Geraldine de Berly has been chosen to be the new vice provost for Continuing and Professional Education beginning in September, according to Katherine S. Newman, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. De Berly joins the university from Syracuse University/University College where she spent nearly 20 years serving as senior associate dean providing leadership and management of strategy and program development for distance learning.
Communicable disease epidemics place a huge burden on public health systems around the world, and techniques for predicting outbreaks to date have not adequately addressed public health officials’ need for real-time information, says biostatistician Nicholas Reich at UMass Amherst and co-authors of a new case study of dengue hemorrhagic fever in Thailand.
Leila Kawar, political science and legal studies, has been awarded the Herbert Jacob Book Prize by the Law and Society Association (LSA).
“Contesting Immigration Policy in Court: Legal Activism and its Radiating Effects in the United States and France,” was chosen co-winner from a...
The MassMutual Foundation grant of $15 million over 10 years will support two outstanding areas of academic and research excellence at UMass Amherst: The Center for Data Science and the Cybersecurity Institute.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences are collaborating with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on a five-year grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, part of a long-term effort to reduce suicide among young people ages 10-24 in the state.
Kinesiology doctoral student Amanda Hickey is the lead author on two recent publications examining the utility and validity of physical activity monitors. Hickey, with faculty mentor Patty Freedson, reviews the existing literature on the usefulness of consumer activity trackers in the current issue...
Researchers at UMass Amherst and Mount Holyoke College are teaming up to apply recent advances in machine learning, specifically biologically inspired deep learning methods, to analyze large amounts of scientific data from Mars.
Hava Siegelmann, College of Information and Computer Sciences and director of the Biologically Inspired Neural and Dynamical Systems (BINDS) laboratory, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the International Neural Network Society (INNS) Hebb Award in recognition of her outstanding...
Five faculty projects at UMass Amherst have received Public Service Endowment Grants from a special campus fund designed to boost outreach and extend the campus resources into the surrounding community.
As New England’s blueberry season approaches, UMass Amherst doctoral candidate Matt Boyer says a fungal pathogen of highbush blueberries known as mummy berry is a common threat to growers, and if left untreated can destroy up to 50 percent of a crop. It is so named because it produces dead-looking, berry-shaped lumps instead of healthy berries.