and tell on earth,” showcases diverse do-it-yourself technologies, […]

Video Media for Science Education and Conservation

Posted: September 19th, 2014

Andy Danylchuk is creating an initiative at UMass focused on the use of video media for science education and conservation.  The demand to use video media in our collective disciplines is growing pretty fast, whether for teaching, research, client needs, meeting expectations of granting agencies, or simply creating a greater public awareness of how science works […]

The Integrated Design Building at UMass, BCT’s new home in 2016

Posted: September 10th, 2014

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Charlie Schweik co-chaired the 2nd International Association for the Study of the Commons (ISAC)

Posted: September 9th, 2014

Charlie Schweik co-chaired the 2nd International Association for the Study of the Commons’ (ISAC) Thematic Conference on Knowledge Commons at New York University On September 5 and 6th, 2014, Associate Professor Charlie Schweik co-chaired the 2nd International Association for the Study of the Commons’ (ISAC) Thematic Conference on Knowledge Commons at New York University [1]. The […]

Lena Fletcher Has Been Awarded 1 of 13 Fellowships for Innovative Teaching

Posted: September 2nd, 2014

August 28, 2014 The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) has awarded 13 Fellowships for Innovative Teaching (FIT) to UMass-Amherst instructors for 2014-2015. The FIT fellowship draws upon other previous teaching-centered fellowships (e.g., TBL Fellows, TEACHnology Fellows), and will focus on active, collaborative and innovative pedagogies that will empower faculty to take advantage of […]