AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a $47,000 planning grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York to create an innovative, institution-wide mentoring initiative that will support new and underrepresented faculty in the humanities, fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences.
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst biologist Sandra Petersen has received nearly $2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue two areas of research: investigating the hormones involved in inducing ovulation and research into the genes in the developing brain that are regulated by both sex hormones and the environmental contaminant dioxin.
AMHERST, Mass. – A team of scientists led by Joseph Elkinton of the University of Massachusetts Amherst will release a few hundred parasitic flies at the iron rail property in Wenham on Monday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m.
AMHERST, Mass. – Three faculty members and two graduate students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been selected for the Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus’s highest honor for excellence in the classroom.
AMHERST, Mass. – Scientists have boosted the power output of microbial fuel cells more than 10-fold by letting the bacteria congregate into a slimy matrix known as a biofilm. The research, led by microbiologist Derek Lovley of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, suggests that efficient technologies for generating electricity with microbes are much closer than anticipated.
AMHERST, Mass. – Information is the currency of science. But access to the scholarly journals that publish new research can be severely limited in a country with the infrastructure problems that exist in Iraq.
AMHERST, Mass. – Sheila C. Bair, a professor at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been nominated by President George W. Bush to be the next head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC).
Creation of Ultra-Tiny Devices Seen as a Key to Economic Growth
BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts Amherst will host one of the nation’s elite nanotechnology centers, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today, awarding $16 million to establish the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing.