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UMASS News & Events

The global review of 20,000 scientific articles led by Marta Vicarelli, assistant professor of economics and public policy, also finds that other benefits of nature-based solutions are “vastly underestimated.”

Questionable voting, including vote purchasing, rife on X/Twitter, contributed to inaccurate impression of Trump’s electoral performance.

A recent study led by UMass Amherst economists finds that a 35% tax and an outright ban on partially hydrogenated oil yield similar results in improving eating habits.

Researchers at UMass Amherst show the evolutionary persistence of a weediness trait, rewriting the story of rice as we know it.

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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. We are part of University Relations, which promotes UMass Amherst to all our varied audiences, both internal and external.

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