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  • 15-percent rule at party caucuses contributes to democracy
    The Boston Globe, February 28 2014
    Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham co-authored this opinion piece arguing that the "15 percent rule" -- which requires candidates to earn support from 15 percent of party delegates to appear in a primary ballot -- helps ensure a more robust democracy in Massachusetts.
  • In California, Great Recession pushes scores of adult children home, and older parents pay
    Health Canal, February 28 2014
    Figures for this study on expenses for seniors in California were derived from the Elder Index, co-developed by UMass Boston's Gerontology Institute.
  • The Strange Scholarship of Incest
    New Republic, February 27 2014
    Research by Professor Emerita Diane Paul is cited in this article exploring whether the objection to incestuous relationships is based more on science or culture.
  • Local student named to Dean’s List at University of Massachusetts, February 27 2014
    ...Kimberly Karasewicz of Warren was among the 2,900 students from the University of Massachusetts Boston who made the Dean's List for the fall...
  • Economic Snapshot: February 2014
    Center for American Progress, February 27 2014
    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says the U.S. economy logged minor improvements in February even as many structural problems -- including massive income inequality -- remain unaddressed.
  • Transition: Mind the Gap
    The Huffington Post - Blog, February 26 2014
    Emerging Leaders Program alumna Linda Rossetti writes about how an ELP exercise helped her answer the question, "If you had to work for the rest of your life but couldn't get paid, what would you do?"
  • Students make dean’s list at UMass Boston
    Sippican Week - VillageSoup, February 26 2014
    Students make dean's list at UMass Boston The following residents were among the 2,900 students from the University of Massachusetts Boston who...
  • William Shakespeare, the ‘king of infinite space’
    The Telegraph, February 26 2014
    Associate Professor of English Scott Maisano is mentioned in this article as supporting the idea that the four ghosts in William Shakespeare's play Cymbeline represent Jupiter's newly discovered Jovian moons.
  • Member Monday: ASA Award Winners to be Honored at AiA14
    American Society on Aging, February 24 2014
    Hayley Gleason, a McCormack Scholar in the Gerontology Doctoral Program, will receive the 2014 Graduate Student Research Award at the Aging in America Conference in two weeks for her research on “The Caregiving Relationship: Does the Type of Caregiver Affect the Mental Health of the Care Recipient?”
  • Snowmelt weighs heavily on region
    Sentinel & Enterprise, February 24 2014
    Associate Professor Karen Ricciardi, who teaches hydrology, says warmer temperatures will not lead to severe flooding in New England as long as the snow continues to melt "nice and slow."
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