Departmental Services

VASCI Climate Advisory Committee

We are deeply disturbed by the hate and racism that has once again been aimed at our Black community. We seek to be a community of scientists that value diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We stand with our oppressed colleagues and condemn the detestable acts that seek to derail our Black students and faculty. We pledge to continue to strive to make our VASCI community a safe and welcoming environment.

Let us take this opportunity to support each other, and remember that small acts of kindness can have a large impact on the lives of others.

Listed below are resources prepared by the UMass Institute for Diversity Sciences that contain recommendations about how we in the VASCI community can combat anti-Black racism.

Academic Articles
Historically white universities and plantation politics: Anti-Blackness and higher education in the Black Lives Matter era
Universities, slavery, and the unthought of anti-Blackness
The second ID: Critical race counterstories of campus police interactions with Black men at historically white institutions
The heterogeneity of resistance: How Black students utilize engagement and activism to challenge PWI inequalities

Blog Posts and OpEds
‘Black Lives Matter’ Without Black People?
Students are using Instagram to reveal racism on campus

Videos
The urgency of intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw
IWPS Finals 2014 - Porsha O. “Angry Black Woman”
Danez Smith - Dear White America

The Massachusetts Pesticide Analysis Laboratory and the Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, both housed in the Morrill Sciences Building, are also part of our Departmental Research capabilities.

Our Equine Reproductive Services offers advanced assisted reproductive techniques to horse breeders seeking maximization of the reproductive potential of fertile horses or restoration of fertility for subfertile and infertile horses in New England.

Animal Imaging Core Facility

Animal Care Services

          Reserving Work Surfaces in ISB Room 058
                   1. Reservations are required to work in the three areas within the procedure room.
                         a. HOOD
                         b. BENCHTOP
                         c. IVIS

A list of departmental equipment is available upon asalicioni [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu (request).

DEPARTMENTAL SHARED EQUIPMENT ROOM - ISB 481/465A ANNEX SIGN-UP CALENDAR

DEPARTMENTAL SHARED EQUIPMENT ROOM - ISB O64 SIGN-UP CALENDAR

DEPARTMENTAL FILM DEVELOPER/DARKROOM - ISB 068A SIGN-UP CALENDAR

DEPARTMENTAL BSL2+ ROOM / EPPENDORF 5810R CENTRIFUGE - ISB 068B SIGN-UP CALENDAR

 

VASCI faculty members can check availability and make reservations for the VASCI Delivery 1 Parking Space and VASCI Delivery 2 Parking Space.  Parking permits are available across from ISB 427A and must be visibly displayed on your vehicle’s dashboard when using these reserved parking spaces.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Academic Calendar Fall 2021

VASCI faculty, staff and students can check the availability of ISB Conference Rooms 427L & 427R and the Reception Area.  To reserve one of these spaces, please email mschneider [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu (Mary Schneider) and lwest0 [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu (Lisa West)  and include the following in your request:


Date of event:
Event name:
Number of people expected:
Beginning time:
End time:
If event repeats, please note how often.
When your room is booked, you will receive a confirmation email.

Please note: NO eating or drinking is allowed in these areas.