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  • 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.
  • Editorial: Harbor report shows need for new fishery life line
    Gloucester Times, March 11 2014
    Editorial on an Urban Harbors Institute report which foreshadows a weak 2015 fishing year.
  • Bright side of millennials moving home
    Chicago Tribune, March 11 2014
    Varda Konstam, a lecturer in counseling and school psychology, says millennials, adults 18 to 31, are living at home because they are holding out hope for fulfilling work.
  • In Nigerian hot spot, trying to head off Christian-Muslim bloodshed
    GlobalPost, March 11 2014
    As part of its expansive series "A Bridge to Kaduna," the Global Post talks to Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, who describes his desire to better understand the injustices happening in a country divided by violence and religious strife.
  • The Ragged Edge: A Runner Chasing Greatness Finds His Muse
    KUOW News and Information, March 10 2014
    This story chronicles Eric Ashe, an assistant track coach at UMass Boston, as he prepares for this year's Boston Marathon and, hopefully, a spot in the 2016 Olympic trials.
  • Local students named to dean’s list
    Ahwatukee Foothills News, March 10 2014 inclusion on the dean s list for that semester. Pasqualone makes UMass Boston dean s list Angela Pasqualone, a resident of Ahwatukee, was...
  • Q&A with Judith Eaton on Self-Regulation
    The New England Journal of Higher Education, March 10 2014
    Philip DiSalvio, dean of the College of Advancing and Professional Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, interviews Judith S. Eaton, president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Judith Eaton offers her views on the history, functions and issues facing accreditation today.
  • Once enemies, a pastor and an imam wage peace in Nigeria
    GlobalPost, March 10 2014
    Article on the heads of the Interfaith Mediation Centre, Pastor James Wuye and the Imam Muhammad Ashafa, mentions that the two men served as hosts of the fourth annual International Forum for Cities in Transition, organized by UMass Boston Professor of Peace and Reconciliation Padraig O'Malley.
  • Report spotlights fishing’s fast fall, March 10 2014
    A report compiled by UMass Boston's Urban Harbors Institute offers a glimpse of how Gloucester and the region experience the throes of the ongoing commercial fishing crisis.
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