The University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • UMass Amherst Professor Sabina Murray sits beside a colonial-era fireplace.

    History and Fiction

    Creative writing professor investigates the interplay of the political and the personal

    For Sabina Murray, professor of English, histories—both public and private—are a constant source of inspiration. She is currently completing her latest novel, The Human Zoo, which is set in the... More

  • Artists image of thin film of protein nanowires generating electricity from atmospheric humidity.

    Out of Thin Air

    UMass tech uses protein to create electricity from moisture in the air

    Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have... More

  • UMass Amherst Professor Stephane Willocq stands in front of a backdrop of physics equations and particle beams.

    Revolutionary Science

    UMass physicist helps international team unravel the mysteries of our universe

    UMass Amherst particle physicist Stephane Willocq has been interested in big-picture science since he was a teenager. Curious about the laws of nature and how they impact what we know about our world... More

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    Safeguarding Democracy

    UMass Poll's innovative methods increase voter independence

    Outside of elections, polls are one of the surest ways for voters to get the attention of their elected officials and have their voices heard. But in an age of increasing partisanship, how do... More

  • A young woman of color aims her camera at the reader.

    Hear Our Stories

    Narrative intervention helps disenfranchised families find their voice

    What constitutes an “acceptable” family? When it comes to teen parents, society’s negative assumptions—often based on racist, classist, and sexist sentiment—can be an obstacle to improving the lives... More

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    Computing for the Common Good

    UMass computer scientists create technology to do good in the world

    In 2017, when Professor Laura Haas was recruited to lead the campus’s newly created College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), she knew she wanted to distinguish the college in some way. “I... More