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Sustainability Curriculum Initiative Grants


CONTACT: Madeleine Charney, Sustainability Studies Librarian,, 413-577-0784

DATE: April 30, 2014

Libraries Award Sustainability Curriculum Initiative Grants to Faculty

Amherst, Massachusetts - The UMass Amherst Libraries awarded Sustainability Curriculum Initiative grants of $1,000 each to nine faculty members. The Sustainability Curriculum Initiative supports teaching faculty interested in revising existing courses to include or augment sustainability topics. Liaison Librarians work with faculty to integrate library resources and information literacy into their revised courses.

Sustainability plays an increasingly prominent role in the curriculum at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 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 have awarded a second round of this faculty incentive program for courses taught in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.

The faculty fellows, their courses and the associated Liaison Librarians are: Erin Baker, Introduction to Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Liaison Librarian: Maxine Schmidt; Aviva Ben Ur, Sustainability in Comparative Religious Perspective, Liaison Librarian: Peter Stern; Amanda Brown, Student Farming Enterprise, Liaison Librarian: Madeleine Charney/Naka Ishii; Eleni Christofa, Transportation Sustainability, Liaison Librarian: Maxine Schmidt; Lisa DePiano, Introduction to Permaculture, Liaison Librarian: Madeleine Charney/Naka Ishii; Bjorn Harald Nordtveit, International Education, Liaison Librarian: Steve McGinty; Ellen Pader, Urban Policies, Liaison Librarian: Madeleine Charney; Tim Randhir, Watershed Science and Management, Liaison Librarian: Naka Ishii; Anna Smith, Experiential Reflections of the Technological World, Liaison Librarian: Dave Mac Court.

For more information visit: or contact Madeleine Charney, Sustainability Studies Librarian,, 413-577-0784.






Last Edited: 29 April 2014