A nor’easter hit the North Shore on the night of Feb. 25 into the following morning. The storm pulled trees from the ground, ripped roofs off of houses and businesses, and even started a fire. Many cars were crushed by fallen trees and parts of buildings. Crews are working around the clock to clean up the mess, but a handful of houses are still without electricity.
The University of Massachusetts was recently ranked 13th for total licensing income among institutions, according to a report by the Chronicle of Higher Education. According to the data, UMass has raised nearly $36 million in licenses and grants for the fiscal year.
Students for a Just and Stable Future took part in a “sleep-out” last Saturday in Amherst Common. Students came from all over the state to sleep on the common overnight in protest of climate change and fossil fuels.
The UMass chapter of MASSPIRG will hold a kickoff event Feb. 3 on campus, officially launching a project to improve the nearly 30-year-old Bottle Bill for recycling in the state.
Cyber Security expert Kevin Fu will address young people at the Hong Kong 2010 “Make a Difference” conference about how hobbies, such as baking, stimulate creativity.
This year, student activists have a new tool on Google Maps to help them publicize their protests and find support from like-minded students across the country.
UMass biology professor Patricia Wadsworth and physics assistant professor Jennifer Ross are developing a new microscope to shed light on the inner workings of the cell – one molecule at a time.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have been watching students while they sleep – all in the name of science.
University of Massachusetts physicists will be performing experiments with the, as of Nov. 20, fully functioning Large Hadron Collider, which boasts the largest machine in the world with very sophisticated instruments.
Cliff Konold and Craig Miller have received a $1.7 million grant to further develop their TinkerPlots program, educating middle and grade-school students in basic statistical concepts.
The University of Massachusetts Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is accepting applications from high school students interested in gaining first-hand laboratory research experience.
The roof of Smith College’s campus center will soon be producing its own energy. Solar panels are to be mounted atop the campus center in the upcoming weeks, according to a press release from Smith released Nov. 6.
An assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts has concluded after a five-year study that high concentrations of air pollution increase health risks on obese people more than on people who are not obese.
The new social networking website OnCampusDrama.com, which launched Sept. 1, is designed to be a forum for college students to express themselves freely, away from the prying eyes of family and coworkers.
A presentation designed to raise awareness about the carbon impact that sports organizations are leaving will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the Isenberg School of Management at 7:30 p.m.
Professor Dimitrios Maroudas of the University of Massachusetts Chemical Engineering department thinks that briefcase-sized hydrogen car batteries could be on the horizon, thanks to new research attempting to advance hydrogen’s effectiveness as a ‘green’ energy source.
On Oct. 29, female high school students explored their potential interests in the University of Massachusetts engineering program, along with the field and future of engineering itself, during UMass’ annual Women in Engineering Career Day Conference.