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.
Sociology professor Janice Irvine is the 2012-14 recipient of the Contexts Claude Award for the Best Feature Article (Domestic) for her article, “Can’t Ask, Can’t Tell: How Institutional Review Boards Keep Sex in the Closet,” which was published in the magazine’s...
Jason Irizarry, associate professor and director of the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education’s urban education initiative, has been selected as the new editor of Equity & Excellence in Education.
Professor Mary Lynn Boscardin in the College of Education has been awarded a five-year, $1.25 million Leadership Personnel Preparation grant by the U.S. Department of Education, Special Education Programs, to prepare administrators of special education.