The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) will hold its 20th annual Research Day on Tuesday, April 4 from 2-5 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
The SPHHS holds this event, celebrated annually during National Public Health Week, as an opportunity for the campus community to learn...
The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Offshore Wind Energy Program invites the campus community to attend its annual student poster session from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 in the Hadley Room, 10th Floor Campus Center.
There will be light refreshments, a cash bar and...
Deeper analysis of survey data on gambling and problem gambling in Massachusetts was presented to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission at its meeting in Boston today by lead investigator Rachel Volberg of the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences and her collaborator, professor Robert Williams of the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
The sophisticated work undertaken by students in the Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) Programs’s “Fourth Dimension” is on view in the iCons Student Showcase, a video gallery of student research.
Launched in 2010, iCons teaches undergraduate researchers a signature...
As climate change and population pressure both intensify in suburban areas northwest of Boston in the coming decades, a new study bywatershed scientist Timothy Randhir of UMass Amherst suggests that threats to the area’s watershed such as water shortages and poor quality can be met if managers begin to act now. Randhir and his graduate student Ammara Talib took multiple ecohydrologic variables into accountin their study of the north-flowing Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers, modeling the watershed’s vulnerability in various predicted land use and climate change scenarios.
Pushing the limits of the largest single-aperture millimeter telescope in the world, and coupling it with gravitational lensing, University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomer Alexandra Pope and colleagues report that they have detected a surprising rate of star formation, four times higher than previously detected, in a dust-obscured galaxy behind a Frontier Fields cluster.
Polymer scientist Alfred Crosby at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is part of a team that recently received a highly competitive three-year, $1 million grant from the France-based Human Frontier Science Program, which supports teams of scientists from different countries. Crosby and two others will each receive $350,000 over the three years to explore “universal surface patterning mechanisms in plants and animals,” which refers to how the development and growth of tall and narrow nanoscale wrinkles in plants and animals may be related for all living organisms.
Cognitive neuroscience researcher Joonkoo Park at UMass Amherst, who recently received a five-year, $751,000 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation to address basic research questions about how our brains process number and magnitude and how such processes give rise to more complex mathematical thinking, has co-authored a paper that reports where in the brain numerical quantity evaluation is processed.
Geologist and geochemist Isaac Larsen at UMass Amherst has received a five-year, $542,000 faculty early career development grant from the National Science Foundation to address basic research questions about soil production, soil erosion, agricultural landscape evolution and human impact in these areas.
The UMass Amherst Libraries will host an interactive sustainability event, “A Climate for Change: Research, Reflection and Action around Climate Change,” on Saturday, April 1 from 4-7 p.m. on the Lower Level of the W. E. B. Du Bois Library. The event includes a Sustainability Showcase and talks by UMass Amherst geoscientists Julie Brigham-Grette and Robert DeConto.