James Heintz, a longtime member of the UMass Amherst academic community, has been named the Andrew Glyn Professor of Economics. He was most recently a research professor in the Political Economy Research Institute.
Cell biologists led by Thomas Maresca at UMass Amherst, with collaborators elsewhere, report an advance in understanding the workings of an error correction mechanism that helps cells detect and correct mistakes in cell division early enough to prevent chromosome mis-segregation and aneuploidy.
In a new assessment of nine state-of-the-art climate model simulations, Michael Rawlins at UMass Amherst and colleagues found broad disagreement in the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide annually sequestered in tundra and boreal ecosystems of Northern Eurasia.
Using data from the largest cross-sectional survey of climate change perceptions ever conducted, researchers writing in Nature Climate Change today report the first global assessment of factors underlying climate change awareness and risk perception.
Nancy Mary Agnes Bartot Skelly Fisk, 80, of Belchertown, a retired associate professor of nursing, died July 17 at home.
Born in Greenwich, Conn., she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut at Storrs and her master’s and doctorate from UMass Amherst.
A new research study by Ina Ganguli, economics, appears in the special July issue of the Journal of Labor Economics, “U.S. High-Skilled Immigration in the Global Economy.”
Ganguli’s piece, “Immigration and Ideas: What Did Russian Scientists ‘Bring’ to the United...
When UMass Amherst environmental toxicologist Edward Calabrese heard recently that the U.S. National Regulatory Commission has opened a new docket on proposed rule changes and standards for radiation protection, he felt it as “a vindication of my 30-year career, in many ways.”
Todd W. Crosset, associate professor in the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management in the Isenberg School of Management, is giving a talk on racism in American sports to a United Nations panel on July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of...
The Board of Trustees voted June 17 to award tenure to 23 faculty members from the Amherst campus:
Deepankar Basu, economics; Alejandro L. Briseno, polymer science and engineering; Andy J. Danylchuk, environmental conservation; Angela De Oliveira, resource economics; Ahmed Ghoniem, operations and...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded a five-year, $241,000 grant to a team of food science researchers at the UMass Amherst to create a graduate training program that will combine laboratory research and practical application to help producers and processors improve the safety of fresh produce in the food supply.