The UMass Amherst Student Farm has been ranked No. 5 nationally among best sustainable college-run farms by College Values Online. The farm is cited for its organic programming, student empowerment, and local distribution. Now in its ninth season, the farm couldn’t be successful without the hard work of students, said Amanda Brown, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, and program director for the farm. News release

The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD) will share in a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study and cultivate a network of STEM education centers at universities throughout the United States. Gabriela Weaver, Chemistry, vice provost for faculty development, and director of TEFD, is a co-principal investigator for the grant. TEFD’s direct portion of the grant will total approximately $640,000. News release

Susan K. Whitbourne, Psychological and Brain Sciences, interviewed by the Global Post about how to build a romantic relationship: Move slowly.

The creation of UMass Cherry Bomb, the ice cream flavor created by Sam Nugen's food processing lab class and chosen by Maple Valley Creamery to sell in retail, was described in the cover story of the summer issue of UMass Amherst magazine.

The whole-plant malaria treatment developed by Stephen Rich, Microbiology, was featured in the Research Notebook section of the summer issue of UMass Amherst magazine.