Jane Fountain, Distinguished Professor in the School of Public Policy and the department of political science and director of the National Center for Digital Government, has been named to a list of the “100 Most Influential People in Digital Government” for the second year in the row.
NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern has been named the executive-in-residence this fall for the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the Isenberg School of Management and will give a keynote sports inovation lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Ginny Chandler, professor of nursing, will share her work on resilience as the featured speaker at several upcoming conferences. Chandler's presentations will focus on the Changing Minds, Changing Lives resilience program, which she has offered on campus since 2017.
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, dean of Commonwealth Honors College, is the editor of “Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, Little Lord Fauntleroy,” which was recently published by the Library of America.
Genny Beemyn, the director of the Stonewall Center, was recognized with the first Lou Sullivan Torch Award for their scholarship and advocacy for trans inclusion on college campuses on Friday, Sept. 27 in Washington, D.C.
Researchers led by graduate student Beatriz dos Santos Dias and her advisor Adrian Jordaan, environmental conservation and director of the Gloucester Marine Station, improving river-ocean connectivity by removing dams not only makes more food available to larger fish species, but would enhance overall ecosystem functioning.
Laura Balzer, assistant professor of biostatistics, is among the authors of a new paper appearing in the “New England Journal of Medicine” that shares the results of a three-year research project to reduce HIV incidence and improve community health in rural Kenya and Uganda.
On a recent trip to Sydney, Australia, adoption researcher Hal Grotevant, Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology, gave a series of presentations and consulted with university and private sector practice colleagues about new directions in adoption in the United States and in New South Wales.
Molecular and cellular biology doctoral student Samar Mahmoud was recently named a Gilliam Mentor Training Fellow by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), an award that will support her early scientific career in the lab of Peter Chien, biochemistry and molecular biology.
UMass Amherst this week launched its new brand campaign at a special kick-off event in the Fine Arts Center. “Be Revolutionary” captures the essence of the university’s exceptional students, brilliant faculty, cutting-edge research and extensive outreach.
On Saturday, Oct. 19 between 7 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., SPIRE, the campus student records system, and Moodle, one of the learning management systems on campus, will be unavailable while Information Technology (IT) performs upgrades to the campus IT infrastructure.
The NAWEA/WindTech 2019 Conference takes place Monday, Oct. 14 through Wednesday, Oct.16 at the Campus Center where wind energy academics and researchers from around the world will discuss the Grand Vision for Wind Energy and its implications.
Nearly 2,000 plants with bronze, orange, yellow or (naturally) maroon flowers have been moved from the mum field on Tillson Farm Road to the more than 100 planters in the campus core, with the hope that the color will last through Homecoming 2019 later this month.