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CONTACT: Madeleine Charney, Sustainability Studies Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-577-0784
DATE: March 24, 2014
Call For Proposals: Libraries Announce Sustainability Grants
Amherst, MA – The UMass Amherst Libraries invite faculty to apply for Sustainability Curriculum Initiative grants of $1,000 each by Monday, April 14, 2014. All proposal authors are strongly encouraged to attend the information session on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Room 1620, on Floor 16, in the Du Bois Library. The grants are funded by the UMass Amherst Libraries Sustainability Fund. Recipients will be announced in late April. For more information and to apply visit: http://bit.ly/sustain2014.
The Sustainability Curriculum Initiative supports teaching faculty interested in revising existing courses to include or augment sustainability topics. Faculty interested in developing a new sustainability course for academic year 2014-2015 are also encouraged to apply.
Sustainability plays an increasingly prominent role in the curriculum at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In essence, sustainability courses address interconnections between economy, society, and environment. To foster the connections, the University Libraries, the Provost’s Office, and the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development are offering a second round of this faculty incentive program for courses taught in fall 2014 and spring 2015.
For more information about campus sustainability, visit: http://www.umass.edu/sustainability/.
Last Edited: 24 March 2014