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Reviving the Noble Elm

Posted: July 2nd, 2018

Courtesy of UMass News & Media: https://www.umass.edu/gateway/feature/reviving-noble-elm    It takes the mind of an urban forester to envision how a seed the size of a pinky nail will grow into a towering elm tree. “That’s the future, right there,” says Justin Hailey ’18S, ’20, as he gently pokes an elm seed into a seed tray in […]

Mockups Help Students Understand Building Technologies

Posted: June 27th, 2018
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[caption id="attachment_188311" align="alignnone" width="800"] L. Carl Fiocchi with building assembly mockups (Image: University Relations)[/caption]

June 25, 2018

Inside the John W. Olver Design Building–itself a teaching tool for builders and architects–the Building and Construction Technology program (BCT) has built eight movable, full-scale mockups of building assemblies to help students see how modern building components go together in the real world.

At home in front of a class or wheeled into public view in the Olver atrium, the mockups display the

Paul Barten’s Cree Culture Course Trek to Northern Quebec Featured

Posted: April 30th, 2018

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Timothy Randhir Addresses Surprises in Water Resource Management

Posted: April 10th, 2018

Courtesy: UMass News & Media Relations Contact: Timothy Randhir 413/545-3969 AMHERST, Mass. – Surprise and uncertainty are becoming more common in water resource planning, says University of Massachusetts Amherst water resource researcher Timothy Randhir, and there is a need for new approaches. Now he and colleagues propose dusting off a “surprise potential framework” developed decades ago that […]

Alison Bates Comments on Offshore Wind Energy

Posted: February 8th, 2018

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