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Seeking to answer the question of how much one should trust the predictions made by models and algorithms, and whether they are trustworthy enough for design and decision-making tasks, professors Markos Katsoulakis and Luc Rey-Bellet, mathematics and statistics, with applied mathematics professor...
Markos Katsoulakis
After a journey of 20 miles and 450 million years, a 3-ton specimen of pillow lava has found a home on a grassy area just above the Morrill Courtyard steps. The rock, part of what geologists call the Hawley Formation, was donated by the owners of Ashfield Stone in Shelburne Falls, Jerry Pratt...
Pillow lava on display
In May, the Graduate School awarded 29 research grants to Ph.D. students. Combined with an additional 39 grants awarded in December, the Graduate School provided more than $120,000 in 2017-18 to support 68 graduate student researchers. The research grant program is overseen by Heidi Bauer-Clapp...
Heidi Bauer-Clapp of the Graduate School’s Office of Professional Development leads a grant-writing workshop for doctoral students.
Thomas P. Moliterno, vice dean and Earl W. Stafford Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies at the Isenberg School of Management, has been named to a one-year term as interim dean by Provost John McCarthy. Moliterno will assume leadership of the school after the current dean, Mark A. Fuller, begins...
Thomas P. Moliterno
A project in the College of Education’s Center for Youth Engagement that is creating a curriculum for incarcerated youth focused on STEM careers is featured on the STEM for All Video Showcase of the National Science Foundation (NSF), which funded the study. The project, “Reclaiming...
Project RAISE video
The campus’s purchase of Mount Ida College in Newton was finalized May 17, opening the door to the establishment of a new Boston-area center for student experiential learning and industry collaboration. Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced completion of the strategic real estate...
UMA wordmark
NASA today announced the release of the most comprehensive ultraviolet (UV) survey of nearby galaxies to date, performed with the Hubble Space Telescope. The data were obtained as part of the Hubble Treasury project known as Legacy ExtraGalactic Ultraviolet Survey (LEGUS). Astronomer Daniela...
Daniela Calzetti
UMass Amherst will award more than 7,400 degrees at Undergraduate, Graduate and Stockbridge School of Agriculture Commencements on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12. CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper will be the featured speaker at the 148th Undergraduate Commencement...
Students at commencement
Martín Espada, professor of English, has been awarded the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a $100,000 award that honors poets for outstanding lifetime achievement. Espada is the first Latino poet to win the award since its inception in 1986. As a poet, an essayist, an...
Martín Espada

Old Chapel was recently listed among the Top 30 Most Beautiful College Cathedrals and Chapels in the U.S. as ranked by Best College Reviews.

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