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Archive for July, 2015

Regreening Education by ECO Faculty in Springfield Featured on Northeast Public Radio

Posted: July 29th, 2015
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  The Parks and People Initiative which is working to increase resident’s awareness of the natural world in Springfield’s South End Neighborhood through the efforts of several ECO faculty members.  The effort was recently featured on a Northeast Public Radio segment, and included an interview with ECO faculty member and US Forest Service scientist Dave […]

Eureka Girls Build and Test Bridges with BCT PhD Students

Posted: July 28th, 2015
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BCT Ph.D. Candidates Carl Fiocchi, Narima Mustafavi, and Soroush Farzinmoghadam sponsored a session for “Eureka” which is on campus for the month of July. Eureka is a fantastic program where young women are exposed to opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math.

In this session, “Why Buildings don’t Fall Down – Building with Macaroni” the girls, Eureka Scholars, viewed a presentation on buildings and bridges – elegant, strong, and safe; worked through a statics lecture solving a simple equilibrium problem, reviewed a vocabulary list of some structural terms and forces, and learned some of building techniques and strategies (with Macaroni). They then built a macaroni bridge and tested its response to great

UMass alumnus Wayne MacCallum (’68, Wildlife Biology) Retired as Director of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Posted: July 28th, 2015
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UMass alumnus Wayne MacCallum (’68, Wildlife Biology) retired as Director of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife at the end of end of February 2015. He has been Director for 27 years. MacCallum received his Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Massachusetts in 1968 and his Master’s Degree from Penn State University […]

Lecturer in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Announced

Posted: July 27th, 2015
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  The Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://eco.umass.edu/) seeks applications for a full-time (9-month academic-year) non-tenure-track appointment as Lecturer in Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. The initial appointment will be for two years but is renewable based on performance and program need. The position will emphasize undergraduate teaching, utilizing active learning […]

Ezra Markowitz’s Research on Climate Change and Global Awareness Highlighted

Posted: July 27th, 2015
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Courtesy: UMass News and Media – Contact: Janet Lathrop 413/545-0444 Predictors of Climate Change Awareness and Risk Perception Vary Around the Globe UMass Amherst researcher and colleagues identify nation-specific differences AMHERST, Mass. – Using data from the largest cross-sectional survey of climate change perceptions ever conducted, researchers writing in Nature Climate Change today report the […]