Debbie Wilson, a nurse formerly on the front lines of Ebola relief in Liberia, spoke in Professor Anna Nagurney’s course, Humanitarian Logistics and Health Care. Wilson discussed the logistical and cultural challenges that arose during her six-week stay in the field.
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On December 4, the campus welcomed the family of the late Gene Isenberg '50, '00H, including his wife Ronnie, their daughter Diane and husband David and their three children Dylan, Carolyn, and Stefan. A tribute was held to honor Gene and Ronnie's leadership and generosity at UMass Amherst and Isenberg.
Developed by Isenberg's Director of Internships Kim Figueroa and her colleagues at the school's Chase Career Center, the course "Career and Professional Development," is equipping students with a roadmap for professional development success, giving them a competitive edge in job interviewing, networking, and skills for researching employers and industries.
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Now in its second year, Anna Nagurney's innovative course, Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare, introduces cutting-edge crisis management and planning skills to Isenberg and other UMass Amherst students. "My goal is to give our students the tools and mindset to act decisively and adaptably in human crises like storms and earthquakes, food shortages, financial contagions, and pandemics," explains Nagurney, who is John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management.
Two high-profile visitors to the course in March were UMass Amherst family and sports medicine physician Pierre Rouzier and Springfield Channel 40 ABC/Fox6 news anchor Dave Madsen. This news story focuses on Dr. Rouzier's relief work in Haiti and at the 2013 Boston Marathon. A follow-up story, which will appear next week, will explore Madsen's media work with local and national crises.
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Anna Nagurney, John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at Isenberg, has been named an INFORMS Fellow by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the leading professional association for advanced analytics professionals.
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