Organized by UMass Amherst student Tenzin Thargay, the Conference for Compassionate Leadership brought to campus a panel of Five College professors along with Tibetan author Dr. Thupten Jinpa, translator for the Dalai Lama, to discuss the role of compassion in academic leadership.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 213 new members, including biological chemist Lila Gierasch, Distinguished Professor at UMass Amherst, along with some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic, business and philanthropic leaders.
William N. Rice, 102, of Holyoke, professor emeritus of plant pathology and entomology, died April 10.
Born with a twin brother on Aug. 13, 1913, in Des Moines, Iowa, he earned his doctorate in plant pathology and entomology at Iowa State University.
He and his wife joined the American Baptist...
In time for Earth Day, scientists at the Climate System Research Center (CSRC) at UMass Amherst this week released a set of state-specific reports describing likely effects of carbon emissions targets, agreed upon in December at “COP21” in Paris, on the future climate of 22 states including all those in the Northeast.
Conservative commentators Milo Yiannopoulos, Christina Hoff Sommers and Steven Crowder will be the featured speakers at “The Triggering: Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?” on Monday, April 25 from 7:30-10 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium at UMass Amherst.
Robert Paul Mortlock, 84 of Brentwood, Tenn., retired head of the department of microbiology, died April 9.
Born May 12, 1931, in Bronxville, N.Y., he received his bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his doctorate in bacteriology from the University of Illinois, Urbana...
Linda Tropp, psychological and brain sciences, spoke as part of a congressional briefing on the psychology of prejudice and discrimination in the context of immigration, held March 17 in Washington, D.C.
She was part of a panel of invited expert psychologists who discussed the psychological...
Cato Laurencin, the Albert and Wilda Van Dusen distinguished endowed professor of orthopedic surgery, chemical and biomedical materials science and engineering and biomedical engineering at the University of Connecticut, will speak on “Innovation and Leadership in Science, Engineering and Medicine” on April 29 at 2 p.m. in S340 Life Sciences Laboratory.
John C. Carey, director of the Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (CSCORE) in the College of Education at UMass Amherst, has been awarded a grant through the Fulbright Specialist Program to work with faculty at Christ University, Bangalore, India next fall.