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  • How Boston Is — And Should Be — Preparing for Rising Seas
    The Boston Globe, April 04 2014
    Associate Professor Ellen Douglas of the School for the Environment is cited as a leader in efforts to envision how Boston will be affected by rising seas.
  • 2 Schools Duke it Out in the Final Round of the Campus Innovation March Madness Challenge
    BostInno, April 04 2014
    "UMass Boston's Venture Development Center has been receiving a lot of buzz during the voting process."
  • Grants vs. Loans
    Inside Higher Ed, April 04 2014
    Assistant Professor of Education Ray Franke's new study shows a direct positive relationship between government aid and the graduation rates of low-income students from four-year colleges. Franke also found a negative relationship between obtaining unsubsidized student loans and graduation rates.
  • More families rely on one low-paying job to survive, April 03 2014
    Professor of Economics Randy Albelda, whose research has revealed that up to 20 million low-wage workers are the primary source of income for their families, says the expansion of low-wage jobs is troublesome. "When a large number of people supporting families can't do it, then you have a problem."
  • Study shows more than half of high-risk alcohol users report improvement after surgery, April 03 2014
    ...Ellen Colten, PhD and Dragana Bolcic-Jankovic, MA, from University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Caroline Apovian from Boston Medical Center.
  • My Foot In The Door helps applicants market soft skills, land jobs
    GeekWire, April 03 2014
    "The smartest move we’ve made so far is we recently joined the Venture Development Center, a top-tier startup incubator in Boston, which we believe will help us greatly in getting in front of the right customers and investors while learning from the best."
  • Residents get look at initial Mt. Vernon redesign proposal
    Dorchester Reporter, April 03 2014
    The Boston Redevelopment Authority hosted a community meeting last week to get input from neighborhood residents on the future of Mt. Vernon Street, which abuts the UMass Boston campus.
  • Q&A with Muriel Howard on Public Higher Ed
    The New England Journal of Higher Education, April 02 2014
    In this installment, College of Advancing and Professional Studies Dean Philip DiSalvio interviews Muriel A. Howard, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. AASCU is a Washington-based higher education association of nearly 420 public colleges, universities and systems.
  • Could the GOP’s Attempt to Block the Vote Backfire?
    Free Speech TV, April 01 2014
    ...GOP's Attempt to Block the Vote Backfire? Thomas Ferguson, University of Massachusetts, Boston /Roosevelt Institute, joins Thom Hartmann. Thomas...
  • Why older workers are still wanted in the office
    Yahoo! Finance, April 01 2014
    Sheila L. Fesko, a senior research fellow at UMass Boston's Institute for Community Inclusion, says the U.S. economic recovery has brought with it an increase in workplace flexibility, which is good for older workers.
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