Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass Transportation Center wins competitive $3.5 million grant

By Melanie Muller

February 9, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

  The University of Massachusetts Transportation Center has been named one of 10 recipients of a $3.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation, according to an article on MassLive.com.   The Fede...

Researchers predict climate change will encourage invasive species

By Melanie Muller

January 23, 2012

Filed under News

Climate change will allow for a new wave of invasive species, according to an assessment performed by an international group of researchers who recommended that the United States Department of Agriculture introduce policies to...

UMass faculty research solar neutrinos

By Melanie Muller

November 7, 2011

Filed under Campus News, News

Shedding light on the operations and properties of the sun, an international team of researchers – including University of Massachusetts Assistant Professor Andrea Pocar and Assistant Professor Laura Cadonati – have used a...

Nuclear physicist speaks at UMass organization’s event

By Melanie Muller

April 24, 2011

Filed under Campus News

Dr. Kelvin Kemm, a nuclear physicist, spoke Friday at the University of Massachusetts at an event put on by the newly-formed Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT). Promotional posters advertising the event declared the talk’s t...

Massachusetts nuclear sites face increased scrutiny

By Melanie Muller

April 11, 2011

Filed under Science & Technology

After the recent Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan, nuclear reactors throughout the United States have come under increased scrutiny, and reactors in Massachusetts have been no exception. Governor Deval Patrick, Massachusetts Senate P...

House reduces maximum award amount for Pell Grant

By Melanie Muller

March 3, 2011

Filed under Campus News

A recent decision by the United States House of Representatives to cut the maximum amount of money awarded to federal Pell Grant recipients has drawn sharp criticism from many in the education community and from local politici...

Jessica Jackley speaks at UMass

By Melanie Muller

February 14, 2011

Filed under Campus News

Members of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and members of the University of Massachusetts community gathered Wednesday to hear Jessica Jackley, the co-founder of Kiva.org, speak on social entrepreneurship and how her backgrou...

UMass professors help identify galaxy ‘protocluster’

By Melanie Muller

February 3, 2011

Filed under Env. & Tech.

Юрий/FlickrWork done by astrophysics faculty Grant Wilson and Min Yun has led to an intriguing discovery: a massive galaxy protocluster caught in its development only a billion years after the Big Bang. Wilson and Yun helped develop technology that led to this discovery as part of an international...

Wood-burning plant in Springfield given the go-ahead

By Melanie Muller

December 5, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News

On Nov. 19, the Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs issued a statement that Palmer Renewable Energy will not be required to complete an environmental impact report (EIR) before going...

Disability Services helps students get the accommodations they need

By Melanie Muller

November 22, 2010

Filed under Health & Wellness

At the University of Massachusetts, the Office of Disability Services is charged with providing “full access” for people with disabilities. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), universities in the United States are ...

How to graduate “debt free.”

By Melanie Muller

October 24, 2010

Filed under Archives

University of Massachusetts senior Zac Bissonnette has published a book, “Debt Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents,” and was interviewed in August...

Research experience program for freshmen launched by College of Natural Sciences

By Melanie Muller

October 18, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

This semester, the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) launched a new program, the CNS Dean’s Research Experience, to give students an authentic taste of research with a CNS faculty member during their freshman year. A total of...