Governor Deval Patrick visited UMass Boston on Tuesday to announce a new program offering $2 million in scholarships to students pursuing majors in high-demand careers. Biochemistry major Farha Mithila, one of 100 UMass Boston student to receive the scholarships, is featured in the story.
Article on how Robyn Hannigan, director of the School for the Environment, has been awarded $25,000 from the UMass Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP) Technology Development Fund to develop a "cold" cell that maintains biological materials at low temperatures.
Professor of Africana Studies Chukwuma Azuonye praises the “completely seminal and inspirational” work of Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, author of the classic “Things Fall Apart” and a former professor at UMass Amherst, who died last week.
Associate Professor of Gerontology Elizabeth Dugan is quoted in this column by USA Today founder Al Neuharth, who argues that driving laws are too tough on teenagers and not restrictive enough for seniors.
Description of the LivingLabs program on Nantucket including profiles of pilot participants, who are applying classroom knowledge from the environmental sciences to solve real-world problems on the island.
During a visit to UMass Boston on Wednesday, Governor Deval Patrick ignited a social media firestorm by saying he intended to run for a third term. Patrick’s bombshell was quickly revealed as a joke, with an aide quipping that McCormack Graduate School Dean Ira Jackson’s flattering introduction smoothed the way for a re-election announcement.