In a new study, UMass Amherst researchers Krishna Poudel and colleagues report that zinc deficiency may contribute to chronic inflammation among HIV-positive individuals. Theirs is believed to be the first investigation to explore the association between serum zinc levels and inflammation among people with human immunodeficiency virus infection, while taking their anti-retroviral therapy into account.
UMass Amherst has established a new School of Earth and Sustainability, which will serve as a central hub for a suite of academic programs, research, innovation, outreach and extension activities focused on finding solutions to the complex, global environmental challenges of the 21st century.
Food science students in professor Sam Nugen’s course, Food Science 563, are once again competing in a taste test to win the honor of inventing the next seasonal UMass Amherst ice cream flavor. The campus community is invited to attend the event at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 in 168C Campus Center, where judges will choose the next UMass Amherst ice cream flavor from among four developed by food science student teams.
The Center for Data Science at UMass Amherst is organizing a daylong Data Science Research Symposium on Friday, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Computer Science Building. The event connects faculty members, senior researchers and graduate students with industry and public sector leaders to explore practical applications of data science and the potential of its research.
There will be an Instructional Services Fair on Tuesday, May 3 from 2-4 p.m. in 720 W.E.B. Du Bois Library.
The fair is open to all faculty, instructors (including contingent faculty) and graduate instructors.
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Economist Carol E. Heim, who has been at UMass Amherst since 1981, has been selected for the 2016 College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.
Heim has an extensive teaching record in both the department of economics and the School of Public Policy (...
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...
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...