A search for a new dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is being chaired by sociology professor Laurel Smith-Doerr, director of the Institute for Social Science Research, and Mark Fuller, dean of the Isenberg School of Management.
Lisa Scott and colleagues at UMass Amherst report that talking to babies in their first year, in particular naming things, can help them make connections between what they see and hear, and these learning benefits can be seen as much as five years later.
Researchers led by UMass Amherst chemist Vincent Rotello offer a multi-channel sensor method using gold nanoparticles that can accurately profile various anti-cancer drugs and their mechanisms in minutes.
Lisa Lehmberg, associate professor of music education, co-authored an article titled “Senior Citizens’ Participation in Music and Quality of Life: Two Contrasting Case Studies,” that was published in the 40th Anniversary Proceedings of the International Scientific Research...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Omkar Vyavahare, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering. Monday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Investigation of...
Work by UMass Amherst physicists Andrea Pocar, Laura Cadonati and doctoral student Keith Otis, with other researchers on the Borexino experiment who reported this year that they accomplished the first detection of neutrinos from the main nuclear reaction powering the sun, has been named one of the “Top Ten Breakthroughs of 2014” by editors and reporters at Physics World magazine.
The public is invited to witness sunrise and sunset associated with the winter solstice among the standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Heavy rain, snow or dangerous winter conditions will cancel the gatherings.
Three doctoral students at UMass Amherst have received Eugene M. Isenberg Scholar Awards. The students, Yueran Zhuo and David Agogo from the Isenberg School of Management’s operations and information management department, and Cole Fitzpatrick from the College of Engineering’s civil and environmental engineering department, each received $10,000.
The UMass Doo Wop Shop, a 10-member, male a cappella group, will perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Thursday, Dec. 18. The group will perform a selection of holiday songs prior to the 8 p.m. performance of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
According to the group’s...