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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...

Nestor Guillen, Mathematics & Statistics, was featured in a New Yorker article about a summer program at Tufts University that brings together mathematicians to discuss...

In a news report about increasing numbers of tick-borne illnesses in the city of Pittsfield, Stephen M. Rich, Microbiology and director of the Laboratory of Medical Zoology, said...

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture’s on-campus hydroponic farm, which was founded by students, was featured in several local news articles.
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A feature article in the Daily Hampshire Gazette about the Amherst Regional Middle School Science Club noted that D. Venkataraman, Chemistry, has served as an advisor to the group...

Lila M. Gierasch, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, was profiled in The Scientist. The article outlined how she developed into a prominent scientist and expert on protein...

An ABC News report on Donald Trump’s planned vacation referred to a paper by Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Psychological & Brain Sciences, about why presidents need vacations as much as anyone,...

Stephen Schneider, Astronomy, spoke to Western Mass News about the August 21 solar eclipse, explaining what will happen, how to prepare for viewing the eclipse, and what people...

This year’s recipients of the Vertex Science Leaders Scholarship—which supports students studying STEM at a University of Massachusetts campus—are both immigrants who will attend UMass Amherst in the fall, including Cuishan Mei, who will study biochemistry....

An unspoken frustration for evolutionary biologists over the past 100 years, says Craig Albertson, Biology, is that genetics can only account for a small...