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Jack Moody '21 | Driven to Lead, Inspire, and Learn

UMass iCons | Jack Moody 2021

“My driving force is the desire to lead, inspire, and learn from the teams working on society’s largest problems to find the right solutions that have a positive impact on the world.”

iCons Teaching Fellowship - Call for Nominations

UMass iCons Program

The UMass iCons Program invites nominations of UMass faculty for its iCons Teaching Fellowship.

The iCons Teaching Fellows are selected to teach one iCons course for 2-3 years and receive professional development funding for the duration of the fellowship. Faculty may be nominated for the iCons Teaching Fellowship by current iCons students, by their departmental head or chair, by colleagues, or by self-nomination. Nominated instructors will be notified with additional information about the fellowship.

UMass iCons and Fighting Institutionalized Racism with Dr. Scott Auerbach

Dr. Scott Auerbach | Dignity  Respect podcast

UMass iCons Mahoney Family Sponsored Executive Director, Scott Auerbach, joined Nefertiti Walker, VC for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer at UMass Amherst, on the university’s Dignity & Respect in Action podcast this past week.

iCons Blog

Why We Teach iCons

UMass iCons in session

This editorial by H. Holden Thorp captures why.  

Science Magazine article, "Drop the Chalk"

Decoupage and Pizza: What a combo!

iCons does Decoupage

Tuesday 3/21, iCons students proved there is no craft they can't tackle.  Check Decoupage off the list.  Students and faculty (Ally Hunter) gathered in ISB 145 armed with nothing more than scissors, craft paper, e6000 apoxy, mod podge, and some creativity.  Some beautiful work was created and some fun had.  At the end of the time, the pizza box was empty and many were peeling the glue off of their fingers with a look of accomplishment on their faces.  A small break from the stresses of academic life.  

Come join us next time if you can make it :)

Beyond the Classroom—iCons Fall Integrative Experiences

Ceramics Coffee Hour

The iCons Community joins together for many events outside the classroom.  Here are a few from last semester!