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Allen V. Barker, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, was interviewed about how sustainably grown food affects our health. His research has found little nutritional difference between...

Rosie Cowell and David Huber, Psychological & Brain Sciences, received a four-year, $2.36 million grant from the National Institutes of...

A study by Nilanjana Dasgupta, Psychological & Brain Sciences, and her doctoral student Tara C. Dennehy found that early in college, young women in engineering majors felt more confident...

Alejandro L. Briseño, Polymer Science & Engineering, is part of a team that received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore ways to “deploy...

Doctoral student Ayla Skorupa, Environmental Conservation, is surveying local streams looking for endangered freshwater mussels, to help target conservation efforts. Greenfield...

UMass Amherst is once again among the nation’s top thirty public universities, according to the 2018 Best Colleges guide recently released by U.S. News & World Report. Read more.
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Ryan C. Hayward, Polymer Science & Engineering, and colleagues at MIT have developed a new type of ink used in 3-D printing of electronic components that allows the devices to self-...

Nicholas J. Brazee, UMass Extension, was interviewed about two diseases affecting trees in the region: “tar spots,” which cause black spots on the leaves of Norway maples, and...

Michael Rawlins, Geosciences, has received two grants, one from NASA and the other from the U.S. Department of Energy, for work in Alaska and western Canada that will complement a National...

Stephen J. Herbert, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, was interviewed about how farmers are adopting dual-use strategies for siting solar...

Om Parkash Dhankher, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, was interviewed about a new study from the University of Washington that looked at planting poplar trees that harbor...

Susan K. Whitbourne, emeritus professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, was interviewed for an article about how to tell if the person you’re dating is emotionally intelligent. She explained that the signs include being deeply empathetic, being a good...

Post doc Valerie Pasquarella, Environmental Conservation, has created images and maps showing the magnitude and extent of damage from the current gypsy moth outbreak in southern New England. Her work was recently featured as the U.S. Geological Survey “Image...

UMass Amherst welcomed its most academically accomplished entering class when students returned to the Commonwealth’s flagship campus over Labor Day weekend. The incoming class is also more diverse and includes more in-state student than last year’s....

An editorial in the Greenfield Recorder called the student farm in South Deerfield, part of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, “an impressive demonstration of successful, practical education for an occupation as old as the Earth but...

Joseph S. Elkinton, Environmental Conservation, was interviewed about damage done to Massachusetts trees this year by gypsy moths, noting that next year may be worse next year, when the local...

Harold “Hal” Grotevant, Psychological & Brain Sciences, has been chosen to receive Wells Fargo’s Philanthropic Services’ 2017 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, which recognizes “educators who...

Baoshan Xing, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, and Qing Zhao, Xing’s former postdoc, have published a cover story in the journal Small reporting on toxicity levels in layered...

The Cape Cod Times ran a feature about at the Laboratory of Medical Zoology and its “Send a Tick to College” program. Stephen M. Rich, Microbiology and director of the...

A new study by PhD candidate Evan Palmer-Young and his advisor, Lynn Adler, Biology, of possible self-medicating behavior in bumble bees reports that a once-...

Susan K. Whitbourne, emeritus, Psychological & Brain Sciences, was interviewed about a recently published economics paper that offered statistics showing the existence of the “midlife crisis.” Whitbourne disputed the findings, saying she has never seen...

A team led by Lila Gierasch, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, has demystified the pathway of interdomain communication in a family of proteins known as Hsp70s—a top target of dozens...

Michael Rawlins, Geosciences and associate director of the Climate System Research Center, was interviewed about whether a storm like Hurricane...

David Gross, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, is co-author of a new study in the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning that looked at best approaches to...

Andy J. Danylchuk, Environmental Conservation, received the Excellence in Public Outreach award from the American Fisheries Society, in recognition of his work sharing the value of fisheries...