Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Introducing DailyCollegian.com’s iPhone, Android apps

By DailyCollegian.com 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...

Google: UMass discontinuing Google Apps service potentially unprecedented

By Matt Rocheleau

May 11, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News, Science & Technology

It's not often to hear Google has failed at anything, but according to the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the Google Apps service offered at the beginning of the school year has failed to catch on with students. University...

UMass’ Second Life: Do virtual worlds hold the future of online education?

By Max Calloway

April 22, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

Several UMass professors and graduate students have been turning to the massive online community of “Second Life” in an attempt to revolutionize the way education is delivered online, and they are not alone.  “Second...

Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute expands research lab in Springfield

By Jennifer Heshion

April 13, 2010

Filed under Science & Technology

The Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI) announced the beginning of a $4.3 million project on April 13, to expand the research space of the former engineering manufacturing building in Springfield thus making way for...

UM chemists devise new method of creating electricity

By Jennifer Heshion

April 13, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Science & Technology

Chemists at the University of Massachusetts have developed a new polymer-based method for converting sunlight into electricity. Using the new method, the UMass chemists have created photovoltaic devices which are responsible...

CampusLIVE launches new personalized video chat service

By Nick Bush

March 21, 2010

Filed under Archives, Science & Technology

Five minutes on ChatRoulette can be very revealing – sometimes too revealing. The former University of Massachusetts students at CampusLIVE have an answer for those who feel that the video chat options currently in existence...

UMass ranks high in licensing and patent activity

By Tim Jones

February 22, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

The University of Massachusetts was recently ranked 13th for total licensing income among institutions, according to a report by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The data, entitled “Licensing Revenue and Patent Activity,...

UMass scientist bakes for cyber security discoveries

By Michelle Williams

January 26, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Science & Technology

Experimenting with flour, salt and yeast, cyber security expert Kevin Fu of the Computer Science Department at University of Massachusetts spends a good deal of time baking up bread. Fu says that spending time in the kitche...