AMHERST, Mass. – Classes in sheep physiology or equine diseases may be standard in most veterinary science programs, but the University of Massachusetts Amherst has added another animal to the menagerie: alpacas. This fall the university will launch its camelid studies program, the first such undergraduate program in the nation.
AMHERST, Mass. – Microbes appear to be making an important contribution to the gradual self-cleaning of an abandoned pyrite mine in Rowe, Mass., says University of Massachusetts Amherst doctoral student Caryl Becerra.
AMHERST, Mass. - Strategies that use microbes to clean up polluted sites are becoming more refined as scientists merge advances in gene sequencing methods, culture techniques and computer modeling, says University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist Derek Lovley.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Some students spend years honing their observational skills, especially those that involve pattern recognition and spatial-thinking. But students who use American Sign Language (ASL) are often already adept at this 3-D thinking, and it may give them an advantage when grappling with the intricate networks of geologic fault systems.
AMHERST, Mass. – A new year-long lecture series focused on informing community residents about health issues that affect their daily lives is being presented by faculty in the exercise science department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. – The world’s largest private-sector securities regulator, the National Association of Securities Dealers, has teamed with University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers to bring cutting-edge computer science to the world of securities fraud.
AMHERST, Mass. – Researchers at a group of colleges and universities, including the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have received two grants totaling more than $1.2 million for a three-year study of the educational benefits of inter-group dialogue in courses dealing with issues such as race, gender, ethnicity and sexuality.
AMHERST, Mass. – The Massachusetts Water Resources Conference, "Research to Practice: Science for Sustainable Water Resources," will be held Friday, Oct. 21 at the Lincoln Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass.– Research into microbes that can harvest electricity from waste matter and clean up polluted sites has garnered a major investment from the U.S. Department of Energy. The DOE has awarded $21.8 million over five years to University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist Derek Lovley for investigations of the Geobacteraceae, the microbial family with energy-harvesting powers that scientists hope to harness.