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Report Offers Ways to Expand Mass. Battery Storage Innovation
Cover of Report on Battery Energy Storage
Jul 8, 2019

A new report from UMass Amherst’s Clean Energy Extension, released on July 5, 2019, sees significant potential to accelerate Massachusetts’s emerging energy and battery energy storage (BES) innovation ecosystem.

Fresh Paint Springfield Paints Springfield Fresh
Artists Priya Nadkarni and Ahdrae Green paint mural on Taylor Street, Springfield
Jun 25, 2019

This June, nine new brightly-painted murals have begun creating a dynamic outdoor art gallery in downtown Springfield. UMass Extension Assistant Professor Michael DiPasquale was involved with this mural project for a year.

Hadley Farm Has New Resident
Foal born at Hadley Farm, nicknamed "Levi"
Jun 11, 2019

Students, staff, and faculty welcomed a new resident early on the morning of Tuesday, June 11 at the Hadley Farm. The new addition is a Hanoverian foal named "Stockbridge Sonnet UM" (lovingly nicknamed "Levi" as the barn name).

 

UMass Amherst Biologist Publishes Research on Bee Health
Lynn S. Adler, UMass professor of biology
Apr 18, 2019

Lynn S. Adler, professor of biology, in collaboration with other American scientists, has been researching factors driving pollinator decline, including pathogens and pesticides, for several years.

Statehouse Celebrates Agriculture Day 2019
Governor Baker stopped by the UMass Extension booth at Ag Day in the Statehouse.
Mar 29, 2019

Wednesday, March 27 was Agriculture Day on Beacon Hill. It’s a day when legislators and legislative staff get to meet with farmers and other members of the agricultural community to hear about the issues important to them.

Resources for Pollinators
Bombus bee
Feb 21, 2019

Explore our new Pollinator resources section! Learn about upcoming bee events at UMass, information about keeping bees, creating pollinator-friendly landscapes, and supporting native pollinators in New England.

40th Annual UMass Community Tree Conference
Urban street trees
Jan 24, 2019

March 5, 2019, UMass Amherst

One-day conference for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts. 

 

Governor Baker Visits Make-it Springfield
Tour of Maker Space(L to R): LARP Professor Michael DiPasquale, Co-Founder of Make-It Springfield, Karen Finn, Director, Springfield Cultural Partnership, Governor Charlie Baker, MassDevelopment Senior Fellow Laura Masulis, Co-founder of Make-It Springfield, Lara Furtado, Research Assistant, UMass PhD candidate, Regional Planning.
Dec 13, 2018

Governor Baker visited on December 11 to hear about plans for the busy downtown makerspace supported by CAFE and MassDevelopment.  

Chancellor Announces New Campus Investment in Cranberry Station
 Chancellor Subbaswamy visits Cranberry Station. John Lebeaux; Commissioner of Agriculture; Chancellor Subbaswamy; Hilary Sandler, Director, Cranberry Station; Senator Michael Rodrigues; Jody Jellison, Director, CAFE; Tricia Serio, Dean, College of Natural Sciences
Dec 10, 2018

In late November, UMass Amherst Chancellor Subbaswamy visited the UMass Cranberry Station in East Wareham.

Reestablishing the Majestic Elm With Help From UMass Amherst Students
Tara McElhinney plants elm tree in Dakin Field
Nov 6, 2018

The American elm saplings at the UMass Agricultural Learning Center have already survived severe drought, abnormally wet conditions, deer munching, gypsy moth and Japanese beetle.

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