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UMass Boston to Use $100K NEH Grant to Create Courses Focused on Boston Harbor & Coastal Communities

Colleen Locke | April 19, 2018

The National Endowment for the Humanities has given UMass Boston and its community partners a $99,774 grant to create a three-course sequence focused on Boston Harbor, the Boston Harbor Islands, and the diverse coastal communities surrounding the harbor that many UMass Boston students call home.

UMass Boston Biologist Discovers Frogs Impacted by Deadly Disease in Panama Are Making a Comeback

Office of Communications | April 03, 2018

The search for answers to protect Central American frogs from extinction is giving scientists like UMass Boston Assistant Professor of Biology Douglas Woodhams clues on how to predict and respond to emerging diseases and epidemics in humans, other wildlife, and plants.

Newest Honors College Professor Enjoys Teaching the Small Classes the Honors College Offers

Colleen Locke | March 09, 2018

Randy Corpuz is the newest professor to hold a joint appointment with the Honors College.

SGISD Faculty Member Examines Access to Justice in Rural South Africa in New Book

School for Global Inclusion and Social Development | February 27, 2018

In her new book, Sindiso Mnisi Weeks proposes a cooperative governance model that would deliver peace and protection from violence as well as mitigation of poverty and destitution – that rural people genuinely need.

Healey Library Launches UMBrella: A One-Stop Search and Discovery Tool

Vanessa Chatterley | February 15, 2018

UMBrella, which was launched on January 31, is the latest implementation to the Joseph P. Healey Library’s integrated database system.

Community-Engaged Faculty Use UMass Boston Engage Portal to Make Connections

Colleen Locke | February 12, 2018

UMass Boston’s community-engaged faculty have a new tool to report their partnership activity, make new connections, and strengthen existing ones. It's called UMass Boston Engage.

UMass Boston Researcher: Clinical Practice Guidelines May Pose Health Risk

Office of Communications | February 02, 2018

Professor of Counseling and School Psychology Lisa Cosgrove and her fellow researchers found that there was not enough data to support the treatment recommendations contained in a new guideline for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) with mixed features, and that the guideline may pose a health risk.

UMass Boston’s Crystal Schaaf to Continue Serving as Landsat Science Team Member

Colleen Locke | December 26, 2017

Crystal Schaaf, a professor of remote sensing in UMass Boston’s School for the Environment, will once again serve a 5-year term as a Landsat Science Team Member, providing technical and scientific input to NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.

UMass Boston Dedicates Tiradentes Institute Space, Part of Partnership with Brazilian University

Colleen Locke | December 21, 2017

Located at 150 Mount Vernon Street in Dorchester, the Tiradentes Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston will be focused on Brazilian studies and will include student and faculty exchanges.

Wanted: Citizen Scientists to Identify Giant Kelp in Falklands and Beyond

Colleen Locke | December 13, 2017

Today, Assistant Professor of Biology Jarrett Byrnes and his colleagues are launching a new, improved NASA-funded Floating Forests website which will give citizen scientists the chance to help explore more of the world’s kelp forests from their desktops or phones.