News & Announcements Archive

Dr. Katherine A. Beltaire selected for 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is very pleased to announce that Dr. Katherine A. Beltaire, DVM, DACT has been selected for the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award. The campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Awards honor pedagogical excellence.  Faculty members must be nominated by current students and alumni and the selection process ensures continued input from students.  It is the highest recognition of teaching awarded by the campus.   Read more »

Students and Faculty inducted into the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is pleased to announce that the following students have been inducted into the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society: Maya Davis, Rachel Foley, Rachel Grabar, Aliza Majewski, Abigail Ray, Sarah Ryan, Jacqueline Tatro, and Katherine Wilson . Also inducted were VASCI faculty members:  Dr. Katherine Beltaire and Dr. Susan Marston.   Read more »

PhD candidate, Mine Canakci, awarded 2016 AAI Careers in Immunology Fellowship

The American Association of Immunologists has awarded the 2016 AAI Careers in Immunology Fellowship to Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program student, Mine Canacki.    Read more »

Dr. Hélène Cousin Awarded NIDCR R03 Grant

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has awarded an RO3 grant to Dr. Hélène Cousin.     Read more »

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 2016 Scholarship Awards

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is pleased to announce the 2016 Scholarship Awards.   Read more »

2016 Graduate Retreat

Dr. Florian Schmidt,a post-doctoral fellow from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research will be the keynote speaker for the 2016 Graduate Retreat on Monday, June 6 at the Montague Retreat Center.  Dr. Schmidt’s talk is titled “Alpaca Nanobodies as Tools to Study the Cell Biology of the Immune System.”   Read more »

Science Day will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016

Science Day will include short oral presentations from Departmental Honors students in the morning, followed by poster presentations from undergraduates doing independent studies projects with Departmental Faculty in the afternoon. All VASCI students are welcome to attend.   Read more »

Kathleen Arcaro awarded Fulbright Fellowship for 2015-16

Kathleen Arcaro, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, is one of seven UMass Amherst faculty members awarded Fulbright Fellowships for 2015-16,  Arcaro, who studies molecular toxicology, will spend four months at Yeditepe University in Atasehir, Turkey, where she will research using breast milk to detect risk of breast cancer and new detection methods and therapies for breast cancer.   Read more »

81st Annual Bay State Livestock Classic scheduled for April 9, 2016

Join us at the 81st Bay State Livestock Classic! Four classes of animal shows to attend: Goats, Sheep, Horses and Cows. Petting zoo with baby kids and lambs! Free Admission, Free Parking!      Read more »

Dr. Bassa wins Wagner Award

Lotfi M. Bassa, has won the Professor Heldebert Wagner Award from the journal Phytomedicine, for the best article by a young researcher published in it between July 2014 and January 2016.  Bassa earned his Ph.D. in Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences in 2015.     Read more »