Anna Maria Siega-Riz, professor of nursing and associate dean for research at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Nursing, has been named the new dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst. The announcement was made by John J. McCarthy, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.
Andrea Craft, graduate student in clinical psychology, has been awarded a three-year Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, which seeks to increase faculty diversity at colleges and universities and enhance its educational benefits.
The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Koushik Ponnuru, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Monday, May 13, 9:00 a.m., 201 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Controlling Selectivities in...
Yanfei Xu, an assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at UMass Amherst, is co-author of a study that shows how to build polymer films that conduct heat as well or better than some metals and ceramics. The researchers say they can transform polymers that usually function as thermal insulators, into highly efficient thermal conductors that can transfer heat four times higher than stainless steel. But these heat conducting polymers are still electrical insulating. The findings are published in the journal Nature Communications.
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences announced this week the election of 100 new members to the academy in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. They include Lila M. Gierasch, distinguished professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and chemistry at UMass Amherst.
An international research team led by invasion ecologist Bethany Bradley at UMass Amherst has conducted the first global meta-analysis of the characteristics and size of invasive alien species’ impacts on native species as invaders become more abundant.
A team of developmental and cognitive psychologists and learning experts this month published a report on digital game play and app use among 6 to12-year-olds – specifically, what is known and not known about impacts on cognitive development and learning. They recommend target research areas to maximize child educational outcomes, best practices in schools, and policies for developing effective educational games and apps for this group of under-studied youth.