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  • Pay equity bill may move forward in state senate
    July 29 2015
    Outlet: Berkshire Eagle - Online it's kept," Fox said. Christina Kelleher, research director at the Center for Women in Politics and...
  • Latinas’ wage gap is worst, study finds
    July 28 2015
    Outlet: Boston Globe Online

    ...seem to be consistently at the bottom,” said Ann Bookman, director of the Center for Women in Politics and...
  • Baker likely to benefit from staying neutral, ‘played it beautifully’
    Boston Herald, July 27 2015
    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."
  • New England kelp reefs a thing of beauty
    Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, July 27 2015
    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.
  • Rediscovering The Thrill Of George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet
    KALW, July 24 2015
    Professor of English Lloyd Schwartz says he is once again mesmerized by the New York City Ballet.
  • Employee, contractor — or something else entirely?
    San Francisco Chronicle, July 22 2015
    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.
  • New HarborWalk section opens on Columbia Point
    Dorchester Reporter, July 22 2015
    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.
  • Bill Cosby’s Deposition Reads Like a Nightmare “Field Report” From the World’s Worst PUA
    Slate, July 20 2015
    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.
  • Candidates use social media to Link to voters
    Boston Herald, July 19 2015
    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.
  • Counter-protesters join kimono fray at MFA
    The Boston Globe, July 19 2015
    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.
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