UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab, with funding from the Barr Foundation, has cautioned against building a nearly 4-mile outer sea barrier from Winthrop to Hull and recommended big changes for governance and finance.
UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab analyzed the feasibility of installing a pair of barriers across Boston Harbor and found this doesn't make a lot of sense from both financial and operational standpoints.
Associate Professor of Management Pacey Foster sees community archiving as part of a long trend of democratizing the documentation of culture that began in the 60s and the 70s and has continued as different kinds of recording technology have improved and gotten cheaper.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.