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    Tiny Turns Powerful

    Developing better lab-on-a-chip technologies can improve medical diagnostics

    The technological trends are clear: less mass, higher functioning. UMass Amherst electrical and computer engineer Qiangfei Xia specializes in the miniaturization of novel electronic devices, and now he is also applying that expertise to develop “lab... More

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    Maker Movement

    UMass students, faculty, and community make space for innovation

    The “maker” movement is flourishing, and UMass Amherst faculty and students are among those leading the charge. One of 153 colleges and universities nationwide to celebrate America’s tradition of invention, campus leaders recently participated in... More

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    Peak Performance

    Front-line insights shape idea-driven organizations

    Many academics study ideas and innovation, but few focus on generating ideas on an organization's "front lines," where much of the work gets done. Alan Robinson, an operations and information management expert in the Isenberg School... More

  • Loretta Yarlow stands with interns in front of paintings

    The Art Lab

    Museum prepares students for careers in the art world

    Tucked away on the North side of the campus’ Fine Arts Center is a concealed cultural gem—the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA)—a teaching museum and multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of... More

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    Stomach Stories

    Stomach content analysis sheds light on sperm whale conservation and ecology

    In the largest regional study of its type to date, Michelle Staudinger, marine ecologist and adjunct faculty in the UMass Amherst Department of Environmental Conservation, and colleagues offer a better understanding of the feeding ecologies of two... More

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    Great Eight

    UMass Amherst scientists among the world’s most influential scientific minds

    Early in July the multinational media and information firm Thomson Reuters released its “Highly Cited Researchers 2014” listing. More than 3,000 researchers in 21 fields earned inclusion “by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially... More