The Trump administration’s decision to remove federal Clean Water Act protections from millions of acres of wetlands and millions of miles of streams is based on dubious methodology and flawed logic, according to a new report by environmental economists from leading research institutions across the U.S, including UMass Amherst.
The economic and research hardships stemming from the global COVID-19 pandemic have strained campuses around the country, including UMass Amherst. Especially hard hit are graduate students in the sciences, as their research opportunities and funding trajectories have been greatly reduced by COVID-19 public health restrictions.
Groundbreaking research led by a team of scientists including a UMass Amherst biostatistician shows that oral hormone therapy (HT) significantly alters the metabolome of postmenopausal women. This finding, which examined blood specimens from the landmark Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study, may help explain the disease risks and protective effects associated with different regimens of hormone therapy.
Jeffrey Hescock, Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management write to UMass Amherst faculty and staff about campus protocols related to severe weather. The email contains new protocols as well as links with important information, including parking rules and related time and attendance policies.
A robotic fish designed and built at a research lab at UMass Amherst can accelerate up to 20g, an acceleration comparable to the fastest live fish that has been measured so far. No other robotic fish has achieved such acceleration. The research was recently published in “Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.”
As the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration’s Cranberry Bog Program released its report this month recounting a decade of restoring former cranberry bogs to wetlands, project research hydrogeologist Christine Hatch and her UMass Amherst students are poised to continue collecting data and monitoring the “re-wilded” ecosystems’ progress for years to come.
As COVID-19 ravaged Italy during the early days of the pandemic politicians, public health officials and journalists feared that the northern city of Prato would be the most dangerous place in Italy due to its concentration of Chinese migrants who power the city’s “Made in Italy” fast-fashion garment industry. New research from UMass Amherst anthropologist Elizabeth Krause has instead found that Prato emerged as a contagion exception as related to its Chinese migrant community, in part because of “viral encounters” – the social narratives, representations and practices involved in coping with threats of transmission and practices of prevention.
The December issue of the Chinese journal “Foreign Language and Literature Studies” will feature three articles spotlighting the career of Steven Tracy, Distinguished University Professor of Afro-American Studies.
Steven Lemay, central heating plant (CHP) plant manager, recently was a presenter in an APPA Leadership in Educational Facilities webinar. The talk, “Operations Intelligence Platform in a Central Heating Plant (UMass case),” was hosted on Thursday. Dec, 10.
Several staff members in UMass Amherst’s International Programs Office were recently appointed to leadership positions with NAFSA: Association of International Educators. NAFSA is the world's largest professional association dedicated to international education.