Tag: The Point
- Campus Notes for The Point (March 13, 2013)
Our faculty are always breaking new ground with books, presentations, and papers. Find Vivian Ciaramitaro, JoAnn Mulready-Shick, Benyamin Lichtenstein, and more in the new edition of Campus Notes.
- If You’ve Been Missing “The Point”...
You're reading the first issue of The Point since Thanksgiving. So where have we been all this time?
- Campus Notes for The Point (November 21, 2012)
Catch up on the latest accomplishments from our students and faculty, including the rare honor given to Professor ZhongPing Lee.
- New School Year Brings New Website at UMass Boston
The university has launched a new redesigned website at www.umb.edu to improve the user experience.
- UMass Boston Breaks Ground on $155 Million Integrated Sciences Complex
In two years, the construction at UMass Boston will be replaced by state-of-the-art wet and dry research laboratories and research centers.
- Alumni Association’s $1 Million Gift Will Support Students, Cultivate Philanthropy
UMass Boston is receiving an unprecedented gift from its alumni: a commitment of $1 million to be used for scholarships, programs, and initiatives.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #28
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- Nigerian Lawyers and Justices Come to UMass Boston to Explore Concepts of Restorative Justice
Eighteen lawyers and justices in Nigeria spent 10 days at UMass Boston and other locations in Massachusetts learning about restorative justice.
- JFK Award Winner Defies Obstacles
2011 JFK Award Winner Alia MacPherson defies obstacles: She was forced to quit high school and begin working two jobs to help support her family.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #26
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- WUMB Music Fest 2011 Adds Local, Campus Talent
For the first time, the WUMB Music Fest includes a special showcase highlighting the talents of the UMass Boston community.
- Center for Social Policy Takes on Role in Fairmount Corridor Improvements
The Boston Foundation has awarded the Center for Social Policy a $500,000 grant for their watchdog project, “People and Place: Understanding the Processes, Outc
- UMass Boston to Celebrate 43rd Commencement on June 3
Dr. Muriel Howard is the principal speaker for the University of Massachusetts Boston's 43rd Commencement ceremony.
- Exercise and Health Sciences Faculty and Students Help Children with Disabilities at YMCA
Students are participating in All Abilities Active, a physical activity program for children with physical, intellectual, and sensory disabilities.
- Chancellor Urges Muddy Shoes at State of the University Address
During his 2011 address, Chancellor J. Keith Motley offered some statistics that seem to indicate the state of the university is better than ever.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #25
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- IDEAS Boston Finds New Home at UMass Boston
An economist who explored how the world’s poor live on $2 a day. and the host of a PBS kids show are just a two of this year's IDEAS Boston speakers.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #24
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- UMass Boston Honors SBLI President & CEO Robert Sheridan
Robert Sheridan was honored with the Chancellor's Medal for Exemplary Leadership, the university's highest honor, at its seventh annual Scholarship Gala.
- UMass Boston Professor Discusses Governance at U.N. Global Ministerial Environment Forum in Nairobi
Center for Governance and Sustainability Co-director Maria Ivanova was invited to share her expertise at the 26th Session of the Governing Council of the UNEP.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #22
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- UMass Boston Honors Housing Advocate with Quinn Award at 25th Annual Community Breakfast
Chancellor J. Keith Motley awarded East Boston resident Mossik Hacobian with the Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership.
- UMass Boston Professor, Students Bring Unfamiliar Story to Life for Teens
UMass Boston Professor Julie Winch started adapted her self-described “scholarly” book so that a wider audience could learn about James Forten.
- UMass Boston Study Finds Active Video Games Can Help Kids Burn Calories
Active video games like Dance Dance Revolution and Nintendo Wii Boxing can help kids burn calories while having fun at the same time, a UMass Boston study says.
- Rap Legend Chuck D Speaks at UMass Boston
Chuck D, the former frontman of rap group Public Enemy, visited UMass Boston to talk about race, politics, music, and the power of education.
- UMass Boston’s Teach Next Year Catches President Obama’s Attention
President Obama recognized UMass Boston in a speech during his March 8, 2011 visit to TechBoston Academy in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #20
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- Staff Profile: UMass Boston Has a New Director of Public Safety
UMass Boston Director of Public Safety James Overton envisions a public safety office that actively involves student help and participation.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #19
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- University Launches Second Annual My UMass Boston Student Video Contest
The My UMass Boston Student Video Contest is back for the second year, giving students a chance to show why UMass Boston is special to them in a 30-second video
- UMass Boston Grad Students Make Reading Fun for City Kids
UMass Boston graduate students are guiding girls and boys ages 8 to 12 through graphic novels and as part of a collaboration with the Boston Public Library.
