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Boston employers want diversity. Suárez-Orozco knows where to find it

New boss aims to expand RCN’s Boston-area footprint; Slowey McManus makes a notable hire; Eyeing server farms in Nutmeg State; Wistia hires local rocker for ad campaign UMass Boston chancellor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco knows local employers are figuring out how to diversify their workforces. He has an answer for them: Come to UMass Boston, where you’ll find one of […]
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Build up education for Afghan refugees so they can thrive in the United States

Terrified. Disoriented. Desperate. This is how refugees arrive on American shores. Helping them integrate into American society, with all the positive economic and social benefits this brings, inevitably falls to our education system. We must be ready for the task. Late last year, at a resettlement center in Indiana established by Operation Allies Welcome — […]
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URI joins Massachusetts computing consortium

The University of Rhode Island is joining the Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Center, becoming the first academic institution outside of the Bay State to take part in the collaboration.  The center is a joint effort among the five major research universities in Massachusetts (Boston University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, and the […]
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MGHPCC Explores Strategies at SC21 to Increase HPC Access and Collaboration

HOLYOKE, Mass., Nov. 12, 2021 — The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) will co-lead two Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions at SC21 that will explore expanding access and collaboration in high performance computing (HPC).  The nation’s largest supercomputing conference, SC21 will take place from November 14 through November 19 in St. Louis Missouri both virtually and remotely.
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Hollywood dreams come to life at a brand-new movie studio in Marina Bay

A Whitney Houston biopic is filming at the 25,000-square-foot Quincy facility, with more bookings through 2026. It resembles a warehouse, the sort of generic structure you see in industrial parks. But step inside the windowless building at 260 Victory Road, and it’s another world. A crew of carpenters, electricians, and painters is scrupulously constructing a […]
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The Dark Empire of “Post-Truth”

Truth isn’t what it used to be. From vaccinations to climate change to election results, truth-seeking, truth-finding, and truth-telling have seemingly become a fool’s errand. The path to factual veracity, fidelity to logic, and evidence-based principles is increasingly difficult to traverse. Yet, there is no cognitive GPS to guide us forward. Like Dante in the […]
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Hollywood comes to Quincy. This time, the crew is here to stay.

The crew here will construct doppelganger backdrops of several key moments in Whitney Houston’s career for the biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody in less than two weeks. As recently as last year, no one saw this coming. Before the pandemic hit, I regularly sat criss-crossed on a gym mat at these same Quincy coordinates, watching my […]
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Let’s rescue truth

As we have seen today and throughout history, lies have the power to pervert public policy, undermine institutions, fan hatred and violence, and claim lives. America finds itself at a moment in history that demands clear, honest, knowledge-based responses to existential threats ranging from climate change to manipulated elections to pandemics. Yet too often, society’s […]
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Paper Featured at PEARC21 Outlines Expansion of Cyberinfrastructure Portal

HOLYOKE, Mass., July 21, 2021 – A cyberinfrastructure portal developed for the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Northeast Cyberteam (NECT) has found utility in several programs in the research computing and data community, according to a paper chosen by PEARC21 as “Best Short Paper for the Workforce Development, Training, Diversity, and Education Track.” The paper will be featured […]
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UMass Boston proposes student-debt plan at federal education hearing

UMass Boston has partnered with the higher-ed research firm Hildreth Institute to pilot a lower cost, no interest, lifetime repayment plan for college debt. Bob Hildreth, founder of the Hildreth Institute, and UMass Boston Chancellor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco laid out details of the partnership during a public hearing with the U.S. Department of Education on Monday. […]
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How to solve the student debt crisis? A reverse pension

Public higher education has been the great American engine of mobility and more: It drives innovation and is a boon for low- and middle-income students knocking at the door of the knowledge-based economy. The growing student debt crisis, however, is undermining the mission of public colleges and shutting the doors of opportunity to millions. We […]
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Massachusetts Startup Uses Supercomputing to Identify Four Promising COVID Therapeutics

Amid rising global cases and threatening variants, a major gap remains to be filled in the world’s strategy for defeating the pandemic: effective therapeutics. Now, a Massachusetts startup powered by a wide range of HPC resources – including hometown resources from the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) – has identified four promising FDA-approved […]
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Opinion: Pandemic highlights how immigrants have contributed to our state’s welfare

In Massachusetts, immigration is both history and destiny.  Immigrants have been shaping the state’s economy, politics, and culture since the early 1600s when the Pilgrims and the Puritans set up the towns of Plymouth and Boston. The Covid-19 pandemic is illuminating how the contributions of today’s immigrants will shape the Commonwealth well into the future. […]
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How To Align Transportation With The Common Good

Fifteen years ago, a bipartisan group of governors from the Northeast joined with the electric utility industry to figure out a smart, cost-effective way to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. The result was the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which has contributed to a reduction in carbon emissions of 45% across the participating states. Despite claims […]
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