A memorial service for Otto Stein, professor emeritus of botany, is being held Sunday, Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Room of the Campus Center.
Stein, who taught on campus for 31 years, died June 17 in Amherst at age 89.
A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others at UMass Amherst today report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic photovoltaics and other electronic devices.
Jonathan Rosa, assistant professor of anthropology, was a guest on Melissa Harris-Perry’s program on MSNBC on Aug. 10 as a panel discussed issues of race and race-related developments in the news.
Among the topics tackled by the panel was Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks’ recent comments...
Brian Kane, the Massachusetts Arborists Association Associate Professor of Commercial Arboriculture in the environmental conservation department, is this year’s co-recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture’s Alex L. Shigo Award for Excellence in Arboricultural Education.
UMass Amherst Polymer scientist James Watkins and colleagues, in collaboration with General Electric Co. and the Air Force, are developing a patch that would gauge stress and fatigue among armed services personnel. Watkins discusses his research on Fox 25 Boston's Morning Show.
Climate scientists at UMass Amherst recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study an extremely thick, immobile area of ice that may once have covered much of the Arctic Ocean during glacial periods, providing new insights into its possible role in, and mechanisms of, abrupt climate change.
Researchers in assistant professor of kinesiology Katherine Boyer's lab are seeking adults age 50-75 in good general health who have osteoarthritis in at least one knee, can walk without assistive devices, and are able to walk on a treadmill for 20 minutes.
Physicists Christian Santangelo and Arthur Evans and polymer scientist Ryan Hayward at UMass Amherst, with others at Cornell and Western New England University, are using origami-based folding methods for “tuning” the fundamental physical properties of any type of thin sheet, which may eventually lead to development of molecular-scale machines that could snap into place and perform mechanical tasks.
Muscle physiologist Edward Debold at the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently received a grant from the American Heart Association to support studies to uncover the molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle fatigue.
Music faculty members Eric Berlin and Nadine Shank, along with the UMass Trumpet Ensemble, performed at the Schagerl Brass Festival held July 9-13 in Melk, Austria. The concerts were held at Stift Melk, an enormous Benedictine abbey overlooking the Danube River.