The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has named Edgar Medina, a postdoc in the Fritz-Laylin Lab, as one of their 2020 Hanna Gray Fellows. Medina’s mentor is Lillian Fritz-Laylin, assistant professor of biology.
In the spring 2021 semester, the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) will be continuing it’s Learning Community Book Groups with its recently expanded offering of “How to be an Antiracist,” by Ibram Kendi. OEI is continuing prior discussion groups with the books “What if I Say the Wrong Thing?” by Verna Myers and “Braving the Wilderness” by Brene Brown.
UMass ADVANCE has announced its 2021-22 Mutual Mentoring Grant Program. UMass ADVANCE is soliciting proposals for projects to begin in the 2021-22 academic year. Proposals are being accepted now through April 5.
A virtual workshop, “Home Orchard Establishment,” is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 20, as part of UMass Extension’s popular home gardening series presented by Mass Aggie Seminars 2021.
The Public Engagement Project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is pleased to announce the 2021 Public Engagement Faculty Fellows. Seven UMass faculty members from across seven departments and six colleges will draw on their substantial research records to impact policy, the work of practitioners and public debates.
More than one-third of the Corn Belt in the Midwest – nearly 30 million acres – has completely lost its carbon-rich topsoil, according to UMass Amherst research that indicates the U.S. Department of Agriculture has significantly underestimated the true magnitude of farmland erosion.
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates. All exams will be held via video conferencing. Contact the department for online meeting information.
Final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates are scheduled as...
On the occasion of W. E. B. Du Bois's birthday, the W. E. B. Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst, will host a virtual panel on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at noon, ET. This panel celebrates the centennial of the remarkable and short-lived “The Brownies' Book,” the periodical for Black children edited by Du Bois, Jessie Fauset and Augustus Granville Dill.