The Resistance Studies Initiative and the Gathering for the Revitalization of Native American Resistance Movements are hosting a free, public forum, “Indigenous Resistance, Environmental Struggle and 21st Century Survival,” on Monday, March 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room in Goodell Hall.
Researchers in the department of kinesiology are seeking volunteers for a study investigating how exercise and footwear can impact individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Participants will be asked to complete one visit to the Human Magnetic Resonance Center (HMRC) and Human Testing Center of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS).
Associate Professor of Theater Milan Dragicevich's book, “The Persuasive Actor: Rhetorical Power on the Contemporary Stage,” was published this month by Hackett Publishing. The book adapts classical principles of rhetoric, enabling today’s actor to send a bold vocal “charge” into the act of speaking.
The 17th Annual Five College PoetryFest will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry in Robert Frost Library at Amherst College. The event is free and open to the public. PoetryFest celebrates the quality and range of student poetry with two writers representing, respectively, Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy recently provided an update on the recommendations put forward by the Graduate Women in STEM Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Assault. Out of the 16 recommendations, 11 have been implemented. The remaining five recommendations are being drafted, revised or are awaiting approval from the Faculty Senate or staff.
Two doctoral students in mathematics and statistics, Tangxin Jin and Jie Wang, recently brought home the first place trophy to campus after winning the annual Travelers Analytics Case Competition held in late January at the University of Connecticut Storrs.
Eric Decker, the university’s head of food science, was one of the 13 expert members of a National Academies of Sciences (NAS) committee that this week released new dietary recommendations for sodium and potassium, essential nutrients that play vital roles in the human body. His expertise was featured prominently in the Boston Globe.
The Minutemen hockey team is set to host a Hockey East Quarterfinal series for the first time since 2007 on March 15-17 at the Mullins Center. The top-seeded Minutemen, ranked No. 2 nationally, will face either Boston College or New Hampshire, depending on which team finishes the regular season eighth in the league. All of the games in the best-of-three quarterfinal round are scheduled to start at 7 p.m., with Sunday's game to be played only if necessary.
Stephen Schreiber, professor and chair of the department of architecture, has been named one of 2019’s Distinguished Professor Award laureates by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). The ACSA represents more than 40,000 architecture faculty and students worldwide and bestows the honor annually to a group of educators for their notable work in building design, community collaborations, scholarship and service.