When you see people with their heads buried in their phones, possibly playing a game like Bejeweled Blitz, don’t judge them too harshly. New research finds the visual search and matching app may have potential as a brain training tool.
The changes follow months of turmoil, as student leaders clashed with non-students over programming changes, the removal of a faculty advisor and misconduct allegations against a jazz host.
Some say the images are legacies of racism. The call for new symbolism is among a list of demands, part of a nationwide protest for better conditions for students.
UMass psychologist Rebecca Spencer says a new study goes against expectations when it comes to sleep and decision-making.
This week will bring recommendations for K-12 public education financing and a major new effort to get residents signed up for health insurance. Meantime, the Legislature limps into November, without much to show for accomplishments this fall.
When cellist Astrid Schween joins the Juilliard String Quartet, she’ll be the first woman and first African American member in its nearly 70 year history.
The Minutemen will look to rebound this week after a lopsided loss this past Saturday. In their first game of the season, the team lost to Colorado 48-14.
U.S. News says UMass is the 29th best public university in the country. This puts UMass on top of all public universities in New England except for UConn, which is ranked 19th.
UMass biologist Diane Kelly, who studies reproductive systems, is trying to bring a little levity to evolutionary science through a new blog on Gizmodo.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
Marty Meehan, a former congressman, says he’s going to do everything he can to bring a presidential debate to one of the school’s campuses next year.
Undergraduate students at the five UMass campuses could see tuition and fees go up next school year. The university’s board will vote on Wednesday.
The administration and finance committee of the UMass Board of Trustees voted to recommend upping tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates next school year.
Places like San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston are established hubs of tech giants and start-up companies. A growing number of smaller cities and regions want a piece of the action, including the Pioneer Valley.
Women engineering students were put in mixed gender teams. They felt more relaxed when the ratio between men and women was 50-50, but they spoke up more when women were in the majority.