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Katherine Zeller, a PhD student in Environmental Conservation, was lead author of a study published in PLOS ONE calling for the expansion of the conservation network for pumas in Southern California to increase genetic diversity.

“The current...

Peter Chien, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and doctoral candidate Kamal Joshi explained new details about the process by which cells get rid of proteins when they are no longer needed...

Joshua Gukowsky ’17, currently a doctoral student in Food Science, has won the Alltech Global Young Scientist competition for his proposal for a new method for detecting the presence of antibiotics in food samples. Gukowsky, an advisee of...

Two doctoral students in Food Science received awards from the American Oil Chemists Society. Zipei Zhang was awarded the Honored Student Award, and Ruojie Zhang received the 2018 Thomas H. Smouse Memorial Fellowship. Both are students of D. Julian...

The College of Natural Sciences’ Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) program awarded the first Crowley-Nowick Awards for iCons Student Philanthropy and Leadership, created with a gift from Peg Crowley-Nowick ’86, founder and president of Zipher...

Ten students in the College of Natural Sciences’ Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) program are working at paid internships with Massachusetts life science and energy technology firms for the summer, at corporations including Tesla, the U.S....

Gov. Charlie Baker will ask lawmakers to approve a five-year, $500 million life sciences initiative, an extension of former Gov. Deval Patrick’s $1 billion initiative from which UMass Amherst received $95 million for the Life Sciences Laboratory....

D. Julian McClements, Food Science, has received a three-year, $444,550 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the...

A 2016 report by Robert M. DeConto, Geosciences, which used climate and ice sheet models to predict a major loss of ice in Antarctica that could cause oceans to rise by four feet over the next...

A recent study by Nilanjana “Buju” Dasgupta, Psychological and Brain Sciences and director of faculty equity and inclusion, and PhD student Tara Dennehy was cited in two news articles about...

WGBY’s Connecting Point and Greenfield Community Television recently ran feature stories about work by Christine Hatch and Eve Vogel, ...

Stephen Rich, Microbiology, director of the Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ), was interviewed about how people can educate themselves about the risks posed by ticks. The...

Joseph Elkinton, Environmental Conservation, spoke to a number of media outlets about how the cold, rainy weather of the spring could help control the local gypsy-moth population—and the...

Lynn Adler, Biology, has received extensive national news coverage after being awarded a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study how the...

Susan K. Whitbourne, Psychological and Brain Sciences, was featured in a Huffington Post article about why we sometimes feel like we haven’t accomplished enough in our lives and how to handle...

The UMass system was thirty-sixth on a list of international universities ranked by the number of patents received for faculty inventions in 2016, compiled by the National Academy of Inventors. Faculty in the system secured fifty-eight patents last year. “This ranking highlights the ingenuity of...

Will Massachusetts see a repeat of last year’s dramatic defoliation by gypsy moths? Tawny Simisky, an entomologist in UMass Extension, spoke to Boston.com about the factors that determine the extent of gypsy moth activity and how this year’s...

A television feature on WGBY’s Connecting Point that looks at the Montague Plains and its importance as a wildlife management area includes comments from Michael Akresh, a doctoral student in Environmental Conservation, and David King, adjunct associate professor who also works for the...

Students in a science club at Amherst Middle School are conducting their own versions of water tests and thinking about solutions to the problem. The science club is modeled on the Integrated Concentration in Science program (iCons), in which students use a multidisciplinary approach to solve...

Raymond S. Bradley, Distinguished Professor in Geosciences and director of the Climate System Research Center, was interviewed about President Donald J. Trump’s decision to have the U.S. leave the Paris Accord on climate change. He says, “By simply walking away from this agreement we’re...

Two campus gardens campus recently won “Bee Spaces Garden Awards” at the Greenfield-based Langstroth Bee Fest, organized by Sandy Thomas, Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment. The campus recipients were the Pollinator Garden at the Agricultural Learning Center’s Wysocki Farm, begun...

Kristina Stinson, Environmental Conservation, has conserved 54 acres of woods surrounding her Wendell home this spring through support from the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust. The Stinson conservation restriction, which is co-held by Mount Grace and the Town of Wendell, encourages continued...

Two CNS faculty have received inaugural Sustainability and Social Science Seed Grants from the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR). Eve Vogel, Geosciences, received $10,000 for her project, “Electricity, Flexibility and Sustainability: Place-based Environmental and Sociopolitical...

A recent study by John Marshall Clark, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, is the subject of feature story in Scientific American. Clark’s research shows that two-thirds to three-quarters of lice are immune to the effects of many insecticide treatments due to overexposure....