The University of Massachusetts Amherst is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series. The lecture series not only honors individual faculty members and their achievements, but it also celebrates the values of academic excellence that we as a community share.
All lectures begin at 4 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Building and are free and open to the public. A reception immediately follows each lecture.
This year's lecturers, who will each be presented with the Chancellor's Medal at the conclusion of their talk, are:
Donald Fisher, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Tuesday, October 18, 2016: “The Eyes Have It: A Window into the Mind”
Duncan Irschick, Department of Biology
Tuesday, December 6, 2016: “Animal Attraction: Bioinspiration and Life in 3-D”
David Reckhow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Wednesday, February 8, 2017: “Drinking Water in Crisis: Lead, Lignin, and Legionella”
Nilanjana Dasgupta, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Monday, March 6, 2017: “STEMing the Tide: How Female Professors and Peers Can Encourage Young Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics”
Christian Appy, Department of History
Tuesday, April 4, 2017:
“The Atomic Origins of America’s National Security State: How Nuclear Weapons Produced an Imperial Presidency and Degraded Democracy”
For more information about these lectures, please visit http://www.umass.edu/faculty-lecture or contact the Office of External Relations and University Events at 413-577-1101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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