UMass Boston received a $100,000 grant from UMass President Marty Meehan’s office and the Science and Technology Initiatives Fund to upgrade UMass Boston’s nanofabrication facility and position the school as a research leader in this emerging field.
UMass Boston faculty and staff have received a combined $102,350 from UMass President Marty Meehan’s office and the Creative Economy Initiatives Fund. Projects include a hip-hop oral history project and survey of Boston residents.
Assistant Professor of Higher Education Gerardo Blanco Ramírez delivered the keynote address at the First Forum on Internationalization of Higher Education at Shaanxi Normal University in China.
Gerardo Blanco Ramírez and Ana Solano-Campos, assistant professors in the College of Education and Human Development, taught at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in Poland in May.
Thanks to support from the Fulbright Specialist Program, Professor of Nursing Haeok Lee is going to Malawi to help implement cervical cancer screening and treatment programs for women in rural Malawi.
Assistant Professor of Economics Guy Numa, who holds a joint appointment in the Honors College, is organizing a session on 19th-century French economist Jean-Baptiste Say for the American Economic Association’s annual conference, the largest gathering of economists in the world.
Professor of Counseling Psychology Sharon Horne delivered the commencement address at American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan last month. She also received an honorary professorship, similar to an honorary degree in the United States.
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Rafael Jaen was recently honored as one of five University of Massachusetts faculty to receive the 2017 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Three UMass Boston faculty members have received awards from the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for 2017-2018: David Timmons, assistant professor of economics, Emilio Sauri, associate professor of English, and Robert Brock, adjunct faculty in the School for the Environment.
Military technology, including drones, plays a key role in Reaper, the new volume of poetry by UMass Boston professor Jill McDonough.