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  • Brighter future for bacteria detection
    Health Canal, March 20 2014
    ...large amounts of data, he says. In an incubator at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, the renamed Sample6 tailored the product for the...
  • Jamaica Plain’s Whole Foods Fight Fades Away
    WGBH News, March 18 2014
    Professor of Sociology Glenn Jacobs, who is researching the impact of Whole Foods on Jamaica Plain's Latino community, says the national grocer replaced local icon Hi-Lo Foods, which was as much about socializing as it was about shopping.
  • Forget Florida, Wyoming’s number one for retirees
    Casper Star-Tribune Online, March 15 2014
    Article on a National Institute on Retirement Society study led by Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller, which ranks the best U.S. states for retirees.
  • Professor from Quincy selected for regional honor
    Allston/Brighton TAB - Wicked Local, March 14 2014
    Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Amy Smith has been selected to receive a Graduate Faculty Teacher Award from the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools. She will receive the award at an event next month in Toronto.
  • Advancing Women: Legacy Award Winner, Deborah Enos
    Boston Business Journal, March 14 2014
    Neighborhood Health Plan CEO Deborah Enos, a member of the advisory board for UMass Boston's College of Nursing and Health Sciences, has been honored with a Boston Business Journal Legacy Award for her career achievements and her work on behalf of women.
  • Protection of water quality impetus for fertilizer regs
    Nantucket Island Inquirer, March 13 2014
    Sarah Oktay, director of the Nantucket Field Station, comments on water quality samples in this article on how Nantucket is hoping to curtail improper fertilizer application in an effort to prevent further contamination of Nantucket’s harbors, groundwater and ponds.
  • Celebrating the Emerald Isle
    Dorchester Reporter, March 13 2014
    Column discusses UMass Boston's presentation on campus growth at the Dorchester Board of Trade meeting.
  • Goaltender Bradley of Swampscott stars in record-setting year at UMass Boston, March 13 2014
    Profile on junior Moe Bradley, who earned All-ECAC East second team honors while posting a 7-4-4 record this year in the net for UMass Boston's women's hockey team.
  • For Asians, local politics is slow to catch on
    The Boston Globe, March 12 2014
    About 70 percent of the Asians in Lexington were either born in the United States or are naturalized citizens. Paul Watanabe, director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, says to encourage involvement in local politics, the town might consider allowing noncitizens to vote.
  • A New Cell Type is Implicated in Epilepsy Caused by Traumatic Brain Injury
    Health Canal, March 11 2014
    Members of the Training in Education and Critical Research Skills (TEACRS) Program, of which UMass Boston is a partner, find damage to brain cells plays a role in the development of epilepsy after a traumatic brain injury.
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