On Friday, Oct. 19, the campus community and the general public are invited to run or walk the Multicolor Mile, a one-mile loop through campus, while getting sprayed with colorful liquid paint along the way. Pre-event activities, including music, dancing, games and a photo area, begin at 4 p.m. The run begins at 5.
The Office of Equity and Inclusion has launched the Learning Community initiative, encouraging the campus community to participate in small discussion groups based on the book, “What if I Say the Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People” by Vernā Myers. Groups will start meeting after Oct. 18.
Donna Zucker, professor of nursing, will speak about the College of Nursing’s response to the opioid crisis when she addresses the 2018 Northeast Regional Conference of the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance in Waltham on Oct. 18.
Zucker will highlight the efforts, innovations and...
Amanda Seaman, professor of Japanese literature in the department of languages, literatures and cultures, has been awarded a Long-Term Research Fellowship by the Japan Foundation, meant to allow “preeminent foreign scholars in Japanese studies ... to conduct research in Japan.”
Members of the music faculty are offering the public two free concerts in Bezanson Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center. On Oct. 14, flutist Cobus du Toit will be joined by pianist Nadine Shank and guest pianist Doreen Lee in presenting a diverse and wide-ranging program. On Oct. 18, a concert titled Chamber Masterworks will feature faculty members Elizabeth Chang, violin; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Edward Arron, cello and Gilles Vonsattel, piano.
Flu season is almost here, and so are the University Health Services (UHS) campus flu clinics.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that everyone over the age of 6 months be vaccinated against flu. UHS flu clinics are open to all members of the campus community—students, faculty...
Amherst residents, including UMass students, can vote early for the November election on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24, 25 and 26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in 420 Student Union. The on-campus site is one of several in Amherst that will be open to any town voter at various times between Oct. 22 and Nov. 2.
For years, researchers who make large quantities of RNA for biomedical and biotech studies have run into a problem where their RNA synthesis produces sequences longer than expected, known as “nontemplated additions,” says chemist Craig Martin at UMass Amherst, an RNA polymerase expert with 30 years of experience in the use of a model system known as T7 RNA polymerase.
The former 1894 campus horse barn has been rebuilt and relocated to the Stockbridge School of Agriculture’s Agricultural Learning Center, where student farmers are using it to wash and pack the 75,000 pounds of vegetables they produce each year.
David Buchanan, professor of community health education, retired at the end of August after serving as a faculty member for 29 years, including the past three years as chair of the department of health promotion and policy.
“When the department of public health was converted back to its...