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Cover of Report on Battery Energy Storage
July 8

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.

Artists Priya Nadkarni and Ahdrae Green paint mural on Taylor Street, Springfield
June 25

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.

Foal born at Hadley Farm, nicknamed "Levi"
June 11

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).

 

Lynn S. Adler, UMass professor of biology
April 18

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.

Governor Baker stopped by the UMass Extension booth at Ag Day in the Statehouse.
March 29

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.

Bombus bee
February 21

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.

Urban street trees
January 24

March 5, 2019, UMass Amherst

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

 

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.
December 13

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

 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
December 10

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

Tara McElhinney plants elm tree in Dakin Field
November 6

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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