- UMass Boston’s Policy School Showcases Community Partnerships
At recent UMass Boston event, McCormack Grad School showcases their community engagement activities.
- Gerontology Honor Society Event at UMass Boston Steers Students Toward Booming Aging Industry
Students in the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Sigma Phi Omega national gerontology honor society hold Careers in Aging event.
- McCormack Grad School Director Briefs Russian Delegation on Emergency Management
At Boston FEMA event, Professor Awotona shares expertise on post-disaster reconstruction with Russian ministers.
- UMass Boston Only School to Manage Two Journals on Aging
Journal on Aging & Social Policy and Research on Aging are edited by faculty and staff at McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.
- 27th Annual Research and Scholarship Day
Join the 27th Annual Research and Scholarship Day at the University of Massachusetts Boston
- Two McCormack Grad Students Attend Historic UN Environmental Meeting in Kenya
An interview with Daniel Zaleznik and Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy from the Center for Governance and Sustainability
- Gerontology Alumnus Explains How to Bridge the Gap Between Researcher and Policymaker
James Bulot, PhD tells students to become a policy maven to understand and straddle both worlds
- Three Voices on Community-Engaged Research: Scientia e Praxis
John Saltmarsh will guide participants in an exploration of community-engaged research of interest to both the UMass Boston campus and the local community.
- UMass Boston’s Urban Harbors Institute Report Examines Opportunities to Protect Coastal Eelgrass
Eelgrass is a critical component of New England’s coastline. It is also vital to the fishing industry, providing a nursery, shelter, and food source for commercially harvested fish.
- CSP Labor Researcher Joins Global Policy Dialogue on Informal Work
Francoise Carré notes that informal work is often hidden from economic calculations and policy discourse.
- UNICEF International Development Expert Speaks at McCormack Graduate School
The Center for Governance and Sustainability hosted Katell Le Goulven for scholarly discussion on sustainable development.
- UMass Boston Re-launches New England Journal of Public Policy as Online Publication
McCormack Graduate School will hold a celebratory launch event on March 28.
- UMass Boston Student-Faculty Delegation Present at the Creation of the UN Environment Assembly
Representatives from McCormack Graduate School attended historic environmental policy event in Nairobi.
- McCormack Grad School Hosts Book Party for Professors Barkin and Weiner
J. Samuel Barkin and Robert Weiner have published new books. Come to the launch event and learn more.
- From Climate Conflict to Climate Action: Capturing the Greatest Opportunities of Our Generation
Executive Secretary of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change presents annual Slomoff Lecture...also streamed live on day of event.
- Launch of the New Online New England Journal of Public Policy
Originally launched in 1985, today the New England Journal of Public Policy is published as an open source, online publication.
- MGS Professor Michael Johnson Earns Grant to Improve Neglected Baltimore Properties
Decision modelling in urban redevelopment has the potential to improve social, economic, and public health indicators.
- Beyond the ‘Busy Ethic’: The Meaning and Measurement of Engagement in Later Life
Please join us for this gerontology guest lecture by Jacquelyn James from Boston College's Sloan Center on Aging and Work.
- Bridging the Gap between the Researcher and Public Policy Maker
Please join us as gerontology alumnus Jay Bulot, PhD presents this guest lecture at the McCormnack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.
- Financial Well-Being across the Cancer Continuum
Join Harvard's Tucker-Seeley for this Gerontology Speaker series event.
- UMass Boston Faculty-student Delegation Participates in Historic UN Meeting in Nairobi
Center for Governance and Sustainability team is the only major research university with students in their delegation.
- Center for Governance and Sustainability Team Publishes Groundbreaking Research
Professor of Biology Kamaljit Bawa and Research Associate Uttam Shrestha share cutting-edge findings on Nepalese fungus.
- CSP Offers New Internship for Research and Evaluation on Eradication of Poverty
Center for Social Policy launches Elaine Werby Public Service Internship for UMass Boston student interested in poverty reduction.
- UMass Boston Professors, Students Watch Launch of Satellite That Will Gather Data for $970K Grant
A group of graduate students from UMass Boston and professors Crystal Schaaf and ZhongPing Lee were in California to watch the launch of a satellite that is churning out data for UMass Boston researchers to use in a project funded by the U.S. Geological Survey.
