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  • Boston ponders sea wall as rising water levels pose future threat ›

    Metro, February 19, 2017

    UMass Boston professors Ellen Douglas and Paul Kirshen are spending the year studying the practicality of a barrier that would extend across the four miles between Hull and Deer Island. “It’s a very complex project, with all kinds of economic, environmental, and social consequences,” Kirshen said.
  • As seas rise, city mulls a massive sea barrier across Boston Harbor ›

    The Boston Globe, February 18, 2017

    UMass Boston professors Ellen Douglas and Paul Kirshen are spending the year studying the practicality of a barrier that would extend across the four miles between Hull and Deer Island. “It’s a very complex project, with all kinds of economic, environmental, and social consequences,” Kirshen said.
  • European Division Calendar of Events ›

    European Reading Room, February 14, 2017

    Agron Alibali, a senior fellow in the McCormack Graduate School's Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, will discuss his new book Friday at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
  • Backdraft Episode #2: Stacy VanDeveer on the New Energy Economy and the Fate of Petro States ›

    New Security Beat, February 10, 2017

    Stacy VanDeveer, professor of conflict resolution, human security, and global governance in the McCormack Graduate School, says although forms of renewable energy produce less carbon during generation, “the high-tech economy is not that different at the mining end of the stream than the old one.”
  • Program aims to end criminal careers before they start ›

    The Boston Globe, February 06, 2017

    The McCormack Graduate School teamed with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office to create the Juvenile Alternative Resolution Program. “The humanization of the victim to the offender is what really keeps them from reoffending,” said Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development Senior Fellow Daria Lyman.
  • The ‘butcher’ who became a peacemaker ›

    The Boston Globe, February 04, 2017

    Martin McGuinness, once referred to as the “butcher of Bogside,” announced last month that he would retire from politics due to his failing health. John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation Padraig O'Malley has likened former revolutionaries to recovering addicts.
  • Effort launched to aid youthful offenders ›

    The Boston Globe, February 04, 2017

    The McCormack Graduate School teamed with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office to create the Juvenile Alternative Resolution Program. “We can change a young person’s behavior by addressing their underlying needs,” said Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development Senior Fellow Daria Lyman.
  • 2 Westfield deputy fire chiefs graduate from Massachusetts Firefighting Academy management training ›

    The Republican, February 02, 2017

    The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, part of the McCormack Graduate School, helped conduct a 14-week Fire Officer Management Training Program to prepare students for the aspects of the job other than fire suppression.
  • Adams-Cheshire Prepares For Final Collins Center Report ›

    iBerkshires.com, February 02, 2017

    The Adams-Cheshire Regional School District has been facing difficult budget choices in the face of declining enrollment. The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is expected to provide the district with options for a path forward next week.
  • Creating a safety net for isolated seniors ›

    Reading Eagle, February 01, 2017

    Professor of Gerontology Jan Mutchler discusses the emerging trend of elder cohousing, in which people live independently in housing clusters with a common building for meals and socializing.
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