Pushing the limits of the largest single-aperture millimeter telescope in the world, and coupling it with gravitational lensing, University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomer Alexandra Pope and colleagues report that they have detected a surprising rate of star formation, four times higher than previously detected, in a dust-obscured galaxy behind a Frontier Fields cluster.
Following today’s terror attack in the United Kingdom, UMass Amherst officials are in the process of connecting with members of the university community in London to confirm their safety. No injuries have been reported to members of our community to date.
Scholar-activist Stellan Vinthagen, Inaugural Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance and director of the Resistance Studies Initiative, will speak on long-term strategy and movement-building for dealing with the Trump administration on Friday, March 31 from 12:...
The campus community is invited to join Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to honor retiring Deputy Chancellor Robert S. Feldman on April 7 from 3-5 p.m. in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center.
Feldman, who is also serving as interim dean of the College of Education, announced in February that he will...
Polymer scientist Alfred Crosby at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is part of a team that recently received a highly competitive three-year, $1 million grant from the France-based Human Frontier Science Program, which supports teams of scientists from different countries. Crosby and two others will each receive $350,000 over the three years to explore “universal surface patterning mechanisms in plants and animals,” which refers to how the development and growth of tall and narrow nanoscale wrinkles in plants and animals may be related for all living organisms.
Professor Catherine Portuges, comparative literature, presented a lecture, "From Shoah to Son of Saul: an Intergenerational Dialogue," on March 16 at Stanford University.
In her lecture, Portuges compared Claude Lanzmann's documentary Shoah (France, 1985) and László...
Donald Robinson, for 42 years the executive director of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), has announced his retirement, effective June 4.
An on-campus reception in his honor is being planned for mid-May.
Beginning with a General Electric/UMass Amherst apprentice program in 1960,...
Cognitive neuroscience researcher Joonkoo Park at UMass Amherst, who recently received a five-year, $751,000 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation to address basic research questions about how our brains process number and magnitude and how such processes give rise to more complex mathematical thinking, has co-authored a paper that reports where in the brain numerical quantity evaluation is processed.
Communication disorders students at UMass Amherst's School of Public Health and Health Sciences will hold their annual event to raise community awareness of stroke and aphasia at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, in the Cape Cod Lounge in the Student Union. The event is free and open to the public but tax-deductible donations are welcome.
Geologist and geochemist Isaac Larsen at UMass Amherst has received a five-year, $542,000 faculty early career development grant from the National Science Foundation to address basic research questions about soil production, soil erosion, agricultural landscape evolution and human impact in these areas.