News & Announcements Archive

Agricultural Ambassadors PracticumAgricultural Ambassadors Practicum

Eleven VASCI majors served as Agricultural Ambassadors at the Big E during September.   Read more »

Poultry Show Fall 2018

The Poultry Management class taught by Hélène Cousin, PhD held its annual Poultry Show on December 4.   Read more »

Target: Breast Cancer UMass scientists investigate what causes the insidious disease and how to prevent it.

At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, researchers in many areas, backed by government organizations and private foundations, are attacking breast cancer on multiple fronts. By Judith B. Cameron ‘16G Photos by John Solem     Read more »

VASCI pays tribute to John Payne of Shelburne Falls

VASCI pays tribute to John Payne, 76, of Shelburne Falls who passed away on November 16, 2018.   Read more »

VASCI Students Place First and Second at the 2018 Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge

The 2018 Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge was held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont, November 8-10th.   Read more »

New Study by Team Led by UMass Amherst Researcher Finds GRE Scores Are Not Predictive of STEM Doctoral Degree Completion

In a new study of U.S./Permanent Resident students at state flagship research institutions published today in the journal PLOS ONE, a team of researchers led by Sandra L. Petersen of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has found convincing evidence that GRE scores are not predictive of STEM doctoral degree completion, and that relying on scores from the quantitative section (GRE Q) of the exam is likely to exclude talented students who score below arbitrarily defined “acceptable” scores, but who have other characteristics that are likely better predictors of success.   Read more »

2018-2019 UMass Amherst Rising Researcher Student Achievement Award

Taylor Guertin ‘19 a biochemistry major who has worked with Dr. Tremblay in the Tremblay lab since the summer after Taylor’s freshman year has been selected to receive the 2018-2019 UMass Amherst Rising Researcher Student Achievement Award.   Read more »

VASCI is seeking Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the thematic area of "Engineering Immune Responses"

VASCI invites applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the thematic area of “Engineering Immune Responses” with the goals of preventing the establishment of disease, developing treatments for existing diseases and creating conditions that improve human and animal health through the application of quantitative approaches.   Read more »

Science Scene: ‘Equine behavior and learning theory’

Science-based approaches improve horse training.   Read more »

Ph.D. Candidate Edward Murenzi Wins Poster Competition

Edward Murenzi, a Ph.D. candidate in molecular and cellular biology and veterinary and animal sciences, was awarded first place in the Agrochemical Division poster competition at the 256th national meeting of the American Chemical Society held Aug. 19-23 in Boston.   Read more »