The Fine Art Center (FAC) has cancelled all events for the remainder of the semester, as well as closed museums and galleries, in support of efforts by the university, state and federal government to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
UMass Amherst researchers have invented a portable surveillance device powered by machine learning – called FluSense – which can detect coughing and crowd size in real time, then analyze the data to directly monitor flu-like illnesses and influenza trends.
Current molecular biochemistry, microscopy and genetic techniques have become so powerful that scientists can now make mechanistic discoveries – supported by multiple lines of evidence – about intimate processes in plant reproduction that once were very difficult to examine, says molecular biologist Alice Cheung at UMass Amherst.
A UMass Amherst biostatistician who directs the UMass-based Flu Forecasting Center of Excellence was invited by the White House Coronavirus Task Force to participate Wednesday morning in a coronavirus modeling webinar.
The campus has announced a series of measures that are in coordination with efforts across the state, nation and world to contain the coronavirus. For regular updates on the campus response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit www.umass.edu/coronavirus.