Retired UMass Boston professor Richard Horsley was one of 200 environmental activists who protested outside the Tip O’Neill Federal Building in Boston on Monday, urging President Obama not to approve the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
UMass Boston is one of the participants of ScienceToGo, which launched its first campaign last week. The campaign features the character Ozzie the Ostrich, who discuss what scientists know, and don’t know, about global warming and climate change.
Alumna Kimberly Conley says the graduate program in family therapy at UMass Boston provided her with the skills and education necessary to become an effective therapist. Program director Gonzalo Bacigalupe says the courses help aspiring therapists learn how to address the differing needs of every family member they help.
Alumnus Dan Hayes ’78, who became the first girls lacrosse coach at Peabody High School and also coached at several other schools, will be inducted into the UMass Boston Athletics Hall of Fame next week.
School for the Environment Dean Robyn Hannigan has been named to the 16-member Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute Advisory Council, which is working to help the New Bedford fishing industry prosper in spite of tightening regulations.