Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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,...

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...