- Public Policy Research Seminar on Microfinance and Poverty Alleviation
PhD student Ghazal Zulfiqar will discuss whether institutional form matters in microfinance and poverty reduction.
- MGS Center for Governance and Sustainability Hosts Ethiopian Delegation
UMass Boston and Addis Ababa University commit to long-term partnership.
- Conflict Resolution Master’s Projects Student Presentations
Students in the Conflict Resolution MA Program present their final projects at our final Spring 2013 Colloquium.
- International Relations MSPA Student Capstone Presentations
Students present their final research projects in international relations
- MSPA Capstone Presentations
McCormack Grad students present their final research projects in public affairs.
- Many Elders Cannot Meet Housing and Health Care Needs with Social Security Benefits Alone
Gerontology Institute develops new tool to measure income adequacy and issues National Elder Economic Security Report.
- Final Case Study Presentations by Women in Politics and Public Policy Students
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in WPPP present their case study research and analyses.
- Final Case Study Presentations by Women in Politics and Public Policy Students
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in WPPP present their case study research and analyses.
- UMass Boston Professor Jeffrey Burr Named Editor-in-Chief of Research on Aging
McCormack Graduate School professor of gerontology to edit leading social science journal on aging
- Lee’s 2002 Article Selected as One of Most Influential in Applied Optics
Professor ZhongPing Lee's past work continues to have important implications on the fast-growing discipline of environmental sustainability.
- UMass Boston Faculty Researchers Recognize Excellence, Look Ahead to 2013
The 6th Annual Luncheon to Celebrate Faculty, Research Staff and Students for Their Contributions to Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creativity paid tribute to past accomplishments while looking forward to the future.
- Research Team Looks at Group Acknowledgement of Past Violence as Key to Breaking Cycles of Violence
MGS Assistant Professor Rezarta Bilali receives two grants to develop and test strategies to understand mass violence
- Awotona’s Book on Post-Disaster Reconstruction Chosen as Critics’ Choice Book of the Month
CRSCAD director's edited collection receives accolades
- McCormack Graduate School Well Represented at National Gerontology Conference
Faculty and PhD students present more than 20 papers and posters at annual scientific conference.
- Gerontology Professor Edits Book Assessing Affordable Care Act
Edward MIller's book reviews ACA's potential efficacy and impact on the aging population in US.
- Gerontology Institute to House Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging
MGS opens new center to expand demographic and applied research capacity on aging issues.
- Gerontology Institute Leading Healthy Aging Research in Massachusetts for the Tufts Health Plan
Associate Professor Elizabeth Dugan leads new grant project at McCormack Graduate School
- Employment Outcomes, Impacts of Alternative Staffing Programs Detailed in New CSP Research
Center for Social Policy assesses employment outcomes for participants of four Alternative Staffing Organizations
- Liam Revell Receives $10,000 Grant from U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Grant Title: Endangered Species Research for Puerto Rican Boa
- Professor Kamal Bawa Feted at UMass Boston for Awards Success
University community honors 38-year faculty member
- UMass Boston Researchers Find Himalayas Warming More Rapidly Than the Rest of the Earth
UMass Boston graduate student Uttam Babu Shrestha and Distinguished Professor of Biology Kamaljit Bawa are published in international journal PLoS One.
- UMass Boston Study Finds Himalayas Warming More Rapidly Than the Rest of the Earth
Distinguished Professor of Biology Kamaljit Bawa and graduate student Uttam Babu Shrestha have coauthored a study that finds the Himalayas is warming more rapidly than the rest of the globe.
- UMass Boston Researcher Donates $200K in Prize Money to Research Think Tank
Distinguished Professor of Biology Kamaljit Bawa has decided to donate his nearly $200,000 in winnings from the world’s first international sustainability award to the international think tank he founded.
- PhD Student Kenly Hiller Awarded EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship
Kenly Hiller has been awarded a prestigious Environmental Protection Agency STAR Graduate Fellowship.
