Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, is the recipient of the 2019 Constantin Caratheodory Prize, awarded by the International Society of Global Optimization.
Glacial geologist Julie Brigham-Grette, chair of geosciences and chair of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Polar Research Board, was an invited speaker in late June at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held at Bonn, Germany.
Growing rates of incarceration in the U.S. since the mid-1970s may be linked with a rise in drug-related mortality and may exacerbate the harmful health effects of economic hardship, according to an observational study involving 2,640 counties between 1983 and 2014, published in The Lancet Public Health journal.
Mary Paterno, assistant professor of nursing, will facilitate a digital story screening and panel discussion on local women and substance abuse and recovery on Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m. at Greenfield Community College.
At its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. this spring, the American Association of Geographers adopted a resolution on climate change submitted by Rutherford “Rud” Platt, emeritus professor of geography, and six colleagues.
Katherine Boyer, associate professor of kinesiology, has been elected to the Executive Council of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB). She will begin her two-year term at the ISB's 27th Congress being held in Calgary, Canada from July 31 through August 4.
In its 38th year, the annual Jazz in July Summer Music Program runs July 8 through July 19. Faculty performances will be held on Thursdays and student performances will be given on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Neurobiologist Luke Remage-Healey, psychological and brain sciences, recently received a five-year, $1.7 million grant, the renewal of a prior period of funding from the National Institutes of Health. He and colleagues plan to investigate fundamental mechanisms of how the brain learns and processes complex stimuli like birdsong.
UMass Amherst anthropologist Lynnette Leidy Sievert has received a three-year, $230,678 National Science Foundation grant to study whether brown adipose tissue – a type of fat that generates heat – may be a factor associated with hot flashes in women. The project will focus on peri-menopausal and early postmenopausal women aged 45-55, during the cold months – late October to early April – in western Massachusetts.