Tag: School For The Environment
- Annual Environmental Research Colloquium Brings Together STEM Students
The event welcomed more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students from different universities.
- UMass Boston to Use $100K NEH Grant to Create Courses Focused on Boston Harbor & Coastal Communities
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 Professor Part of National Carbon Tracking Team
Bob Chen, a professor of organic geochemistry and marine organic chemistry in UMass Boston’s School for the Environment, was part of a 30-member team that created the first known carbon budget of the eastern coast of North America. Given sea level rise, their findings could be cause for concern.
- Dissertation Defense for the PhD in Environmental Sciences by Mr. Alan Stebbins
"Everything that matters happens before death," that's what Ray Bradbury said in "Something Wicked This Way Comes." If something wicked this way comes, Alan Stebbins may have found the clues!
- UMass Boston’s Urban Planning Program Launches Website on the Work of Planning Scholar Paul Davidoff
The Master’s Program in Urban Planning and Community Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston is launching a new website highlighting Paul Davidoff’s life and work, created with the help of Davidoff’s family.
- Community-Engaged Faculty Use UMass Boston Engage Portal to Make Connections
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.
- 6th Annual Environmental Research Colloquium
Immerse yourself in environmental research on April 18, 2018! Come hear graduate and undergraduate students present their work. Ask questions. Meet potential employers.
- 12 PhD Students Chosen to Participate in Transdisciplinary Dissertation Proposal Development Program
The Office of Graduate Studies has chosen 12 doctoral students from across the university to participate in this special program to help them develop their dissertation proposals.
- UMass Boston Researchers: Pesticides Negatively Impacting Crustaceans, Fish Food Source
New studies coauthored by UMass Boston researchers find that pesticide use, particularly for home and garden care, are negatively impacting the communities of the shrimp-like crustacean Hyalella azteca and causing harm to our freshwater resources.
- UMass Boston’s Crystal Schaaf to Continue Serving as Landsat Science Team Member
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.
- Sustainable Solutions Lab Fall 2017 Semester Roundup
The Sustainable Solutions Lab hosted and participated in a number of sustainability activities during the Fall 2017 semester.
- Community Forum: What Does Just and Sustainable Post-Disaster Recovery Look Like?
How can communities facing recovery from natural disasters leverage local and indigenous knowledge? How can our university facilitate socially just and sustainable recovery?
- Registration Now Open for UMass Boston’s New Online Aquaculture Course
Aquaculture, also known as fish or shellfish farming, is a fast-growing industry, with a need fish farm technicians, scientists, engineers, managers, and government regulators. UMass Boston is offering an online aquaculture course starting in January.
- May Boeve Seminar
What does it take to lead real change? How do you find common ground around complex wicked problems like climate change? Meet May Boeve and hear firsthand the answers to these questions and more!
- Federal Highways Administration Award to Douglas and Kirshen
Recognizing excellence: The Federal Highways Administration awards the School for the Environment the 2017 Environmental Excellence Award.
- Human Rights Implications of Some Emerging Climate Engineering Options
Professor Wil Burns is the guest for this week's School for the Environment Seminar. He is a Center for International Governance Innovation senior fellow with the International Law Research Program.
- UMass Boston Graduate Coordinates “To Immigrants With Love” Mural Campaign for Mayor’s Office
Katherine Copeland '17 turned an internship secured during Professor C. Eduardo Siqueira’s capstone class into a paid position with the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement. The mural campaign that she suggested launches at a second location this weekend.
- Makerspace Brings 3D Printing to UMass Boston
IT, School for the Environment, computer scientists, and engineers team up to make the cutting-edge technology available to students, faculty, and staff.
- Professor Crystal Schaaf Monitors Forest Health, Climate Change Impact at Harvard Forest
Professor of Remote Sensing Crystal Schaaf and her students in UMass Boston’s School for the Environment have teamed with Harvard Forest, Boston University, and researchers from around the world to develop new ways of measuring the biomass of trees.
- Clean Energy is Today’s Moon Shot
A Discussion of JFK's Vision for Innovation and Environmentalism and the Challenges and Opportunities of Climate Change
- Nick Mullins, Coal, Climate, and Environmental Backlash
Ever wonder what the real future of the coal mining industry is? What about the "war" on coal and issues of social justice? Environmental activism and labor rights? Politics and climate change?
- UMass Boston Urban Planning Professor Receives National Civic Engagement Award
Professor of Urban Planning Ken Reardon is the winner of the 2017 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award.
- Fall 2017 Planning Lecture
Planning urban spaces to be inclusive of all of us is a tricky business. When considering human diversity and sense of place, do we address issues of gender? Do we consider our LGBTQ communities?
- School for the Environment Seminar September 20, 2017
Should you be worried about plastics in your seafood? Has it ever been this hot before? Can the oceans keep up with us humans? Come find out the answers to these and other questions this Wednesday!
- SFE Fall17 Seminar Series: September 13 Edition
Professor John Duff will discuss emerging issues in environmental law. Professor Alan Wiig will share his insights on globalization and free enterprise zones and geography of urban revitalization.