- PhD Student Scholarly Dialogue: Nursing Practice in a Post-Soviet Country
PhD student Hermine Poghosyan will present.
- 4s3 Bioscience, Inc. Secures $20M in Series A Financing
4s3 Bioscience, Inc. occupies laboratory space in UMass Boston's Venture Development Center.
- PhD Nursing Students Excel in Research and Scholarship
Student Spotlight: Mercy Kamau, Julio Toro, and Hermine Poghosyan
- PhD Student Scholarly Dialogue: EndNote Presentation with George Hart
George Hart will present on the bibliography managing software.
- Eileen Stuart-Shor Committed to Health of Underserved Populations
Eileen Stuart-Shor's article published in the American Heart Association Journal Circulation, among various other accomplishments.
- PhD Student Scholarly Dialogue: Prepared for Comprehensive Exams?
Faculty and students are invited to join us for this session focusing on preparation for comprehensive exams.
- UMass Boston’s Fiske Center Digs Up History in Newton
Twelve students participated in an archaeological dig at the Durant-Kenrick Homestead in Newton over the summer and are now analyzing their findings.
- Luncheon Honors Faculty, Staff, Student Researchers
During a luncheon last month, the Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives recognized UMass Boston's successful research efforts.
- Psychology Professor Recruiting Children for First-of-its-Kind Autism Study
A UMass Boston psychology professor is recruiting children in the Boston area through the end of January for a first-of-its-kind study that will assess how children with autism adapt to the early school years, and identify predictors that will lead to a successful transition.
- The Science of Better: Michael Johnson’s Research on Foreclosed Housing
Public Policy and Public Affairs Department Chair uses operations research models in his community-based research
- PhD Student Scholarly Dialogue: Sheryl LaCoursiere
College of Nursing and Health Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor Sheryl LaCoursiere will present.
- PhD Student Scholarly Dialogue: Health Policy at the State Level
Faculty and students are invited to join us for this session focusing on health policy at the state level.
- Dissertation Defense: Julie Lynch
PhD Candidate will defend her dissertation.
- Student Spotlight: Jodie Marcantoni
DNP candidate presented at two health care quality and patient safety conferences in the St. Louis area.
- Student Spotlight: Julie Lynch
PhD Students attributes success to U56/U54 partnership between the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute.
- PhD Student Scholarly Dialogue: Open Session
Join us for an open session of the PhD Student Scholarly Dialogues.
- PhD Student Scholarly Dialogue: Massachusetts Behavioral Health and Public Schools
Assistant Professor Esther Seibold will present on the statewide assessment process and findings of behavior health in public schools.
- Community Health & Research:Making the Connections Symposium
Keynote Address will be presented by State Senator Harriette L. Chandler.
- Trajectories to Sustainability: Balancing People, Planet and Prosperity
The Center for Governance for Governance and Sustainability hosts a round table discussion with authors of the fifth Global Environmental Outlook publication
- CNHS Faculty Candidate Visit: Examining Close Friendships of Adolescents’ with Chronic Pain
Join Dr. Paula Forgeron, a candidate for the faculty position in Nursing, as she presents her research on adolescents with chronic pain.
- PhD Student Scholarly Dialogue: Kenya Heart and Sole
Join Dr. Eileen Stuart-Shor and students from her Kenya Heart and Sole team for a lively discussion on the college's global health community outreach and research.
- Population Research Seminar Series: Overview of Qualitative Research
The Population Research Seminar Series wraps up the year with an overview of qualitative research.
- Population Research Seminar Series: Confidentiality: Ethical and Practical Aspects
Ethical and practical aspects of participant confidentiality; database architecture; and other forms of access control will be discussed.
- Population Research Seminar Series: Cancer Registries and Medical Record Review
Key topics to be covered: cancer registries - what they are, how they work, and how to access them; overview of medical record reviews and why they are useful.
- Student Spotlight: Dany Hilaire
PhD student makes progress towards doctoral degree; research article published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.
- ‘Joining the Brainstorm’: UMass Boston Hosts IDEAS Boston Conference This Month
UMass Boston adjunct professor Chico Colvard and 15 other leading-edge thinkers will share their biggest ideas at 2011 IDEAS Boston on Oct. 20.
