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iCons Program's Statement on Institutionalized Racism

iCons Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Friends,

I write to you today with deep sadness and with a renewed sense of urgency in the face of recent cases of extreme police brutality against Black communities. I am also deeply troubled by the militarized police responses to Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the country. While so many are lamenting the global pandemic and its resulting economic recession, many others are fighting an even uglier battle – one against institutionalized racism and cruelty. Given all this, I feel compelled to ask – what can we do today to make a difference?

Healey Awarded 2020 Chancellor's Leadership Fellowship

Healey Awarded 2020 Chancellor's Leadership Fellowship

The Office of Faculty Development is pleased to announce that Jenny Adams, Associate Professor of English, Sonya Atalay, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Chrystal George Mwangi, Associate Professor in Higher Education, and Christiane Healey, iCons 1 Instructor and Senior Lecturer of Biology, have been awarded the 2020 Chancellor’s Leadership Fellowships.

iCons Students Receive 2020 Sustainability, Innovation and Engagement Fund Award

We are proud to announce that iCons rising seniors, Hansen Tjo (Chemical Engineering) and Joshua McGee (Chemical Engineering), are the recipients of a 2020 Sustainability, Innovation and Engagement Fund Award.

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!