News and Events

Majority of Americans Oppose Killer Robots

Results of a new survey by Professor Charli Carpenter (political science) show that a majority of Americans across the political spectrum oppose the outsourcing of lethal military and defense targeting decisions to machines.

Alum Native Seed Collector Helps Dune Restoration and More

NPR's "All Things Considered" ran a story that featured Heather Liljengren '04 (environmental design).

Anthro Field Class Teaches Students to Excavate and Analyze Bones

It’s another rainy day in a series of rainy days, yet the students are used to the mud and focused on the bones that lie before them. These are not real bones but tools to help them learn what to do when they are in the field with the real thing.

Department of Energy Taps Environmentalist Kevin Knobloch '78 as Chief of Staff

Kevin Knobloch '78 (journalism),  president of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), has been named chief of staff to Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz, a respected physicist and leader on energy technology and policy, starting on June 24. Dr. Kathleen Rest, UCS’s executive director, will oversee the organization as it searches for a new president.

Alum to Offer Social Skills Course in August

This summer alumnus Benjamin Happ '98 (psychology) will offer a blended course intended to help juniors, seniors and recent alumni become better equipped to survive in the job market.

Schweik Granted Award Honoring Legacy of Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom

Associate Professor Charles Schweik (environmental conservation and public policy) is one of three senior scholars worldwide to receive a new award honoring the late political economist Elinor Ostrom, the only woman to date to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

Mothers in Academia

Many women in academe view their profession as either indifferent or outright hostile to motherhood.

Students Publish Economics Journal

This spring eleven economics undergraduates published the first issue of the Massachusetts Undergraduate Journal of Economics (MUJE).

Mednicoff Receives $1 Million for Middle East Research

David Mednicoff (public policy), director of Middle Eastern studies, has been awarded a $1.01 million grant for interdisciplinary research on legal development and practices in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Du Bois Library Falcon Chicks Banded

Officials from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife banded three pergrine falcon chicks, two males and a female, hatched atop the Du Bois Library in May.

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