News & Announcements Archive

Forgotten Farms film to be shown September 14 at UMass

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences will host a showing of the documentary film, “Forgotten Farms” on Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. There will be a panel discussion following the film. There is no charge, all are welcome.   Read more »

VASCI Welcomes New Extension Assistant Professor

Dr. Wei Cui has joined the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences as an Extension Assistant Professor.   Read more »

Nessim WatsonNessim Watson, CNS Career Advisor now located in Morrill III room 215

A Certified Professional Resume Writer, Watson provides one-on-one career skills to CNS students, including résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, job search skills, and building a professional online presence.   Read more »

Possible Enhanced Pesticide Absorption from Fresh Fruits and Vegetables via Food Nanoemulsions

UMass Amherst food scientists study possible enhanced pesticide absorption.   Read more »

Pobezinsky Lab Finds ‘Switch’ that Turns on Immune Cells’ Tumor-Killing Ability

Leonid Pobezinsky and Elena Pobezinskaya have published results that for the first time show how a microRNA molecule known as Lethal-7 (let-7) serves as a molecular control hub to direct the function of cytotoxic T lymphocytes by putting the brakes on their cell-killing activities.   Read more »

VASCI Offers First Pre-College Course for High School Students

In June, the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences offered its first Pre-College Course for high school students, ANIML SCI 197 Pre-Veterinary Medicine!   Read more »

Maria Gracia Gervasi, Ph.D. Selected to Chair the 2017 Gordon Research Seminar on Fertilization and Activation of Development

The Gordon Research Conference on Fertilization and Activation of Development offers a unique opportunity for graduate students, post-docs and early-career researchers, to share their original work through platform talks and poster presentations. In addtion to chairing this event, Dr. Gervasi’s research poster was selected for an oral presentation.   Read more »

Leonid Pobezinsky awarded a $3.75 million grant

Leonid Pobezinsky, Ph.D. has been awarded a $3.75 million grant from Nonpareil miRNA Accelerator LLC.     Read more »

Another New Beltie Heifer!

Q: What do VASCI students do on a Saturday night? A: Deliver babies! Students assisted UMass veterinarian, Katie Beltaire with the delivery of a large heifer calf during the night of July 22. This was our oldest cow’s (Dori’s) eighth calving. We’re especially excited because this is Dori’s first heifer calf. The students named the calf UMass Darla.   Read more »

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 2017 Scholarship Awards

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is pleased to announce the 2017 Scholarship Awards.   Read more »