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The Laboratory of Medical Zoology’s TickReport service will use a National Institutes of Health grant to collaborate with L2 Diagnostics of New Haven. The researchers will conduct testing on people who have submitted ticks to TickReport who are determined to be positive for B. miyamotoi...

Lanxess Urethane Systems has joined the UMass Amherst Center for UMass/Industry Research on Polymers in an effort to enhance its research into new materials. The company says working with scientists at UMass Amherst will spur business growth and the development of new products.
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Jason Silverman, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, an alumnus and manager of the student farm in South Deerfield, was profiled in a feature article about on how young farmers in the region are leasing land from established farmers to start their...

The first group of eight Eureka! Scholars at UMass Amherst, now in their final year in the program and preparing for college, celebrated in a special event on Oct. 11 to honor their accomplishments and the people who have made the...

Benjamin Normark, Biology, was interviewed by media about a new study on Diploscapter pachys, a tiny roundworm has developed an asexual way to copy...

Robert Feldman, emeritus professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, was quoted in a column that makes the case that President Donald J. Trump employs a strategy of “gaslighting,” changing...

Diane Kelly, Psychological & Brain Sciences, was interviewed by media about methods scientists use to study marine mammal reproductive anatomy....

Fergus M. Clydesdale, distinguished professor emeritus, Food Science, commented in an article about whether cooks need to wash a turkey before cooking it, noting that washing poultry...

A team led by Dominique Alfandari, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, reports in a paper in eLife that they have for the first time described how two transcription...

Kristen DeAngelis and graduate student Grace Pold, Microbiology, along with colleagues at other institutions, have reported results from a study of warming-related soil...

The Boston Globe ran a feature about the Cold Spring Orchard and Education Center in Belchertown where scientists and researchers are looking at sustainability, pest management, and climate change while growing and evaluating different kinds of fruit. The Globe interviewed...

UMass Amherst received a $500,000 grant from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) to support work by researchers led by James Watkins, Polymer Sciences &...

Nobel-winning work by then-UMass faculty members Joseph Taylor and Russell Hulse in 1974 was cited in a New Yorker article about the recent awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physics to MIT’s Kip Thorne and Cal Tech’s Rainer Weiss and Barry Barish for the discovery of ripples in space-time...

Linda Tropp, Psychological & Brain Sciences, was quoted in an opinion piece in Time magazine about the level of anger that seems to permeate America, and how increasing rage and contempt...

John P. Burand, Microbiology, was interviewed about a recent incident where a Massachusetts man died after being stung by a swarm of insects identified as bees, and then suffered a...

A Forbes columnist wrote about research by Nilanjana Dasgupta, Psychological & Brain Sciences, and her doctoral student Tara C. Dennehy that found that young women in engineering...

Manufacturers are poised to take advantage of a new technique for creating electrically heated cloth developed by Trisha Andrew, Chemistry, and colleagues, who have made gloves that keep fingers...

Lian W. Guo, a doctoral candidate in Biology, is co-author of a new study that finds West Coast rockfish species in deep collapse only twenty years ago have multiplied rapidly...

Kristina Stinson, Environmental Conservation, was interviewed about the prospects for this fall’s foliage season in the region, noting that it does not look to be a promising season....

UMass Extension has provided an online guide to growing ornamental mums for sale in the fall. Green House Grower

 

Thomas Zoeller, Biology, was interviewed about efforts to ban toxic fire-resistant chemicals in children’s products such as furniture, mattresses, and...

A number of CNS faculty members have received 2017-18 Sustainability Curriculum Fellowships from the Chancellor’s Office, which provides funding to faculty developing or augmenting courses with sustainability-related topics. This year’s recipients include Mary Bell and Angela Roell,...

For the third year, UMass Amherst was rated one of the top 50 most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review’s Guide to 375 Green Colleges. Umass was cited for its use of local and organic food, its formal sustainability committee and sustainability officer, its...

UMass Amherst has been recognized as one of the top twenty-five campuses in the country for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students by Campus Pride, a national LGBTQ youth support and advocacy organization....

Thomas Russell, Polymer Science & Engineering, is part of a team at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that has discovered a new two-dimensional film...