AMHERST, Mass. – “The Contemporary African American Novel: Its Folk Roots and Modern Literary Branches,” written by Bernard W. Bell and published by the University of Massachusetts Press, has been selected for an American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation.
AMHERST, Mass. – UMass Amherst geologists recently led 20 deaf high school students and their teachers from around the country on an exploration of ancient and active geologic faults in central Utah. Michele Cooke, a UMass Amherst geologist, coordinates the field trips, which utilize the deaf students’ exceptional observation and strong spatial-thinking skills.
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to train experts in making tiny devices using nanotechnology.
AMHERST, Mass. – Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered a tiny biological structure that is highly electrically conductive. This breakthrough helps describe how microorganisms can clean up groundwater and produce electricity from renewable resources. It may also have applications in the emerging field of nanotechnology, which develops advanced materials and devices in extremely small dimensions.
AMHERST, Mass. - Two researchers from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received $30,000 in technology commercialization grants from the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC).
AMHERST, Mass. - A diet rich in calcium and vitamin D may lower the risk of developing premenstrual syndrome (PMS), according to a study in the June 13 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The principal researcher on the project is Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson, a public health professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. – Researchers from across the country and Europe will discuss the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and their use to fortify everyday foods at a conference hosted June 9-10 by the food science department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. – Eduardo Cattani, professor of mathematics and statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research and lecture at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina during the 2005-06 academic year. The announcement was made by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.