Could you taste the difference between cod and other whitefish, such as haddock or hake, if you didn’t know what you were eating? The answer may have implications for supporting local fisheries and food sustainability in New England, says UMass Amherst environmental conservation graduate student Amanda Davis.
In the academic year 2019-20, the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies is hosting an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore the topic of “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging.”
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has approved funding for a clinical trial led by Aston K. McCullough, assistant professor of dance science in the department of music and dance. The purpose of the trial is to determine the effects of a group-based dance/movement program on physical and mental health in women who are survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence.
The business-school news site “Poets & Quants” announced its 2020 rankings of Top Online MBA Programs this week, awarding spot number six to Isenberg. This year’s position is well above the school’s 2019 ranking of 13.
Leonardo Drew: Cycles, an exhibit of prints and sculpture from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation will be on display until December 8, 2019 at the University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst.
Jeff Cournoyer, vice president for communications in the University of Massachusetts system office, has been appointed managing director of the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy. Cournoyer will serve as the Mount Ida Campus’ primary point person for internal and external stakeholders, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the campus while focusing on public affairs and business development.
Registration is now open for the 37th annual conference hosted by the Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education (MWPHE). The conference is being held Friday, Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass.
Guangyu Xu has been appointed to the Dev and Linda Gupta Professorship in the College of Engineering for a five-year term. The purpose of the Gupta Professorship is to encourage risk-taking and entrepreneurial pursuits by supporting faculty who bring fresh ideas to the department of electrical and computer engineering.
Mari Castañeda, professor of communication and associate dean for equity and inclusion in the School of Social and Behavioral Science, will give a talk titled “Civic Engagement in Diverse Latinx Communities: Learning from Social Justice Partnerships in Action” at the University of New Mexico on Friday, Oct. 18.
An economist at UMass Amherst has found a possible causal connection between the rise to political dominance of India’s right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a significant increase in the incidence of hate crimes against the country’s religious minorities.