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Ann Noble ’66 BS, ’70 PhD, Food Science, is cited as one of the pioneering women of California winemaking. In 1974, Noble was the first woman hired as a faculty member in the department of viticulture and enology at the...

Alfred Crosby, Polymer Science and Engineering, is part of a team that recently received a highly competitive three-year, $1 million grant from the France-based Human Frontier Science Program which supports teams of scientists from different...

UMass Amherst, which is 251st in the worldwide university rankings, is also No. 49 in agriculture and forestry in the QS World University Rankings for 2017. In other CNS fields,...

Alexandra Pope, Astronomy, and colleagues report that they have detected a surprising rate of star formation, four times higher than previously detected, in a dust-obscured galaxy behind a Frontier Fields cluster. Pope says, “This very distant,...

Stephen M. Rich, Microbiology and director of the Laboratory of Medical Zoology, says scientists don’t know whether this will be a big season for deer ticks, which carry a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease....

A research team of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, led by Karan Hingorani, a graduate student in Lila Gierasch’s lab, has developed the first firm mathematical foundation to explain cell ligands’ role in promoting proper protein folding. The...

Michael Rawlins, associate director of the Climate System Research Center, has received a five-year, $370,000 NSF grant as part of a multi-institution effort to better understand biological processes and land-ocean interactions controlling the...

Samar Mahmoud, a doctoral candidate in the Molecular and Cell Biology program, explores the impacts direct-acting antiviral drugs may have in eradicating the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in patients co-infected with HIV. Mahmoud notes in a paper in...

Jeffrey Starns, Psychological & Brain Sciences, has been selected as one of  six Center for Research on Families 2017-2018 Family Research Scholars. Starns investigates event memory, decision making and statistical reasoning. The primary goal...

The Design Building is the first mass-timber structure on the East Coast and is the first project to use several cutting-edge building technologies, including a “zipper truss” and a composite floor system developed by the school’s faculty. Alex...

Amherst is one of the top 10 “super cool cities” in the U.S., says Expedia’s Viewfinder travel blog in a ranking of communities with “interesting festivals, thriving art scenes, young and fresh demographics and a hunger for the hipper things in...

Neuroscientist Jerrold Meyer, Psychological and Brain Sciences, is co-author of a recent paper in Endocrine: International Journal of Basic and Clinical Endocrinology that describes a promising new noninvasive method – measuring levels of the...

Krista Gile, Mathematics and Statistics, is a research partner for a new interdisciplinary research project that recently received a five-year, $3.1 million NIH grant to help understand patterns of health behaviors and outcomes among diverse...

Paul F. Catanzano, Environmental Conservation, comments in a Daily Hampshire Gazette editorial supporting the creation of a demonstration forest in Pelham. He says, “the Buffam Brook Community Forest provides an excellent opportunity to...

Wesley R. Autio, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, says the recent warm temperatures could cause fruit tree buds to swell earlier than expected. He says this won’t be a problem unless the warm temperatures are followed by extreme cold. Last year...

Bethany Bradley, Environmental Conservation, is co-author of a first-of-its-kind analysis of wildfire records over 20 years, which shows that human-started fires accounted for 84 percent of all wildfires, tripled the length of the fire season and...

Michael A. Rawlins, associate director of the Climate System Research Center, says research is inconclusive on whether climate change is leading to more tornadoes such as the one that hit Conway last weekend. But he does say warmer weather helps...

Thomas Zoeller, biology, comments in a story about a new study in mice that finds that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) before birth is linked to obesity later in life. He says the researchers are asking the right question when they look at how...

Breast cancer researcher Kathleen Arcaro, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, and Epidemiologist Susan Sturgeon, biostatistics and epidemiology, will team up on a one-year pilot study of bisphenol A (BPA), phthalate and related compound levels and...

Timothy Randhir, Environmental Conservation, led a delegation of professionals from western Massachusetts to study environmental sustainability efforts in the Grijalva-Usumacinta watershed of southern Mexico from Jan. 15-25. The visit was...

A feature story on the A Student-led Program in Research and Education (ASPIRE) program held at the Silvio O. Conte National Center for Polymer Research for local high school students, including those from the MacDuffie School in Granby, has...

Thomas Zoeller, Biology, an internationally recognized expert in the health effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, with the Washington, D.C.-based Endocrine Society, has expressed disappointment in the European Commission’s revised proposal ...

Christine Hatch, Geosciences, and Timothy Randhir, Environmental Conservation, are both quoted in an article about how the recent heavy snow fall could help reduce drought conditions in the region....

Alexander Gerson, Biology, is a co-author of a new study of songbird dehydration and survival risk during heat waves in the United States desert Southwest that suggests that some birds are at risk of lethal dehydration and mass die-offs when...

Vincent Rotello, Chemistry, and researchers in his laboratory have designed a delivery system using nanoparticles to assist the powerful new gene-editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 across the cell membrane and into the cell nucleus while avoiding...