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.
Psychology Professor Jean Rhodes and her colleagues have released three new studies that demonstrate the value of Youth-Initiated Mentoring, an alternative approach to pairing young people with inspiring adult mentors.
Two UMass Boston political scientists, Associate Professor Erin O’Brien and department Chair Paul Watanabe, offer their theories on the clear fundraising gap between white and minority candidates in the Boston mayor’s race.
Long gone are the days of Steve Jobs's hacking away in his garage. Founders of today face a myriad of choices for their "home base." Accelerators are doubling annually; co-working spaces saw an 83 percent increase compared to last year, and start-up