The University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Genius Meets Grit

    This year, persistent UMass Amherst undergraduates adapted to COVID-19 restrictions as they engaged in substantial research, exercised their creativity, and elevated campus and the community. They... More

  • Spotlight Scholar

    Provoking Thought

    Tatishe Nteta challenges us to imagine a more united and egalitarian America

    Teaching “Introduction to American Politics” via Zoom from the attic of his home, UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Political Science Tatishe Nteta grabs the attention of more than 150 students as... More

  • A Global Impact on Public Health

    UMass Amherst professor improves the lives of others worldwide with biostatistics

    University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Laura Balzer graduated first in her class from the University of Vermont, where she studied applied mathematics, and first in... More

  • UMass Amherst Professor James Smethurst stands in front of a chalkboard mural in New Africa House.

    Black Arts Matter

    Scholar’s exploration of Black Arts Movement reveals ties to current times

    James Smethurst is a scholar of 20th-century African American literature, culture and intellectual history and professor in the UMass Amherst W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies. His... More

  • UMass Amherst Professor Jane Kent stands in front of the Totman building.

    Moving as We Age

    UMass physiologist seeks to alter our approach to muscle dysfunction in aging

    What happens to our muscles as we age? And exactly where, when, and how do mobility problems develop in older adults? Chair of Kinesiology Jane Kent has a multisystem approach to addressing these... More

  • Schematic of protein nanowires harvested from microbe Geobacter facilitating the electronic memristor device to function with biological voltages, emulating the neuronal components in a brain.

    New Frontier

    UMass researchers unveil breakthrough electronics that mimic brain signals

    Only 10 years ago, scientists working on what they hoped would open a new frontier of neuromorphic computing could only dream of a device using miniature tools called memristors that would function/... More