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    Viking Resettlement

    Did Climate Change Drive Norse Populations Out of Greenland?

    Why did Norse settlers, also known as Vikings, leave their established Greenland communities in the early 15th Century? Climate researchers Raymond Bradley, Isla Castaneda, and their team are... More

  • UMass Amherst geoscientist Jonathan Woodruff, graduate student Hannah Baranes, and adjunct professor Kinuyo Kanamaru with their coring raft during recent field work on a coastal lake in Japan.

    For the Record

    Geoscientists investigate tsunami and typhoon deposits to predict flood risk

    To accurately predict flood risk, University of Massachusetts Amherst geoscientist Jonathan Woodruff believes we need better reconstructions of extreme flooding that reach back farther than modern... More

  • Ping Chong, arms stretched, rehearses with students on a UMass Amherst stage.

    Collidescope 2.0

    Adventures in Pre and Post Racial America

    Growing up in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Anderson Lara ’17 didn’t give much thought to issues of identity. As a Dominican-American in a city where three-quarters of the city’s population identify as... More

  • Rising Researchers stand on a stairway in the Chancellor's house

    Passionate Pursuit

    Undergraduates recognized for notable research and scholarly achievements

    UMass Amherst continues to be a destination of choice for truly exceptional undergraduate students. The campus’s varied opportunities for research, scholarship, and creative activity are part of the... More

  • UMass Amherst Professor Andrea Nahmod stands in front of a chalkboard filled with equations.

    Mathematical Mind

    Expert mathematician explores phenomena of how things work

    Professor Andrea Nahmod’s interest in mathematics began in early childhood. Her fondest memories include sitting in her mother’s kitchen as an elementary school child doing her math homework. “I... More

  • Enabling Entrepreneurs

    Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship receives a top national award

    The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, headquartered in the Isenberg School of Management, is a cross-campus network of scholars, innovators, and entrepreneurs. It supports research, education,... More