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  • Do legislative staffers deserve a raise, too? ›

    CommonWealth Magazine, February 27, 2017

    Christa Kelleher, research director for the McCormack Graduate School's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, asks whether keeping pay levels for legislative staffers at current levels "might limit skill and knowledge acquisition to just one budget cycle or legislative session."
  • UN Science Board Awaits Its Fate ›

    *Research, February 27, 2017

    Maria Ivanova, associate professor of conflict resolution, human security, and global governance in the McCormack Graduate School and UN Scientific Board member, says the board should serve the UN secretary-general position, and not just a specific secretary-general.
  • Bay State Seniors Struggle to Get By ›

    Boston Herald, February 27, 2017

    Professor of Gerontology Jan Mutchler compiled the 2016 Elder Economic Security Standard Index, which found Massachusetts has the second-largest population of elderly residents who are scraping to get by, second only to Mississippi.
  • Some seniors struggle with cost of Bozeman living ›

    Bozeman Daily Chronicle, February 26, 2017

    The Elder Index, which UMass Boston developed, estimates that seniors in Gallatin County, Montana need about $1,816 a month to meet their basic needs.
  • Ignoring International Environmental Treaties ›

    Paste Magazine, February 24, 2017

    Maria Ivanova, associate professor of conflict resolution, human security, and global governance in the McCormack Graduate School, says environmental treaties "level the playing field" and "ensure other countries will have the kinds of regulation and legislation that the United States has.”
  • For Adams-Cheshire schools, a split district is no easy solution ›

    The Berkshire Eagle, February 24, 2017

    The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management presented the Adams-Cheshire school district with eight possible district configurations earlier this month, including closing an elementary school and splitting the two-town district at the elementary level.
  • Palestine, Israel and the two-state solution ›

    The Conversation, February 23, 2017

    Research by Padraig O'Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Professor of Peace and Reconciliation in the McCormack Graduate School, questions the ability of Israel’s army to enforce a two-state solution in Israel-Palestine peace talks. President Trump recently said he would be in favor of any solution.
  • 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.
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