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UMass Boston Receives $181K NEH Grant to Make Pilgrim Artifacts More Accessible

Colleen Locke | April 23, 2018

Christa Beranek, a project archaeologist for the Fiske Center for Archaeological Research, has received a three-year, $181,000 National Endowment for the Humanitiesgrant to create a digital catalog of Plimoth Plantation’s archaeological collection, including artifacts excavated from Pilgrim homes.

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 Professor Part of National Carbon Tracking Team

Office of Communications | April 17, 2018

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.

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.

UMass Research Portfolio Soars to Record-high $670 Million; UMass Boston Expenditures up 10 Percent

University of Massachusetts | March 28, 2018

Research expenditures at the University of Massachusetts rose to a record-high $670 million in Fiscal Year 2017, up $37 million over the previous year and $270 million since 2007. UMass Boston grew its research expenditures by nearly 10 percent, up $6 million from the prior year, to $69.7 million.

Faculty Receive $1.1 Million NSF Grant to Study Effectiveness of STEM Assessment Practices

Colleen Locke | March 01, 2018

Professor of Chemistry Hannah Sevian and Chair and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Lisa Gonsalves are the recipients of a five-year, $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant that begins today.

Here’s the Dish: How We Talk About Food Says Something About Health, UMass Boston Professor Finds

Vanessa Chatterley | February 23, 2018

Assistant Professor of Communication Gamze Yilmaz's study found that language varies significantly in healthy cities versus unhealthy ones.

After the War: UMass Boston Scholar Leads Women in Examining Economies That Work for Women

Office of Communications | February 20, 2018

UMass Boston's Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights has prepared a report based on a July 2017 gathering of feminist security scholars and feminist political economists.

UMass Boston Researchers: Satisfaction Not the Same Thing As Quality in Nursing Homes

Gerontology Institute | February 15, 2018

Associate Professor of Gerontology Pamela Nadash and other McCormack Graduate School researchers found a clear indication that satisfaction and quality are not the same things in nursing homes.

UMass Boston’s Urban Planning Program Launches Website on the Work of Planning Scholar Paul Davidoff

Colleen Locke | February 14, 2018

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.