Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that on Monday, May 25, the U.S. flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings, from sunrise until noon and be displayed at full staff from noon until sunset in honor of Memorial Day.
Public wireless service is now available in a new outdoor location in the southwest area of the UMass Amherst campus. Anyone with a wireless-ready device can connect to the unrestricted UMASS-OPEN network in Lot 11 near McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
A new report on disinformation in Southeast Asian elections co-authored by Jonathan Corpus Ong, associate professor of global digital media in the department of communication at UMass Amherst, has found key trends in election-related disinformation and offers insight and comparison for other countries as a possible preview of forthcoming global trends.
The campus’s Armstrong Fund for Science has announced its award for 2020 to principal investigator Jun Yao, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Derek Lovley, professor of microbiology – an interdisciplinary team that is developing a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air.
Pointing to the financial hardships that many Massachusetts families are facing and in consultation with campus chancellors, UMass President Marty Meehan today said he will recommend a tuition freeze for the university’s nearly 50,000 in-state undergraduate students during the upcoming academic year.
Susan Lemere, a doctoral student in the department of health promotion and policy, has been selected for the Justice Community Opioid Intervention Network (JCOIN) Scholar Program. The yearlong research education program is intended to support academics, clinicians, criminologists and community stakeholders on research in justice settings.