Gina McCarthy was confirmed as EPA administrator by the Senate on July 18, 136 days after being nominated by President Obama to replace Lisa Jackson.
A Republican-led delay of her nomination centered on more than 1,100 questions addressed to McCar
Michael Keating of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at UMass Boston wrote this piece analyzing a recent report on uncomfortably close ties between political and military elites in West Africa and drug traffickers there.
Researchers from UMass Boston’s Computer Science Department authored a study concluding that pupil dilation can be used as a “reliable and inexpensive indicator of a subject’s cognitive workload”—a premise that has led to breakthroughs in communicating with paralyzed people who cannot write or speak.
The Marshfield Waterways Committee is preparing a master plan for the town's waterways, and it expects to present a draft to selectmen in the next few weeks.
The seven residents serving on the selectmen-appointed committee have been deciding which
Associate Professor of Africana Studies Jemadari Kamara, who is also director of the Center for African, Caribbean, and Community Development at UMass Boston, will deliver a keynote address August 22 at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Several presidents from local schools published a letter this week urging Congress and President Obama to reinvest in higher education research initiatives and student financial aid.
The Association of American Universities and the Association of
UMass Boston’s WUMB-FM Radio and Berklee College of Music have teamed up to host a series of concerts at Carson Beach in August. The series will begin Saturday at 2 p.m. with a performance from Joe’s Truck Stop.