In the Media


  • Town picks new administrator
    August 13 2013
    Outlet: Salem News - Online, The

    TOPSFIELD — Selectmen have chosen Kellie Herbert, assistant town administrator in Belmont, to become the next town administrator. But Sean Fitzgerald, the current town manager in Plaistow, N.H., and a former mayoral candidate in Peabody, was a clo
  • Women of color strive for firmer political foothold
    Boston Globe, August 12 2013
    Christa Kelleher, interim director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston, says a reluctance to ask for campaign contributions is one factor that prevents more women from running for elected office. Even so, there are 35 women of color on the ballot in Massachusetts this year—more than ever before.
  • Free legal assistance for problems collecting pension benefits
    The Eagle-Tribune, August 11 2013
    The New England Pension Assistance Project, part of UMass Boston's Gerontology Institute, is listed as a resource for collecting pension survivor’s benefits.
  • State searches for invasive species in SouthCoast
    SouthCoast Today, August 09 2013
    UMass Boston doctoral candidate Kristin Osborne was part of a group of marine biologists and doctoral students who visited New Bedford last week to study potentially invasive non-native species that are congregating around docks and marinas.
  • Tracking down retirement benefits from a previous job
    Chicago Tribune, August 09 2013
    A retiree, who is unsure of how to locate her pension, is advised to contact the Illinois Pension Assistance Project, part of the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston's John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.
  • Meet EPA Administrator McCarthy
    August 09 2013
    Outlet: School Transportation News - Online

    Gina McCarthy was confirmed as EPA administrator by the Senate on July 18, 136 days after being nominated by President Obama to replace Lisa Jackson. A Republican-led delay of her nomination centered on more than 1,100 questions addressed to McCar
  • Africa’s next narco state
    Mmegi Online, August 09 2013
    Michael Keating of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at UMass Boston wrote this piece analyzing a recent report on uncomfortably close ties between political and military elites in West Africa and drug traffickers there.
  • The economics of ‘Elysium’
    Washington Examiner, August 09 2013
    A paper co-authored by Associate Professor of Economics Arjun Jayadev is discussed in this article on the political themes in the new science-fiction thriller “Elysium.”
  • UMass issues RFP for Springfield space
    Boston Business Journal, August 06 2013
    The UMass system has issued a request for proposals to lease 25,000 square feet of space in downtown Springfield, where it is eyeing a potential satellite campus.
  • Study: locked-in syndrome sufferers answer questions via pupil dilation
    Wired UK, August 06 2013
    Researchers from UMass Boston’s Computer Science Department authored a study concluding that pupil dilation can be used as a “reliable and inexpensive indicator of a subject’s cognitive workload”—a premise that has led to breakthroughs in communicating with paralyzed people who cannot write or speak.
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