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  • Blog: Exploring Squam Forest with Nantucket Semester students
    The Inquirer and Mirror, February 10 2014
    This photo gallery chronicles the field research projects of two students from the UMass Boston Nantucket Semester.
  • Making city better, ‘together’
    Boston Herald (AP), February 09 2014
    Kevin C. Peterson, a senior fellow at the Center for Collaborative Leadership at UMass Boston, offers some suggestions on how new Mayor Marty Walsh can increase volunteerism and civic engagement in Boston.
  • How Economists Damage Our Moral Imagination
    Woman ChangeMAKER, February 08 2014
    Professor of Economics Julie Nelson says the philosophies of contemporary mainstream economics have encouraged people to accept greed and opportunism at the expense of ethical behavior.
  • Gov. Patrick To Discuss Changes In Criminal Justice
    90.9 WBUR, February 08 2014
    Governor Deval Patrick will discuss criminal justice reform on February 20 at the "Reform, Re-entry, and Results" conference held at UMass Boston.
  • Scituate senior center debate heading to Town Meeting, February 07 2014
    ...with the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. But if the funding is approved, the...
  • Coming Attractions: What Will Light Your Fire This Week
    The Arts Fuse, February 07 2014
    Arts Fuse critics list the beginning of the UMass Boston Film Series as one of the best film-related events coming up this week.
  • Boston schools seek to reduce driving on campus, encourage public transportation, February 06 2014
    UMass Boston is among the area universities praised in a recent MASSPIRG report for efforts to reduce driving on campus and encourage alternative modes of travel, including Hubway bikes and public transportation.
  • Joyce bill focuses on older drivers
    The Patriot Ledger, February 06 2014
    Professor of Gerontology Elizabeth Dugan, an expert on elder driving, expressed opposition to a bill proposed by state Sen. Brian Joyce that would require drivers over age 85 to pass a road test before renewing their licenses.
  • Barbie Lead Designer Blames Moms, Not Doll’s Crazy Proportions, for Girls’ Body Issues
    Time Newsfeed, February 06 2014
    Professor of Counseling and School Psychology Sharon Lamb criticizes Mattel's defense of Barbie's unrealistic dimensions. The company said moms, not dolls, damage young girls' body image. "I think that just because parents influence children too doesn’t mean that Barbie doesn’t," Lamb says
  • Rise of the low-wage breadwinner
    CNN Money, February 06 2014
    Professor of Economics Randy Albelda and Assistant Professor of Economics Michael Carr have coauthored a new study that examines the "low-wage breadwinner" -- a category of about 21 million U.S. workers who earn little money but are the primary earners in their households.
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