News & Announcements Archive

College of Natural Sciences Launches Redesigned Website

CNS dean Steve Goodwin, who has been a key member of the planning team, says, “It’s exciting to have a new website that has so many useful features and that really showcases the college’s strengths and resources for both external and internal audiences.”   Read more »

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Summer Pre-College at UMass June 25 - July 1, 2017

The Pre-Veterinary Medicine program is an immersion experience for high school students seeking to learn about (1) the field of veterinary medicine, (2) the steps involved in successfully completing a pre-veterinary undergraduate program and becoming a competitive candidate for applying to veterinary school, and (3) the time and financial commitments involved in choosing this career path.   Read more »

EweMass Wool Blankets Available for Purchase

The EweMass Wool Blankets are baaaack! Woven in Massachusetts from wool produced in Massachusetts, the blankets contain at least 20 percent wool from sheep at the UMass Amherst Hadley Farm; the blankets also include wool from sheep belonging to alumni or families of alumni.   Read more »

UMass Amherst Named a ‘Best Value College’ by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine latest rankings, published Dec. 15, rate UMass Amherst as the 46th best value for Massachusetts residents and 52nd for out-of-state students. Both rankings are up 10 places from last year!   Read more »

UMass Amherst Names New Dean of the College of Natural Sciences

Tricia R. Serio, professor and head of the department of molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona, has been named dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst by Provost Katherine S. Newman. Serio is expected to assume her new duties on campus in August 2017.   Read more »

Shijun J. Zheng, DVM, PhD hosts Dr.s Baldwin and Black at China Agricultural University.

Dr. Cynthia Baldwin and Dr. Sam Black travelled to the China Agricultural University in the fall of 2016, presented seminars and met with a former graduate students, Shijun Zheng, DVM,PhD. and Jun Tang, PhD. Dr. Zheng is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine College of Veterinary Medicine at China Agricultural University.   Read more »

Nessim Watson, CNS career advisor now located in Morrill II, 337B

As part of the college’s commitment to expanding career services to our students, Nessim Watson ‘05 PhD, Assistant Director of Career Counseling, has recently moved to the CNS Advising Center full-time—his office is Morrill II 337B.   Read more »

American Association of Immunologists' Young Investigator Award

Ph.D. candidate Alexandria Wells of the Pobezinsky lab was awarded with the American Association of Immunologists’ Young Investigator Award.   Read more »

Belted Galloway Management class honored with Richard C. Anderson Memorial Award

The Belted Galloway Management class was tremendously honored to receive the Richard C. Anderson Memorial Award at the Big E in West Springfield this fall! The award recognizes dedication to the Belted Galloway breed of beef cattle.   Read more »

Service Dogs Fostered and Trained by UMass Students

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences has partnered with Diggity Dogs Service Dogs of Shelburne Falls to offer students the opportunity to foster and train service dogs.    Read more »