In the Media
Nigerian Election Officials Try to Minimize Fraud ›
Voice of America, March 13, 2015Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, is traveling to Nigeria for the presidential election. Kew, who has monitored all of Nigeria’s democratic elections since 1999, says past experience shows the vulnerabilities of the system.
Walsh holds forum to hear concerns from older residents ›
The Boston Globe, March 01, 2015The UMass Boston Gerontology Institute is partnering with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and AARP on the Age-Friendly Boston initiative. About 100 Bostonians attended an event at Faneuil Hall on Saturday. According to a Gerontology Institute report, 88,000 residents over 60 lived in Boston in 2010.
Can They Grab Your Pension? ›
AARP Bulletin, February 27, 2015Jeanne M. Medeiros, director of UMass Boston's Pension Action Center, blames vague labor laws for allowing pension plans to go after retirees decades later over errors that they didn't cause.
February 2015 ›
Center for American Progress, February 25, 2015In his monthly assessment of our nation's economy, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says policymakers need to strengthen the recent gains in economic growth and labor market expansion in order to build an economy that works for America’s middle class for years to come.
Why Al-Shabaab Is Calling On Western Sympathizers ›
WGBH-TV, February 23, 2015Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, comments on the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab, which has called for attacks on Western malls.
State private retirement programs get help from president ›
Pensions&Investments, February 23, 2015Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller comments on a proposal that would let Labor Department leaders issue a waiver to ensure that a state retirement program would not be pre-empted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Persistent UMass center helps retirees track down pensions ›
The Boston Globe, February 22, 2015UMass Boston's Pension Action Center, which has helped recover more than $50 million owed to 7,500 retirees, was featured in the Sunday business section of The Boston Globe. “We’re just keeping the companies honest,” Director Jeanne M. Medeiros says.
Study emphasizes need for new senior center in Scituate ›
The Patriot Ledger, February 20, 2015Jan Mutchler, director of the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging at UMass Boston, told the Scituate select board that a third of the town's residents will be 60 or older by the year 2030.
Southbridge manager homes in on shoveling scofflaws ›
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, February 13, 2015The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management has been hired to lead the town manager search in Southbridge.
Attend Boston’s Next Civic Academy: Age-Friendly Boston ›
AARP The Magazine, February 13, 2015UMass Boston's Gerontology Institute is partnering with the Mayor of Boston and AARP Massachusetts on a February 28 event designed to get feedback from Boston residents on a variety of topics affecting adults over 50.