Work is funded by the National Institutes of Health
AMHERST, Mass. – A team of scientists headed by Patty Freedson, chair of the department of kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a four-year, $2.1 million grant to develop a small device that will be used to obtain long-term measures of free-living physical activity.
AMHERST, Mass. – The desert-hued rock layers that make up the walls of the Grand Canyon represent 2 billion years of Earth history, exposed as the Colorado River eroded the rocks of the Colorado Plateau. Now that history is being brought to life by a team of scientists including Mike Williams of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who are creating the world’s largest geosciences exhibit on the canyon’s southern rim.
AMHERST, Mass. – State Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles will discuss the Patrick administration’s vision for clean and renewable energy with University of Massachusetts Amherst faculty on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
AMHERST, Mass. – SunEthanol Inc., a biofuels technology company, announced today that it has secured funding to commercialize the Q Microbe, unique, natural bacterium capable of converting cellulose into ethanol, which was discovered by University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist Susan Leschine.
AMHERST, Mass. – By combining the capabilities of several telescopes, teams of scientists, including University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomers, have spotted extremely bright galaxies hiding in the distant, young universe.
Demand created by growing Brazilian communities and urban consumers exploring ethnic cuisines
AMHERST, Mass. – Two prominent markets in the Boston area are hosting events featuring Brazilian vegetables grown under the guidance of University of Massachusetts Amherst Extension agronomists Frank Mangan and Maria Moreira.
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst computer scientist Andrew McCallum has received a two-year appointment to the first Council for the Computing Community Consortium, a group dedicated to identifying major research opportunities and goals for the computing field.
AMHERST, Mass. – If Massachusetts and federal lawmakers approve creation of an Indian-run casino in Southeastern Massachusetts in Middleborough, following local approval of the deal, the new facility may not have to look beyond the state border for trained workers and executives thanks to a program run by the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s department of hospitality and tourism management.