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Professor Kamal Bawa of UMass Boston Receives the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters First Sustainability Award

Apr 17, 2012 No Comments

On April 17th, The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters presented Kamal Bawa, professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Governance and Sustainability, the first Gunnerus Sustainability Award. The award acknowledges and honors Prof. Bawa’s research as having a distinct impact towards the sustainability of [...]

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UMass Boston Biomimicry Student Deckard Sorensen Wins Venture Competition

Apr 13, 2012 No Comments

On April 11th, Deckard Sorensen and Miguel Galvaz’s Namib Beetle Design won top prize at the Boston College Venture Competition. A biomimicry-inspired product based on the Namib Desert Beetle, the design uses nanotechnology to trap water from condensation to produce a sustainable method of collecting clean drinking water. Top honors them $10,000 to continue improving their product. Deckard [...]

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Publication Highlight: Governance and Sustainability Issue Brief Series

Mar 31, 2012 No Comments

The Governance and Sustainability Issue Brief Series, produced by the Center for Governance and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is a peer-reviewed policy paper series. The issue briefs provide analytical input for contemporary political discussions on institutional reform for environmental governance and sustainable development. An Editorial Board comprised of academics and policymakers provides guidance for topics, [...]

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Obama nominates Jim Yong Kim for the World Bank

Mar 23, 2012 No Comments

On March 23rd, President Barack Obama nominated Jim Yong Kim to become the next President of the World Bank. Kim is currently the President of Dartmouth College, and his nomination comes as somewhat of a surprise to the international community. A physician by training, Kim is a leading figure in global health and development circles. [...]

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Yale partners with Fundação Getulio Vargas and UMass Boston for Rio+20 Event

Mar 07, 2012 No Comments

Universities from around the globe are invited to participate in a groundbreaking collaborative workshop during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro.  The event will take place on 19 June 2012 – the day before the 2012 Earth Summit- on the Rio campus of Fundação Getulio Vargas. Co-hosted by Yale University, [...]

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Professor Kamal Bawa of UMass Boston Selected for the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters’ First Sustainability Award

Feb 17, 2012 No Comments

The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS) has announced the 2012 winner of the Gunnerus Sustainability Award — the world’s first major international award for work on sustainability. Professor Kamal Bawa is a professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Governance and Sustainability, home of the Global [...]

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