Some molecular biologists who study the proteins that regulate cell operations, including Elizabeth Vierling at UMass Amherst, do not confine their research to understanding the molecules’ current roles. They also look deep into the proteins’ evolutionary past to explore what structures have allowed proteins with new functions to develop in response to new needs.
UMass Amherst Dining Services is hosting the 9th annual UMass 5K Dash and Dine on campus Saturday, April 7. The run/walk raises funds to benefit the Amherst Survival Center while promoting health and fitness at the university.
Biologist Jeff Podos at UMass Amherst has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant that will not only support his teaching next fall at Brazil’s National Institute for Amazon Research and the Federal University of Amazonas, but will also take him deep into the Amazon rain forest to study birds that communicate vocally in unusual ways.
In researchers’ quest for evidence of dark matter, physicist Andrea Pocar of UMass Amherst and his students have played an important role in designing and building a key part of the argon-based DarkSide-50 detector located underground in Italy’s Gran Sasso National Laboratory.
The Frank A. Waugh Arboretum, which covers most of the UMass Amherst campus, has been awarded a Level IV Accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program for achieving high standards of professional practices for arboreta and botanic gardens.
Jack Ahern, professor of landscape...
Katrin Bahr, a Ph.D. candidate in German and Scandinavian studies, has received a 2018 Travel Grant from the Central European History Society to conduct research in Germany and Mozambique for her project focusing on the everyday life of East German citizens in Mozambique during the 1980s.
Instructional Innovation has announced its spring 2018 workshops and events, which are scheduled Feb. 28-Apil 26. Programs are open to all instructors—faculty, lecturers, adjuncts, grad instructors and instructional staff.
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The Center for Education Policy and Advocacy (CEPA) will conduct anti-racism training on Thursday, March 1 from 3-7 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.
There will be group exercises, a panel of UMass Amherst students who are organizing against racism, and breakout workshops, including “...
UMass Amherst is ranked as a “Top Producing Institution” for Fulbright Scholars for 2017-18 by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. With seven faculty members teaching or conducting research on four continents through the Fulbright program, UMass Amherst tied for seventh place nationally among research universities. The rankings were published Feb. 18 in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The campus will conduct a test of the UMass Amherst Alerts Emergency Notification System (ENS) on Wednesday, Feb. 28 after 12:10 p.m.
This test is part of the university’s continuing effort to test, evaluate and improve its ability to provide timely and effective emergency notification and...