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Graduate Students, Nigel Golden, Laura Hancock, and Evan Kuras Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

Posted: March 29th, 2016
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Nigel Golden wins a prestigious 2016 NSF Graduate Fellowship!  Nigel is a first year PhD student working with Toni Lyn Morelli on Arctic ground squirrels and climate change effects in Alaska. Laura Hancock and Evan Kuras also received word this morning that they received 2016 NSF Graduate Fellowships! Laura is working on source-sink population dynamics of […]

Graduate Student, Rebekah Zimmerer has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship

Posted: March 29th, 2016

Rebekah Zimmerer, graduate student at the Family Forest Research Center, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Rebekah will be studying at the University of Eastern Finland’s Joensuu campus in the School of Forest Science, working with Dr. Jukka Tikkanen. She will be implementing a mixed methods study of Finnish landowner […]

UMass Amherst Well Represented at Intercampus Marine Science Research Symposium

Posted: March 29th, 2016
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UMass Amherst was well represented at the Intercampus Marine Science Research Symposium at UM Dartmouth today, with four oral presentations (Grace Casselberry, Luke Griffin, Kate McClellan, and Sarah Becker) and two posters (Ashleigh Novak and Kendra Ryan).  Thanks to everyone for helping to demonstrate that you don’t need to be right on the coast to […]

Arboriculture & Urban Forestry students Nicolette Eicholtz and Shayne Bradford took first place at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Posted: March 25th, 2016
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8 March Mississippi State University Arboriculture & Urban Forestry students Nicolette Eicholtz and Shayne Bradford took first place at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, beating competitors from 63 other colleges and universities by a wide margin. This is the fourth year in a row that UMass Arboriculture students have won the competition, the most prestigious […]

Hoque receives CNS college’s Outstanding Service/Outreach award

Posted: March 24th, 2016
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CNS-wordmarkBCT faculty member Simi Hoque just received this year’s CNS college’s Outstanding Service/Outreach award. We congratulate her on that amazing accomplishment! From the announcement:

Simi Hoque, Environmental Conservation, recently received a five-year, $508,714 NSF CAREER award to develop an integrated planning tool that will measure, evaluate and predict the impacts of energy, water and land use, waste management and transportation systems at an urban scale. The green building expert intends it to help planners and policymakers guide growth and development in a coordinated, sustainable way. Hoque, an assistant professor in the Building and Construction Technology Program, points out that cities today account for almost two-thirds of the world’s primary energy demand, a