Recent News

04/04/2014 - 14:36
March 18, 2014 Distinguished Professor Lila Gierasch of biochemistry and molecular biology and chemistry, has been selected to receive the 2014 Mildred Cohn Award for her work in protein folding, structure and function from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). The award recognizes scientists who have made substantial advances in biological chemistry through innovative physical methods. A formal presentation is planned on April 28 at the society’s annual meeting in San Diego, where Gierasch will present her award lecture. She says, “I am thrilled...
02/13/2013 - 09:02
Cassandra Uricchio, director of the Equine Management program at UMass Amherst Summer College says: “We have two mares due to foal during the summer program this year, so the students will get first hand experience delivering foals!!!”    
05/11/2012 - 09:21
Profs. Dong Wang and Alice Cheung, along with four other faculty from the Microbiology and Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences Departments, are members of a team awarded a Mellon Mutual Mentoring Grant to establish a mentoring program that brings together new, early-career, and/or tenured faculty as mentoring partners around a particular issue. Dr. Wang will also be hosting one high school student in his research lab this summer as part of the Summer College Research Intensive. Mentored by a UMASS undergraduate, qualified High School students are integrated into the research activities and...
02/22/2012 - 12:00
The UMass Campus Sustainability Initiative will be offering a free time option two days out of each week during Summer College. Sustainability tours will visit sites around campus that demonstrate how institutions can lead the way in creating a healthy and sustainable built environment. For example, using our new campus Bike Sharing Program, we’ll visit the award-winning Central Heating Plant. Bike down, put on some hard hats and learn how we power the entire campus with electricity and steam. Take a van to our South Deerfield Research Farm to see our Solar Array (watch out for the...
02/13/2012 - 15:58
Alix Olson who is teaching the Politics of Artistic Expression will be performing (with Eve Ensler) in V-Day New York City, Occupy Wall St. 2012 at The Great Hall @ Cooper Union, on February 26. Alix is also serving on a panel "Poetry and Politics" at the Woodstock Writers Festival (with poets Sonia Sanchez and Joan Larkin) on April 21.
02/13/2012 - 15:55
In the fall of 2010, a collaborative project between the University Museum of Contemporary Art, Nuestras Raices Inc. of Holyoke, Holyoke Food and Fitness Policy Council and Joseph Krupczynski (art activist, architect/designer and UMass professor) transformed a traditional mobile food cart into a movable feast of visual and culinary offerings, circulating to locations throughout the campus and community. This public art project was so popular that UMass Dining and Catering services introduced their own permanent version called Baby Berk (named after the Berkshire Dining Commons). This mobile...
02/10/2012 - 15:48
sarah-marie belcastro author of the introductory textbook Discrete Mathematics with Ducks and the professor teaching The Mathematics Triple at UMass Amherst Summer College presents a mini event at the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament February 11, 2012.