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Think Only Good Looks Lead to More Money? Not So Fast, UMass Boston Professor Says

Colleen Locke | February 27, 2017

Assistant Professor of Management Mary C. Still is challenging the long-held notion that good looks are the reason why some people make more money than others.

UMass Boston Scientist Seeks New Clues to Hereditary Breast Cancer

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | February 24, 2017

Shailja Pathania, assistant assistant professor of cancer biology at UMass Boston, has received a DoD Breast Cancer Breakthrough award.

Scientist Studies How Electric Fish Evolved – and How They Buzz to Find a Mate

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | February 01, 2017

Scientists don't yet know how, or why, each species of electric fish uses a different electrical frequency.

NSF Grant to Fund UMass Boston Chemistry Education Research

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | January 03, 2017

Hannah Sevian has received a $2.5 million grant to help teachers foster a new kind of teaching and learning around chemistry.

School for the Environment Professor Elected ASLO Fellow

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | December 05, 2016

UMass Boston Professor Bob Chen has been elected as a fellow in the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).

UMass Boston Researchers Find Evidence of Original 1620 Plymouth Settlement

Colleen Locke | November 21, 2016

Three hundred and ninety-five years after Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts, researchers from UMass Boston’s Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research can say they have definitively discovered evidence of the original 1620 Plymouth settlement.

UMass Boston Scientist Studies “Rockstars of Ocean Resilience”

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | November 17, 2016

A new paper reveals changes to kelp forests around the world.

UMass Boston and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center U54 Partnership Receive $17.8M

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | November 15, 2016

Grant supports cancer disparity research and training of minority researchers

UMass Boston PhD Student Earns Fellowship to Study Gulf Coast Resilience

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | October 25, 2016

Debra Butler will examine how communities handle "shocks."

Green Chemistry Stars Return to UMass Boston Roots

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | October 11, 2016

UMass Boston and Yale University co-hosted a green chemistry workshop at UMass Boston.