• UMass Amherst Political Science Associate Professor Kevin L. Young

    Exposing Power

    Scholar uses data to pinpoint how corporations gain political advantage

    Kevin L. Young is not one for easy answers. In fact, when it comes to beating corporate lobbyists at their own game, Young is a lot more interested in finding the right questions.

  • UMass Amherst students Bryan Bowman, Shelby Cox, Jamar Hawkins, Brandon Johnston, Xin Liu and Kaitlyn McGarvey sit on a bench outside Old Chapel.

    Research Ambitions

    Student achievements set the course for future success

    As the commonwealth’s flagship public research university, UMass Amherst provides a unique opportunity for students to conduct hands-on research early in their academic careers. This semester, we... More

  • UMass Amherst Professor Erik Learned-Miller stands among the GPU farm at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center.

    Deep Learning Boost

    Campus poised to attract top talent with new GPU cluster

    With a new cluster of specialized graphics processing units (GPUs) now installed, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is poised to attract the nation’s next crop of top Ph.D. students and... More

  • Picture of energy in space.

    "Big Bang" Baby

    Astronomers detect galaxy that could have been first to form

    Astronomers using the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), which is operated jointly by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, have... More

  • Close up of toothbrush head

    Chemical Store

    Researchers find chemicals accumulate in toothbrushes

    A team of environmental chemists led by Baoshan Xing, who has long studied how polymers take up chemicals they contact, reports that triclosan, an antibacterial agent in some over-the-counter... More

  • Picture of off shore wind turbines.

    New England for Off Shore?

    Public support for wind farms is stronger than perceived

    Support for wind power off the coast of New England may be stronger than you think. An investigation of public estimates of support for offshore wind energy by UMass Amherst researchers shows that... More