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Ervin Staub, professor emeritus, Psychological & Brain Sciences, was interviewed about what causes young people to join hate groups, noting that those with troubled pasts are especially vulnerable to the lure of these groups....

Wesley R. Autio, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, was interviewed about this year’s peach and apple crops. “It looks to be a great crop, with large, high-quality fruit,” he said....

Jon M. Clements, UMass Extension, was interviewed about alternative specialty crops small farmers should consider growing. He suggested table grapes, noting that consumers are excited about...

Elizabeth Vierling, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and colleagues in India and China report finding a crucial mechanism that plants need to recover from heat stress—an...

Nicholas J. Brazee, UMass Extension, was interviewed about anthracnose, a condition caused by fungus that’s causing the appearance of dark spots on maple trees in the region,...

A hydroponic farm developed by Stockbridge School of Agriculture students to develop sustainable growing practices and research by David Boutt, ...

Richard W. Harper, Environmental Conservation, was interviewed about the cause of black marks that are appearing on the leaves of Norway maple trees. These “tar spots” are caused by a fungus...

Sankaran “Thai” Thayumanavan and colleagues Jiaming Zhuang and PhD student Kingshuk Dutta, Chemistry, have developed a new method of delivering intact proteins inside cells, which could be...

A news story about the need to take safety precautions while viewing the August 21 solar eclipse noted that the Astronomy Department will co-host a viewing event, with solar glasses available for participants, that day at the campus Sunwheel....

Daniel R. Cooley, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, was interviewed about how wet weather this spring and summer has created conditions for a host of fungal and bacterial disease...

Local media covered an open house held at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture’s student-run farm on River Road in South Deerfield for new CNS Dean Tricia Serio and Kevin Barry, director of produce and floral at Big Y Foods, which carries...

While Massachusetts is not on the totality path of the August 21 eclipse, Stephen E. Schneider, Astronomy, noted in an interview that “we haven’t had a really good partial...

Ervin Staub, professor emeritus, Psychological & Brain Sciences, was interviewed about the factors that can lead children to adopt racist attitudes, noting that they can pick up racist tendencies from books, television, or things they hear from adults...

The new UMass Amherst Design Building, the first cross-laminated timber (CLT) academic building in the U.S. and the largest installation of wood concrete composites in North America, was profiled in College Planning & Management. The building houses several academic programs,...

Bethany Bradley, Environmental Conservation, has received a three-year, $389,975 grant from the National Science Foundation to create the first comprehensive assessment of how more than two...

Trisha L. Andrew, Chemistry, was interviewed about a warning from the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division that the popular drink Moscow mule can be poisonous because it’s served in a copper mug....

A team led by Kevin Kittilstved, Chemistry, has received a $259,528 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program to acquire a new, state-of-the-art powder X-ray diffractometer. The colleges of...

Nearly ninety elementary-age students from the Greater Holyoke YMCA took part in a scavenger hunt at CNS’s Durfee Conservatory and other spots across campus last month, as part of university outreach efforts to get young students, especially those from underrepresented populations, to begin...

Margaret Riley, Biology, has joined the board of directors of the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics. The APUA, she notes, “was one of the very first...

UMass Amherst has received an $842,571 National Science Foundation grant to help departments provide a richer evaluation of faculty teaching, with the goal of supporting educational practices shown to improve student learning, in STEM and other disciplines....

Robert L. Wick, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, was interviewed about late blight, a fungus-like disease that rots tomatoes and potatoes that is now affecting crops in the region. “It...

Raymond S. Bradley, Geosciences and director of the Climate System Research Center, was interviewed about a draft report on the climate, now awaiting approval from the Trump administration,...

David F. Boutt, Geosciences, has received a $94,375 grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust to study water samples and build a database to understand the impact of drought and to help...