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  • Physician-assisted suicide gaining acceptance ›

    Los Angeles Times, August 06, 2016

    Len Fishman, director of the Gerontology Institute, says attitudes around death are changing in part because Baby Boomers were the first generation to see their parents live into their 80s. Now members of this generation are considering what their own end of life will look like.
  • East Longmeadow Town Council hires interim town manager ›

    The Republican, July 27, 2016

    The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, based in the McCormack Graduate School, will conduct a background check on East Longmeadow's new interim town manager and assist in the search for a longer-term hire.
  • Navigating retirement away from the rocks ›

    Aria Pensions, July 26, 2016

    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says in writing this new book, Retirement On The Rocks, he "wanted to present new data on how increasing risk exposure at a time of more and more volatility in labor and financial markets hurt people’s retirement savings."
  • Debate over testing divides physician assistant groups ›

    Modern Healthcare, July 22, 2016

    Professor of Gerontology Edward Miller, who has studied non-physician providers and physician assistants, says, "If there's greater use, there's greater need to expand their scope of practice and to increase confidence in the quality of care they provide."
  • How Our Disaster Relief System Forces Foolish Decisions ›

    Boston Globe Magazine, July 20, 2016

    Homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem, who spoke at IDEAS UMass Boston in 2014, cites a new report in which climate scientists in the School for the Environment warn climate change could cause, in a worst-case scenario, a sea level rise of more than 10 feet by the year 2100.
  • Three finalists selected for TA vacancy ›

    The Stoneham Independent, July 19, 2016

    The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, based in the McCormack Graduate School, helped Stoneham narrow its town administrator pool from 22 candidates to a final three.
  • East Longmeadow Town Council prepares to hire interim town manager and building inspector, OKs ... ›

    The Republican, July 14, 2016

    Town councilors in East Longmeadow will likely select an interim town manager and approve the hiring of a new building inspector at their next meeting. The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management led the search.
  • An Infrastructure Plan for America ›

    Center for American Progress, July 14, 2016

    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller co-wrote this article on the need for investment in infrastructure: "For too long we have ignored the rising backlog of maintenance, preferring a reactive, patchwork approach that struggles to respond when critical systems fail."
  • BUSINESS DAY TV: ‘Six-capitals approach can avoid costly mistakes’ ›

    BDlive, July 11, 2016

    Bob Massie, executive director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab, talks about how investors have the power to make environmental change.
  • Flood of problems on Long Wharf ›

    Boston Herald, July 06, 2016

    School for the Environment Professor Paul Kirshen says new buildings in the Seaport District are vulnerable to the effects of climate change. “Most of those buildings under construction now were permitted years ago, there was nothing in the permit requirement to make them resilient to ... flooding."
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