“On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous,” by Ocean Vuong, an assistant professor in the Masters of Fine Arts Program for Poets and Writers, has been selected by a range of publications as one of the best books of the year.
Jamila Lyiscott, assistant professor of social justice education, is being recognized as a 2019-20 UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar. Growing up as a first-generation American in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn, Lyiscott learned how to navigate the contrasts between her family’s Caribbean background and an educational system that demanded assimilation.
The annual Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage raised over $632,000 this year, with many UMass Amherst faculty, staff and students participating. The department of sociology organized a team of 11 participants and raised $4,400 dollars for the cause. Faculty, grad students and undergraduates all took part in the event.
The North Chiller Plant project has won an Honor Award for Design Excellence from the Boston Society of Architects (BSA). The recognition highlights exemplary projects that serve as inspiration for practitioners and elevate the potential for positive impact that architecture has on quality of life for everyone.
The search advisory committee for dean of Commonwealth Honors College is pleased to announce that three candidates have been identified as finalists. The campus community is invited to attend open forums with each of the candidates.
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) recently awarded full accreditation to the UMass Amherst biochemistry and molecular biology B.S. degree. ASBMB was founded in 1906 to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology.
Professors Emery Berger, Prashant Shenoy and Ramesh Sitaraman of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) have been named Fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.
A team led by director of the Gloucester Marine Station Adrian Jordaan and including ecologists Michelle Staudinger and Allison Roy of the U.S. Geological Survey recently received support for their study of migrating alewife and blueback herring in freshwater, river and estuary environments.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced that Ph.D. student Zachary Marc Fink and polymer scientist Thomas Russell’s lab has been selected to receive its Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award.