Dhandapani "D.V." Venkataraman, Chemistry, was awarded the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award at the Graduate School Commencement on May 8. News release

Stockbridge School of Agriculture celebrated its 93rd commencement on May 9. The students in six majors received associate of science degrees. Degrees were awarded to 10 graduates in arboriculture and community forest management, seven in equine management, 11 in sustainable food and farming, 10 in sustainable horticulture, 11 in landscape contracting, and eight in turfgrass management. News release

Eric Decker, Food Science, co-coordinated a scientific supplement for the peer-reviewed journal Advances in Nutrition that examines a range of issues surrounding dietary fats and oils. Medical News Today

A news story in the Daily Hampshire Gazette about the Massachusetts Envirothon notes that Will F. Snyder, UMass Extension, is the chairman of the event’s steering committee. About 250 high school students from across the state test their environmental knowledge, fieldwork and problem-solving skills at the event, held at the Quabbin Reservoir.

Scott D. Jackson, Environmental Conservation, was featured in the Daily Hampshire Gazette in an article about the new report on the proposed route of a gas pipeline through parts of western Massachusetts that he prepared with the UMass Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment at the request of Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst.