Traffic cops in Katmandu routinely wear industry standard face masks called N95 to protect themselves from the heavily polluted air. UMass Amherst Assistant Professor Rick Peltier said this is a pretty unusual move by law enforcement, but perfect for environmental health scientists looking to study the mask’s effectiveness.
In the Northeast, according to the USDA, about 175,000 farms produce more than $21-billion a year in food, hay and flowers. But not this year. The climate — and how it’s changing — has many farmers thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and available water.
It will cost, on average, 5.8 percent more to attend classes at one of the UMass campuses this school year.
People diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder or-G-A-D are frequently treated with a common type of short-term therapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. But it might work better if another kind of therapy is thrown into the mix
Manisha Sinha says she was surprised to discover the precursor to Garrison’s “Covenant with Death” was a sermon delivered by a Hartford, Connecticut, minister.
Tyrone Parham was sworn in Friday as chief of police at UMass Amherst.
This winter will eventually end — the calendar turns the page to Spring on March 19th — but the spring thaw may come even sooner. […]
A UMass senior is suing Amherst Police for violating his first amendment rights to videotape them at an off-campus spring celebration in 2014
After creating a policy on February 6th that banned Iranian students from entering specific programs in the colleges of engineering and natural sciences, the university has reversed the policy.
Iranian students are now barred from entering specific programs at the university, effective February 1st. UMass says it’s following federal law.
UMass-Amherst says initiatives limiting crowds prevented a repeat of past violent student celebrations following the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl win.
Students will purchase their textbooks online, beginning in the 2015 fall semester, under a five year deal between UMass and Amazon.
The rates of marriage in the military today rival civilian numbers from the 1950’s. That’s what UMass Amherst sociology professor Jennifer Lundquist discovered. She says benefits like health care, free education and housing create a culture conducive to marrying young.
The team has played all its home games in eastern Massachusetts while it upgraded McGuirk Stadium in Amherst.
Most studies about birds focus on wild habitat. But this summer researchers from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in Washington, D.C., are focusing on backyards.