ECo Postdoc, Jess McLaughlin Gives Commentary Regarding Support for Transgender Scientists

Congratulations to recent ECo postdoc Jess McLaughlin, one of an interdisciplinary group of transgender and/or family members of transgender scientists who authored a commentary in the journal Cell where they discuss the historical origins of trans marginalization, explain how this affects trans people’s careers in science and medicine, and lay out actions that cisgender individuals and institutions can take to support trans people in STEMM. Cell, Aghi et al. “Rigorous science demands support of transgender scientists” https://cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(24)00187-9...
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We are Hiring: Lecturer (full-time) in Digital Design & Professional Communication

We are Hiring: Lecturer (full-time) in Digital Design & Professional Communication

We are excited to announce the availability of a full-time (12 month) Lecturer position in our BCT program, focused on Digital Design & Professional Communication in the AEC field. Reviews begin in early April with a job start date of September 1, 2024. See below for details: APPLY NOW Job no: 522021 Work type: Faculty Full Time Location: UMass Amherst Department: Environmental Conservation Union: MSP Categories: Faculty, College of Natural Sciences About UMass Amherst UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region. About the Department and the Program Building and Construction Technology (BCT) is one of the programs in the Department of Environmental...
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Environmental Conservation & Organismic Evolutionary Biology Members Collaborate Research in UMass Article

There is an nice writeup of research on a paper in The Journal of Experimental Biology by Lonthair et al - Josh Lonthair (currently a lecturer in the Biology dept) and several other OEB folks - Students Estefany Argueta and John Swenson, and OEB faculty Lisa Komoroske, Brian Cheng, Steve McCormick.and Ben Letcher. Why Are Fish Getting Smaller as Waters Warm? Not Because of Their Gills, Finds Study Led by UMass Amherst : UMass Amherst Congrats to all for their wonderful work! ...
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Timothy Randhir Co-Authors Study About Elephants Affected by Climate Change

"Conservation of elephants requires a transboundary management approach to climate change mitigation, cooperation among conservation agencies, and effective partnerships with all relevant stakeholders for conservation," says authors Timothy R and Simon Nampindo (Wildlife Conservation Society Uganda). Full article: https://www.salon.com/2024/02/06/african-elephants-are-being-crushed-by-climate-change-causing-ripple-effects-through-their-herds/...
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