AMHERST, Mass. – Contributing to urgent worldwide efforts to track and slow the spread of the Zika virus, students in the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) program have developed new quantitative epidemiological models to predict some consequences of increasing Zika infections, such as microcephaly births, and the potential economic cost to society in several South American nations, particularly Brazil.
AMHERST, Mass. – A workshop on “Invasive Plants in Massachusetts: What, Why, Where and How” will be presented Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to noon in French Hall, 230 Stockbridge Rd., at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Randall Prostak of UMass Extension will lead the...
Four once-banned East German films from UMass Amherst’s DEFA Film Library are being shown at New York’s Museum of Modern Art as part of its “Germany 66” series, which runs April 5-16. The MoMA series marks the 50th anniversary of a pivotal year in which “Young German Film” in the West began to make its mark internationally, and DEFA, the East’s state-run film studio, relaxed its policies just long enough for several daringly frank films to be made.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) has planned a week’s worth of events in honor of the 2016 National Public Health Week, beginning with the school’s 19th Annual Research Day on Tuesday, April 5 from 2-5 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
The events highlight the...
E. Bruce Brooks, research professor of Chinese and director of the Warring States Project of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, presented a paper entitled “Stylistic Analysis of Ancient Texts” at the meeting of the American Oriental Society in Boston on March 20.
Sixteen researchers from the Amherst campus and the UMass Medical School presented project ideas in the area of computational social science and public health research during a March 25 “mixer” organized by the Computational Social Science Institute (CSSI).
Held in the Campus Center,...
A panel of experts will discuss the future of offshore wind energy in Massachusetts on Friday, April 8 from 2-3:30 p.m. in 504 Goodell Hall at UMass Amherst. Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg will introduce the event
The Coalition for Racial Justice presents the Stand Against Racism Forum on Friday, April 8 from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
A new study from climate scientists Robert DeConto at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and David Pollard at Pennsylvania State University suggests that the most recent estimates by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for future sea-level rise over the next 100 years could be too low by almost a factor of two. Details appear in the current issue of Nature.
Environmental health science researcher Richard Peltier at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with others around the world, is launching a series of webinars and events for a Do-It-Yourself, citizen science campaign called “Air Sensors Everywhere.” It aims to bring small air pollution sensors to the developed and developing world “to empower people everywhere to use low-cost pollution sensors to reduce pollution-linked disease.”