Neil S. Forbes, associate professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a one-year, $40,000 grant from Earlier.org, a Greensboro, N.C.-based organization that funds research into the early detection of breast cancer.
Forbes says he is working to develop a non-toxic, non-invasive bacteria...
The opening keynote address by sustainable food educator and activist Pandora Thomas of California-based Earthseed Consulting will be free and open to the public on the first evening of the conference at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 22.
The UMass Amherst football team under coach Mark Whipple will be moving into its new performance facility at McGuirk Alumni Stadium in July. The field will have new turf by the end of July, and the Martin and Richard Jacobson Press and Skybox Complex will be open for the first game at McGuirk in September. Tickets to all games, including the Aug. 30 opener against BC at Gillette Stadium, are available here.
As part of today’s national Day of Making and White House Maker Faire celebrating America’s tradition of invention, UMass Amherst is joining with 152 other colleges and universities across the country to support efforts to promote innovation and ingenuity.
Thayer Laboratory is no more.
The 57-year-old building, which officials said was badly out of code compliance and not salvageable, was razed last week.
The 2,865-square-foot, single-story building was dedicated on June 5, 1957 and designed to supplement diagnostic and research facilities in the...
DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees today froze 2014-2015 tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students, unanimously approving the first back-to-back freeze in recent UMass history.
Dorothy T. “Theresa” Whitney, 85, of Wells, Maine, and formerly of Amherst and Belchertown, a retired administrative assistant in the Controller’s Office, died June 15 in York Hospital in Maine.
Born in Boston, she grew up in Roxbury and attended high school in the city.
Hoa Le, 83, of Amherst, a retired dietary worker I with Dining Services, died June 16 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
Born in Vietnam, he had lived in Amherst since 1990.
He joined Dining Services as a facility service worker/maintainer at Worcester Dining Commons in 1991 and became a dietary...
Otto L. Stein, 89, professor emeritus of botany, died June 17 in his Amherst home. His demise came after many months battling multiple complications that resulted from breaking his arm last December.
Born in Augsburg, Germany, his family moved to Berlin when he was 8 years old. On Kristallnacht in...
William “Bill” Bartos, 48, of Northfield, a former supervisor of janitors in Residence Life, died June 2 related to a previous head injury.
Born in Northampton, he was a graduate of the Franklin County Technical School.
His campus service began in 1985. During his 23 years on campus,...