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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.

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 Researchers: Pesticides Negatively Impacting Crustaceans, Fish Food Source

Colleen Locke | January 23, 2018

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 Professor Ed Tronick, Founder of Still-Face Paradigm, Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Office of Communications | January 17, 2018

University Distinguished Professor of Psychology Ed Tronick, the founder of the still-face paradigm and UMass Boston’s Infant-Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Certificate Program, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 ZERO TO THREE Conference in San Diego, California.

UMass Boston PhD Student to Address LGBTQ Health As One of 40 New Health Policy Research Scholars

Colleen Locke | January 03, 2018

Christopher Chiu, a student in UMass Boston’s Clinical Psychology PhD Program, is one of 40 scholars nationwide selected for the second cohort of the Health Policy Research Scholars program.

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.

Counseling and School Psychology Professor Receives International Early Career Honor

Office of Communications | November 03, 2017

Amy Cook, assistant professor of counseling and school psychology in the College of Education and Human Development, has been recognized by the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE).

School for the Environment Climate Scientists Receive National Award

Colleen Locke | October 27, 2017

School for the Environment professors Ellen Douglas and Paul Kirshen and their research team were one of 18 groups nationwide to receive the Federal Highway Administration’s 2017 Environmental Excellence Award, for the Boston Harbor Flood Risk Model.

UMass Boston Professor Uses NSF Grants to Spark Science Interest in Elementary, High Schools

Colleen Locke | October 24, 2017

Second-year professor Tej Delvi and her co-principal investigators applied for and received three different National Science Foundation grants centered on helping teachers teach science.

UMass Boston Engineer Part of Zika Test Breakthrough

Colleen Locke | October 19, 2017

Associate Professor of Engineering Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli has helped develop a paper-based test that can diagnose a Zika or dengue fever infection within 15 minutes.