UMass assistant professor Paul Dauenhauer, chemical engineer, says that the experiments that have been conducted have shed significant light on the process of creating biofuels, alternatives to traditional fuels.
After a successful test pilot of wireless internet in Butterfield Hall in the Central residential area last year, the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) has installed additional wireless Internet routers in various dorms throughout the campus as part of an expansion.
A team of University researchers has developed a smart phone application which allows users to track the whereabouts and wellbeing of injured wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico.
Toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were discovered in and around Southwest in caulk and other additives this summer during renovation work.
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Campus officials announced in early April that undergraduate students can no longer sign up for Google Apps and that the service will eventually be phased out completely – an exceedingly rare and potentially unprecedented move, according to Google.
The 11-mile Norwottuck Rail Trail is currently in progress for renovations due to glass and root problems. In light of the trail’s fragile state, a design submission will be reviewed by the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) regarding plans for a large-scale reconstruction.
UMass students may not be concerned about saving energy, but Danielle Kahn provides a few easy solutions on how to watch one’s waste.
In coordination with National Arbor Day on April 30 and as part of the “Spring 2010 TEI Environmental Lecture Series,” the University of Massachusetts hosted a lecture by Nalini Nadkarni, a National Geographic Speaker, Tuesday night in the Stockbridge Bowker Auditorium.
As part of the 40th Earth Day and Commonwealth Honors College’s tenth birthday, a series of “Daffodil Lectures” were held in the Integrated Sciences Building on sustainability and the environment last Saturday.
Several UMass professors and graduate students have been turning to the massive online community of “Second Life” in an attempt to revolutionize the way education is delivered online, and they are not alone.
The Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute announced the beginning of a $4.3 million project on April 13, to expand the research space of the former engineering manufacturing building in Springfield in order to make way for a state-of-the-art biomedical research facility.
Chemists at the University of Massachusetts have identified a new polymer-based method for creating devices used to convert sunlight into electricity.
VideoChat, which launches today on CampusLIVE.com, seeks to connect college students from campuses across the country via a live, online video chat platform.
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.