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Sustainable Solutions Lab Fall 2017 Semester Roundup

Bridget Bearden, McCormack Graduate School | December 11, 2017

The Sustainable Solutions Lab hosted and participated in a number of sustainability activities during the Fall 2017 semester.

Registration Now Open for UMass Boston’s New Online Aquaculture Course

Office of Communications | November 07, 2017

Aquaculture, also known as fish or shellfish farming, is a fast-growing industry, with a need fish farm technicians, scientists, engineers, managers, and government regulators. UMass Boston is offering an online aquaculture course starting in January.

School for the Environment Climate Scientists Receive National Award

Colleen Locke | October 27, 2017

School for the Environment professors Ellen Douglas and Paul Kirshen and their research team were one of 18 groups nationwide to receive the Federal Highway Administration’s 2017 Environmental Excellence Award, for the Boston Harbor Flood Risk Model.

Urban Harbors Institute Hosts Annual Coastal Cleanup

Urban Harbors Institute | October 13, 2017

More than 35 volunteers helped remove approximately 150 pounds of trash, including food wrappers, plastic bottles, plastic bags, cigarette butts, and even a boogie board, from the entrance to campus alongside Morrissey Boulevard.

UMass Boston Graduate Coordinates “To Immigrants With Love” Mural Campaign for Mayor’s Office

Kaitlin Thurlow | October 13, 2017

Katherine Copeland '17 turned an internship secured during Professor C. Eduardo Siqueira’s capstone class into a paid position with the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement. The mural campaign that she suggested launches at a second location this weekend.

Makerspace Brings 3D Printing to UMass Boston

Nahalia Carless, Communications Correspondent | October 06, 2017

IT, School for the Environment, computer scientists, and engineers team up to make the cutting-edge technology available to students, faculty, and staff.

Professor Crystal Schaaf Monitors Forest Health, Climate Change Impact at Harvard Forest

Colleen Locke | October 06, 2017

Professor of Remote Sensing Crystal Schaaf and her students in UMass Boston’s School for the Environment have teamed with Harvard Forest, Boston University, and researchers from around the world to develop new ways of measuring the biomass of trees.

UMass Boston Urban Planning Professor Receives National Civic Engagement Award

Colleen Locke | September 29, 2017

Professor of Urban Planning Ken Reardon is the winner of the 2017 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UMass Boston in Top Tier Nationally for Second Straight Year

Crystal Valencia | September 12, 2017

UMass Boston Moves Up 12 Spots in Annual Ranking of Top-Tier College and Universities

UMass Boston, Community Partners Team Up on New Mural at John W. McCormack Middle School

Colleen Locke | July 12, 2017

The new mural was made possible by a Love Your Block Grant and support from National Grid, Paul Revere Transportation, and UMass Boston Community Relations.