Matt Naegar, a senior trumpet major, recently performed as part of this year’s Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra in Rockville, MD. Seniors Jacob Kaplan, saxophone; Ben Powell; guitar, as well as freshman Coleman Hover, piano, were chosen as alternates for the prestigious event.
On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance will present its third annual Bezanson Legacy Concert featuring works by composers with ties to the university’s music program and will include a piece by Fredrick TIllis to honor his 90th birthday.
Exposure in the womb to phthalates, a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in cosmetics and other common household products, was associated with autistic traits in boys, ages 3 and 4, but not in girls, according to a new study led by a UMass Amherst environmental epidemiologist.
In a new paper, climate scientists at UMass Amherst and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution propose that massive amounts of melting sea ice in the Arctic drained into the North Atlantic and disrupted climate-steering currents, thus playing an important role in causing past abrupt climate change after the last Ice Age, from about 8,000 to 13,000 years ago. Details of how they tested this idea for the first time are online now in Geology.
Scientists at UMass Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy, climate change and in the future of medicine.
The College of Education will host an interactive keynote, "Teaching for Black Lives," on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 4:30 p.m., in the Carney Family Auditorium. In this presentation, Dyan Watson and Wayne Au, two of the editors of “Teaching for Black Lives,” will discuss their book and the overall project of making black lives matter in schools.
The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Maguette Diame, Ph.D., College of Education, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m., N113 Furcolo. Dissertation: “Traditional Values and Local Community in the...