News & Announcements Archive

Getting Involved in Research and Unraveling the Honors Thesis

The Honors Director and Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Seniors share their honors and research experiences on Thursday, February 25th, 5:30-6:45 pm in ISB 427L.  Free pizza, salad and cookies.   Read more »

Kick-off Meeting of the “European Joint Doctorate in Biology and Technology of Reproductive Health”

Dr. Ana Maria Salicioni, of the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department, attended the Kick-off Meeting of the “European Joint Doctorate in Biology and Technology of Reproductive Health” Consortium held February 1-2, 2016 at the University of Murcia, Spain.   Read more »

2016 Winter Travelling Dairy Tour

Nine UMass students participated in the annual Winter Traveling Dairy Tour January 11- 15.   Read more »

Cynthia L. Baldwin selected for 2015-2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series and Chancellor's Medal

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series. The lecture series not only honors individual faculty members and their achievements, but it also celebrates the values of academic excellence that we as a community share.   Read more »

Joseph Jerry, interviewed by Nature for an article about scientists in the nonprofit sector

Joseph Jerry, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, and science director at the nonprofit Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, was interviewed by Nature for an article about scientists in the nonprofit sector.   Read more »

Samuel Black, Ph.D.Dr. Black awarded Gates Foundation Grant

Samuel Black, Ph.D., professor of veterinary and animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a three-year, $478,000 grant, by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to work with an international team developing a vaccine to control and cure trypanosomiasis, a fatal disease of cattle in sub-Saharan Africa and a major obstacle to raising livestock there.   Read more »

UMass wool blanketUMass Wool Blankets, Yarn & Sheepskin available for Holiday Gift Giving

When the sheep are sheared in the spring we save the best wool and have it woven into our popular, beautiful and soft throws and blankets.  These blankets and throws are made locally, make great gifts, and are a true reflection of the enthusiasm our students have for all the animals at the farm.  All proceeds help support the Livestock Program in the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and The Center for Agriculture.   Read more »

Cynthia Baldwin serves on Brucellosis Panel

Cynthia Baldwin,Ph.D. of the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department, has been invited by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, to serve on an expert panel to update the academy’s 1998 report, “Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area.”     Read more »

New course - Wildlife Reproduction

The Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department will offer Wildlife Reproduction for the first time in the Spring 2016 semester.   Read more »

MSA dog in trainingStudents tour MSA Security's state-of-the-art Explosive Detection Canine Training facility

On Veteran’s Day, members of the Pre-Veterinary and Animal Science Club traveled with Dr. Beltaire to Windsor, CT, to tour MSA Security’s state-of-the-art Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) Training facility, where handlers and bomb-sniffing dogs exemplify the highest security industry standards.   Read more »