Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe says the anti-casino stance of mayoral candidate Bill Walczak, a UMass Boston alumnus, could energize a small but significant portion of the electorate—a must for any candidate in this crowded field.
Psychology Professor Jean Rhodes and her colleagues have released three new studies that demonstrate the value of Youth-Initiated Mentoring, an alternative approach to pairing young people with inspiring adult mentors.
Two UMass Boston political scientists, Associate Professor Erin O’Brien and department Chair Paul Watanabe, offer their theories on the clear fundraising gap between white and minority candidates in the Boston mayor’s race.
Quincy College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to mark the opening of its new biotechnology lab in Quincy Center.
The 1,600-square foot lab, located inside Saville Hall, was built with a $3 million federal grant. The funding will also go
Long gone are the days of Steve Jobs's hacking away in his garage. Founders of today face a myriad of choices for their "home base." Accelerators are doubling annually; co-working spaces saw an 83 percent increase compared to last year, and start-up
Researchers at UMass Boston have discovered a new way to measure a person’s stress levels—by testing their hair for the presence of cortisol, a hormone that is produced in greater quantities during periods of chronic stress.
Before Eliot Spitzer's infamous resignation as governor of New York in March 2008, he was one of our fiercest champions against Wall Street corruption, in a state that had some of the toughest legislation for controlling the banks.
It may not be a
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The Minimum Wage: A Children's Issue
August 19, 2013
by Kevin Curran, First Focus
As the American economy continues to recover, there are many proposed changes that are supposed to better the nation. One re