AMHERST, Mass. – The Antarctic Geological Drilling (ANDRILL) Program drilled to a new record depth of 1,000 meters below the seafloor from the site on the Ross Ice Shelf near Scott Base in Antarctica on Dec. 16, making ANDRILL the most successful Antarctic drilling program in terms of depth and rock core recovered.
A new study of a large U.S. National Cancer Institute database provides the strongest evidence yet that a key portion of the traditional dose-response model used in drug testing and risk assessment for toxins is wrong when it comes to measuring the effects of very low doses, says a UMass Amherst scientist.
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst today announced initial student disciplinary actions following a Dec. 15 riot in the Southwest residential area. Dean of Students Jo-Anne Vanin said that to date five students have received immediate expulsions, pending a hearing to complete the cases in January. In addition, one student was suspended for a minimum of one year, two received deferred suspensions, and one received probation.
AMHERST, Mass. – Helen Symons, a 1965 alumna of the School of Nursing of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has endowed the Victor E. and Eleanor Tower Symons Nursing Scholarship, which will pay the full cost for a nursing student to attend the school each year. The gift of $582,811 is the largest ever received by the School of Nursing.
Reporter Francesca Rheannon has won this year’s Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for Excellence in Reporting on Drug and Alcohol Issues for her five-part news series, “Voices of HIV,” which she produced for WFCR.
Nationwide searches are beginning for the top posts at Commonwealth College, the Isenberg School of Management and the College of Natural Resources (CNRE) and the Environment, according to Provost Charlena Seymour.