Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Wintry mid-autumn storm sweeps Western Mass., recovery begins

By Herb Scribner

November 1, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Environment, Five College News, Local News, News

It had many of the typical features of a mid-winter storm – several inches of snow on the ground, icy roads and cold temperatures. Only it was in mid-autumn, at October’s end. The rare fall nor’easter that pummeled t...

Keeping up with Facebook: Recent site updates decoded

By Herb Scribner

September 21, 2011

Filed under News, Science & Technology

On Tuesday, when users logged onto Facebook, they weren’t given an entirely new model to look at, but an entirely new experience drawn from other social media outlets. For users unaccustomed to the new model or for those lo...

Fingernails and Factoids: professor talks informal education

By Chris Shores

September 20, 2011

Filed under Science & Technology

In addition to the formal education students learn in science classrooms, they are also exposed to a large amount of informal education – commonly accepted truths taught in the media or by word of mouth that may actually be...

UMass to host farmers’ markets every Friday

By Chris Shores

September 14, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Environment

The University of Massachusetts Campus Center concourse, in the area directly across from the University Store, will serve as the home for a weekly farmers' market, beginning this Friday at noon. The market was established...

(Eye)Spy, an event-tracking website, prepares for launch

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

September 7, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

Amherst doesn’t make this year’s annual American Institute for Economic Research’s College Destinations booklet – a listing of the top 75 college towns and cities, which ranks upon several factors, including access to...

Connecticut River commission member to address river’s significance

By Collegian News Staff

April 26, 2011

Filed under Environment

While rivers may have once been a foundation of transport, shipping and a crossroads of people and cultures, some may take for granted their ongoing significance. But not Nathaniel Tripp, a member of the Connecticut River Joint Commission,...

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...

UM Professor predicts that flooding could increase with water table rise

By Katie Landeck

April 7, 2011

Filed under Env. & Tech.

Just before April showers began, University of Massachusetts professor David Boutt released a study predicting that a rise in water tables due to a trend of increased precipitation could result in more flooding in the New England...

UPDATE: UMass abroad students safe after Japan earthquake

By Herb Scribner

March 11, 2011

Filed under Environment, News

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan at 2:46 p.m. local time, and caused a tsunami to rip apart the islands. Reports from Japan suggest there have been over 100 deaths. As of 3 p.m. on March 11, the Int...

UMass researchers discover new function in protein for cancer treatment

By Michael Roberts

March 10, 2011

Filed under Science & Technology

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have discovered a new function of the protein ADAM 13 that many feel could be promising in preventing and treating cancer and facial defects during embryo development. The study was published i...

Researchers developing technology to ‘print’ replicated human skin to heal wounds

By Brian Canova

March 10, 2011

Filed under Science & Technology

Researchers are developing technology that could one day  “print” human skin on wounded soldiers and burn victims. The technology was developed by modifying standard inkjet printers. Vials of the patients’ cells are...

Report shows EPA creates jobs

By Matthew M. Robare

March 9, 2011

Filed under Environment, News

A report by the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts titled “New Jobs – Cleaner Air: Employment Effects Under Planned Changes to the EPA’s Air Pollution Rules” has seemingly made an impact in the ...