Brandi Hephner LaBanc has been named the vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life at UMass Amherst. The announcement was made by UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy. She will begin her new duties in January 2020.
Biologist Jeff Podos at UMass Amherst, with Mario Cohn-Haft at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil, report that they have recorded the loudest bird calls ever documented, made by dove-sized male white bellbirds as part of their mating rituals in the mountains of the northern Amazon. Details are in the latest Current Biology.
In accordance with a Presidential proclamation, Gov. Charles D. Baker has ordered that the U.S. and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flags shall be flown at half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately until sunset on Friday, Oct. 18 as a sign of respect for the longstanding public...
The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Hsieh-Chi Chang, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Monday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m., 309 Knowles Engineering Building Conference Room. Dissertation: “...
Data Science for the Common Good (DS4CG) is a summer program that trains aspiring data scientists to work on real-world problems that benefit the common good. Dozens of representatives from companies, nonprofits and government agencies, including State Senator Jo Comerford, are expected to attend a celebration of past accomplishments and the launch of the next season of DS4CG at this event. Attendees will learn how the Center for Data Science’s summer internship program could help them learn from large volumes of data, or data from disparate sources that they may not have time or resources to take strategic advantage of.
Daniel Ellsberg, recently named a Distinguished Research Fellow by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at UMass Amherst, will be featured in two PERI events during his visit to campus in late October. Ellsberg’s PERI appointment coincides with the university’s recent acquisition of his personal papers, to be managed by the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.
The UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management is hosting the Inclusive Leadership Summit (ILS) this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19, in Isenberg’s Business Innovation Hub. The summit is the nexus of the school’s diversity and inclusion efforts and will bring together more than 250 students with industry partners, alumni, faculty, staff and community leaders to share best practices, industry trends and concerns related to diversity and inclusion in business.
Daniel Ellsberg, Distinguished Researcher at the Du Bois Library, will spend a week in Massachusetts this month, speaking at an event hosted by the libraries in Amherst and an event hosted by UMass and WGBH in Boston.
There are an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 proteins at work in cells, where they carry out numerable functions, says computational molecular biologist Roman Sloutsky at UMass Amherst. “One of the central questions in all of biochemistry and molecular biology,” he adds, is how their precisely-tuned functions are determined.