News & Announcements Archive

Dr. Jake MayfieldDr. Jake Mayfield awarded a Faculty Research Grant

Dr. Jake Mayfield has been awarded a Faculty Research Grant for his project titled “The role of ITGAM in the immune response to Histoplasma capsulatum”.   Read more »

02199_dairy‑cows‑in‑parlour‑2.jpg  oklahomafarmreport.comWinter Traveling Dairy Management Class will travel to Florida

Dr. Mark Huyler and eight of our VASCI students will be headed to north Florida this year with the Winter Traveling Dairy Management Class.  They will be joined by students and faculty from other New England Land Grant institutions including UConn and URI for this educational trip.   Dr. Dave Bray, retired UF dairy extension agent for the area will join the group and tour everyone through area dairies and dairy related facilities. VASCI wishes to thank the Northeast Farm Credit for sponsoring this valuable learning opportunity.   Read more »

New STEM Diversity Institute

Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Petersen who has been chosen as the executive director of the new STEM Diversity Institute on Campus. Building on its success in attracting and retaining women, underrepresented minorities and people with disabilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) over the past decade, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has formed a new STEM Diversity Institute (SDI) to serve as a campus-wide umbrella to coordinate diversity efforts, particularly those funded by federal grants.     Read more »

VASCI Facilities Tour & Lab Biosafety Refresher for ABBS and MCB Graduate Students

Ana Maria Salicioni, Lisa Minter and Becky Lawlor will co-host this event  for all those who currently carry out their research in our Department on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 in  ISB room 221 from 4-5pm.   Read more »

VASCI welcomes new faculty member

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sicence is pleased to welcome Dr. Katherine Beltaire.  Dr. Beltaire will be teaching Introduction to Animal Management and directing the Belted Galloway Management.  In addition, Dr. Beltaire will be providing veterinary care for our sheep, goats and cows.   Read more »

UMass Amherst and Baystate Medical Center Tackle Breast Cancer

Through the Rays of Hope Center, a collaboration among the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, UMass scientists and Baystate doctors are working together to improve care, reduce risk and develop a cure for breast cancer patients.   Read more »

UMass sheepVIDEO: UMass Dorset Sheep students and EWEMASS blankets and throws

Be sure to check out this video of Alice Newth, our Hadley Farm Manager with our students in the Dorset Sheep Management class and our EWEMASS Wool blankets. www.youtube.com/umass     Read more »

Dr. Jesse Mager promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Jesse Mager.   Dr. Mager has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor.  Dr. Mager’s research program focuses on epigenetic regulatory mechanisms during early mammalian development, for which he has received grants from the Massachusetts Life Science Center and the March of Dimes.    Read more »

An Introduction to Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

An Introduction to Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine will be presented by Ford Barnet, admissions counselor on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm in Lederle Graduate Research Center Room 1634.   Read more »

Big E UMass Beltie Show Results

Class 11008 - Early Summer Yearling Heifer UMass Yogurt came in 6th place Class 11031 - Lightweight Steer  UMass Milo came in 2nd place     Read more »