Chancellor J. Keith Motley says French pharmaceutical company Sanofi gave $1 million to UMass Boston because it shares the university’s vision for improving student skills in STEM professions. UMass Boston students typically remain in Massachusetts after graduation to work for firms like Sanofi, the chancellor said.
The New England Journal of Higher Education, September 18 2013
In this installment of the New Directions for Higher Education series, Dean Philip DiSalvio interviews Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), on why liberal education is essential to America’s global future.
Globe columnist Joan Vennochi writes about the newly endowed James T. Brett Chair in Disability and Workforce Development at UMass Boston. The first-in-the-nation chair builds on UMass Boston’s status as a national leader in the study of inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.
Chancellor J. Keith Motley presented a personalized chair to Jim Brett at the 9th Annual UMass Boston Gala last week, a symbol of the newly created James T. Brett Chair in Disability and Workforce Development at the university’s School for Global Inclusion and Social Development.
The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management has offered a laundry list of recommendations for Watertown’s public works department, issuing a report that says the department should modernize its technology, buy newer vehicles, fill staffing vacancies, and focus more on long-term planning.
Chair Ronald Iannotti of the Exercise and Health Sciences Department at UMass Boston is lead author of a study published in Pediatrics that says teenagers are exercising more, consuming less sugar, and eating more fruits and vegetables.