- Marine Science Boston Harbor Cruise for HUBWeek
As a feature of HUBWeek, UMass Boston’s School for the Environment faculty will lead a Boston Harbor cruise during high tide focused on sustainability, marine life, and climate adaptation.
- Three UMass Boston Faculty Members Honored with Fulbright Awards
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.
- Extreme Events and Climate Change: What We Know and What We Can Do
Professor of Hydrology Ellen Douglas will discuss observations of our changing climate, what changes may be in Boston’s future, and some plans for how to adapt to these changes.
- Army Service, UMass Boston Education Pivotal for Richie Treanor
The School for the Environment graduate is planning a career helping others cope with natural disasters and the impact of climate change.
- Ida Auken, former Danish Minister for the Environment
Ida Auken is a key leader in the transformation of Denmark toward a just, sustainable economy based on renewable energy
- February 7: Trump Policy Roundtable - Foreign Policy
Explore the policy implications of a Trump administration.
- 5th Annual Environmental Research Colloquium & Intercampus Marine Science Symposium - April 19, 2017
Join the School for the Environment students and faculty for the 5th Annual Environmental Research Colloquium and IMS Symposium on April 19, 2017 in the Integrated Sciences Complex.
- The Science is Clear, the Future Is Not.: “Before the Flood” Screening December 1
If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Join the Green Dean's Team as we screen "Before the Flood."
- Kids-to-Kids Event: Meet the Global Climate Ambassadors
Calling all kids! Come meet four extraordinary young people ages 5 to 11 who, with their parents, are traveling the world on a sailboat recording the effects of climate change on our oceans and our co
- UMass Boston Professors Honored with Leventhal Environment Award
Two professors from UMass Boston’s School for the Environment will be honored for their work on the environment tomorrow evening at the sixth annual Norman B. Leventhal Awards for Excellence in City Building.
- U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Visits UMass Boston
The Obama administration official talked renewable energy and the role of public universities during a visit to campus Friday.
- An Evening with Author David Quammen - A Journey Through America’s Wild Heart
Magnificent. Beloved. Controversial. Wild. Come learn more about Yellowstone as the School for the Environment celebrates 100 years of the National Park Service!
- UMass Boston Students Visit Brazil, Research Coastal Environment
UMass Boston environmental science students have traveled over 4,000 miles to better understand global climate history.
- UMass Boston Hosts First Annual IGERT Research Symposium
National Science Foundation-funded doctoral fellows present transdisciplinary environmental research on the Horn of Africa.
- How the Explosive Combination of Sustainability Information with Big Data is Changing Capitalism
Robert K. Massie, executive director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston, will discuss the evolutionary changes that he believes lie in the decades ahead.
- Christiana Figueres, Architect of Paris Agreement, Returns to UMass Boston
Executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change speaks to packed house at Edward M. Kennedy Institute
- UMass Boston’s COP21 Participants Discuss Paris Pact at Sustainable Solutions Lab Event
UMass Boston’s Sustainable Solutions Lab, a cross-disciplinary institute launched this semester to address the complex impacts of climate change, convened an expert panel Wednesday to discuss the lessons learned from the Paris Agreement, a historic international accord reached at December’s COP21 co
- Christiana Figueres to Present at UMass Boston’s Sustainable Solutions Lab Speaker Series
Lifting the Billions: The Intersection of Climate and Development Policy
- 4th Annual Environmental Research Colloquium
Come hear about environmental research from graduate and undergraduate students and meet with potential employers from Massachusetts!
- Chancellor’s Distinguished Faculty Reflect on UMass Boston’s Past, Envision Its Future
Distinguished Faculty Award winners gathered Tuesday with friends, colleagues, staff, students, and administrators for this year’s faculty lecture, a culmination of UMass Boston’s 50th anniversary celebration, and a look forward of its centennial celebration 50 years from now.
- UMass Boston Awarded a 100,000 Strong in the Americas Grant
UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley and Associate Professor Allen Gontz, undergraduate program director in the School for the Environment, traveled to Washington, D.C. today to attend a ceremony held at the White House to honor recipients of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative.
- Life’s a Beach with Professor Allen Gontz
Each grain of sand on the beach has a story to tell. Professor Allen Gontz's research will take you on a journey that begins to unravel and decipher the stories.
- Climate at a Crossroads: How Can Paris Kickstart a Zero Carbon, Resilient Economy?
Featuring Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank
- Large Pelagics Research Center Joins UMass Boston
Pioneering fisheries ecologist Molly Lutcavage joins School for the Environment
- UMass President’s Office Funds Three UMass Boston Projects
Faculty and Staff Receive $174,500 for UMass President's Science and Technology Initiative and Creative Economy Initiatives.
- Boston Fishackathon 2015: The Big Winner Is Our Ocean!
What do you get when you combine wicked smaht people with passion and drive and an ocean full of problems? Slick tech and real solutions!
- 3rd Annual Environmental Research Colloquium
Come hear about environmental research from our undergraduate and graduate students. Talks will take place in Room 1400; you can see posters in the atrium on the first floor.
