Catherine Portuges, professor of comparative literature and director of the interdepartmental program in film studies, organized a panel on “Émigré Directors in Hollywood: New Perspectives on (Mutual) Influence” for the 48th annual convention of the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies held Nov. 17-20 in Washington, D.C
A new study led by environmental health scientist Richard Pilsner at UMass Amherst, one of the first to investigate whether preconception exposures to phthalates in fathers has an effect on reproductive success via embryo quality, found that exposures from select chemicals tested were associated with “a pronounced decrease in blastocyst quality” at an early stage in embryo development.
UMass Amherst Information Technology is conducting a toy drive through Friday, Dec. 9 to benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield.
Drop-off points are open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Only brand new toys are suitable for hospital donations.
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Take a study break and explore natural, healthy ways to reduce stress and balance body and mind at De-Stress Fest 2016, Tuesday Dec. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
Relax with a 5- to 10-minute Reiki, massage or acupuncture session.
Unwind in a 15- to 20-minute...
UMACC (the UMass Amherst Community Campaign) is off to a strong start, with $250,000 already pledged from 400 faculty, staff and retirees to help nonprofits find a caring mentor for a child, help families put food on the table and protect our rights.
When you give through UMACC, you decide where...
With frequent emergency events impacting college campuses throughout the country, the university wants to remind everyone about the services and resources available to the campus community during emergencies.
In addition, the sign-up process for UMass Amherst Alerts text messages has been improved...
Michael Jonas Wolff, 89, professor emeritus of English and a founding father of the field of Victorian studies, died Nov. 5.
He was born July 2, 1927, in London. During the Blitz he was moved from London to St. Edward's School in Oxford, considered a safe area. He won a scholarship to...
In accordance with Public Law 103-308 and presidential proclamation, Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings on Wednesday, Dec. 7 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
UMass Amherst has announced a path forward to revitalize its distinguished Labor Center and engage a new generation of students in labor issues. The plan includes significant new investments by the university and a mutual understanding with Massachusetts labor organizations about the value of helping to fund the internship program. It also updates course and program offerings to achieve a robust level of enrollment.