UHI News

Urban Harbors Institute Hosts Annual Coastal Cleanup

Urban Harbors Institute | October 13, 2017

More than 35 volunteers helped remove approximately 150 pounds of trash, including food wrappers, plastic bottles, plastic bags, cigarette butts, and even a boogie board, from the entrance to campus alongside Morrissey Boulevard.

Urban Harbors Institute Conducts Workshop at High School Marine Science Symposium

Office of Communications | April 05, 2016

Kristin Uiterwyk and Kim Starbuck conducted workshops with approximately 40 high school students on the importance of plankton to the marine ecosystem.

Mayors Sign Climate Preparedness Commitment at UMass Boston

Colleen Locke | May 13, 2015

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh hosted the first ever Regional Mayors Climate Preparedness Summit on Wednesday at UMass Boston’s harbor-side campus.

Urban Harbors Director Inducted into American Institute of Certified Planners’s College of Fellows

Urban Harbors Institute | June 30, 2014

Jack Wiggin, director of UMass Boston's Urban Harbors Institute, has received one of the ACIP's highest honors.

UMass Boston Scientists Investigate Fishing in the Lower Mystic River

Anna Pinkert | September 10, 2013

Local organizations will work together to determine if it is safe to fish in the Lower Mystic River.

UMass Boston’s Urban Harbors Institute Report Examines Opportunities to Protect Coastal Eelgrass

Office of Communications | March 29, 2013

Eelgrass is a critical component of New England’s coastline. It is also vital to the fishing industry, providing a nursery, shelter, and food source for commercially harvested fish.

UMass Boston’s COASTSWEEP Marks 25 Years of Clearing the Massachusetts Coastline

Colleen Locke | September 26, 2012

COASTSWEEP hopes to cover more than 1,500 miles of shoreline and hold cleanups in all 78 coastal communities in Massachusetts this fall.

UMass Boston Faculty and Staff Collaborate on Community Partnerships

Crystal Valencia | April 13, 2012

Before the April 5 Community-Engaged Partnerships Symposium, Upward Bound Director Erica Pernell didn’t know that the Amesbury Early College Program had a partnership with UMass Boston. Assistant Professor of Leadership in Education Jack…

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