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MassArt Opens a "Sustainability Incubator" to Develop Curriculum
  In their brand new building on Huntington Avenue, MassArt has created a "Sustainability Incubator" as an interdisciplinary platform "for developing and cross-pollinating innovative curriculum and art/design projects at the inter...
Free Self Defense Classes for Women in the LMA
Spring LMA Rape Aggression Defense – R.A.D. Classes are beginning in April! We are pleased to once again offer the opportunity for women affiliated with MASCO member institutions to take R.A.D. classes held here in the Longwood Medical Area.
Wheelock College Announces New President
David J. Chard, Ph.D, will be Wheelock College's 14th President beginning July 1, 2016. Dr. Chard is presently the Dean of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University. 
Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health Announces New Dean
Michelle A. Williams, an epidemiologist and professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, will lead the school as its next dean beginning in July, becoming the first black person to head a faculty at Harvard and the first female dean of the scho...
Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus to Speak at MCPHS University
Dr. Muhammad Yunus is known throughout the world as a pioneer of the micro-credit concept that uses small loans, made at affordable interest rates, to transform the lives of impoverished people, mostly women. The founder of the Grameen Bank...
No Time to Exercise? That's No Excuse!
It's a common complaint among busy full-time workers: "I simply have no time to exercise!" Well, sports medicine experts at MASCO member institution Brigham and Women's Hospital disagree, and offer a solution. High-Intensity Interv...
HUBWAY is Back!
Like longer daylight hours and crocuses peeping up in the garden, HUBWAY's return to Boston streets is a sure sign of Spring! The Longwood at Binney Hubway station was installed yesterday, 3/1. See all the installation dates here.   Pop...
Late Night T Service Will End March 18
The MBTA Board voted Monday to end late night bus and subway service. Read the story here.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Names New CEO
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Chairman of the Board Josh Bekenstein announced yesterday that DFCI's Board has unanimously selected its next CEO. Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, (pictured above) is currently the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Wei...
Finding Shelter Among Strangers While in Treatment
When facing a health crisis, the last thing a patient or a patient's family needs to worry about is where they will lay their heads at night, and can they afford to?
MassArt's Sustainability Incubator Event Announced
 
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Names New President
Last month, The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education voted to approve Dr. David P. Nelson as the 12th president of Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). Nelson will be transitioning from the University of North Carolina School of the...
Bike Safety Event on February 23rd
On Tuesday February 23rd Senator Will Brownsberger and his colleagues will host a bike safety forum at Suffolk University. The forum is titled "How can we change state law to make cycling safer?" There are a number of bills pending in the...
Inaugural Poet to Visit Wentworth Institute of Technology
Richard Blanco, a civil engineer turned poet who has used his writing to probe identity issues and explore his Cuban roots, will visit Wentworth Institute of Technology Feb. 16, to speak to students and sign copies of his books.
It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Calling all parents! February school vacation is this week, and in case you are not jetting off to the Bahamas or hitting the slopes, you need to find something to do with the kiddos! Wheelock Family Theatre has the perfect outing for you as it pres...
Urban Ecology Exhibit at Wheelock
In this solo exhibition, Boston-based Artist Silvia López Chavez explores the delicate balance of the human coexistence with its immediate natural water resource in the urban and industrial setting. The body of work looks at the relationship...
Deja Vu All Over Again?
We are no where near the snow totals we had this time last year, but these back to back storms do have an eerie familiarity to them. Be sure to follow @MASCOLMA on Twitter and use your TransLoc app on your mobile phone for updates on shuttle service...
Any Budding Politicians Among our LMA Students?
Dreaming of a career on Beacon Hill? Perhaps Capitol Hill?
You Could be our Next $25.00 Amazon Gift Card Winner!
Tom Piaseczny of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute won $25.00 to spend on AMAZON because he took our Karma Commuting quiz and signed the safety pledge. Tom is the Chemistry Supervisor of the Clinical Laboratory at DFCI and has been commuting to the LMA f...

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