News & Announcements Archive

K.E. ChicoineNon-Academic Careers for Life Scientists and Engineers

 Are you wondering about non academic careers and how to get there? Gain insights from accomplished professionals, as they reflect upon their experiences across a diverse spectrum of career opportunities.  Tuesday, May 21st – Integrated Sciences Building Room 135.   Read more »

John BaliseCNS Outstanding Achievement Award for Academic Advising

Congratulations to John Balise, Chief Undergraduate Advisor for the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, who has been selected for the 2013 CNS Outstanding Achievement Award for Academic Advising.   Read more »

Dr. Helene CousinDr. Hélène Cousin awarded Haley/Faculty Research Grant

VASCI faculty member Dr. Hélène Cousin has been awarded a Haley/Faculty Research Grant. Grant Title: Role of ADAM metalloproteases in craniofacial and heart development of Zebrafish   Read more »

Nicole RapaSenior Celebration

Please join us for the College of Natural Sciences “Senior Celebration” Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm in the Mullins Center     Read more »

Emily ZhangCommencement Celebration

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences will be hosting a Commencement Celebration for all graduating seniors and their families on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the First Floor Atrium of the Integrated Sciences Building.   Read more »


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Jessica Nickless with HoneydewScience Day 2013

The annual Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department Science Day will be held Thursday, May 2 on the fourth floor of the Integrated Sciences Building.  Honors Theses Presentations will begin at 10:00 am in Conference Room 427L.  Lunch will be served at 12:15 pm.  Posters will be presented from 1:30-3:30 in the Atrium.  Abstracts will be posted in the 427East entry hall.   Read more »

Congratulations to the Baystate Livestock Classic Organizers and Participants

The 78th annual Baystate Livestock Classic was held Saturday, April 13, 2013.  Twenty-nine students participated in showing the animals they had trained and fitted.  Katherine Clarke was named Premiere Showman and Marcia Lee Renaud Reserve Showman.  This year’s event was coordinated by Mimi Wilk and Meg Gennings with faculty advisors, John Balise and Susan Marston.  Many thanks to our judges:  Morgan Horses: Ed Golembeski , Belted Galloways: Billy Clark, Boer Goats: Nick Turnberg, Dorset Sheep: Becky Peterson.   Read more »

VASCI students recognized at Northeast Regional Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology

Chelsea Marcho (grad student in the Mager lab) won second place for her  talk entitled  ” Defining mechanisms of imprinted expression at Igf2r/Airn during mouse gastrulation.”   Genevieve Abbruzzese (grad student in the Alfandari lab) won Honorable Mention for her talk entitled “ADAM13 is regulated by GSK3 and Polo-like kinase during cranial neural crest cell migration.”   Jesse Angelo (grad student in the Tremblay lab) won third place for her poster entitled “Identification of tissues required for dorsal pancreas induction.” .   Read more »

Livestock Classic2013 Livestock Classic

The 2013 Livestock Classic will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Hadley Farm, 111 North Maple Street, Hadley, Massachusetts from 9:00 to 4:00 pm.   Read more »