ValleyBike Share, the new automated bike sharing program serving five municipalities in the Pioneer Valley, is now in service on campus with approximately 50 pedal-assisted bikes across five stations. ValleyBike Share promotes short trips by bicycle within core communities where there are clusters of large employers, colleges, shopping and tourist destinations.
Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered the United States and Commonwealth flags lowered to half-staff at all state buildings until Friday, Aug. 31, the day of interment, in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Scott R. Landis, Massachusetts Army National Guard, of Hanson, who died Aug. 24 in a plane crash.
Microbial ecologist Kristen DeAngelis at UMass Amherst has been recognized by the National Science Foundation with its Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, a five-year grant that will support her research and teaching on soil microbes and their response to environmental change.
An international team of astronomers from Japan, Mexico and UMass Amherst studying a “monster galaxy” 12.4 billion light years away today report that their instruments have achieved a 10 times higher angular resolution than ever before, revealing galaxy structural details previously completely unknown. They also were able to analyze dynamic properties that could not be probed before. Details appear in Nature.
The 380-members of the Minuteman Marching Band—wearing their new uniforms for the first time in Massachusetts—will perform at halftime of the New England Patriots 2018 home-opener on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. The band debuted the uniforms Jan 1. at the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, before 700,000 spectators and 44 million television viewers worldwide.
Provost John McCarthy has announced the formation of search committees to fill vacancies in three Academic Affairs leadership positions.
The search committee to replace Mark Fuller, who has moved from dean of the Isenberg School of Management to vice chancellor for advancement and alumni...