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