Economist Carol E. Heim, who has been at UMass Amherst since 1981, has been selected for the 2016 College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.
Heim has an extensive teaching record in both the department of economics and the School of Public Policy (...
William N. Rice, 102, of Holyoke, professor emeritus of plant pathology and entomology, died April 10.
Born with a twin brother on Aug. 13, 1913, in Des Moines, Iowa, he earned his doctorate in plant pathology and entomology at Iowa State University.
He and his wife joined the American Baptist...
In time for Earth Day, scientists at the Climate System Research Center (CSRC) at UMass Amherst this week released a set of state-specific reports describing likely effects of carbon emissions targets, agreed upon in December at “COP21” in Paris, on the future climate of 22 states including all those in the Northeast.
A team of four UMass Amherst researchers are the Armstrong Fund for Science winners for 2016, which is granting $40,000 over two years to encourage transformative research on campus that introduces new ways of thinking about pressing scientific or technical challenges. They were recognized at the UMass Amherst Honors Dinner on April 13.
R. Thomas Zoeller, biology, has won the Endocrine Society’s Laureate Award for Outstanding Public Service Award, with three others, for “public service to the field of endocrinology” and for “their citizenship, outreach and scientific leadership in the area of endocrine-...
In a study exploring the relationship between memory for specific past experiences and recovery from strong negative emotions, University of Massachusetts Amherst research psychologists report that episodic memory may be more important in helping midlife and older adults recover from a negative event than it is for younger adults.
A doctoral student in kinesiology at UMass Amherst, Jennifer Blankenship, is looking for participants in a new study to determine what timing and type of daily exercise works best to control blood sugar in adults ages 35-75 with type 2 diabetes for at least six months, but who are not taking insulin.
The UMass Transportation Center in the College of Engineering has received $6,141,551 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to combine and run the state’s Local Technical Assistance Program, the Transportation Training Institute, and the Cooperative Research Program as one unit.