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Vincent M. Rotello, Chemistry, was interviewed for an article about how nanoparticles are being used to overcome microbial drug resistance. The story noted that Rotello...

An op-ed by Richard Sullivan, president of the Economic Development Council of Western Mass., cited a conference on green technology and the environment held at UMass Amherst in October as an example of a new sector that could spawn a center of excellence in the region....

Stephen M. Rich, Microbiology and director of the Laboratory of Medical Zoology, was interviewed about the development of a new mosquito control district in the Pioneer Valley...

Susan K. Whitbourne, emeritus, Psychological & Brain Sciences, was interviewed about the benefits of writing a memoir, noting that it can help the writer plan how they want to spend the rest of their life and can reveal patterns or behavior that are...

A new study co-authored by Robert DeConto, Geosciences, finds that the instability of Antarctic ice sheets and cliffs makes it difficult for scientists to project sea-level rise scenarios. The...

A new award for alumni of the Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) Program has been announced. The Mahoney Alumni Award will be bestowed on an alumna or alumnus who demonstrates application of the attitudes, knowledge, and skills developed in the...

Dominique Alfandari, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, received a four-year, $1 million National Institutes of Health grant to produce and characterize monoclonal antibodies to...

Jeff Podos, Biology, has been elected the 2017-18 president of the Animal Behavior Society (ABS), the discipline’s principal scientific society in the Western...

In a recent review of the scientific literature, D. Julian McClements and Hang Xiao, Food Science, conclude that...

UMass Amherst has been awarded a $1.1 million state grant from the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage project to work with Tesla Energy to construct a large battery at the Central Heating Plant on the west side of campus. Working with Tesla and the Center for...

Richard W. Harper, Environmental Conservation, spoke to the Boston Globe about why some tree have still not shed their leaves, citing the warmer weather this fall as a key reason for the...

Derek Lovley, Microbiology, who is internationally known for having discovered electrically conducting microfilaments or “nanowires” in the bacterium Geobacter, led a...

Lillian Fritz-Laylin, Biology, and her colleague Dyche Mullins of UC San Francisco have made a video explaining their research, called We Know Life by...

The Boston Globe’s Design New England featured the John W. Olver Design Building, noting that the space was designed to be a teaching tool and a model of sustainable building. “We not only show off our research, but we live in it,”...

Bryan Monesson-Olson, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and a team of campus colleagues recently presented a project that used a 3D printer to create DNA molecule models for...

More than 200 students and educators from across the state attended the fall workshop of Envirothon 2017-18, a competition for high schoolers. The students took part in workshops, discussions, and field trips with faculty members from CNS, its School for Earth and Sustainability, and the College...

Tim Daly, research associate in the Tick Report lab, spoke on a news report about the fact that cold weather does not mean an end to tick season, noting that ticks out now are more likely to carry dangerous diseases....

Linda Tropp, Psychological & Brain Sciences, has edited a new book, Making Research Matter: A Psychologist’s Guide to Public Engagement. The book gathers well-known experts to discuss how...

Hilary Sandler, UMass Cranberry Station, was interviewed by Milwaukee Public Radio about the use of technology in cranberry growing—and shared her favorite cranberry sauce recipe....

Martha Sylvia, UMass Cranberry Station, spoke to the Cape Cod Times about wild cranberry bogs and the important information they can offer researchers about cultivation practices....

Marco Keiluweit, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, was first author of a paper looking at the vital role played by anaerobic microsites in stabilizing carbon in soil—an important...

The UMass Amherst John W. Olver Design Building has won an Award of Merit in the category of Higher Education/Research in Engineering News-Record's New England's 2017 Best Projects....

Holly Laws, Psychological & Brain Sciences, is the new director of the Center for Research on Families’ Methodology Consulting Center. In addition to...