University of Massachusetts Boston

The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus, with easy access to downtown Boston, is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library and Presidential Museum and future home to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

Part of the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

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Demonstrating in Washington state, November 2015. David Ryder/Reuters

Syrian refugees: will American hearts and minds change?

Many groups have been labeled 'enemy' in the American past. A literary scholar looks at the role literature and philosophy have played in dispelling fears and shifting public attitudes.
Why do special educators leave teaching? US Department of Education Follow

What do special educators need to succeed?

A shortage of special education teachers is threatening states’ abilities to provide high quality education for students with disabilities. Changing teachers’ working conditions can help.
So far, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has refused to endorse a candidate. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Elizabeth Warren is savvy not to endorse Clinton or Sanders

Neither Democratic candidate for president has gotten the endorsement of Massachusetts' junior senator. Here's a look at Elizabeth Warren's long game playbook.
Most Americans will be pinching pennies after they retire. Retirement pennies via www.shutterstock.com

Why are so many Americans struggling to save for retirement?

The presidential candidates are largely ignoring one of the biggest economic issues facing Americans: more than half are struggling to save enough for retirement.
Solar downtown: state-level policies led to a surge in solar adoption and energy efficiency measures in the late 2000s. Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

The Paris Agreement: the first local global environmental pact

States and regions are taking the lead on climate change action and, so far, are seeing economic and environmental benefits.
US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter leaves Israel with business undone. July 21, 2015. Carolyn Kaster/REUTERS

It’s too late for a two-state solution in Israel-Palestine

Demographic changes have made the idea of a two-state solution obsolete. The Israeli population is becoming more religious and more conservative. That makes the army more difficult to command.
Fair trade logo in coffee. The sustainability campaign mobilized business, but is it really enough? ismunn/flickr

Why corporate sustainability won’t solve climate change

Businesses are crucial to action on climate change but corporate social responsibility doesn't take us far enough or fast enough. Here's why.
Christiana Figueres, la secrétaire exécutive de la Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC), une personnalité incontournable de la COP21. Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Pourquoi les femmes doivent jouer un plus grand rôle dans les négociations

Inclure un plus grand nombre de femmes dans les cercles de décision des politiques environnementales est une nécessité. Voici quinze championnes du climat qui font déjà beaucoup parler d’elles.
Key player in Paris: Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Paris climate summit: why more women need seats at the table

Including more women in international climate negotiations will lead to better results. Here are 15 climate champions already making a difference.
Exxon’s about-face on climate science exposes the critical role of internal corporate scientists. jeepersmedia/flickr

Corporate climate scientists: advocates for science or protectors of status quo?

Exxon wasn't the only giant corporation to have climate scientists in the 1980s. Scientists at GM and Ford also honed in on climate change, but they – and their companies – took very different paths.
Can Governor Baker continue to thread the needle? Reuters

Boston Olympic bid is bad news for Massachusetts governor

Charlie Baker is the new Governor of Massachusetts and, doggone it, he likes government. Though this notion is antithetical to most elite Republican office holders, Governor Baker is firmly in the blue…

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