Evan A. MacCarthy, a Five College visiting assistant professor of music history in the UMass Amherst department of music and dance, has been elected president of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society for a two-year term.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded the College of Nursing a two-year grant to expand education and treatment strategies to the college, in their ongoing efforts to address the opioid epidemic.
Ajla Aksamija, associate professor in the department of architecture, has been elected as the vice president of the Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI). FTI is a non-profit member organization for the architectural, engineering and construction industry.
MSR Classics has just released the latest CD by the UMass wind ensemble, led by director of wind studies Matthew Westgate. “Quicksilver” features the world premiere recordings of three works, all of which were commissioned by the wind studies program as part of a larger consortium.
Fisheries biologist Andy Danylchuk, environmental conservation, and his Ph.D. student Bryan Legare recently joined other shark research groups and government agencies from the northeastern United States and Canada in the New England White Shark Research Consortium.
Veterinary and animal science researchers Kim Tremblay and Jesse Mager, a wife-and-husband team nationally known for expertise in embryonic development, have each received five-year awards from the National Institutes of Health to study distinct stages of embryo development in mice that have had essential genes knocked out.
For the first time, UMass Amherst has earned recognition in Princeton Review’s annual selection of Best Graduate Entrepreneurship Programs. In the publication’s 2021 list, the university ranks 40th among 50 colleges and universities.
The new study, co-authored by UMass Amherst faculty, reports that in a group of predominantly Puerto Rican women, those with the highest levels of stress and anxiety gained less weight during pregnancy than those with the lowest levels.
In a new study of tidal marsh resilience to sea level rise, geologist and first author Brian Yellen at UMass Amherst and colleagues observed that Hudson River Estuary marshes are growing upward at a rate two to three times sea level rise, “suggesting that they should be resilient to accelerated sea level rise in the future,” he says.