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Professors to Use $1.4M Grant to Help Teachers Improve Classroom Experience for Students with Autism

Colleen Locke | July 13, 2018

UMass Boston professors Abbey Eisenhower, Alice Carter, and Melissa Collier-Meek and their collaborators have received a four-year, $1.4M Institute of Education Sciences grant to help improve outcomes for elementary children with autism spectrum disorder in general classrooms.

UMass Boston’s Paid Leave Analysis Demonstrates Costs, Benefits to Workers

Office of Communications | June 29, 2018

A policy brief released by McCormack Graduate School’s Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy demonstrates the equalizing effects and affordability of a paid family and medical leave program as Massachusetts becomes the sixth state in the country to have such a program.

UMass Boston Receives $515K Mellon Foundation Grant To Create High Impact Humanities Programming

Crystal Valencia | June 28, 2018

UMass Boston has received a three-year $515,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to implement an ambitious “High Impact Humanities” program that will provide undergraduates with opportunities to engage in humanities-focused research, experiential coursework, internships, and service.

UMass Boston’s Boren Winners to Study Languages in South Korea, Georgia

Colleen Locke | June 19, 2018

Benjamin Thomsen, an international relations major from Mansfield, has received a Boren Scholarship, and Kate Butterworth, a first-year student in the McCormack Graduate School’s Global Governance and Human Security PhD Program, has received a Boren Fellowship.

Li Wang ‘17’s Crossing the Centuries: Bridging Cultures in University Hall Gallery June 11-22

Office of Communications | June 08, 2018

Crossing the Centuries: Bridging Cultures is a series of new paintings by UMass Boston alumnus Li Wang '17. The exhibit is open June 11 through 22 and through July 13 by appointment.

Record Number of UMass Boston Students Earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Colleen Locke | June 05, 2018

Chemistry PhD students Sederra Ross and Jessica Karch and psychology PhD student Kirsten Christensen made UMass Boston history this spring when they received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.

UMass Boston Report: Boston Harbor Barrier Costs Would Outweigh Benefits

Sustainable Solutions Lab | May 29, 2018

As the City of Boston advances solutions to protect neighborhoods from climate change-induced flooding, a new independent report released today by the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston advises against pursuing a harbor barrier in coming decades as part of larger resilience efforts.

Faculty Honored During UMass Boston’s 50th Commencement Exercises

Office of Communications | May 25, 2018

Interim Chancellor Barry Mills honored professors J. Shoshanna Ehrlich, Julie Nelson, Ellen Douglas, and Paul Kirshen during UMass Boston's undergraduate commencement exercises.

Performing Arts Recognizes Graduating Students for Departmental Distinction

Bill Doncaster | May 23, 2018

Students in Music, Theatre Arts recognized for exemplary scholarship, performance, at UMass Boston

History Professor Earns Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Vanessa Chatterley | May 23, 2018

Assistant Professor of History Olivia Weisser was recently honored as one of five University of Massachusetts faculty to receive the 2018 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching.