Retired UMass Boston professor Reebee Garofalo is part of a new campaign called Rock Heaven that imagines what iconic musicians such as Lennon, Elvis Presley, and Janet Joplin would look like if they were alive today.
University Distinguished Professor of Psychology Ed Tronick is one of the developers of a neurobehavioral exam, the NNNS, which provides a comprehensive assessment that profiles infant neurobehavior along dimensions that researchers believe will enable them to help identify which infants are at greatest risk for developmental impairment.
UMass Boston teamed with the Allston-based Brazilian Immigrant Center to conduct a survey of Brazilian housecleaners in Massachusetts, which showed many of these workers are subjected to substandard work conditions, including denial of earned wages and lack of breaks and scheduled time off.
Donna Haig Friedman, director of the Center for Social Policy in the McCormack School for Policy and Global Studies, says an unprecedented number of families now reside in state-funded family shelters or taxpayer-subsidized hotel or motel rooms. The program that pays for these living spaces is scheduled to end in June.