UMass President Marty Meehan and the chancellors of the five campuses have issued a statement opposing the tax reform package before Congress, which they say specifically and unfairly targets college students and particularly graduate students. In a letter to the state’s congressional delegation, Meehan and the chancellor detail concerns about specific provisions in the proposed legislation.
Seven faculty members have been recognized as highly cited researchers by Philadelphia-based Clarivate Analytics, owner of the Web of Science.
Those cited from UMass Amherst are:
Daniela Calzetti, astronomy
Eric Decker, food science
Mauro Giavalisco, astronomy
Linda Tropp, professor of social psychology in the department of psychological and brain sciences, has edited a new book “Making Research Matter: A Psychologist’s Guide to Public Engagement.”
The book gathers well-known experts to discuss how researchers can impact a broader...
Howard D. Stidham, 92, of Belchertown, a 61-year professor of chemistry, died Nov. 13.
Born Sept. 14, 1925 in Memphis, Tennessee, he graduated from Manchester High School in Connecticut and served in the Army from 1943-45 during WWII, attaining the rank of Tec 5 in the 86th Infantry Division....
Karen Gillett Britton, the senior vice president and chief operating officer for the e-Management Company and a former special assistant and chief information officer for President Barack Obama, will deliver the 18th annual Tang Lecture at UMass Amherst on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m. in Amherst Room, 10th floor of the Campus Center.
Soil plays a critical role in global carbon cycling, in part because soil organic matter stores three times more carbon than the atmosphere. Now biogeochemist Marco Keiluweit at UMass Amherst and colleagues elsewhere for the first time provide evidence that anaerobic microsites play a much larger role in stabilizing carbon in soils than previously thought.
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Mehrashk Meidani, Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Monday, Dec. 4, 11:15 a.m., Gunness Student Center, Marcus Hall. Dissertation: “Modeling...
History professor John Higginson presents a talk titled "Why Revolutions?" on Monday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in 145 Integrated Sciences Building as part of the Resistance Studies Initiative Fall Speaker Series.
Activist Timmon Wallis speaks on “Eliminate Nuclear Weapons before They Eliminate Us. Taking Local Action to Support a Global Treaty” on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. in 145 Integrated Sciences Building as part of the Resistance Studies Initiative Fall Speaker Series.