Sir Peter Crane, Dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Visits UMass Boston
On September 17, the Dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES), Sir Peter Crane, visited the University of Massachusetts Boston campus to meet with university faculty, students and officials.
Around 15 students had the opportunity to attend an Undergraduate Student Recruitment Session with Dean Crane and Diversity and Sustainability Fellow Maclovia Quintana, where they made a presentation about Master’s degrees at Yale FES, research centers, and application process and requirements. The students were able to ask questions about the programs, faculty, and interdisciplinary studies at FES. Dean Crane encouraged students to apply and consider FES for their graduate studies.
Dean Crane also met with Dean David Cash of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, Dean Robyn Hannigan of the School for the Environment, Dean Rajini Srikanth of the Honors College, and Dean David Terkla of the College of Liberal Arts. He learned more about common areas of interest and research efforts between the two universities. Finally, Dean Crane met with Provost Winston Langley, who expressed interest in engaging further with Yale. They identified possible joint projects that various Centers and faculty members at UMass Boston already undertake and should take on in the future.
The visit was part of an effort of both schools to strengthen their relations and develop student and faculty engagement further. The day ended with a boat cruise around the Boston Harbor with Dean David Cash, IGERT fellows and research associates of the Center for Governance and Sustainability.