Faculty News

Americans don’t eat enough fish and miss out on robust health benefits

School for the Environment | November 17, 2020
Michael Tlusty, associate professor of sustainability and food solutions in the School for the Environment, explains why seafood's health and environmental benefits make it a smart choice for American consumers in this essay for The Conversation.

How mussel genes may hold key to detecting pollution in water

School for the Environment | November 10, 2020
Scientists have developed a tool that can determine if a group of chemicals is present, expanding the search for pollutants and acting as a warning system for monitoring efforts, according to Dr. Helen Poynton, at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

UMass Boston report shows that climate change views vary by race

School for the Environment | October 29, 2020
It’s the first time that a study has included enough people of color from Boston neighborhoods to allow for a meaningful analysis of data by race, according to Estrada-Martinez.

SFE Hosts Earth Day 2020 Symposium: A Model for Virtual Conferences

School for the Environment | May 21, 2020
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the School for the Environment hosted its 8th Annual Environmental Symposium. The event was held virtually due to COVID-19. All the posters can be viewed at the SFE Earth Day Symposium 2020 Poster Gallery.

Kirshen and Douglas Share Their Passions at Annual Reflections from Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Colleen Locke | December 05, 2018
During the Distinguished Faculty Lecture, the first joint winners of the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service, Ellen Douglas and Paul Kirshen, shared what they’ve learned with respect to climate change over the course of 12 contracts and grants related to climate change management. “Sadly, the story never gets better,” Douglas said.

Wiggin Awarded Planning Association Award

School for the Environment | November 24, 2018
Jack Wiggin will be awarded the American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter’s (APA-MA) 2018 Distinguished Service Award on December 14 for his many outstanding contributions to advancing inspired planning in our state and region. Wiggin is a professor of practice in the School for the Environment.

Small fixes for climate resilience are best for Boston

School for the Environment | October 25, 2018
Sustainable Solutions Lab Harbor Barrier study led by Profs. Kirshen, Douglas, Chen, and Byrnes highlighted by Engineering News Record

Prof. Ken Reardon’s work fighting unfair housing practices highlighted by City Lab

School for the Environment | October 25, 2018
City Labs article shares a visual story of Professor Reardon's work on fair housing in Memphis, TN.

Women of SFE Share Stories As Part of Smithsonian Museum on Main Street

School for the Environment women featured by Women Mind the Water as part of Smithsonian Museum on Main Street story telling road show. | October 15, 2018
Up on SoundCloud you will discover stories from around the U.S. as part of the Be Here series supporting the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street "Water/Ways" traveling exhibit. Look for School for the Environment women throughout all of the water stories.

Lee Elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America

School for the Environment | September 27, 2018
Recognized by his peers for his "outstanding contributions in ocean optics and ocean color remote sensing and breakthroughs in underwater visibility theory," Professor Zhongping Lee was inducted as a fellow of the Optical Society of America on September 17, 2018.