- UMass Boston Professors Teach the Egyptian Uprisings in Real Time
The Political Science Department sponsored a round table discussion, "Understanding Popular Revolt in Tunisia and Egypt," in the wake of the uprisings in Egypt.
- Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy Receives $2 Million Grant
The Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy is $2 million closer to being fully operational, thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.
- Youth Mentoring Research to Take Center Stage at UMass Boston
UMass Boston MENTOR/ National Mentoring Partnership have partnered up to form an institute that will support the advancement of mentoring efforts.
- At UMass Boston Infant Cognition Lab, Babies’ Memories Tested
Associate Professor of Psychology Zsuzsa Kaldy estimates she’s seen about 100 babies each year since the Infant Cognition Lab was created in 2003.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #18
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- From Trash to Treasure: Upward Bound Students Raise Money to Build School in Guatemala
UMass Boston Upward Bound students will travel to Guatemala during spring break to build a school out of waste.
- “Uncommon Generosity”: Project Documents WWII-Era Students’ Experiences
From the internment camps that confined Japanese and Japanese-American families during World War II, Professor Paul Watanabe is documenting stories of hope.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #17
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- Holiday Greetings from UMass Boston!
UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley sends his 2010 holiday greeting card.
- New Graduate Programs on the Horizon
UMass Boston's faculty and administration have successfully proposed establishing six new graduate programs.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #16
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- UMass Boston Students Provide Organizational Structure to One of Boston’s Best Known Nonprofits
Professor Stephanie Hartwell's Foundations of Applied Sociology class are conducting a year-long program evaluation of one of the city’s best known nonprofits: the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, based in Dorchester.
- Professor Shaun O’Connell Presents an Evolving Vision of Boston through Literature
UMass Boston Professor of English Shaun O’Connell's interpretive anthology looks at the evolving vision of Boston in the last four centuries.
- Gratitude for Years of Service
Gratitude was the theme of the afternoon as UMass Boston celebrated its most senior faculty and staff at the fourteenth annual Years of Service luncheon event.
- UMass Boston Joins Top Tier of University-based Cancer Research Thanks to $13.7M NIH Award
UMass Boston has been awarded a prestigious $13.7 million U54 grant by the National Institutes of Health for the UMass Boston-Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #15
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- Chancellor Delivers Honorary Degree to Buddhist Leader, Cultivates International Ties
Chancellor J. Keith Motley and others from UMass Boston traveled to Tokyo to present an honorary degree to Buddhist leader and scholar Daisaku Ikeda.
- For Students, Media Matters at UMass Boston
Hundreds of students across Massachusetts got the chance to learn writing and photography tips from the top professionals in the field at Media Matters.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #14
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- Behavioral Epigenetics Takes Center Stage at UMass Boston Conference
Nearly 300 people working in neuroscience, behavioral sciences, drug addiction, and cellular and molecular biology attended a conference at UMass Boston.
- Luncheon Celebrates Faculty Success in Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creativity
More than 200 faculty, researchers, staff, and students attended a lunch which celebrated faculty success in research, innovation, and creativity.
- UMass Boston Students Find Their Hearts in Kenya
This was the third summer UMass Boston's College of Nursing and Health Sciences students have traveled to Kenya to screen for heart disease and diabetes.
- Chancellor Appoints University’s Board of Visitors
Chancellor Motley hand-picked local and national leaders from the for-profit, nonprofit, and private and public sectors to serve on the Board of Visitors.
- ICI Receives $16.8 Million to Improve Employment Services for People with Disabilities
The Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston was recently awarded a $16.8 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
- UMass Boston and Boston Police Team Up with City Youth to Create Peace Billboards
UMass Boston and its community partners recently launched a new youth-driven billboard campaign, titled, “Peace: What’s it to you?”
- UMass Boston’s Project ALERTA Honored at White House as Top After-school Program
Project ALERTA was one of only 15 after-school programs chosen from 458 nominations nationwide for an award from the White House.
- A Walk Through UMass Boston’s “Arts on the Point”
Arts on the Point makes a statement about UMass Boston, declaring that this urban, public university is home to innovation and intellectual discipline.
- Freshman Success Communities: Learning and Bonding
CSM dean Andrew Grosovsky developed Freshmen Success Communities in response to the challenges facing undergraduate students at UMass Boston.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #12
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- Success in Reducing Urban Community Health Disparities on the Horizon
At the Horizon Center, UMass Boston functions as a ‘lab to the community,’ which involves listening to Roxbury residents and the health issues they face.
- Aspiring Computer Scientists Participate in UMass Boston’s Tech Savvy Computing Camp
UMass Boston hosted a one-day computing camp designed to serve as the launching point for developing a week-long summer science camp.
- Chancellor Motley: Research As An Approach To Life
Chancellor J. Keith Motley led the celebration of the start of the 2010-2011 academic year at UMass Boston's Convocation.
