AMHERST, Mass. – Ximena Zuniga, associate professor of education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is serving as a technical assistant from Jan. 15-19 on a Ford Foundation grant to Fundacion Ideas, a non-governmental organization in Santiago, Chile. Zuniga, a native of Chile, will help launch an intercultural dialogue effort involving Chilean high school students of Jewish and Arab heritage.
AMHERST, Mass. – Today’s computers have more than 2,000 times as much memory as the machines of yesteryear, yet programmers are still writing code as if memory is in short supply. Not only does this make programs crash annoyingly, but it also can make users vulnerable to hacker attacks, says computer scientist Emery Berger from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. – The Antarctic Geological Drilling (ANDRILL) Program drilled to a new record depth of 1,000 meters below the seafloor from the site on the Ross Ice Shelf near Scott Base in Antarctica on Dec. 16, making ANDRILL the most successful Antarctic drilling program in terms of depth and rock core recovered.
A new study of a large U.S. National Cancer Institute database provides the strongest evidence yet that a key portion of the traditional dose-response model used in drug testing and risk assessment for toxins is wrong when it comes to measuring the effects of very low doses, says a UMass Amherst scientist.
AMHERST, Mass. – “Reel Bad Arabs,” a new documentary that examines film portrayals of Arabs, will be shown Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in 137 Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. – Vincent M. Rotello, the Charles A. Goessmann Professor of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will give the second of five Distinguished Faculty Lectures on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center.
AMHERST, Mass. – A team of researchers has found that nocturnal lemurs thought to belong to different species because of their strikingly different coat colors are not only genetically alike, but belong to the same species.