Faculty News

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.

The Rainbow Shades of the American Lobster

School for the Environment | September 05, 2018
When a 'ghost lobster' haunts fishermen, who do you call? Prof Tlusty!

CaPE Lab Director Writes About Mapping Seafloor Shallows

Office of Communications | July 17, 2018
The CaPE Lab is a collaboration with UMass Boston and the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown. In this article for Sea Technology, CaPE Lab Director Mark Borrelli writes about how the lab uses the EdgeTech 6205, a phase-measuring side scan sonar, for shallow-water seafloor mapping in Wellfleet and other areas.

Faculty Honored During UMass Boston’s 50th Commencement Exercises

Colleen Locke | May 25, 2018
Professors Ellen Douglas and Paul Kirshen were honored during UMass Boston's undergraduate commencement exercises, with the Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Service. Honored for their work on climate change, this is the first time a team has received a chancellor's award.

UMass Boston Professor Part of National Carbon Tracking Team

Office of Communications | April 17, 2018
Bob Chen, a professor of organic geochemistry and marine organic chemistry in UMass Boston’s School for the Environment, was part of a 30-member team that created the first known carbon budget of the eastern coast of North America. Given sea level rise, their findings could be cause for concern.