Category: University of Massachusetts Amherst

In Memoriam: Maurianne Adams, Social Justice Education Pioneer

Maurianne (Schifreen) Adams, professor emerita, UMass Amherst College of Education, died on Oct. 6, at the age of 82. She began working at UMass Amherst in 1973, retired in 2008,…

EHS Doctoral Student Alli Wins New Researcher Award

Environmental health sciences (EHS) doctoral student Abosede Sarah Alli was named one of the winners of the 2020 New Researcher Abstract Award by the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)….

Office of Equity and Inclusion to Hold Post-Election Talk and Q&A on ‘Leading Change in a Traumatized World’

On Thursday, Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m., Sara Konrath will join staff from the Office of Equity and Inclusion for a discussion on “Leading Change in a Traumatized World.” The…

Radio Program Hosted by Anna Mullany Addresses Indigenous People and Health

Health promotion and policy doctoral student Anna Mullany recently hosted a radio program commemorating Indigenous People’s Day on Oct. 12 on Indigo Radio. Mullany is the host of a weekly…

Talk by Jørgen Johansen Concludes Resistance Studies Initiative Fall 2020 Speaker Series

The Resistance Studies Initiative Fall 2020 Speaker Series will conclude on Monday, Nov. 9, at noon, with a webinar, “The Necessary Disobedience” with Jørgen Johansen. Jørgen Johansen is an independent…

UMass Amherst Institute of Applied Life Sciences Awards Second Annual Manning/IALS Innovation Awards

AMHERST, Mass. – Peter Reinhart, director of the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS), recently announced that six campus research teams will receive the second annual…

Blanchard Lab Leads National Soil Microbiome Investigation

In a new national effort, scientists led by Jeff Blanchard, biology, have received a two-year, renewable resource grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) to apply – for the first…

Helping Growers Care for the Apple Crop – They’re Working on an App for That

AMHERST, Mass. – For apple growers in Massachusetts and across the country, thinning the crop each year is a labor-intensive practice that must be done to ensure that trees bear…

Amazon Deforestation Stimulates Soil Microbes to Produce More Greenhouse Gases

AMHERST, Mass. – A team of researchers led by microbiologists Klaus Nüsslein and Marie Kroeger at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in a new report say they have pinpointed the…

UMass Amherst Director of International Programs Elected to Leadership Position with NAFSA

Kalpen Trivedi, associate provost and director of the International Programs Office (IPO), has been selected to serve in the chair stream for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC)…