- WUMB Kicks off $7 Million Capital Campaign at UMass Boston
WUMB Radio 91.9 FM kicked off its “Preserving the Past, Building the Future” Capital Campaign on August 11 with a performance by Grammy winner Judy Collins.
- UMass Boston Professors Give Teens a Lesson in Protecting the Environment
Professor Anamarija Frankic led a group of teenagers on a canoe trip down the Neponset River, collecting water samples to teach environmental stewardship.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #11
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- International Conference at UMass Boston Spotlights New Paradigm in Preparedness
UMass Boston sponsored an international conference on Rebuilding Sustainable Communities with the Elderly and Disabled People after Disasters in July.
- Shriver and Kennedy Family Members Help with Camp Shriver’s Fifth Summer of Fun and Friendship
Anthony Shriver, founder and chairman of Best Buddies International, and the son of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, visited the last day of Camp Shriver.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #10
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- Student-athletes Give Their All, Both On and Off the Field
Social responsibility is in the athletic department mission statement. A closer look reveals how hard every team works to make the community a better place.
- JFK Award Winner to Join the Battle against HIV/AIDS
Thao Xuan Do, the 34th JFK Award winner, was unable to speak any English when she came to America from Vietnam six years ago.
- Graduates Told to Celebrate Diversity, Make a Difference at 42nd Commencement Ceremony
Graduates hailing from as near as Dorchester and as far as Vietnam were told to embrace their diversity and strive to make a difference in their communities.
- 2010 Book Roundup
Faculty and staff members who have published books provide a description of their books.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #9
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- Local Portuguese Speakers Celebrate Launch of Center for Portuguese Language
A reception was held March 25, 2010 to celebrate the official inauguration of the Center for Portuguese Language-Instituto Camões.
- Family is the Focus of 1997 JFK Winner’s Documentary Film
Chico Colvard, 1997 JFK Award winner and adjunct instructor in law, race and media, is quickly gaining national attention with his award-winning documentary.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #8
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- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #7
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- Researcher Seeks to Harmonize Forensic Data
Stephanie Hartwell has received a prestigious $817,000 stimulus grant from the National Institutes of Health to help fund her research.
- Science in a Changing World: New Grad Program Puts Science in Context
The new Science in a Changing World (SICW) track offers two options: a 33-credit master's degree, and a 15-credit graduate certificate.
- Fourth-Line Freshman to Senior Superstar
After a frustrating year at New England College, hockey player Maria Nasta decided to transfer to UMass Boston and is a three-time All-Conference player.
- Veterans Advocate and Hospital Senior VP Honored at 2010 Community Breakfast
Chancellor J. Keith Motley awarded Thomas J. Lyons with the Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership.
- After Earthquake, UMass Boston Increases Its Efforts in Haiti
By the weekend after the Haiti earthquake, UMass Boston faculty, staff, and students had already started putting into place a far-reaching strategy to help the
- Students Learn Biotech Skills from Millipore, Vertex, and UMass Boston
The UMass Boston-led Urban Massachusetts Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program ran a bioscience research skills workshop last month.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #6
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- Golden Key and WUMB Lead “Share the Warmth” Clothing Drive
UMass Boston’s WUMB and the Golden Key International Honour Society sponsored a concert, free with the donation of new or used clean warm clothes.
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Turns 10
UMass Boston’s Osher institute, a year-round program for people 50 and up, is one of 119 nationwide programs sponsored by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
- Collins Center Offers Professional Development Course for Managers
A six-module online course in performance management will be offered for the first time in March 2010.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #5
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- U.S. Senate Debate Showcases UMass Boston
UMass Boston hosted the only live televised forum with all three candidates running for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat.
- Helping the Disabled Join the Workforce
The Research and Technical Assistance Center on Vocational Rehabilitation Program Management will apply business lessons to the disability field.
- The Future of Advanced Technological Education Arrives at UMass Boston
A $2 million National Science Foundation grant will be used to establish the Synergy Collaboratory for Research, Practice, and Transformation.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #4
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- Center for Social Policy Rewriting Boston Anti-Poverty Strategy
As part of a five-year partnership, the Boston Foundation awarded the CSP an annual $100,000 grant to identify policies that keep low-income workers in poverty.
- Campus Notes for The Point Issue #3
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- Chancellor Motley Kicks off New Year
Chancellor Motley's convocation address highlighted recent accomplishments, and challenged listeners to expand their vision of UMass Boston’s urban mission.
- UMass Boston Kids Part of Exclusive One Laptop Per Child Africa Corps
Three UMass Boston students volunteered in South Africa this summer, taking part in a worldwide effort to distribute free laptops to schoolchildren.