Robyn Hannigan, dean of the School for the Environment, and Maria Ivanova, co-director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability, are principal investigators on the grant, which will fund the training of fellows in environmental problem-solving. More details at umb.edu.
NEWFANE—Louise Sirois knows she has big shoes to fill as the new librarian at Moore Free Library, but she's ready for the challenge.
Sirois said she grew up in northern Maine, “where any trip to town was special,” and she especially liked going to
Ellen Bruce, director of the Pension Action Center at UMass Boston, says employers and workers alike realize there is a problem with the current pension system, which has no central fund where employers can send unclaimed 401(k) money and workers can look for money to which they believe they’re entitled.
History professor James Green, an expert on labor activism, says fast-food employees in Boston planning a one-day protest Thursday could create positive change at their restaurants, which rely “a great deal on consumer habits” that would be disrupted by a demonstration.
Jessica Whiteley, an associate professor of exercise and health sciences, is co-author on a new study out of Duke University that suggests obese African-American women who are given tools to maintain their current weight, rather than lose pounds, may have better health outcomes than women who undertake strict diets.
Emily McNulty, an East Boston resident who recently transferred to UMass Boston, says she hopes to establish a “little free library” on campus. There are about 10,000 such informal libraries around the world.
Just two weeks after agreeing to leave his job a year early and still get paid, former Foxborough town manager Kevin Paicos has been named one of two finalists for a part-time, temporary town administrator job in Northfield, a small community in the
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.