Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass researchers link sleep habits to learning

By Tim Jones

January 19, 2010


Filed under Archives, Science & Technology

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have been watching students while they sleep – all in the name of science. A recent study conducted at UMass has been attempting to clear up the sometimes murky connection between aging, memory and sleep. According to principal investigator,...

Public Law School Proposal in Action

By Tim Jones

December 11, 2009


Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees voted 14-4 Thursday to approve a proposal to establish a law program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The vote is the last in a series of Trustee committee votes which have cleared the way for UMass Dartmouth to absorb the Southern New England...

UMass student fights for treatment for autoimmune disease

By Michelle Williams

December 11, 2009


Filed under Health & Wellness

University of Massachusetts student Hannah Coler is currently fighting diffuse scleroderma, an autoimmune disease, as well as her insurance company, which is refusing to pay for her potentially life-saving treatment. In November, 2007, Coler went to the doctor because her hands and feet would lose...

East Pleasant St. crash results in OUI arrest

By Sam Butterfield

December 10, 2009


Filed under Local News

The Amherst Police Department announced Wednesday that an early morning crash at the intersection of Grantwood Dr. and East Pleasant St. had resulted in the second OUI arrest for a 26-year-old Holyoke woman, among other charges. Johanna Favaro, of 84 Brown Ave. in Holyoke, was arrested resulting f...

Crime Log: Weekend of Thursday, Dec. 3 – Saturday, Dec. 5

By Michelle Williams

December 9, 2009


Filed under Campus News

Thursday, Dec. 3 Sean Ramon Smalls of 2301 Burton St., Richmond, Va., was arrested on at 12:24 p.m. on Sunset Ave. in Amherst. The arresting officer had been following Small’s vehicle while driving on Infirmary Way after seeing the driver cross a solid yellow lane along the road. When he pulled...

UM music department battles financial constraints in efforts to improve services to its students

By Michael Phillis

December 8, 2009


Filed under Campus News

The music department at the University of Massachusetts consists of fewer than 250 undergraduates and 50 graduate students and represents the impact of financial constraints on a department that has shown a level of high ambition and in-depth planning. Three and a half years ago, Jeff Cox was ...

UMass Dance Program receives photographic collection by Barbara Morgan

By Michelle Williams

December 8, 2009


Filed under Campus News

Recently the University of Massachusetts Dance Program received a collection of images taken by the late Barbara Morgan, a photographer known for her dance images. The donation includes 38 images taken by Morgan in the 1930s and ’40s. Including storyboards from Bennington College Dance Festival, the images p...

UMass physicists trying to reveal the mysteries of the universe

By R.P. Hitt

December 3, 2009


Filed under Science & Technology

University of Massachusetts physicists will be performing experiments with the, as of Nov. 20, fully functioning Large Hadron Collider, which boasts the largest machine in the world with very sophisticated instruments. The LHC, located 100 meters beneath the Franco-Swiss border, is a particle accelerator....

UMass researchers use ‘TinkerPlots’ to teach students data literacy

By Sam Butterfield

December 1, 2009


Filed under Science & Technology

If you were like most, math may not have been your favorite subject in your primary and secondary school education. It was boring, it seemed irrelevant or tedious, your teacher had dandruff and was always wearing holiday sweaters. University of Massachusetts Scientific Reasoning Research Institute...

Time recognizes UM professor’s invention as one of the year’s best

By Sam Hayes

December 1, 2009


Filed under Campus News

University of Massachusetts professor of microbiology Derek Lovley was featured in a Time Magazine article published on Nov. 12 for creating one of the top 50 inventions of 2009 – A more effective way to get electricity out of microorganisms. Lovley, a Ph.D. graduate from Michigan State University...

Preserve UMass advocates for historic buildings survey

By Michael Phillis

December 1, 2009


Filed under Campus News

The ability for Preserve UMass to advocate for a survey of historic buildings on the University of Massachusetts campus began as adversarial between the group’s members and the administration. According to Joseph Larson, chairman of Pelham’s Historical Commission and correspondence secretary for...

Hawk feasts on area squirrel, crowd gathers

By Chelsea Whitton

December 1, 2009


Filed under Campus News

Yesterday afternoon, it was apparent the hawks that inhabit the University of Massachusetts didn’t go home to their nests and have filling Thanksgiving dinners like the rest of us. In the mundane routine of academic life, students traveling to and from Bartlett Hall found themselves observing survival of the fittest firsthand. Around 2:15 p....