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A geothermal well is being drilled on Haigis Mall. This is the fourth test location to see how much heating and cooling can be done through the ground with these types of wells as part of UMass Amherst’s Carbon Zero project.

January 12, 2023
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Physical Plant Landscape Services recently purchased two Gravely EV Electric Zero Turn Mowers to add to their alternative fuel tool kit, as part of their commitment to supporting the UMass Amherst campus carbon neutrality goals.

November 3, 2022
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New research published in the journal Ecology conclusively shows that certain physical traits of flowers affect the health of bumble bees by modulating the transmission of a harmful pathogen called Crithidia bombi.

October 31, 2022
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UMass Amherst, led by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, conducted a formal signing ceremony today as it joined the Okanagan Charter, an international network of colleges and universities dedicated to embedding health into all aspects of campus culture and to lead health promotion action and collaboration locally and globally.

October 27, 2022
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UMass Amherst, led by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, will conduct a formal signing ceremony as it joins the Okanagan Charter, an international network of colleges and universities dedicated to embedding health into all aspects of campus culture and to lead health promotion action and collaboration locally and globally.

October 26, 2022
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Food scientist Jiakai Lu has been awarded two USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grants to pursue research designed to benefit the environment and human health in different ways.

October 12, 2022
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UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and government leaders at the federal, state and local levels gathered at the Gloucester Marine Station to announce $400,000 in federal and state funding to support the station’s North Shore Blue Economy initiative and its operations.

September 7, 2022
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The 28th annual Chef Culinary Conference is back in person and on the UMass Amherst campus June 5-10 after two years of virtual programing due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

June 2, 2022
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Life Science Café, a monthly event that strives to make science accessible and informative to people of all ages, ends their spring series with their first-ever Spanish language event on Zoom Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. Live English translation also will be available. The event is open to the public.

May 19, 2022
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Bolstering UMass Amherst’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2032, UMass Amherst Dining Services has made the commitment to measure the carbon impact of their menu. In doing so they will be the first college or university dining program in the country to include carbon footprint for individual dishes.

April 26, 2022
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