CNS Women in Science Initiative

The CNS Women in Science Initiative (WISI) focuses on increasing the success of women scientists at all stages of their academic careers. WISI offers special programs and events, and connects women scientists through campus organizations and community outreach, and provides helpful off-campus resources for women scientists.

Mary C. Owen, UMass Extension, was featured in the July issue of SportsTurf, the official publication of the national Sports Turf Managers Association, in a department called The Interview.

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Psychological and Brain Sciences, was interviewed in a Republican story about reports that the man who killed five service members in Tennessee suffered from depression. She said that depressed people don’t “commit acts of violence” and that idea that “depression or mental illness leads to violent acts is generally not true.”

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Psychological and Brain Sciences, was interviewed for "I Want to Like You," a blog produced by Real Simple, about how to deal with know-it-alls.

Researchers led by Amanda Kinchla, Food Science, will work with small farms and growers on food safety, through the support of a recent award of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) five-year, $241,000 grant. The award comes through the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grant Program. Quality Assurance magazine, news release

Editorials in the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Amherst Bulletin, says a recent report written by Michelle Staudinger, Toni Lyn Morelli, and postdoctoral fellow Alexander Bryan, all in Environmental Conservation, updating 10-year state wildlife action plans of 22 state agencies, shows that climate change is a bigger concern than ever before. news release