In the Media


  • Filene’s project may get tax break
    Boston Globe, August 14 2013
    Professor of Economics David Terkla, also the associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts, says he is surprised Mayor Thomas Menino and the Boston Redevelopment Authority are considering a tax break for the developer of the Filene’s Basement site in Downtown Crossing.
  • Psych prof urges better investigation of date rape on college campuses
    Great Falls Tribune, August 13 2013
    Retired UMass Boston professor David Lisak delivered the opening talk at the 2013 Summit On Sexual Assault in Montana this week, telling the audience than more than 90 percent of date rapes are planned crimes committed by serial rapists, and not the result of excess drinking or miscommunication.
  • Economic snapshot: August 2013
    Center for American Progress, August 13 2013
    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says the U.S. economy remains in recovery mode, but notes that growth is too slow to create the millions of jobs America needs—in part because of the federal sequester.
  • Northampton and Westfield mayors to attend roundtable discussion on Municipal Performance Management
    The Republican, August 13 2013
    Western Massachusetts leaders are among the leaders slated to join a roundtable discussion this morning at the Municipal Performance Management System, the data-driven program run by the Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston.
  • 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
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