Michael J. Ramsey Musolf, Physics, and director, Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions, was one of seven LGBT physicists interviewed about their experiences as sexual and gender minorities. Physics Today

Michael A. Rawlins, manager of the Climate System Research Center, said February was the coldest ever on record in Amherst with an average temperature of 11.2 degrees, the lowest since records were first kept in 1835. Daily Hampshire Gazette

Margaret Riley, Biology, announced that she is partnering with a Chinese scientist to develop a new drug platform, pheromonicins. The Chinese government is committing $400 million per year to support the newly created Pheromonicin Institute of Beijing. Riley plans to open a sister institute in the Amherst area. WGGB-TV 40, News-Medical.net, Infection Control Today, Business West, New England Public Radio, News release

UMass Amherst has been chosen as one 17 Amazing Green College Campuses by the Mother Nature Network, which says, “Sustainability is a big deal on this campus,” with its 25 undergraduate majors related to sustainability, new graduate programs, and its first-place win in the Annual White House College Champions of Change competition, among other accomplishments. Mother Nature Network

Caren M. Rotello, Psychological and Brain Sciences, discussed research on factors involved in the public’s ability to recognize and recall vehicle license plates, including the use of symbols in addition to numbers and letters on New England Public Radio, News release