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The CNS community both near and far are feeling the excitement of the UMassGives campaign which is taking place April 26 and 27th. Will you join in with a donation to the CNS Student Success Fund? UMassGives is a...

At CNS, we are committed to ensuring every student has the opportunity to succeed. Nearly 1 in 3 incoming CNS students is a first-generation student. Programs have shown that we can counteract gaps between experience and ability with intensive advising, skill development and other support...

Will Daniels, Geosciences postdoctoral researcher at UMass Amherst’s Climate System Research Center, is set to embark on the trip of a lifetime this month as part of an experiment for NASA, spending 45 days...

Duncan Irschick, Biology, and the Digital Life team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, creators of an online catalog of high-resolution, full-color 3D models of living organisms,...

Alice Cheung, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, is part of an international collaboration of plant researchers that...

Jeff Podos, Biology, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant that will not only support his teaching next fall at Brazil’s National Institute for Amazon...

For the sixty scholars, practitioners, and students who recently gathered for the 2017 Topol Summit on Transforming the Research and Practice of Nonviolent Activism, the day was an opportunity to share ideas and inspiration across fields—and to strategize about how to use their individual perspectives and expertise to find new, creative approaches to conflict resolution.

Lili He, Food Science, is the latest CNS faculty member featured in the UMass Women in Science video series.

In her video profile, Prof. He talks about her innovative research to...

The new Physical Sciences Building (PSB) and its partner, the relocated and renovated West Experiment Station, as well as the new Horse Barn, are scheduled to be completed in the spring semester.

The 82,500-square-foot PSB, scheduled to be ready for occupancy in April, will house...

Linda Isbell, Psychological & Brain Sciences, has received a five-year, $1.71 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to...

The Department of Food Science began the celebration of its 100th anniversary this year at an international conference, “Foods for Health: Meeting the needs of future generations,” in Thailand on Jan. 10-12.

Of the 85 participants registered...

Alexandra Pope, Astronomy, is the latest CNS faculty member featured in the UMass Amherst Women in Science video series.

In her profile, Pope talks about the importance of...

The Lawrence Osborn Fossil Collection, created by volunteers and comprising donations and specimens from the Geosciences Department, is now open to the public in the Morrill Science Center.

Doctoral student...

Professor Mark Leckie and PhD candidate Benjamin Keisling, Geosciences, have embarked on a two-month expedition aboard the drill...

Lila M. Gierasch, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, has been named the 2018 recipient of the American Chemical Society’s Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry.

She was...

The School of Earth and Sustainability has named Katie Kahl to a newly created position, extension assistant professor in sustainable fisheries and coastal resilience, at the Gloucester Marine Station. She will bridge the university’s research capacity...

Two undergraduate CNS students have been named UMass Amherst Rising Researchers in recognition of their ambitious pursuit of research and scholarly activity.

Shelby Cox ’18, a dual mathematics and linguistics major, began doing research as a participant in a summer 2016 National Science...

CNS Dean Tricia Serio has been named co-chair of a new task force charged with addressing issues of sexual violence, harassment, and assault against graduate students and making recommendations for improving related campus services, policies, and practices.

Enobong (Anna) Hannah Branch,...

CNS undergrads Peter Tao, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Austin Rohlfing, Mathematics & Statistics, were both winners in the second round of the Innovation Challenge competition hosted by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, where four student teams won a total of $15,000...

Trisha Andrew, Chemistry, was profiled in the new UMass Amherst Women in Science video series.

In the video, Andrew talks about her work in textile electronics, in which she...

The International Union of Food Science and Technology recently honored D. Julian McClements, Food Science, with its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in Frankfurt,...

Caren Rotello, Psychological & Brain Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists (SEP). Founded in 1904, SEP is described as “the oldest and most...

Seven CNS faculty members were including on an annual list published by Clarivate Analytics of the most frequently cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world.

Highly cited papers are defined as those that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for field...