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Four CNS faculty members were honored at the annual Faculty Convocation held Oct. 11. Julie Brigham-Grette, Geosciences; Lili He...

Sloan Siegrist, Microbiology, has received a five-year, $2.3 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) New Innovator Award, which supports “unusually innovative research...

The College of Natural Sciences’ recent College Day Cookout wasn’t just a celebration of the start of the academic year—it was also an opportunity to showcase the many sustainable, environmentally friendly measures CNS has taken to make it a model for holding a green event.

Enjoy a unique opportunity to watch UMass football in Boston’s legendary Fenway Park—and help CNS win a major prize.

Mark Tuominen has been named Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the College of Natural Sciences, effective October 1, CNS Dean Tricia Serio has announced.

As a member of the Dean’s leadership team, Professor Tuominen will have broad responsibilities for the success of research...

Martha Baker, CNS associate dean for undergraduate education, is an inaugural recipient of a ToGetHerThere award from the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts.

Baker was recognized for her commitment to providing leadership and mentoring to students, faculty, and staff, and...

Rebecca Spencer, Psychological & Brain Sciences, has received a five-year, $2.64 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore whether mid-day napping benefits learning in young children and helps...

Visit the campaign website to find out more information about this year’s campaign, including how to DOUBLE your gift or pledge to the CNS Student Success...

Robert DeConto, Geosciences, has received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Prediction of and Resilience Against Extreme Events (PREEVENTS) program. DeConto...

Todd Emrick, Polymer Science & Engineering, has been awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support a multi-university Center for Chemo-...

Richard Vachet, Chemistry, received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his group’s study of the aggregation by βeta-2-microglobulin (β2m), the...

Sankaran “Thai” Thayumanavan, Chemistry, has received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a multi-university Center for Autonomous Chemistry,...

Margaret “Peg” Riley, Biology, and Elizabeth “Betsy” McEneaney of the College of Education, have received a three-year, $987,000 grant from the National Science...

David Boutt, Geosciences, has been named the Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer for 2018 by the Geological Society of America’s Hydrogeology Division, in recognition of “outstanding...

New CNS Dean Tricia Serio was profiled in article in ASBMB Today about Speak Your Story, a project she launched that documents subtle sexism at scientific institutions as a way to begin designing ways to prevent it. The project invites academics to share their experiences with sexist...

Neal Katz, Astronomy, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to collaborate with colleagues in South Africa to study, teach, and help guide observations on a new radio telescope by...

Li-Jun Ma, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, has been awarded a five-year, $880,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant by the National Science Foundation to fund her research...

The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Mahoney Life Sciences Prize, an annual competition for CNS scientists engaged in high-impact applied life sciences research.  

This notable prize is made possible through the generosity of the Mahoney...

NASA has named a rippled linear dune of dark Martian sand “Nathan Bridges Dune” after planetary scientist and Geosciences alumnus Nathan Bridges (PhD ’97), who died in April. Bridges was a planetary research scientist at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory....

Alexander Gerson, Biology, has received a $756,000 National Science Foundation grant to investigate the phenomenon by which migrating birds produce energy...

Madelaine Bartlett, Biology, has received a five-year, $837,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant, NSF’s highest...

Genoverde Biosciences Inc., cofounded by Sam Hazen, Biology, received the top prize of $25,000 in a Valley Venture Mentors program for start-up companies, for...

Isaac Larsen, Geosciences, has received the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Focus Group’s 2017 Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award. The award recognizes...