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Holly Laws, Psychological & Brain Sciences, is the new director of the Center for Research on Families’ Methodology Consulting Center. In addition to...

Vincent Rotello, Chemistry, served as guest professor at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences during a trip to Beijing in October....

Robert S. Feldman, Psychological & Brain Sciences, was interviewed by the BBC about a phenomenon known as paltering, in which people can mislead by telling the truth, such as answering a...

Raymond S. Bradley, Geosciences and the Climate System Research Center, was interviewed by National Geographic about being part of an...

Earth & Space Science News reported on Isaac Larsen, Geosciences, winning the 2017 Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award from the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Earth and Planetary Surface...

Stockbridge School of Agriculture students Samantha Glaze-Corcoran and Rachel Bernstein took first and second place, respectively, in the oral presentation contest at the American Society of Agronomy/Crop Science Society of America/Soil Science...

BusinessWest ran a feature about Treaty Biotech LLC, a CNS spin-off company started by Kenneth R. Carter, Polymer Science & Engineering, and alumni Yinyong Li, Marc Gammell...

A research group led by Christine Hatch, Geosciences, has reported on a project to update the approach typically used by risk managers to plan responses to river flooding, to include a focus on...

Robert M. DeConto, Geosciences, was interviewed by Public Radio International’s Living on Earth about his research on how rising sea levels driven by melting ice in Greenland and...

CNS granted fall 2017 Lecturers’ Professional Development Fund awards to five faculty members: Toby Martin Applegate, Geosciences; ...

Timothy Randhir, Environmental Conservation, served on the surface water pollution panel at the MIT Water Summit 2017: Water-Food Nexus, earlier this month. The panel addressed changing...

Hesham Abdullah, a student in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, won first place for Best Student Poster Presentation at the 33rd Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy. Abdulla won a $1,000 prize for his poster...

Sandra Petersen, Veterinary & Animal Sciences and director of the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, presented a workshop at the Institute on...

Toby Applegate, Geosciences, has received a yearlong fellowship from the Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute at Smith College to contribute to an interdisciplinary project...

Astronomers using the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), operated jointly by UMass Amherst and Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, reported in Nature Astronomy that they detected the second most distant dusty, star-forming galaxy ever found in the universe—...

Work by the Northeast Climate Science Center suggesting that the New England region could see more frequent extreme weather events due to climate change was cited in a radio report on winter-preparedness....

In a news article, Richard W. Harper, Environmental Conservation and UMass Extension, talked about how warmer nights can delay and even mute...

Tracy Allen, UMass Extension, was interviewed about Soil and Plant Tissue Nutrient Lab, which does soil-testing work for the public. Allen noted that the fall is a good time to send in samples for testing, as the lab has fewer requests, and...

David Sela, Food Science, was interviewed for an article about why live-culture foods are popular with health food advocates, noting that what we eat not only nourishes us but also feeds the...

CNS Dean Tricia Serio and a group of colleagues from other institutions published an article in eLife that considers the future of research, proposing that improving the postdoctoral training experience could be a way to address problems in...

Yeonhwa Park, Food Science, is part of a team researching the health effects of two environmental pollutants on fish, worm, and fruit fly embryos—work that could help answer the question of...

A new report by graduate student Rebecca Sokoloski and her advisor, Ezra Markowitz, Environmental Conservation, looks at perceptions of public support for offshore wind energy production and...

Richard W. Harper, Environmental Conservation, was interviewed about why peak foliage colors were delayed this fall, noting that cooler temperatures are necessary to turn leaves from green to...

Fogkicker, a product invented in the lab of Kenneth R. Carter, Polymer Science & Engineering, by Carter, doctoral student Yinyong Li, and alumnus Marc Gammel, was featured on the...

The Washington Post reported on research by Robert M. DeConto, Geosciences, and colleagues at other institutions that found that New York City could face more frequent severe storms...