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Steven Goodwin, Microbiology and former CNS Dean, has been appointed deputy chancellor by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, effective Nov. 12. In his new role, Goodwin will...

Physics Professor Jenny Ross is the subject of the inaugural video in a new UMass Women in Science video series.

In the video, Ross talks about her work—including building innovative light microscopes—what made her fall in love with physics, and the importance of bringing new perspectives...

The new system-wide UMass Center for Evolutionary Materials will be a home for researchers from many fields who are interested in pursuing bio-inspired technologies to create new designs and products to benefit people and the environment.

Co-director...

Five College of Natural Sciences undergraduates have been selected 2018 fellows in UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL), a competitive leadership training and professional development program that prepares women from the state’s flagship public university...

Two CNS students—Peter Tao (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) and Austin Rohlfing (Mathematics & Statistics)—were winners in the Minute Pitch, the first round of the Innovation Challenge competition hosted by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship at the Isenberg School of Management...

The new Design Building at UMass Amherst has been named the John W. Olver Design Building in honor of the retired congressman and former College of Natural Sciences chemistry professor. Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy and Massachusetts Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg, joined by Congressman...

Nine CNS students have received Bacon Scholarships, established in memory of Theodore S. Bacon, MD, an 1894 graduate of UMass Amherst (then, Massachusetts Agricultural College) who went on to Harvard Medical School. The scholarship was created in recognition of Bacon's public service and...

Four CNS faculty members were honored at the annual Faculty Convocation held Oct. 11. Julie Brigham-Grette, Geosciences; Lili He...

Sloan Siegrist, Microbiology, has received a five-year, $2.3 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) New Innovator Award, which supports “unusually innovative research...

The College of Natural Sciences’ recent College Day Cookout wasn’t just a celebration of the start of the academic year—it was also an opportunity to showcase the many sustainable, environmentally friendly measures CNS has taken to make it a model for holding a green event.

Enjoy a unique opportunity to watch UMass football in Boston’s legendary Fenway Park—and help CNS win a major prize.

Mark Tuominen has been named Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the College of Natural Sciences, effective October 1, CNS Dean Tricia Serio has announced.

As a member of the Dean’s leadership team, Professor Tuominen will have broad responsibilities for the success of research...

Martha Baker, CNS associate dean for undergraduate education, is an inaugural recipient of a ToGetHerThere award from the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts.

Baker was recognized for her commitment to providing leadership and mentoring to students, faculty, and staff, and...

Rebecca Spencer, Psychological & Brain Sciences, has received a five-year, $2.64 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore whether mid-day napping benefits learning in young children and helps...

Visit the campaign website to find out more information about this year’s campaign, including how to DOUBLE your gift or pledge to the CNS Student Success...

Robert DeConto, Geosciences, has received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Prediction of and Resilience Against Extreme Events (PREEVENTS) program. DeConto...

Todd Emrick, Polymer Science & Engineering, has been awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support a multi-university Center for Chemo-...

Richard Vachet, Chemistry, received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his group’s study of the aggregation by βeta-2-microglobulin (β2m), the...

Sankaran “Thai” Thayumanavan, Chemistry, has received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a multi-university Center for Autonomous Chemistry,...

Margaret “Peg” Riley, Biology, and Elizabeth “Betsy” McEneaney of the College of Education, have received a three-year, $987,000 grant from the National Science...

David Boutt, Geosciences, has been named the Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer for 2018 by the Geological Society of America’s Hydrogeology Division, in recognition of “outstanding...

New CNS Dean Tricia Serio was profiled in article in ASBMB Today about Speak Your Story, a project she launched that documents subtle sexism at scientific institutions as a way to begin designing ways to prevent it. The project invites academics to share their experiences with sexist...

Neal Katz, Astronomy, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to collaborate with colleagues in South Africa to study, teach, and help guide observations on a new radio telescope by...

Li-Jun Ma, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, has been awarded a five-year, $880,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant by the National Science Foundation to fund her research...