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.
Farmers, well known for keeping an eye to the sky and adapting to whatever nature brings, are adjusting to new realities with COVID-19, and UMass Amherst’s Student Farming Enterprise at the Agricultural Learning Center (ALC) is no exception, says director and senior lecturer Amanda Brown.
Without students, essential staff at the Agricultural Learning Center is planting the fields. In July, hopefully 6-10 students from Stockbridge School of Agriculture and the College of Natural Sciences will produce organic foods for the fall harvest.
In an email on Monday, May 18, William Brady, vice chancellor and chief human resources officer, announced new measures to address challenges for the 2020 fiscal year, such as furloughs for union members in three major bargaining units as well as non-unit staff, and the creation of a voluntary separation incentive program.
The university’s previously announced policy that “only onsite personnel should report to campus, unless contacted by a supervisor” remains in effect until the university examines the guidance and determines the campus’ approach to next steps.
Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has announced the creation of six administrative working groups, each charged with presenting a set of recommendations on how to build the infrastructure to safely and gradually repopulate campus.
Nicholas Reich, director of the UMass Influenza Forecasting Center of Excellence and associate professor of biostatistics and epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences,is available to discuss the updated projections, four weeks out, for number of COVID-19 deaths nationally and by state.
Finding that homophobia and transphobia cost 1% or more of a country’s GDP, UMass Amherst economist M.V. Lee Badgett argues in a new book that in addition to moral and human rights reasons, we can now also make a financial argument for LGBT equality.
UMass Amherst’s impact in fighting COVID-19 extends to a program backed by the university in Afghanistan. Two graduates from the first cohort of the Biomedical Technology associate degree program at Kabul University of Medical Sciences in Afghanistan have been recognized for their efforts to design and construct a low-cost ventilator using locally available materials. Afghanistan has a lack of ventilators address the COVID-19 pandemic.