Former U.S. Rep. John W. Olver and journalist Gail Collins will receive honorary doctoral degrees at Undergraduate Commencement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Friday, May 9. About 5,500 students will receive bachelor’s degree at the...
4/14/2014 12:00 PM EDT
Political Scientist Finds States’ Standardized Tests Have a Negative Impact on Parents’ Civic Engagement
New research has found that parents of public school students in states with more extensive and stringent student assessment systems express lower trust in government and more negative views of their children’s schools, threatening civic...
4/7/2014 11:00 AM EDT
New research finds that while a majority of adults cite the ability to compete with friends as their primary reason for playing online casual video games such as Bejeweled Blitz, they report differing perceived benefits from playing the games based...
1/30/2014 2:00 PM EST
Plant cell biologist Magdalena Bezanilla has a four-year, $600,000 grant from NSF to further her research on fundamental processes of plant growth, notably how molecules secreted by cells determine their outer shape and pattern, as different as an...
1/13/2014 4:25 PM EST
Using advanced monitoring to assess health risk from air pollution, environmental health scientists hope to demonstrate for the first time in a real-world setting that air pollution can and should be regulated based on toxicology variables rather...
1/7/2014 2:00 PM EST
Bonefish are among the most elusive and highly prized quarry of recreational anglers in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and similar tropical habitats around the world. Now a research team has documented their rarely seen pre-spawning behavior, which...
12/12/2013 3:40 PM EST
Immunologists on a multi-institution research team will share a five-year, $4.8 million National Cancer Institute grant to target multiple diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s and graft-versus-host disease by manipulating an enzyme that...
12/10/2013 12:00 PM EST
Three University of Massachusetts Amherst economists who found serious errors in a key study that lawmakers around the globe used as a cornerstone of austerity policies have been named to Foreign Policy magazine’s list of 100 Leading Global...
12/9/2013 5:00 PM EST
Labor Expert Provides Analysis of President Obama’s Executive Orders on Overtime, Federal Contractor Minimum Wage
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Expert Available to Comment on SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Decisions, Social & Economic Implications -- Lee Badgett
6/17/2013 11:40 AM EDT
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Cicadas Are Coming! Entomologist Robert Childs Can Discuss Emerging East Coast Brood Ranging From NC to NY
4/12/2013 12:35 PM EDT
Immigration Expert Available to Offer Analysis of Senate Proposal & Recent Polling Data - Tatishe Nteta
4/11/2013 10:45 AM EDT