UMASS News & Events

UMass Amherst English professor and poet Martín Espada has won the National Book Award for his book “Floaters,” a collection of poetry that runs from scathing socio-political commentary to homages of family and love.

Dongmei Feng, a civil and environmental engineering researcher, has assimilated satellite information into on-site river measurements and hydrologic models to calculate the past 35 years of river discharge in the pan-Arctic region.

Collaborating scientists at UMass Amherst and Nanjing University in China have found that steam disinfection of silicone-rubber baby bottle nipples exposes babies and the environment to micro- and nanoplastic particles.

In a broad-scale study recently published in Fisheries Research, researchers from UMass Amherst quantified the emotional and behavioral responses to shark depredation in recreational fisheries.

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News & Media Relations

The Office of News and Media Relations works closely with journalists and the campus community to tell the UMass Amherst story. We gather and promote newsworthy developments about the achievements of faculty, staff and students; the university's programs and policies; research discoveries; and community outreach efforts. 

Our team provides a variety of services: news releases, social media, video, photography, Inside UMass newsletter, crisis communication and reputation management, promotion of faculty expertise, and interview preparation.

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