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  • 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.
  • Recreation opportunities and hopes for water access to JFK Library
    Chronicle, August 05 2013
    UMass Boston’s Director of Marine Operations Chris Sweeney talks about the abundant opportunities for waterfront recreation on Columbia Point in this clip from WCVB’s Chronicle.
  • Draft of Marshfield waterways master plan being readied for selectmen
    August 03 2013
    Outlet: Patriot Ledger - Online, The

    The Marshfield Waterways Committee is preparing a master plan for the town's waterways, and it expects to present a draft to selectmen in the next few weeks. The seven residents serving on the selectmen-appointed committee have been deciding which
  • Cambridge to mark 50th anniversary of March on Washington, August 02 2013
    Associate Professor of Africana Studies Jemadari Kamara, who is also director of the Center for African, Caribbean, and Community Development at UMass Boston, will deliver a keynote address August 22 at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
  • MIT, Brandeis, Boston University, UMass, Harvard presidents urge the federal government to fund rese
    August 02 2013

    Several presidents from local schools published a letter this week urging Congress and President Obama to reinvest in higher education research initiatives and student financial aid. The Association of American Universities and the Association of
  • Free concert at Carson Beach
    Dorchester Reporter, August 01 2013
    UMass Boston’s WUMB-FM Radio and Berklee College of Music have teamed up to host a series of concerts at Carson Beach in August. The series will begin Saturday at 2 p.m. with a performance from Joe’s Truck Stop.
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