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MASSACHUSETTS GDP increased at a 7.3 percent annualized rate in the second quarter of 2018. / COURTESY MASSBENCHMARKS

MassBenchmarks: Mass. GDP jumped 7.3% in Q2

PROVIDENCE – Massachusetts gross domestic product increased at a 7.3 percent annualized rate in the second quarter, according to the University of Massachusetts publication...
Three and 2.5 percent tuition increases were approved for undergraduate students at all four of the University of Massachusetts campuses on Friday by the school's board of trustees. / COURTESY OF UMASS

2018-19 tuition increases approved by UMass board

PROVIDENCE — Undergraduate tuition increases of 2.5 percent (in-state) and 3 percent (out-of-state) across all four University of Massachusetts undergraduate campuses was approved by the...
UMASS DARTMOUTH professor Pamela Karimi was awarded the 2018 Manning Prize for teaching along with faculty from the four other UMass campuses. Above, from left to right, UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, UMass Amherst professor Linda Isbell, UMass President Marty Meehan, UMass Boston professor Olivia Weisser, UMass Lowell lecturer Deborah Finch, UMass Dartmouth professor Pamela Karimi, UMass Lowell alum and prize co-founder Donna Manning, UMass Medical School professor Anne Gilroy, UMass Lowell alum, prize co-founder and Board of Trustees Chairman Rob Manning, UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson, UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael Collins and UMass Boston Chancellor Barry Mills. / COURTESY UMASS DARTMOUTH/ROB CARLIN

UMass Dartmouth’s Karimi awarded 2018 Manning Prize

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professor Pamela Karimi received the Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching, UMass announced Wednesday.The state school system...

UMass Dartmouth professors win $25K technology development award

DARTMOUTH - Two University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professors have received a $25,000 award to further their research on using crowdsourced data for road surface...
MOUNT IDA COLLEGE and the University of Massachusetts announced the Bay State's public school system would assume the liberal arts school's debt and acquire the 74-acre Mount Ida campus in Newton, Mass. Two hundred and eighty staff and faculty will lose their job while the Mount Ida students in good standing will be offered automatic admission to UMass Dartmouth for the fall 2018 term.

UMass acquires Mt. Ida campus, to accept Mt. Ida students to...

NEWTON, Mass. - Closing its doors with the 2018 commencement ceremonies, Mount Ida College, which owes millions in debt, announced an asset acquisition by the...
YVONNE SPICER, vice president of advocacy and educational partnerships, Boston Museum of Science, was a speaker at the annual Massachusetts STEM Summit. A committee member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, Spicer was appointed to the first Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council by former Gov. Deval Patrick, then reappointed in 2017. /COURTESY YVONNE SPICER

Massachusetts STEM Summit attracts 1,400 attendees

WORCESTER, Mass. – With a theme of Progress Through Partnership, the 14th annual Massachusetts STEM Summit was held on Nov. 14 at the DCU Center...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS has partnered with the Advanced Cyber Security Center of Boston to establish a Cybersecurity Education and Training Consortium, which aims to promote academic programming in cybersecurity to meet the needs of Massachusetts employers. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS

UMass, Advanced Cyber Security Center form cybersecurity consortium

BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts has announced the formation of a Cybersecurity Education and Training Consortium, a joint initiative in collaboration with the...
LENDING SUPPORT: Donald H. DeHayes, University of Rhode Island provost and vice president of academic affairs, says URI is sensitive to the cost of education and spends $100,000 on financial aid each year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Tuition, fees up at Rhode Island colleges, universities

In the fall, Rhode Island’s public-college students will find their education a little more expensive. The fiscal year 2018 state budget included across-the-board tuition...
UMASSONLINE, the University of Massachusetts' online course program, set a record for both enrollment and revenue for fiscal year 2017.

UMassOnline program sets record enrollment and revenue for FY17

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts's UMassOnline program set a new course enrollment record for fiscal 2017, the university announced Thursday.Enrollments for UMassOnline reached...
URI STAR: Walt Besio, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Rhode Island and owner of CREmedical, secured $6 million in a National Science Foundation grant in 2015, a year after he earned two patents for a biomedical electrode that measures brain activity and can be used to potentially stop life-threatening seizures. From left, Jessika Decker, test subject and intern at CREmedical, Besio and Rachel Bartels, product manager at CREmedical. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Rhode Island needs more scientific breakthroughs to become a biotech hub,...

Rhode Island wants its own share of the biomedical-, technology- and engineering-based economy that has transformed Boston, and strengthened the competitive position of Massachusetts.To...
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