Science in Service to Society
The CNS Newsletter
Happy New Year, with news from the South Pole and the North Shore
As a scientist and Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, I'm continually impressed by the exciting and innovative research of our CNS faculty. Take the work of Rob Deconto, whose work in climatology and earth system not only take him all over the world, from the Antarctic to the Connecticut River but also has landed him a major role in the new Northeast Climate Science Center! Hopefully the center will help us learn more about intense weather, like the October snowstorm.
iCons undergrad program attracts international attention
iCons—Integrated Concentration in Science—a new interdisciplinary CNS program for undergrads is so innovative that scientists from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, traveled to campus in mid October for a one-day meeting with iCons faculty, students, and staff.
UMass Amherst to host $7.5M Northeast Climate Science Center
UMass Amherst has been chosen to lead a consortium of seven universities and host the newly created Northeast Climate Science Center through a five-year, $7.5 million grant from the Department of the Interior. It will support federal, state and other agencies by studying the effects of climate change.
Life Sciences video
Top programs, skilled students, pioneering faculty and a new $270 million life sciences complex make UMass Amherst a destination for research and education in the life sciences.
Gold rating for campus sustainability
UMass Amherst was recognized nationally for its 'Gold standard' leadership in campus sustainability by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)'s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) program