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The Institute for Applied Life Sciences facility will be one of eight such centers in the United States and will feature nine different research microscopes that are available to both the campus and outside users....

The winning flavor in this year’s student ice cream competition is Chili Chocolate Chip, as selected by judges in the fourth annual food science event held on campus April 30. It will become the latest student-created ice cream produced by Maple Valley Creamery of Hadley over the coming weeks,...

Each year during March break for the last decade, Paul Barten, Environmental Conservation, has brought students to a Cree Culture camp in Quebec run by the Bosum family as part of a course he...

Elvan Cavac, doctoral candidate in Chemistry, and Austin Rohlfing, undergraduate in Mathematics & Statistics, were presented with Grinspoon Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards on April 25. Cavac’s startup,...

The $25,000 awards were announced by President Marty Meehan, who said, “I’m proud to invest in our faculty, who are engaged in cutting-edge research with the power to bolster the economy and improve lives. These awards will help bring promising and potentially life-changing research to market...

Guodong Zhang, Food Science, and doctoral candidates Weicang Wang and Jianan Zhang, have identified a new molecular mechanism to explain the link between obesity and increased risk of...

John F. Donoghue, Physics (emeritus), is interviewed about the concept of the multiverse, or the idea that there are multiple universes in the cosmos, but we can’t perceive them. He says...

Hannah Baranes, Geosciences doctoral student, is lead author on a study of new, GPS-based methods for modeling earthquake-induced tsunamis for southeast Japan along the Nankai Trough. Geoscience researchers at UMass Amherst, Smith College and the Japanese...

Mark R. Ilton, Polymer Science and Engineering postdoc, comments in a story on research into how animals and plants have developed surprisingly strong mechanical properties. Ilton says animals such as the locust and mantis shrimp both use spring-based...

Advanced research laboratories and equipment across the five-campus UMass system are being made available to start-up businesses and local companies through a new, state-funded subsidy program aimed at promoting economic growth and innovation. Created with a $2 million state investment...

Isaac Larsen, Geosciences, is used to tramping around in the dirt to conduct his soil research, but satellite photos of the Iowa farmhouse where he grew up have added a new...

The gathering of prominent policy and thought leaders on April 18 featured them sharing how communities and institutions can mitigate climate change and become more resilient. The event was held at the John W. Olver Design Building....

Charlie Schweik, Environmental Conservation and School of Public Policy, and undergraduates presented their World Librarians project at a UNESCO conference, “Mobile Learning Week 2018:...

Dong Wang, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, is one of eight UMass Amherst faculty named the 2018-19 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence. The Lilly Fellowship, awarded by ...

Graduate student Zili Gao, Food Science, has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Altech Young Scientist program. The winner will be announced at the ONE: the Altech Ideas Conference to be held May 20-22 in Lexington, Ky. The competition, now in...

Results of a new study by cognitive psychologist and speech scientist Alexandra Jesse, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and her linguistics undergraduate student Michael Bartoli may help to...

Linda Isbell, Psychological and Brain Sciences, has received the 2018 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Presented by the UMass Amherst Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty...

Alice Cheung, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, was recently named one of three recipients of the 2018-2019 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Award. This award gives faculty the...

Teaching:

  • Daeyoung Kim, Associate Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Caleb Rounds, Lecturer, Biology

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The College of Natural Sciences is pleased to announce the recipients of the Spring 2018 Lecturer’s Professional Development Fund award.

Congratulations to:

The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has named 12 winners of the 2018-19 Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity (TIDE) Faculty Fellowship award, including CNS faculty: Forrest J. Bowlick,...

Elsbeth Walker, Biology, has been awarded a three-year, $870,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Physiological Mechanisms and Biomechanics program...

Richard W. Wilkie, Geosciences (emeritus), comments in a story about how many Massachusetts communities got their sometimes twisted and confusing borders. He says Native Americans had a “...