Researchers in the department of communication disorders are seeking English-speaking children to participate in research studies on language development through the Sounds2Syntax Laboratory, directed by assistant professor Jill Hoover.
The lab seeks:
Children with typical speech, language...
J. Richard Pilsner, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, is among the researchers featured in an article on the burgeoning field of sperm epigenetics appearing in the February 2018 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. The focus article explores current research trends on...
The geosciences department, internationally known as host to one of the top electron microprobe laboratories in the world, will add a new, state-of-the-art $1.1 million microprobe to its toolkit later this year, say professors Michael Williams and Michael Jercinovic, who direct the electron microprobe/scanning electron microscope facility in Morrill Science Center.
Ray Bradley, Distinguished Professor of geosciences and director of the Climate System Research Center, will deliver “An Update on Global Warming” at the Retired Faculty Association meeting Wednesday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. in 917 Campus Center.
Donal Carbaugh, professor of communication, will present a plenary address at the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) on March 9 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
GURT 2018 will bring together leading researchers from around the world and from various...
The UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra, directed by Morihiko Nakahara, will perform Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2: “The Age of Anxiety” with faculty pianist Gilles Vonsattel as soloist on Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.
Some molecular biologists who study the proteins that regulate cell operations, including Elizabeth Vierling at UMass Amherst, do not confine their research to understanding the molecules’ current roles. They also look deep into the proteins’ evolutionary past to explore what structures have allowed proteins with new functions to develop in response to new needs.
Biologist Jeff Podos at UMass Amherst has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant that will not only support his teaching next fall at Brazil’s National Institute for Amazon Research and the Federal University of Amazonas, but will also take him deep into the Amazon rain forest to study birds that communicate vocally in unusual ways.
In researchers’ quest for evidence of dark matter, physicist Andrea Pocar of UMass Amherst and his students have played an important role in designing and building a key part of the argon-based DarkSide-50 detector located underground in Italy’s Gran Sasso National Laboratory.
The Frank A. Waugh Arboretum, which covers most of the UMass Amherst campus, has been awarded a Level IV Accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program for achieving high standards of professional practices for arboreta and botanic gardens.
Jack Ahern, professor of landscape...