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PURF students share ideas about maximizing UMass experience

Recently, I got together with a group of students and faculty who are participating in the “Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship” (PURF) program. New PURF students met with faculty mentors and returning PURF fellows to check in about their research projects and share ideas about how to get the most out of their time at UMass Amherst.

My first year seminar for international students

This past fall, I taught a freshmen seminar for international students. In the class there were 19 students from all over the world – China, Greece, Singapore, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Zambia, Vietnam, Myanmar and England.

Your lab fees = MORE lab renovations

Your lab fees continue to enable us to upgrade classrooms for the departments of Biology, Physics and Geosciences!

Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Don't forget to check out the year-long exhibit, "Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us," which runs through August 31, 2017, in the Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) Atrium. This exhibit was inspired by a class I taught recently. I...

Teaching Lab Upgrades--thanks to your lab fees!

I'm delighted to show you what your lab fees have accomplished—we've used them to upgrade classrooms for the departments of Biology, Physics and Environmental Conservation! And the good news is that we will continue to upgrade additional classrooms...
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