News & Announcements Archive

Hong Fellowship Awarded to Alexandria Gillespie

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is pleased to announce that Alexandria Gillespie has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Frances and Chou-Chu Hong, DVM, PhD Graduate Fellowship in Veterinary and Animal Sciences.   Read more »

Students Serve as Agriculture Educators at Big E

Tia Trabucco and Jackie Masse are enrolled in the Animal Science Public Outreach Practicum for this fall semester and are serving as Agricultural Ambassadors answering questions from the general public in the Farm-A-Rama building at the Big E.   Read more »

Kimberly D. Tremblay, PhD Keynote Speaker at Commonwealth Honors College Induction Ceremony

Kimberly D. Tremblay, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and Chair of the Commonwealth Honors College Council presented the Keynote Address at the Commonwealth Honors College Induction Ceremony held September 1 in the Fine Arts Center for new honors students and their families.   Read more »

Forgotten Farms film to be shown September 14 at UMass

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences will host a showing of the documentary film, “Forgotten Farms” on Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. There will be a panel discussion following the film. There is no charge, all are welcome.   Read more »

VASCI Welcomes New Extension Assistant Professor

Dr. Wei Cui has joined the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences as an Extension Assistant Professor.   Read more »

Nessim WatsonNessim Watson, CNS Career Advisor now located in Morrill III room 215

A Certified Professional Resume Writer, Watson provides one-on-one career skills to CNS students, including résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, job search skills, and building a professional online presence.   Read more »

Possible Enhanced Pesticide Absorption from Fresh Fruits and Vegetables via Food Nanoemulsions

UMass Amherst food scientists study possible enhanced pesticide absorption.   Read more »

Pobezinsky Lab Finds ‘Switch’ that Turns on Immune Cells’ Tumor-Killing Ability

Leonid Pobezinsky and Elena Pobezinskaya have published results that for the first time show how a microRNA molecule known as Lethal-7 (let-7) serves as a molecular control hub to direct the function of cytotoxic T lymphocytes by putting the brakes on their cell-killing activities.   Read more »

VASCI Offers First Pre-College Course for High School Students

In June, the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences offered its first Pre-College Course for high school students, ANIML SCI 197 Pre-Veterinary Medicine!   Read more »

Maria Gracia Gervasi, Ph.D. Selected to Chair the 2017 Gordon Research Seminar on Fertilization and Activation of Development

The Gordon Research Conference on Fertilization and Activation of Development offers a unique opportunity for graduate students, post-docs and early-career researchers, to share their original work through platform talks and poster presentations. In addtion to chairing this event, Dr. Gervasi’s research poster was selected for an oral presentation.   Read more »