In the Media
After Nigerian Elections 2015, Peoples Democratic Party National Chairman Adamu Mu’azu Resigns ›
International Business Times, May 21, 2015Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at UMass Boston, says the recent electoral defeat for the Peoples' Democratic Party has left the organization in turmoil, rekindling fears of one-party rule in Nigeria.
Wong sees structural flaws in Fitchburg IT, procurement depts. ›
Sentinel & Enterprise, May 21, 2015Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong said some of her budget recommendations come from what she has learned in discussions with researchers from the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management.
Mashpee police chief among finalists for town manager job ›
Cape Cod Times, May 20, 2015The police chief of Mashpee is among five finalists for the position of Mashpee town manager. The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is assisting with the search.
As Pension Recoupment Grows, Advocates For Pensioners Offer Advice to Agencies ›
Bloomberg BNA, May 19, 2015The Pension Action Center's Jeanne Medeiros and Ellen Bruce are quoted in this article about recoupments, which is when an error is discovered and pension plans ask for money back from retirees. Medeiros and Bruce argue that additional regulation is needed in this area.
The Costs of Asking Your Parents to Give Up the Car Keys ›
U.S. News & World Report, May 04, 2015Advice from Associate Professor of Gerontology Elizabeth Dugan's book, The Driving Dilemma, is given in this story. Dugan advises people considering asking their parents to give up their cars to try giving up their own car for two weeks to get an idea of what is being asked.
Things to know and do around Littleton this week ›
Wicked Local Littleton, May 01, 2015UMass Boston's Gerontology Institute is conducting a needs assessment in Littleton. The results of this survey will be used to improve current services and to plan for the next five to ten years.
Filmmakers seek help from Irish Americans: A chance to help the ‘Peacemaker’ ›
Boston Irish Reporter, April 30, 2015Article on how James Demo, who is producing a film on John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation Padraig O'Malley, is seeking funds to finish it.
Nigeria’s army may finally have Boko Haram on the run ›
Public Radio International, April 30, 2015Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, is interviewed on the fact the Nigerian army found people kidnapped by Boko Haram.
Lawrence getting help with financial planning ›
The Boston Globe, April 28, 2015Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera has engaged the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to develop a capital budget for the city, which would be the city's first in 11 years.
Drowning in a cacophony of content as YouTube turns 10 ›
Al Jazeera, April 23, 2015Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Michael Ahn comments on the 10th anniversary of YouTube, saying the video sharing service has not necessarily made us better: "It's not that people are getting dumber, but they're becoming less textual and more emotional in their responses."