Norman Johnson of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences has written the first book for general audiences examining what biologists can learn about evolution by studying DNA sequences. The book will be available in July from the Oxford University Press.
Brenda K. Bushouse, assistant professor of Political Science and Public Policy, has been selected by Zero to Three, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, to participate in its Leaders for the 21st Century Fellowship program.
Jane A. Baran, professor and chair of Communication Disorders, was a featured speaker at the 2nd International Auditory Processing Conference/Symposium: Auditory Processing and Learning Disabilities on June 7-8 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Marla R. Miller, associate professor of History, has won the Millia Davenport Publication Award from the Costume Society of America for her book “The Needle’s Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution.”
Deputy Chief Patrick Archbald and Lt. David White of the UMass Amherst Police Department recently completed a weapons of mass destruction training course at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.
Gordon Lee Howard, 83, of Leverett, a retired technical assistant II in the Hotel, Travel and Restaurant Administration, died May 30 at the Kindred Care Parkview Specialty Hospital and Nursing Center in Springfield.
Amanda Seaman, assistant professor of Japanese language and literature in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has received a postdoctoral research fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science.
Priscilla Clarkson, professor of Kinesiology and interim dean of Commonwealth College, delivered the Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture on May 30 during the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting in New Orleans.
A new study led by environmental health scientist Richard Pilsner at UMass Amherst, one of the first to investigate whether preconception exposures to phthalates in fathers has an effect on reproductive success via embryo quality, found that exposures from select chemicals tested were associated with “a pronounced decrease in blastocyst quality” at an early stage in embryo development.
UMACC (the UMass Amherst Community Campaign) is off to a strong start, with $250,000 already pledged from 400 faculty, staff and retirees to help nonprofits find a caring mentor for a child, help families put food on the table and protect our rights.
When you give through UMACC, you decide where...
With frequent emergency events impacting college campuses throughout the country, the university wants to remind everyone about the services and resources available to the campus community during emergencies.
In addition, the sign-up process for UMass Amherst Alerts text messages has been improved...
Thank you to the 13,706 members of the UMass Amherst community who completed the 2016 Campus Climate Survey, supporting efforts to build a more respectful and inclusive campus environment for all. From Nov. 14 to the survey’s close at midnight Dec. 4, a total of 41.4 percent of students, faculty and staff members completed the voluntary survey.
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Jamele Watkins, Ph.D., German. Monday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m., 301 Herter. Dissertation:...
UMass Amherst Information Technology is conducting a toy drive through Friday, Dec. 9 to benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield.
Drop-off points are open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Only brand new toys...
Take a study break and explore natural, healthy ways to reduce stress and balance body and mind at De-Stress Fest 2016, Tuesday Dec. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
Relax with a 5- to 10-...