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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...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Board of Trustees have approved a 3 percent tuition increase for fiscal 2018.

UMass trustees approve 3% tuition hike

WORCESTER – The University of Massachusetts board of trustees voted to approve a 3 percent tuition increase for the 2017-18 academic year on Monday.According...
MASSBENCHMARKS SAID THE Massachusetts economy is suffering due to slow wage growth.

MassBenchmarks: Bay State economy slows due to poor wage growth

HADLEY, Mass. – The Massachusetts economy has appeared to slow in recent months, despite its continual job growth, due to “anemic real wage growth,”...
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH chancellor professor of marketing, Nora Ganim Barnes, was awarded the 2017 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Four other UMass employees also received the award.

Five UMass professors win teaching excellence awards

DARTMOUTH - As part of the university-wide honor, one professor at each of the five University of Massachusetts campuses have been recognized with the...
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS RANKED 36 out of U.S. universities for patents awarded in 2016. / COURTESY NATIONAL ACADEMY OF INVENTORS

UMass No. 36 in ranking of U.S. universities for utility patents

DARTMOUTH - The University of Massachusetts has placed 36th on the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents 2016 list released in June by...
MASSBENCHMARKS RELEASED A REPORT on the state of the Massachusetts economy Tuesday that maintains a positive outlook. But with national economic and immigration policies unclear, the report sounded a skeptical note for the future as well, with warnings about limited state growth, particularly when it depends on foreign skilled labor.

Report: Mass. economy improves, but concerns over immigration policy loom

BOSTON - Massachusetts' economy is performing well, with several economic indicators either better, or close to even with pre-recession levels, according to the editorial...
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