The UMass Amherst Libraries has announced that communication+1, the open access journal hosted by the institutional repository for UMass Amherst, Scholarworks, is being indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the internationally recognized directory of high quality, peer-reviewed...
A massive and intricate wooden dome temporarily adorning the plaza of the Fine Arts Center at UMass Amherst was engineered and constructed by UMass students over two semesters as part of a wood design studio class.
The department of polymer science and engineering is celebrating its 50th anniversary May 12-13 with a two-day reunion and symposium expected to draw more than 250 visitors for laboratory tours, panel discussions and formal presentations from eight of the department’s most distinguished graduates.
David Julian McClements, professor of food science and an internationally recognized expert in the encapsulation and delivery of bioactive components, was honored by the American Oil Chemistry Society (AOCS) recently with its 2016 Scientific Award for work that has “taken the industry to the...
Local chefs and guest judges chose a brown butter, salted-caramel ice cream with chocolate flakes as the winning flavor developed for this year’s competition by University of Massachusetts Amherst food science students. It will become the newest seasonal flavor to be produced and marketed by Maple Valley Creamery of Hadley.
Every day is Earth Day at UMass Amherst. To celebrate the official April 2016 date, the campus held a yogathon, festival and social media scavenger hunt with students locating sustainability resources on campus and taking selfies to win a prize.
Computer science doctoral candidate Shiri Dori-Hacohen, founder of Automated Controversy Detection, was the winner of the 11th annual Innovation Challenge and received $35,000 in funding to support further development of her invention. The competition was hosted by the Isenberg School of Management’s Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship.
As the daffodil blooming season draws to a close, a team of researchers at UMass Amherst’s Stockbridge School of Agriculture and microbiology departmentare investigating a possible bio-control remedy, a naturally occurring virus, that might help to stop a pest known as the large narcissus bulb fly. Its larvae feed on and destroy many thousands of narcissus bulbs nationwide every year, and it has few natural enemies.
Researchers in the department of psychological and brain sciences have developed a program to help people learn ways to reduce stress, increase well-being, and develop closer relationships.
The program is available for free to people who agree to take part in a research study about it. The study...
A group of seven independent researchers from universities and research institutions from Europe and the United States, including Thomas Zoeller, professor of biology at UMass Amherst, believe they have paved the way to end a nearly three-year-long stalemate over legal requirements by the European Commission to provide criteria identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals and put to rest claims of a lack of consensus on the issue among scientists.