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.
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."
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, 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.
David L. Levy, director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness, says oil and gas companies are putting money into low carbon technology, but "It's not very much money, say $100 million. Compared to what they spend on oil and gas exploration it's very small potatoes."
UMass Boston alumna Kim Crowley has joined Korn Ferry as senior client partner and global account leader in the life sciences market. Crowley has a bachelor's degree in business and accounting from UMass Boston.