University of Massachusetts Amherst

02/15/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/14/2018 18:20

Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

Sangeeta Kamat, an education professor at UMass Amherst, presented research on creating diverse and equitable campuses at Inclusive Universities: Linking Equity, Diversity and Excellence for the 21st Century, an international symposium and report launch held in New Delhi, India, on Feb. 12.

In a study released today, environmental scientists led by Laura Vandenberg at UMass Amherst report that they observed changes in mammary gland development of female mice exposed during early development to the chemicals used in unconventional oil and gas extraction - including fracking - at levels environmentally relevant to humans.

The Center for Data Science at UMass Amherst has been selected by IBM to join the company's AI Horizons Network, an international consortium of leading universities working with IBM to develop technologies needed to help fulfill the promise of artificial intelligence.

Chaitra Gopalappa, an engineer at UMass Amherst, has received a five-year, $1.5-million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help refine the national strategy for reducing HIV infection and to develop new analytic models and methods to measure how the plan is working.

A new study co-authored by UMass Amherst sociologist Jennifer Lundquist reports that ex-felons enlisted in the United States military are promoted more quickly and to higher ranks-and are no more likely to fail because of poor performance-than other enlistees.