Director of international student and scholar services Kenneth Reade was recently appointed to serve on the Government Regulatory Affairs Committee of the New England region of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
Award-winning facial recognition expert professor Erik Learned-Miller will offer a one-hour zoom Q&A webinar at 4 p.m. on Wed., July 15, where he will explore face recognition research and discuss a new proposed solution for regulating the young technology that is prone to errors and misuse. The event is free and open to the public.
USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service has awarded a two-year, $300,000 grant to an interdisciplinary group of researchers from UMass Amherst to develop tools to estimate the mass of carbon stored in salt marshes.
The UMass Amherst Department of Food Science has been awarded a five-year, $482,549 grant to fund an experiential learning program for undergraduates, including independent research opportunities with faculty mentors and paid summer internships with industrial partners in the greater Boston area.
A chemist and kinesiologist got on a bus, but this isn’t the set-up to a joke. Instead, kinesiologist and lead author Ned Debold and chemist Dhandapani Venkataraman, “DV,” began talking on their bus commute to UMass Amherst and discovered their mutual interest in how energy is converted from one form to another – for Debold, in muscle tissue and for DV, in solar cells.
The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates. All exams will be held via video conferencing. Contact the department for online meeting information.
Final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates are scheduled as...
A team of UMass Amherst researchers has launched a study to explore the rate of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) exposure on campus and throughout Massachusetts, inviting faculty, staff and students to voluntarily participate.
In response to a draft set of new regulations on international students announced by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this week, Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy sent an email to the campus community. That email details the preliminary steps UMass is taking to support international students.
Earlier this week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a set of new draft regulations with potentially severe negative consequences for international students who already face many challenges as a result of the pandemic. In my opinion, these changes to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, which are directed at non-immigrant students on F-1 and M-1 visas for academic and vocational study, are misguided, mean spirited, and contemptible.
In an email to the campus community, Nefertiti A. Walker, interim vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, outlined the Office of Equity and Inclusion’s current offerings and a tentative schedule for fall initiatives and events.