- Save the Date: PhD Student/Faculty Get Together
Join fellow students and faculty for an evening of socializing to mark the beginning of the new semester.
- Distinguished Scholar Lecture: Augustus A. White III, MD
Join us for our annual distinguished scholar lecture with Dr. Augustus A. White III, MD
- Youth Development Today: The Role of Mentors, Empowerment, and Being Active
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy presents its Fall Women's Research Forum
- ICC Team to Honduras includes Oncology Nursing
Health Volunteers including specialists in oncology nursing, work with local doctors and medical students in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
- Transdisciplinary, Transnational, and Transcultural Research Networking Reception
As part of OITA’s efforts in supporting UMass Boston faculty’s Transdisciplinary, Transnational, and Transcultural (TTT) research, we are hosting a faculty scholarship networking reception.
- Campus Notes for The Point
See what UMass Boston staff and faculty have been up to.
- Sociologist Bersani Awarded Prestigious W.E.B Du Bois Fellowship
The National Institute of Justice has recognized Bianca Bersani as one of the nation’s most talented researchers in the early phase of their careers.
- Professor Randy Albelda Receives Ford Foundation Grant
Professo Albelda receives grant to research linking youth development with parents’ low-wage work
- Dr. Laura L. Hayman Honored for Outstanding Contributions in Pediatric Nursing
Dr. Laura L. Hayman, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN received the “Excellence in Pediatric Graduate Education Award” in recognition of her innovation and outstanding contributions to Pediatric Advanced Nursing Practice.
- UMass Boston Breaks Ground on $155 Million Integrated Sciences Complex
Construction is under way on UMass Boston's first new academic building since 1974, the Integrated Sciences Complex (ISC), a home for research and innovation.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #26
Read the Campus Notes for The Point Issue #26.
- Chancellor Urges Muddy Shoes at State of the University Address
During his 2011 address, Chancellor J. Keith Motley offered some statistics that seem to indicate the state of the university is better than ever.
- Championing Reform in Undergraduate Science and Math Education
Hannah Sevian believes that progress in social justice can in part be achieved through access to high-quality science education.
- Edward M. Kennedy Institute Breaks Ground on UMass Boston Campus
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate broke ground on UMass Boston's campus on June 8.
- “You Have Dazzled Us”: Governor Patrick Visits Venture Development Center
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick held his monthly cabinet meeting in the Venture Development Center and then toured the VDC with the men and women growing b
- Study Finds Antidepressants, Especially SSRIs, May Increase Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Researchers from UMass Boston found those with industry ties were far less likely than researchers without those ties to conclude that antidepressants increase breast or ovarian cancer risk.
- Interest in Toys Predicts Effectiveness of Autism Treatment in Toddlers
Study coauthored by UMass Boston professor finds toddlers who played with a limited number of toys showed improvement in their communication skills.
- UMass Boston Holds First Labor-Neighbor Breakfast
Union representatives, city and state legislators, and labor students and researchers came together for the first UMass Boston Labor-Neighbor Breakfast.
- Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy Receives $2 Million Grant
The Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy is $2 million closer to being fully operational, thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.
- Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $2 Million Grant for Joint Center for Personalized Cancer
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Board of Directors has awarded a grant to support the establishment of a Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy.
- “Uncommon Generosity”: Project Documents WWII-Era Students’ Experiences
From the internment camps that confined Japanese and Japanese-American families during World War II, Professor Paul Watanabe is documenting stories of hope.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #17
Read the Campus Notes for The Point Issue #17.
- New Graduate Programs on the Horizon
UMass Boston's faculty and administration have successfully proposed establishing six new graduate programs.
- UMass Boston-Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Partnership Receives $13.7 Million
The UMass Boston-Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center comprehensive cancer partnership program has been awarded a $13.7 million, five-year grant.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #16
Read the Campus Notes for The Point Issue #16.
- UMass Boston Joins Top Tier of University-based Cancer Research Thanks to $13.7M NIH Award
UMass Boston has been awarded a prestigious $13.7 million U54 grant by the National Institutes of Health for the UMass Boston-Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center