News & Announcements Archive

Kathleen ArcaroUMass Amherst Researcher Aims to Develop New Screening for BRCA-Positive Breastfeeding Women

University of Massachusetts Amherst cancer researchers hope to develop a new, noninvasive test that uses women’s breast milk to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages       Read more »

New Veterinary Tech program links UMass Amherst and Mount Ida Campuses

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is now offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Vterinary Technology.    Read more »

Winter Traveling Dairy Course 2020

Eight VASCI students travelled to Maine with Dr. Huyler and students and instructors from the Universities of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to visit 9 dairy farms, a cheese producing dairy company, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., and meet with industry leaders.   Read more »

UMass Amherst Receives State Approval to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received approval from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to offer a new bachelor of science degree in veterinary technology.   Read more »

UMass Amherst Researchers Identify New Mechanism Involved in Promoting Breast Cancer

A new approach to studying the effects of two common chemicals used in cosmetics and sunscreens found they can cause DNA damage in breast cells at surprisingly low concentrations, while the same dose did not harm cells without estrogen receptors.   Read more »

Pobezinsky Lab Awarded $2.7M Grant

Leonid Pobezinsky, PhD has been awarded $2.7M a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Grant.     Read more »


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Grand Champion and trophy winner was Anna De La Cruz.Fall 2019 Poultry Show

The Poultry Show is a culmination of a semester’s worth of chicken training, and aims to test the students’ handling and knowledge of poultry.   Read more »

Morgane Golan Recognized as Rising Researcher

The Rising Researcher program celebrates undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship, or creative activity. It is awarded in recognition of their demonstrated ingenuity and impact in their fields of study.   Read more »

Bioanalytical Chemist is Inventing New DNA-based Probes

Assistant professor Mingxu You, chemistry, recently received a five-year, $1.9 million NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) to fund his research in developing new tools – DNA-based probes – to quantify intercellular mechanical forces and understand a variety of mechano-sensitive cell signaling events at the molecular level.   Read more »