In place of induction into the Nu of Massachusetts Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, which normally occurs the same day as commencement, chapter officers have created a video that was sent to this year’s inductees. The video is a condensed version of the traditional induction ceremony, using the same language, with each chapter officer dressed in full academic regalia.
Frederick C. Tillis – musician, composer, poet, arts advocate, director emeritus of the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center (FAC) and co-founder and director emeritus of the Jazz in July program – died at age 90 on Sunday, May 3.
In the largest study of its kind in any non-European population, an international team of researchers, including a UMass Amherst genetic epidemiologist, has identified new genetic links with type 2 diabetes among 433,540 East Asian individuals.
A molecular biologist at UMass Amherst who has for decades studied the nightmarish group of fatal diseases caused by prions – chronic wasting disease in deer, mad cow in cattle and its human analog – credits a middle-of-the-night dream for a crucial insight, a breakthrough she hopes could lead to a cure.
Nicholas Reich, director of the UMass Influenza Forecasting Center of Excellence and associate professor of biostatistics and epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences,is available to discuss the updated projections, four weeks out, for number of COVID-19 deaths nationally and by state.