The UMass Amherst Libraries have introduced PolicyMap, a map creation tool for visualizing data about communities across the United States, including income, housing, quality of life and even federal guidelines.
The campus community is invited to submit nominations for the 2020 Chancellor’s Citation Award, which honors outstanding work performance by university staff. The deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17.
Brian Whitcomb, associate professor of epidemiology at UMass Amherst, and Ashley Naimi of the University of Pittsburgh, will lead a new section of the “American Journal of Epidemiology” titled the “Methods Corner.”
Access to Adobe Sign, the current platform that powers UMass Amherst's electronic signature service, ends on Thursday, Jan. 23. DocuSign, the new software replacing it, is already live and available for immediate use.
As part of the university’s commitment to changing the campus climate by working to prevent and correct sexual violence, harassment, and assault; and in conjunction with the university’s leadership and membership on the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s (NASEM) Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has created a UMass Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Assault.
Results of a new epidemiological analysis of more than 108,000 women observed a lower risk of early menopause amon gwomen who had at least one pregnancy lasting at least six months and among those who had breastfed their infants. Further, risk was lowest among those who breastfed exclusively. The work is by first author and Ph.D. student Christine Langton, with her advisor Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson at UMass Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences.
An interview with Distinguished University Professor Steven Tracy, Afro-American studies and Distinguished Overseas Professor at Central China Normal University, has been featured in the Chinese journal, “Shandong Foreign Language Teaching.”
Physical Plant Landscape and Construction Services staff have been working with Michael Smith, program director with the UMass Transportation Center, on introducing the use of salt brine as a roadways anti-icing agent.
Joel Wolfe, professor of history presented, “Globalization under Paleo-Liberalism: The Western Hemisphere in the 1920s” on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Edinburgh Centre for Global History at Edinburgh University.