AMHERST, Mass. – David Mednicoff, a visiting professor from the University of Massachusetts Amherst who is on leave and teaching in Doha, Qatar on a Fulbright scholarship, has been invited to speak at a conference in London Feb. 22-23 on political change in the Persian Gulf region.
AMHERST, Mass. – Faculty member Peggi Clouston of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a Research Leadership in Action Grant of $17,000 by the university’s vice provost of research to launch an annual symposium on wood structures. Capitalizing on the increasing interest in wood as a green building material, the conference will bring together national and international leaders to discuss research issues specific to the wood industry.
AMHERST, Mass. – Mathematical modeling of pandemic flu, coke and steel production in China and transportation simulations are among the topics to be covered in the Operations Research/Management Science Spring Speaker Series at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. – Gerome A. Miklau, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a five-year, $500,000 federal grant to study privacy and accountability in computer database systems by balancing the need for digital devices to retain some information while restricting access to other data.
AMHERST, Mass. – Joseph I. Goldstein, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will deliver the third Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Monday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts room in the Mullins Center. The event is free and open to the public. A reception follows the talk.
AMHERST, Mass. – Lisa Chasan-Taber, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is launching a study of the effects of exercise programs on pregnant women with a history of gestational diabetes – a condition triggered by pregnancy that puts them at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
AMHERST, Mass. – Astronomers surveying the nearby Andromeda galaxy have discovered an association of stars in its outskirts, which they believe to be part of a separate galaxy that merged with Andromeda about 700 million years ago. The discovery corresponds to computer models created by University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomer Mark Fardal, which simulate a dwarf galaxy merging with Andromeda.
AMHERST, Mass. – The out-of-control demands and expectations placed on suburban moms and dads get a humorous reality check in a book by Meredith O’Brien, an adjunct faculty member in the University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism program.
AMHERST, Mass. – For research into the behavior of liquids used in the creation of ultra-tiny devices, University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist Jeffrey Davis has received $400,000 over five years from the National Science Foundation CAREER grant program.