The department of biostatistics and epidemiology, part of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, will host a seminar, “Estimating MSM Parameters Using Instrumental Variables: Necessary Conditions and an Application,” on Friday Nov. 15 at 10 a.m.
Juliet Schor, professor of sociology at Boston College, will deliver the fifth annual Samuel Bowles lecture presented by the UMass department of economics, in the Gordon Hall Conference Room on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 4-6 p.m. The lecture, “It’s Beyond the Gig: Work and the Platform Economy,” is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow in the Gordon Hall Atrium.
Alumnus Marcos A. Reyes-Martinez, a materials research engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, was honored by the U.S. Department of Commerce for Hispanic Heritage Month in October.
An art installation by Carolina Aragón, assistant professor of landscape architecture, is currently on display in the World Bank atrium. The display is part of “The Art of Resilience” exhibition featuring artists from around the world who are using their art to advance resilience to disasters and climate change.
On Monday, Nov. 11, the planet Mercury will pass in front of the sun, an event that will not be visible in North America again until 2049, says Stephen Schneider, professor of astronomy at UMass Amherst.
A gift of $1.25 million over five years to the College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst will significantly expand the reach of the Integrated Concentration in Science program (iCons) by recruiting more faculty, providing more mentors for STEM students and funding the spread of the pioneering iCons program to other higher education institutions.
UMass Amherst will present “Critical Issues for the 2020 Election Cycle: U.S. Immigration Policy” on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Old Chapel from noon until 1:30 p.m. Scott Blinder, assistant professor of political science at UMass Amherst, will moderate the panel hosted by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences as part of the Social Science Matters Series.