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UMass sociologist Youngmin Yi found that while the average American adult has had 2.5 family members ever incarcerated and 1.1 generations in which a family member has been incarcerated, Black adults have had 5.3 family members incarcerated and 1.7 generations with incarcerated family members.

January 26, 2023
A hall of locked jail cells. Credit: Getty Images

Hundreds of media outlets across the country, including CSPAN, Salon, Politico and The Hill, either cited the poll’s results or quoted poll director Tatishe Nteta and co-directors Ray La Raja, Jesse Rhodes and Alex Theodoridis.

January 25, 2023
Washington DC at Night, with a view of the Lincoln and Washington Monuments and the Capitol. Credit: Getty Images

Alice Cheung and Hen-Ming Wu, biochemistry and molecular biology, are working with colleagues around the world, including former postdoc Qiaohong Duan (now a professor at Shandong Agricultural University), to expand the limits of plant breeding to augment desirable traits in crops.

January 25, 2023
NEWS Hen-Ming Wu and Alice Cheung

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has awarded a $199,651 grant to UMass Amherst for two researchers to implement a community-engaged, family-based healthy aging intervention for older Bhutanese adults who have settled in the state.

January 24, 2023
Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar Krishna C. Poudel

An interdisciplinary team led by Mingxu You, associate professor of chemistry, including several other UMass Amherst researchers, has been awarded a $606,774 grant by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to develop a novel multiplexed fluorescence imaging system for living cells. 

January 24, 2023
NEWS Mingxu You

Yanfei Xu’s paper stresses the possibilities and inspiring opportunities for future applications of thermally conductive polymers with metal-like thermal conductivity.

January 23, 2023
Yanfei Xu

Working under the direction of Nilanjana Dasgupta, director of the Institute for Diversity Sciences (IDS) at UMass Amherst, five professors across UMass Amherst and UMass Boston have teamed up with the Sloan Foundation on a $499,972 effort to diversify STEM culture at the graduate level.

January 23, 2023
Shannon Roberts (left) and Neena Thota (right)

New research led by Brian Yellen, research professor of earth, geographic, and climate sciences, shows that coastal habitats can thrive—but only if there’s enough sediment.

January 23, 2023
The tidal North River winds through salt marshes in Scituate, Massachusetts. Credit: Rocky Geyer

The national uninsurance rate for adults under age 65 with schizophrenia decreased by 50% after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014, according to research led by Kimberley Geissler.

January 20, 2023
A stock image of sample medical file folders. Credit: Getty Images

A new paper co-authored by Sanjay Nawalkha, professor of finance in the Isenberg School of Management, provides the first rigorous theoretical framework for the derivation of formulas for expected returns and risk measures of fixed income securities and financial derivatives, which are worth more than $132 trillion in combined valuation globally.

January 19, 2023
Close up shot on digital screen data value of stock market change and volatility prices profit or loss. Credit: Getty Images