In the Media
‘Dad, give me your car keys’ ›
The Boston Globe, June 22, 2015Last week, the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston convened an older driver safety summit, a “call to action” as the state’s over-65 population is growing at a record pace, and car accidents involving older drivers account for one in five crash-related hospital stays in the state.
The future of aging in place ›
The San Diego Union-Tribune, June 20, 2015Gerontology Institute Director Len Fishman says three-fourths of Americans age 65 and older intend to live in their own homes for the rest of their lives. This means a combination of tweaks and technology must be used to keep them safe and self-sufficient.
Mass. taking steps to aid growing number of older drivers ›
Eagle-Tribune, June 18, 2015This week the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston convened an older driver safety summit, a “call to action” as the state’s over-65 population is growing at a record pace, and car accidents involving older drivers account for one in five crash-related hospital stays in the state.
A Reading Rainbow: Gifts Of Literacy From Boston To Rwanda ›
WGBH, June 17, 2015UMass Boston's Parfait Gasana and Wade Cedar talk about their Kigali Reading Center, which provides books and literacy programs for children in Rwanda.
County: Power to the chief ›
The Barnstable Patriot, June 12, 2015The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is assisting in the search for a new administrator for Barnstable County.
With new global partnerships, poverty nonprofit hopes to expand research and academic opportunities ›
Inside Higher Ed, June 12, 2015Craig Murphy, co-director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability, comments on the potential effectiveness of a program pairing poverty scholars run by Academics Stand Against Poverty, an international association that helps scholars and teachers address the major issues in poverty.
Ambrosino Chosen to be Next Chelsea City Manager in 8-3 Vote on First Ballot ›
Chelsea Record, June 11, 2015Former Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino is the new city manager in Chelsea. The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management led the search.
Home repairs loom large for low-income seniors ›
New Pittsburgh Courier, June 07, 2015Article on how in older cities like Boston, elders find themselves “house-rich but cash-poor," mentions a report by the Gerontology Institute and the Boston Elderly Commission that shows that from 2000 to 2010, the elder population in Boston became more diverse.
Economic Snapshot: May 2015 ›
Center for American Progress, June 06, 2015In his monthly economic snapshot, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says job growth has been modest and inequality and poverty have remained high, while employers have cut back on crucial retirement and health benefits.
New Holliston town administrator contract negotiations to start soon ›
Wicked Local Holliston, June 05, 2015The town of Holliston worked with the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to hire the first new town administrator in 32 years.