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  • Recipients of the Spring 2015 Rising Researcher award

    Emerging Leaders

    Students honored for innovation in research, scholarship, and creative activity

    UMass Amherst created the Rising Researcher Awards in 2013 to honor undergraduate students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and expertise in a particular area of study. The six recipients... More

  • Graph showing Homophily, the connectivity between similar nodes in a network

    Big Data Expands

    UMass Data Science for the Commonwealth

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst has launched a new Center for Data Science that will coordinate and significantly expand its capacity for research, education and industry collaboration in... More

  • Image of a Protostar-a giant molecular cloud in the early stages of star formation

    Stellar Systems

    First observations of multiple star system formation support model predictions

    An international team of astronomers has reported the first multiple-star system to be observed during the earliest stage of formation. This finding supports model predictions by UMass Amherst... More

  • Danny Schnell in the UMass College of Natural Sciences Greenhouse, with the Camelina plant

    Sustainable Biofuels

    Celebrated biochemist leads the charge for sustainable fuels of the future

    Biochemist Danny Schnell sees a time in the not-so-distant future when automobiles will run solely on electricity but air travel will still depend on liquid fuel. Given this expected evolution in... More

  • images from the laboratory of Neil Forbes

    Dual Target

    Developing safe Salmonella bacteria to fight cancer

    Delivering cancer-fighting agents to tumors without causing the serious side effects of many chemotherapy treatments is a major challenge in cancer treatment. One potentially powerful treatment... More

  • Aerial view of the San Adreas fault

    Finding Faults

    Improving understanding of earthquakes hazards

    Geologists have long been uncertain about the factors that govern how new faults grow. In new modeling and analyses of fault geometry in the Earth’s crust, UMass Amherst geoscientist Michele Cooke... More