With a goal of raising $380,000, departmental coordinators kicked off the annual UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) Oct. 19 with encouragement from campus leaders and this year’s chair, Cathryn Lombardi, during a luncheon at the Mullins Center.
The University Without Walls (UWW) program recently learned that a pilot scholarship program will be available for students enrolling in its Early Care and Education program once state funding is approved later this fall.
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.
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 microbiology professor Derek Lovley.