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  • Study finds half of the country’s states passed restrictive voting laws from 2006 to 2011
    The Boston Globe, January 08 2014
    UMass Boston professors Keith Bentele and Erin O’Brien found that race, class, and political partisanship influenced the push for a raft of restrictive laws from 2006 to 2011.
  • UMass Boston defeats Salem State hockey in Frozen Fenway showcase, January 07 2014
    The UMass Boston men's hockey team persevered in frigid conditions to defeat Salem State, 4-2, in Tuesday's Frozen Fenway outdoor hockey game.
  • Learn Science through Art & Literature
    The Times Of India, January 07 2014
    Arthur Eisenkraft, distinguished professor of science education and the director of UMass Boston's Center of Science and Math in Context (COSMIC), spoke to students in Bangalore, India, about using art to illustrate complicated physics theories.
  • BIDMC Researcher Looks at Race and Bariatric Surgery
    Bright Surf, January 07 2014
    Mary Ellen Colten, the director of UMass Boston's Center for Survey Research, coauthored a study that found the reason more African Americans have not considered weight loss surgery is that obesity has not diminished their quality of life as much as it has diminished quality of life for Caucasians.
  • Boston Mayor Walsh names interim fire commissioner
    Wicked Local West Roxbury -, January 07 2014
    John Hasson '77, a 40-year veteran of the Boston Fire Department, has been named interim fire commissioner by new Mayor Marty Walsh.
  • 8 trillion reasons to make your technology accessible
    Information Technology World, January 07 2014
    UMass Boston's new collaboration with IBM on assistive technology research and development is highlighted by a leading IT trade magazine.
  • Mass. Life Sciences Center awards $8m for research of customized cancer treatments
    The Boston Globe, January 07 2014
    The Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy at UMass Boston, led by Director Jill Macoska, has received an $8 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.
  • Experts: Marty Walsh signals change
    Boston Herald (AP), January 07 2014
    Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says new Mayor Marty Walsh is signaling that he will listen to ideas from all corners--a trait not always associated with his predecessor Tom Menino.
  • New mayor becomes Dem power broker
    Boston Herald (AP), January 07 2014
    Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien puts Boston Mayor Martin Walsh in a "power triad" with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Governor Deval Patrick.
  • Tiger Mom Amy Chua’s controversial new book
    Yahoo! Lifestyle - Practical Parenting, January 06 2014
    Peter Kiang, director of the Asian American Studies Program, comments on "The Triple Package," author Amy Chua's new book that deems eight cultural groups in America as being superior to others.
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