In the Media

Storm-surge barrier key to Boston Harbor communities, experts say ›

The Patriot Ledger | May 09, 2019
UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab published a study last year concluding that the costs of a physical barrier in Boston Harbor would outweigh the benefits. It estimated that laying 3.8 miles of flood walls from Winthrop to Hull could cost up to $8.7 billion.

Markey promotes Green New Deal in Dot visits ›

Dorchester Reporter | April 25, 2019
More than 150 people were in the ballroom on Monday to hear Senator Ed Markey discuss proposed “Green New Deal” legislation that he has championed along with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The McCormack Graduate School, School for the Environment, and Sustainable Solutions Lab sponsored the event.

How to hack your deadline: Admit it’s uncertain ›

Scienmag | April 18, 2019
Professor of Management Information Systems Jeffrey M. Keisler was part of a team that has devised a way to map out the uncertainty of deadlines and fold it into a project management system. The solution is to work with stakeholders to understand the uncertainty and work it into the project.

Global Detroit, U-M Team on Program to Boost Immigrant-Led Startups ›

Xcomomy | April 08, 2019
UMass Boston's Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program, developed through the Venture Development Center in 2014, has supported 57 entrepreneurs, attracted $440 million in investment capital, and created 886 jobs.

UMass Boston chancellor works to connect school with city’s business community ›

The Boston Globe | April 05, 2019
Next Tuesday will be the first of many UMass Boston “clusters”—half-day meetings with industry executives who will review aspects of the school’s curriculum, with a goal of ensuring the skills being taught match the ones they need. Interim Chancellor Katherine S. Newman has set this in motion.

Monday’s Brief: Evacuated Residents Grab Belongings, Revolutionary Harbor, Copp’s Hill ›

NorthEndWaterfront.com | March 25, 2019
Rebecca Herst, director of UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab, will speak tonight at 5:45 p.m. at the Atlantic Wharf about how the harbor, islands, and waterfront can be a living laboratory where science and society change along with the coastlines.

UMass Startup PinOn Is Bringing ‘Smart Menus’ to Local Restaurants ›

BostInno | March 08, 2019
PinOn, a startup based out of UMass Boston's Venture Development Center, designs and sells an app for restaurants. The app, which can be downloaded through a QR code on restaurant tables, shows pictures and videos of each menu item and keeps track of which items get the higher number of views.

How energy efficiency delivers green dividends in red and blue states ›

The Conversation | February 14, 2019
McCormack Graduate School Dean David W. Cash writes that he believes "that because of its environmental benefits and job growth potential, energy efficiency will be the bedrock of both national and state energy policy, regardless of which party controls statehouses, Congress, or the White House."

Baker Testifies on House Committee Hearing on Climate Change ›

The Take | February 07, 2019
Governor Charlie Baker encouraged Congress to follow Massachusetts' lead in reducing greenhouse gases and building climate resiliency when he testified before a U.S. House committee Wednesday. McCormack Graduate School Dean David Cash joined The Take host Sue O'Connell to talk about it.

David L. Levy: Baker’s climate plan is an important first step - but more is needed ›

The Boston Globe | January 24, 2019
David L. Levy, academic codirector of the Sustainable Solutions Lab, writes in this opinion piece that there are better ways to protect cities and towns from the impacts of climate change than Governor Charlie Baker's proposal to increase the tax on real estate sales, such as a statewide carbon tax.