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UMass Boston Physics Major Shares in $3M Breakthrough Prize for Black Hole Image

Colleen Locke | September 06, 2019

UMass Boston physics major and Honors College student Joseph Farah is sharing in a $3 million Breakthrough Prize for being part of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration that took the first image of a black hole in April.

Kid-Like Avatars Help Future Teachers Prepare for Students with Special Needs

Colleen Locke | August 15, 2019

Professor Kristin Murphy has secured grants that pay for avatars that look and talk like actual middle school students and their parents, so UMass Boston students have an opportunity to engage with and practice on someone other than their peers before getting into an actual classroom.

Virus or Bacteria: UMass Boston Researchers Develop Paper-Based Test for More Accurate Diagnosis

Colleen Locke | July 30, 2019

Associate Professor of Engineering Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli is one of the corresponding authors of a new paper that shows how the UMass Boston team used the biomarker Myxovirus protein A (MxA) and what looks like a sort-of pregnancy test to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections.

Honored for Student Leadership, UMass Boston Senior Receives Newman Civic Fellowship

Colleen Locke | May 23, 2019

Already making an impact on campus and at the state level on issues related to sexual assault and domestic violence awareness and prevention, UMass Boston senior Madison LaCure is one of the winners of the 2019-2020 Newman Civic Fellowship.

Beacon Student Success Fellowship Recipients Demonstrate the Power of Mentorship

Colleen Locke | May 07, 2019

Brianna Leonardo has worked on paper-based tests to detect viral infections in humans and bacteria in oysters and Madison LaCure developed a resource guide for the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence aimed at civilians and those in the military.

UMass Boston Jumps 50 Spots in Forbes Best Value Colleges Ranking

Office of Communications | May 01, 2019

UMass Boston is ranked No. 247 on the 2019 Forbes Best Value Colleges ranking, up 50 spots from 2018.

Two UMass Boston Students Earn Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Maedot Kassa, Communications Correspondent | April 30, 2019

For the first time in university history, two UMass Boston undergraduate students, Sarah DuBois-Coyne and Joseph Farah, are among the 496 individuals nationwide to receive a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the preeminent award for undergraduates in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

Hip-Hop Legend Visits UMass Boston Honors Class

Maedot Kassa, Communications Correspondent | April 26, 2019

Their names might not be as internationally well known as Eminem and Kendrick Lamar, but rap and hip-hop artists have been practicing their art right here in Boston. UMass Boston visiting lecturer Akrobatik aims to teach his students that hip-hop starts local.

UMass Boston Students Share Solutions for Equity in Recovery Services with Mayor, Boston Officials

Anusha Satturu | April 17, 2019

The Mayor’s Challenge Week is a unique partnership between the City of Boston - Mayor’s Office and UMass Boston, spearheaded by the Office of Community Partnerships and the Honors College. The weeklong challenge ran from March 30 to April 6.

8 Months, 5 Books: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Celebrates Faculty Authors

Colleen Locke | March 29, 2019

A UMass Boston department with just six full-time faculty and seven lecturers is celebrating a remarkable accomplishment: the publication of five books over an eight-month period.