Greg de Wet, PhD student in Geosciences department is the first author on a paper published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, with co-authors Julie Brigham-Grette, Isla Castaneda, and Rob DeConto, all Geosciences. Their research on biomarker paleotemperatures reveals a super-interglacial twice as long as previously thought at Arctic Lake El'gygytgyn. Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Brian Yellen, a PhD student in Geosciences, and Jonathan D. Woodruff, Geosciences, lead a a team of scientists that have been using sediment deposits in New England lakes to evaluate erosive destruction of historic floods. Their study, published in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, reveals that erosion from tropical storm Irene flooding in 2011 caused the most severe erosion of the historic record. Read more

Anne Gershenson, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, joined UMass Amherst Pastry Chef Simon Stevenson and chemical engineer Sarah Perry in a Girl Scout outreach event. The January workshop attracted 11 girls, ranging from second to fourth grade, from the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts.and used exciting, educational, and entertaining projects to inform Girls Scouts about the rudiments of chemistry, electronics, and engineering. Read more

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Psychological and Brain Sciences, has been elected president of the Eastern Psychological Association, the largest regional psychological association in the United States. Read more

As maple sugaring season approaches, Kristina Stinson, Environmental Conservation, recently received a two-year, $149,800 grant to study the impact of climate change on the quantity and quality of sugar maple sap, including its chemical composition, and of sap from red maples, a species less sensitive to climate change. Read more