- UN Assistant Secretary-General Elliott Harris Discusses Environmental Leadership at UMass Boston
McCormack Grad School's Center for Governance and Sustainability celebrated Earth Day with a lecture on environmental leadership.
- Environmental Leadership Across Scales and Geographies: A Perspective from the United Nations
Join us Earth Day lecture by Elliott Harris, assistant secretary-general and director of the New York Office of the UN Environment Programme.
- Climate Change Resiliency: Forum for Policyholders
UMass Boston's School for the Environment is co-sponsoring this event at the State House.
- UMass Boston Wins Role as Team Partner in Global Resilience Challenge
Rockefeller Foundation and USAID choose Center for Governance and Sustainability to research solutions to climate change.
- Standing Up for Science Media Workshop
The School for the Environment and the Coasts and Communities IGERT Program are delighted to announce an open workshop for all students & faculty on February 18 9:30am to 4:30pm in the Campus Center.
- UMass Boston Announces Speaker Lineup for Coasts and Communities Seminar Series
Richard Boone, one of three distinguished speakers invited by the School for the Environment and the Coasts and Communities IGERT program, kicks off the series on September 24, 2014.
- Queasy Over Oysters? UMass Boston Scientists Investigate Why Some Are Prone to Bad Bacteria
UMass Boston professors and grad students look for new ways to track bacteria outbreaks in oysters.
- Coasts and Communities Seminar Series: The Changing Landscape of Graduate Education
Richard Boone, program director of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program at the National Science Foundation, will speak.
- Coasts and Communities Seminar Series: Forty Years of International Environmental Policy
Stanley Johnson, ambassador for the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species and author of 10 books on environmental issues, will speak on "Forty Years of International Environmental Policy."
- Coasts and Communities Seminar Series: Our Changing Coastline
Susan Avery, president and director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will speak on "Our Changing Coastline."
- Marine Science PhD Student Receives Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
Fellowship provides three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a PhD or ScD degree.
- Promoting Partnership: UMass Boston and Addis Ababa University Continue to Collaborate
Partners sign memorandum of agreement to jointly participate on NSF grant on Coasts and Communities
- UMass Boston and New England Aquarium Partnership Strengthens Research Efforts
UMass Boston and the New England Aquarium launched a first-of-its-kind partnership recently to encourage even stronger research collaborations between the two institutions.
- UMass Boston PhD Student Awarded NASA Graduate Fellowship
A 2012 UMass Boston alumnus and current doctoral student has earned a prestigious fellowship through NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project.
- MBTA Ostriches Question Climate Change, Spark Debate
UMass Boston, UMass Lowell, Hofstra University, and the Museum of Science, Boston have teamed up to get T riders talking about climate change.
- UMass Boston Professor Appointed to U.N. Scientific Advisory Board
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Maria Ivanova to the new United Nations Scientific Advisory Board.
- School for the Environment Faculty Receive $120K from President Caret
The Lab for Urban & Coastal Environmental Science (LUCES) will research mussels, coastal areas, and carbon in the ocean.
- UMass Boston Scientist Helps Uncover Pesticide Resistance in Tiny Crustaceans
Helen Poynton is the co-author of a new article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Chancellor Assesses Campus Environment During 2013 Convocation
As UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley took stock of the university’s physical, academic, and cultural environment on Thursday, one of the winners of the university’s first Joint and Common Future Award identified UMass Boston as an institution from which others can learn.
- UMass Boston Scientists Investigate Fishing in the Lower Mystic River
Local organizations will work together to determine if it is safe to fish in the Lower Mystic River.
- $3 Million IGERT Grant Will Fund Coasts and Communities Fellowships
A $3.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund fellowships in global environmental research.
- UMass Boston Awarded $3.1 Million to Train a New Generation of Environmental Problem Solvers
UMass Boston was awarded $3.1 million from the National Science Foundation to train a new generation of environmental leaders.
- Dissertation Defense: Alex Eisen-Cuadra, Chemistry Department
GEOCHEMICAL RECORD OF GLOBAL CHANGE IN A CLOSED BASIN LAKE: ÉTANG SAUMÂTRE, HAITI
- UMass Boston Grad Students, “Candi” Monitor Ecosystems in California, Australia
A UMass Boston team used custom-built devices to measure the effects of radiation, erosion, and carbon in California as part of a research project for the National Science Foundation.
- UMass Boston Biomimicry Expert Receives 2 Grants For Work in Urban Coastal Systems
Anamarija Frankić, Green Harbors Project director, received a $100,000 grant from The Schmidt Family Foundation to establish LivingLabs in Dorchester.
- Green Chemistry PhD Student Katie Flanders to Receive Mastricola Award
Katie Flanders, a member of Professor Robyn Hannigan's lab, is awarded a scholarship for outstanding work by the Chemistry Department.
- Trustees Approve New School for the Environment at UMass Boston
The University of Massachusetts Boston today took a major step toward becoming a global leader in environmental research, education, and outreach, with the UMass Board of Trustees’s approval of a new School for the Environment.