Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Agricultural lectures held at Hadley Farm

By Meghan Connolly

February 14, 2011

Filed under Env. & Tech.

Over the weekend, Hadley Farm played host to a series of seminars providing information on various aspects of farming, which were run in conjunction with University of Massachusetts faculty. At the all-day event on Saturday, Universi...

UMass research gets ranked in nation

By Matthew M. Robare

February 9, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

The University of Massachusetts system ranked eighth in the nation in technology transfer income for fiscal year 2009, according to a survey by the Association of University Technology Managers and reported in Inside Higher Ed...

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...

UMass Professor works on technology to help the blind

By Michelle Altman

January 26, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

University of Massachusetts Professor Aura Ganz is perfecting a program to advance the visually impaired’s quality of life. Ganz’s new technology will  provide a blind person with audio directions to destinations via a Bluetoo...

UMass works with Healthy Environment, Healthy Springfield

By Katie Landeck

January 26, 2011

Filed under Archives, Env. & Tech., Local News

Springfield is a far cry from being the healthiest environment in America, with an air quality rating of “C” from the American Lung Association and an asthma rate twice the state average. Kathleen Szegda, director ...

How a burger can destroy the planet

By Ashley Siegel

December 2, 2010

Filed under Archives, Environment

Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun. The hamburger, literally a staple of so-called “American” food, could quite possibly be destroying the planet. Climate change, which could be one of the biggest pro...

Turn your six packs into gas, and other climate change tips

By Maggie Freleng

November 29, 2010

Filed under Environment

The door opens to what looks like disaster. On the left are boxes of unused books, VHS tapes, running sneakers and stray electronics. Dead ahead are thousands of plastic, glass and aluminum bottles and shredded paper. On the...

Green housing may help save the planet and cash in your wallet

By Colin Spence

November 29, 2010

Filed under Environment

Green housing development may have the construction and real estate industries buzzing with abundant promise for a more eco-friendly, and profitable, future. The new movement’s renewable energy technology allows homeowners to reduce...

UMass Transit encourages students, residents, to hop on for climate change

By Tim Jones

November 29, 2010

Filed under Environment

The rain is pouring down on several students, shopping bags in hand, as they run down Route 9 frantically to escape what looked like a sealed fate of missing the bus. In the distance, a bus hums as they attempt to wave it down....

Professors recieve presidential early career award

By Megan Valcour

November 18, 2010

Filed under Archives, Science & Technology

At college, you get what you give. And for all you students that are banging your head against the wall trying to figure out your major and what you want to be doing for the rest of your life, here’s some advice from the University of Massachusetts faculty who recently were a...

Lawrence Schwartz given named chair in integrative science

By Staff

November 8, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

Following a recommendation from Chancellor Robert C. Holub and Provost James V. Staros, Professor of biology Lawrence Schwartz was appointed as the first Eugene M. and Ronnie Isenberg professor of integrative science on Oct. 1. The support for the endowment was part of a gift f...

UMass leads by example in its sustainability efforts

By Dan Peltier

November 8, 2010

Filed under Environment

The University of Massachusetts recently received the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Leading by Example award for its efforts to increase sustainability efforts and awareness on campus. According...