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Archive for October, 2012

Kristina Stinson receives $2M U.S. Dept. of Defense Grant

Posted: October 31st, 2012

The grant was awarded from the US Department of Defense – Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (2013-2018) for the project: Restoration of soil microbial function following degradation on DoD lands: Mediating biological invasions in a global change context. Global environmental change includes simultaneous stresses to ecosystems, including climate, pollution, and invasion by toxic, nonnative […]

Green Design and Historic Preservation Series Opens to Packed House

Posted: October 25th, 2012

Dr. Ben Weil along with PhD candidate Carl Fiocchi with the Building and Construction Technology program and Facilities and Planning’s Ludmilla Pavlova presented “Holdsworth Hall:  Proposed Rehabilitation and Impacts” at last week’s Preservation Series conference at the Campus Center here at UMASS Amherst last week.  The symposium, Green Design and Historic Preservation: Exploring the Building […]

Dr. William A. Patterson has been named the Herbert Stoddard Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Posted: October 22nd, 2012

Bill Patterson for being named the Herbert Stoddard Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for 2012 from the Association for Fire Ecology.  AFE presents this lifetime achievement award to those who have made significant contributions to our understanding of fire ecology and fire management in the eastern and southern U.S.  The award will be given at the 5th International Fire Congress in Portland […]

Ben Weil Releases Holdsworth Hall Retrofit and Renovation Report for Energy Efficiency

Posted: October 9th, 2012

Proposed Holdsworth Hall Retrofit and Renovation would reduce energy usage by 63% and carbon dioxide emissions by 82% The recommendations in this report are the product of a detailed and careful examination and exploration of the building and its operations. Begun as a project in a graduate course taught by Ben Weil, Extension Assistant Professor […]