Commenting on Governor Charlie Baker's stance toward the Boston 2024 Olympic bid, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien said Baker "played it beautifully in the sense that it hasn’t turned off the major economic powers that have been behind Boston 2024."
During a talk in Peterborough, New Hampshire on Sunday, Assistant Professor of Biology Jarrett Byrnes used New England kelp reefs to discuss climate change and how warming waters coupled with human intervention is altering ocean ecosystems.
Francoise Carré, director of the Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston, says recent guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor have lent some clarity to the differences between employees and individual contractors for tech startups in the service economy.
A new section of the HarborWalk is now open for visitors on the Columbia Point peninsula. The 800-foot stretch of paved walkway — complemented by lighting, beaches, and other amenities— is situated on the UMass Boston campus between the JFK Library and the Harbor Point apartment community.
Retired Professor of Psychology David Lisak is quoted in this article on a 2005 deposition in which Bill Cosby admitted to procuring drugs in order to have sex with women. Lisak has found that if you don't call their transgressions "rape," you can get alleged rapists to talk.
Werner Kunz, director of UMass Boston's Global Center for Digital Media and Innovative Services, comments on Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who announced his LinkedIn membership on Thursday. "It’s a really great move when it comes to connecting with voters," Kunz said.
Paul Watanabe, director of UMass Boston's Institute for Asian American Studies, comments on the protests of the Museum of Fine Arts's “Kimono Wednesdays.” "I have talked to many people, including Japanese and Japanese-Americans, that didn’t find the event offensive on its face," Watanabe said.