Political Science Chair Paul Watanabe will host a mayoral forum at the Dorchester Board of Trade on September 18 and UMass Boston will host a forum on September 19, just days before the preliminary election.
Professor of Public Policy Christian Weller talks to CNBC about how Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will handle the final months of his tenure. President Obama is currently narrowing his list of candidates for Bernanke’s successor.
Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O’Brien says endorsements from neighborhood power brokers—such as East Boston Representative Carlo Basile’s backing of mayoral candidate John Connolly—can make a big difference in the tightly contested race.
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.
UMass Boston doctoral student Liam Revell co-authored a paper that uses the evolution of Caribbean lizards to suggest that the development of life would unfold in much the same way if we hit “reset” and started over.
Phil Granberry, a research associate with the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at UMass Boston, says the 46 percent increase in Massachusetts’ Latino population is part of a broader national trend. See the map here.
UMass Boston student Adrianna Rondeau says she is committed to continuing her education even though the recent interest-rate hike on Stafford loans has her facing the possibility of deeper debt after graduation.