Because of unforeseen events, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has postponed the awarding of an honorary degree to alumnus and Amherst native Leonard Gardner, 96, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
In a recent review of the scientific literature, award-winning food scientist David Julian McClements and his colleague Hang Xiao at UMass Amherst conclude that nanoparticle safety in food should be judged on a case-by-case basis, for example, depending on whether the particles are organic or inorganic, natural or engineered, as well as on the properties of the foods they are eaten with.
In accordance with Public Law 103-308 and by proclamation of the President of the United States, Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, Dec. 7 in honor of National Pearl...
Mary Lynn Boscardin, professor of special education, was voted president-elect of the Council for Exceptional Children’s board of directors in its most recent member-wide election this fall. She will begin her one-year tenure on Jan. 1.
Statisticians Leontine Alkema, Niamh Cahill and Chuchu Wei at UMass Amherst, with others, today released new estimates and projections of modern contraceptive prevalence (mCPR) and other family planning outcomes for the 69 poorest countries of the world.
Herve G. Dion, 78, of Venice, Florida, a retired 11-year maintenance worker in housing services, died Nov. 20.
Born Sept. 24, 1939 in Holyoke, he was educated there and served in the Coast Guard from 1959-63.
He was a machinist for Spaulding for 13 years and Operator of Crays Package Store in...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Jesse Fitts, Ph.D., Philosophy, Monday Dec. 11, 3:30 p.m., E301 South College. Dissertation: “Meaning and Modality.” Phillip Bricker, chr.
The board of directors of the Five College Consortium has appointed Sarah Pfatteicher, associate dean for academic affairs and a research professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to be its new executive director.
Chosen in a national search that considered some 200 candidates, Pfatteicher...
The entrance to the Campus Center Parking Garage will be under construction beginning Monday, Dec. 4, and upon completion the garage will transition to a pay-station system for non-permitted short-term parkers.
There will no longer be an attended station at the garage exit.
The work is scheduled...
Most students and early career scientists in ecology and environmental science are keen to do meaningful, field-applicable work to address such problems as habitat loss, reduced biodiversity and climate change, says Toni Lyn Morelli, a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research ecologist with the Northeast Climate Science Center at UMass Amherst, but this can be a challenge because they must first meet the academic demand to “publish or perish.”