Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Knobloch lectures UMass about climate change

By Jessica Jankowski and Tim Jones

October 20, 2010

Filed under Environment

Kevin Knobloch, University of Massachusetts alumnus and president of the Union of Concerned Scientists spoke on campus on Oct. 18 with his lecture, “Climate Change: Profiles in Paralysis.” Warning the crowd about how governments are contributing to global warming...

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...

Bioenergy conference held to discuss progress

By Alyssa Creamer

October 13, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

This week, the University of Massachusetts hosted a conference for the nation’s crowning green bioenergy researchers and professionals to discuss developments within the field of bioelectric microbiology and its interrelated...

Scientists discuss solutions to invasive species

By Katie Landeck

October 13, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

To most people, the stalks of purple flowers that border the wetlands of the highway are just a pretty sight. To the international scientists that attended the 2010 BioControl for Nature Conference, these flowers, purple loosestrife,...

John Smol discusses industrialism’s adverse effects in lecture

By Ashley Berger

October 4, 2010

Filed under Environment

Caught between trips to China and South Africa, Professor John Smol of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, presented a lecture titled “How Far Does Our Industrial Footprint Reach?” at the University of Massachusetts...

Graduate student receives science award for biomechanics

By Tim Wallace

September 22, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

In August, Ross Miller, a University of Massachusetts graduate student and Ph.D. candidate, received the Young Scientist Pre-Doctoral Award from the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB). The award was presented to Miller at...

Assistant Professor Christopher Condit and team of NASA astronauts in training explore the heavens on earth

By Michelle Altman

September 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

“We have to understand the planet in order to colonize the moon or Mars, and that means geology,” explained University of Massachusetts assistant professor of geology Christopher Condit. Along with over 100 scientists,...