The UMass student group “Promote Peace UMass” is planning an event Tuesday, Nov. 12 to “affirm the value of dignity and respect for all, and to promote a respectful discourse about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict aimed towards peace and understanding.”
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Baoshan Xing, professor of environmental and soil chemistry in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, traveled to Hisar, India to give the invited keynote lecture at the inaugural ceremony of the Golden Jubilee International Conference on New Millennia Agriculture: Novel Trends and Future Scenario.
Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the U.S. and Commonwealth of Massachusetts flaga be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, Nov. 9, the date of interment, in honor of 1st Lt. Joseph Finneran, U.S. Army Air Corp, of Jamaica Plain and native of Needham...
The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Weilong Hu, Ph.D., Statistics, Monday, Nov. 18, 9:30 a.m., 1234 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Exploit Unlabeled Data with Active...
Today a diverse group of scientists including Nilanjana Dasgupta, professor of social psychology at UMass Amherst and the campus’s director of faculty equity and inclusion, report their findings and recommendations on how institutions and funding agencies can address and prevent sexual harassment and gender bias in the STEM workforce. Details of their suggested “specific, potentially high-impact policy changes” appear in the current issue of Science.
An event titled “Criminalizing Dissent — The Attack on BDS and Pro-Palestinian Speech” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Presented by the Northampton-based Media Education Foundation and the Resistance Studies Initiative, the program will feature six high-profile activists.
The department of Italian studies is hosting “Vivo per questo/This is What I Live For: A Conversation with Amir Issaa on Immigration, Hip Hop and Identity,” on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Herter Hall, room 231.
The Plainridge Park Casino has created job opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed, among other economic benefits, without an increase in problem gambling, according to UMass Amherst researchers from the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study.
Four projects proposed by faculty members have been awarded Public Service Endowment Grants from a special campus fund designed to boost outreach, extend the campus resources into the surrounding community and enhance the public service mission of the university.
Jedaidah Chilufya, a third-year Ph.D. student from Ndola, Zambia, who studies in professor Dong Wang’s biochemistry lab, was recently awarded an International Peace Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year from the Iowa-based Philanthropic Educational Organization.