• Doctor holding sign that says "Stop Cancer."

    Cancer Crusher

    Engineer uses organic chemistry to develop cancer therapies

    One of the things Ashish Kulkarni loves about organic chemistry is the possibility of using his imagination to make beautiful molecules. He puts that creativity to work designing new therapies for... More

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    Nanoparticles to the Rescue

    UMass technology improves "shark skin" antibacterial coatings

    To limit hospital- and clinic-related infections, institutions have been using new materials, such as one commercially available that mimics shark skin, to inhibit microbes’ ability to stick to high-... More

  • UMass professor Alasdair Roberts sits in his office among the books he has written.

    Can Government Do Anything Right?

    Policy expert puts rapidly shifting global parameters in perspective

    Imagine trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube while the squares are constantly changing color. That’s what it’s like to wrestle with issues of policy making and governance, according to Alasdair Roberts,... More

  • Rising Researchers stand with Chancellor Subbaswamy.

    Stepping Up to the Challenge

    Undergraduate students tackle big problems through science and art

    UMass Amherst students are not ones to shy away from a challenge. We honor six undergraduates this semester with the Rising Researcher award for their impressive achievements in key areas of science... More

  • UMass professor Felipe Salles sits on stairs with his saxiphone.

    New Direction for Jazz

    Professor Felipe Salles receives Guggenheim Fellowship

    Felipe Salles, associate professor of jazz studies, composition and saxophone at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been selected to receive a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation... More

  • Picture of man taking water sample from a river.

    What's Old is New

    UMass researchers revive '70s framework for water resources management

    Surprise and uncertainty are becoming more common in water resource planning, says University of Massachusetts Amherst water resource researcher Timothy Randhir, and there is a need for new... More