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Gastón Institute's Research Communication and Dissemination Coordinator Pablo Goldbarg is quoted in this article featured in front page about plans by the Institute to study the impact of a new Whole Foods Market in Jamaica Plain on the local Latino community. Associate Professor of Sociology Glenn Jacobs is also mentioned.
Exercise and health sciences student Taylor Gagnon is featured in this photo slideshow on winners of the 29 Who Shine award, which honors students from Massachusetts community colleges, state universities, and UMass campuses for academic achievement and community service.
This press release was prepapred by the office of Senator John Kerry.
Boston, MA – Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Representatives John Tierney, John Olver, Jim McGovern, Niki Tsongas, and Stephen F. Lynch, today announced that Massachusetts will receive over $20 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Upward Bound Program to help veterans and high school students from low-income families apply for and succeed in college.
The Department of Education says they ...
Associate Professor of Gerontology Elizabeth Dugan is quoted in this article on plans by Massachusetts health regulators to vote on rules that will define what it means to be too physically or cognitively impaired to drive safely.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When she graduated from the University of Iowa two years ago with a major in elementary education, Amber Newman envisioned standing in front of a class of bright, energetic youngsters and providing them with the solid educational base that would help them become successful in the upper grades as well as later in life.
But when Newman didn’t land a job in the classroom, she found another way of working with young people – she’s a nanny in Chicago to two boys, ages 1 and ...
Sometimes you know it the minute you hear it, sometimes it takes a while, sometimes it never happens at all. I mean with music: the way performers can seem instantly plugged into a score and connect it to you; or not. It could sound like a perfectly decent performance, yet it’s not getting to you — nothing happens.
I was feeling all these things in the last couple of weeks, especially at the BSO. Conductor emeritus Bernard Haitink, who just turned 83 and has been a BSO guest conductor for ...
Article on a group of local high school students, all recent immigrants from China, who were recognized in Washington D.C. for a video they made about their experiences mentions that Chu Huang, an Asian American Studies alumna, led the program with a Charlestown math teacher.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Political Science Maurice Cunningham is quoted in this article on Scott Brown’s demands that his Democratic challenger for Senate, Elizabeth Warren, release her employment records to show whether she used her distant Cherokee heritage to obtain her professor position at Harvard University.
States should use their new insurance exchanges to narrow down the number of plans consumers can choose from, according to an analysis published in the journal Health Affairs.
The article says states should follow Massachusetts’ example as they create their exchanges. A hands-on exchange with the power to set standards on top of the federal healthcare law will help prevent consumers from being “overwhelmed” by the process of buying insurance, the authors wrote.
The lead author of the ...
Peter Berlandi, of Plymouth, and his wife, Jackie, at the UMass Boston scholarship gala
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BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts Boston honored community and political advocate Peter J. Berlandi, of Plymouth, with the Chancellor’s Medal for Exemplary Leadership, the university’s highest honor, at its eighth annual Scholarship Gala ...