Climate scientists at UMass Amherst recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study an extremely thick, immobile area of ice that may once have covered much of the Arctic Ocean during glacial periods, providing new insights into its possible role in, and mechanisms of, abrupt climate change.
Five UMass students, including one from UMass Amherst, are the inaugural recipients of James J. Karam Scholarships.
The award is named in honor of South Coast business and civic leader James Karam, a former chairman of the Board of Trustees. Each student was awarded $5,000 for the 2014-15 academic...
Researchers in assistant professor of kinesiology Katherine Boyer's lab are seeking adults age 50-75 in good general health who have osteoarthritis in at least one knee, can walk without assistive devices, and are able to walk on a treadmill for 20 minutes.
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Adriana Kita, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology. Monday, August 18, 1 p.m., 221 Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Mass Spectrometry Based...
Physicists Christian Santangelo and Arthur Evans and polymer scientist Ryan Hayward at UMass Amherst, with others at Cornell and Western New England University, are using origami-based folding methods for “tuning” the fundamental physical properties of any type of thin sheet, which may eventually lead to development of molecular-scale machines that could snap into place and perform mechanical tasks.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst International Risk Management Committee has suspended student participation in all Education Abroad programs in Israel for the Fall 2014 semester. The timing of the decision was motivated by a student who was to begin a program at Tel Aviv University next week.
Muscle physiologist Edward Debold at the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently received a grant from the American Heart Association to support studies to uncover the molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle fatigue.
Eduroam (education roaming), a worldwide roaming service, has replaced the old UMASS-SECURE1X wireless network at UMass Amherst. Eduroam enables students, faculty, and staff to link in to a broad, multi-campus service that spans thousands of educational institutions in the U.S. and abroad.
The American Red Cross is holding blood drives on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge in the Student Union, and Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 163 Campus Center.
To schedule an appointment, call (800) RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.