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  • Medical marijuana TV ad prompts criticism on South Shore
    Patriot Ledger, March 04 2014
    Assistant Professor of Communication Jessie Quintero Johnson calls a medical marijuana ad an effective step toward correcting misconceptions about medical marijuana.
  • Retirement readiness looks grim in many states
    USA Today, March 04 2014
    Nearly every state comes up short in key areas that gauge retirement readiness: anticipated retirement income, major retirement costs, and labor market conditions for older workers, according to a report authored by Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller.
  • Aquarium, UMass Boston to join forces for marine research, teaching
    The Boston Globe, March 04 2014
    Chancellor J. Keith Motley and School for the Environment Dean Robyn Hannigan discuss the first-of-its kind partnership between UMass Boston and the New England Aquarium. UMass Boston faculty will conduct research at the aquarium, and NEAq scientists will do teaching at the university.
  • President Obama’s visit to Boston could help Charlie Baker, experts say
    Boston Herald (AP), March 04 2014
    Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien says a Massachusetts visit by unpopular President Obama could boost GOP gubernatorial favorite Charlie Baker, but notes that Baker will need big support from independents and committed Democrats to win in November.
  • Wide net is cast for Fire Dept. leader
    The Boston Globe, March 03 2014
    Associate Professor of Political Science Paul Watanabe says Mayor Marty Walsh is committed to scrutinizing Fire Department operations despite the strong campaign support he received from the firefighters' union.
  • Reading Between the Data
    Center for American Progress, March 03 2014
    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller coauthored a report on the Asian American population and recommended the federal government create a central data repository on communities of color, including—but not limited to—Asian Americans.
  • CAMPUS NEWS: Area residents earn honors at UMass Boston
    The Sun Chronicle (AP), March 03 2014
    Forty-three area residents are listed, part of the 2,900 UMass Boston students who made the dean's list in fall 2013.
  • Selectman resigns to apply for town administrator job
    The Boston Globe, March 02 2014
    The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is helping the town of Sharon recruit candidates for its town administrator opening; applications are due Friday.
  • His ‘Brother’s Keeper’
    Boston Herald (AP), March 01 2014
    Kevin C. Peterson, a senior 
fellow at UMass Boston's Center for Collaborative Leadership, says President Barack Obama is finally addressing some of the concerns facing young black men in America with the introduction of the "My Brother's Keeper" program.
  • Education in Tehama County: Kemp makes the fall Dean’s List
    Red Bluff Daily News Online, February 28 2014
    ...resident of Red Bluff, was among the 2,900 students from the University of Massachusetts Boston who made the fall 2013 Dean's List. Recognized...
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