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

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

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...

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...