In the Media
Municipalities shouldn’t go it alone on IT ›
CommonWealth Magazine, January 25, 2016Column mentions that the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management has been embedding analysts in several public works departments to help managers make use of the data they already collect, giving them a better foundation for improving their data systems.
The New Normal Of Financial Vulnerability In America ›
Forbes Online, January 25, 2016Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, says “a lot of the energy and anger driving the campaign discussions is fueled by massive economic uncertainty today.”
Number of centenarians in the U.S. is on the rise ›
CNN, January 25, 2016A study finds the population of Americans 100 and older has has grown by 44 percent in recent years, from 50,281 in 2000 to 72,197 in 2014. Kathrin Boerner, associate professor of gerontology in the McCormack Graduate School, says "the amount they value life is surprisingly high."
Ethiopia: A Workshop On Environmental Diplomacy Kicks Off in Addis Ababa ›
allAfrica.com, January 14, 2016McCormack Graduate School Dean David W. Cash is representing UMass Boston at a three-day environmental diplomacy workshop in Ethiopia. The workshop is co-organized by the Center for Governance and Sustainability.
It’s too late for a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine ›
The New Republic, January 07, 2016"Many obstacles stand in the way of a two-state solution to the conflict in Israel and Palestine," writes Padraig O'Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Professor of Peace and Reconciliation in the McCormack Graduate School. "At the moment, negotiations are a nonstarter for all parties."
Triangle Wire Pension Fight Resolved for 14 Former Employees ›
The Bulletin, January 05, 2016Former employees of Triangle Wire & Cable Co. are receiving lost pensions and benefits after more than a year of negotiations thanks to the New England Pension Assistance Project, part of the McCormack Graduate School's Pension Action Center.
From NPR’s International Desk: A Few Of Our Favorite Reads ›
NPR, December 30, 2015The Two-State Delusion, written by Padraig O'Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Professor of Peace and Reconciliation in the McCormack Graduate School, was named one of NPR’s favorite reads of 2015. "His research drew me in because it rang true to much of my experience," the reviewer wrote.
Fall River Charter Commission hires UMass Boston consultant ›
The Herald News, December 28, 2015The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management has been hired to review Fall River's charter.
Security Takeaways from the Paris Summit ›
WGBH, December 21, 2015McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies Dean David Cash suggests that a multi-year economic drought in Syria is a direct and tangible cause of the ongoing issues there, as climate issues become profoundly security related.
Introducing MyRA: A New Solution To America’s Retirement Crisis ›
The International Business Times, December 17, 2015Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in McCormack Graduate School, says President Obama took an executive action to encourage retirement savings in 2014 because a legislative option was not on the table.