Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UM researcher receives NSF grant to study gravitational waves

By Lucia Panasci

September 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

Editor's note: This article has been corrected due to several errors, as noted by Laura Cadonati. She is studying gravitational waves, not sound waves. Laura Cadonati, a physicist here at the University of Massachusetts has re...

UMass researchers create Critical Links program to aid wildlife

By Chelsea Whitton

September 20, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

The ecology of life involves both nature and humans in an interconnected path, a path that is often dominated by humans. To reconnect the intricate transportation routes of wildlife that are critical to their health and survival...

UMass launches new grad program in fish engineering

By Jessica Sacco

September 16, 2010

Filed under Five College News, Local News, Science & Technology

The University of Massachusetts, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) station in Hadley, Mass., launched a first in-the-nation graduate program in ecohydrology and fish passage engineering this fall. The program, which is based in the Department of Civil...

New social niche for college students

By Tim Jones

September 14, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

Are you one of the students who’s tired of the random online wall posts from your parents or friends uploading embarrassing photos that you don’t want others to see? Your answer may soon be here, thanks to, a website that combin...

UMass professor scouts out cave for underground lab

By Cameron Ford

September 14, 2010

Filed under Environment

An assistant professor in the geosciences department at the University of Massachusetts went on an excursion to S.D. this summer to examine a defunct gold mine for its research potential. Professor David Boutt traveled to the now-abandoned...

Is facebook keeping kids in school?

By Ashley Berger

September 14, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

Facebook is a social networking site that is slowly becoming an inherent, permanent and compulsive part of most collegiate student’s lives. With the ever-increasing Facebook phenomena, researchers are constantly conducting new...

How connected are your professors? More so than some might think.

By Sam Hayes

September 13, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

When one thinks of a professor, the image of a reclusive, bearded intellectual, perhaps in a coffeehouse, perhaps in a dimly lit study poring over yellowed papers may come to mind. According to a recent study called Social Media...

UMass professor develops improved biofuel processing method

By Matthew M. Robare

September 8, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

A chemical engineer at the University of Massachusetts developed an improved method of converting wood into synthetic fuels. “We’re focused on lignocellulosic biomass,” said Assistant Professor Paul Dauenhauer. “What ...

OIT pulls the plug on wired Internet

By Tim Jones

September 6, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

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...

UM researchers develop phone app to help rescue Gulf wildlife

By Michelle Williams

September 6, 2010

Filed under Environment, Science & Technology

A new smart phone application developed by four University of Massachusetts researchers allows users working on relief projects in the Gulf of Mexico to submit photos and the location of endangered animals and wildlife to rescue...

PCBs discovered in Southwest during renovations

By Sam Butterfield

September 6, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Environment

Toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were found this summer in areas throughout the Southwest concourse while crews performed renovation work on the residential area, according to a University release. After the compounds...

Introducing’s iPhone, Android apps

By Staff

May 11, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Science & Technology

We know you can't get enough of us, so we've added another way to keep in touch. And, as always, it's free. iPhone users can download our mobile app via the App Store directly from their device or through iTunes on their co...