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  • Q&A with Author Richard Arum on Undergrad Learning
    New England Board of Higher Education, October 01 2013
    New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Author Richard Arum on Undergrad Learning. Philip DiSalvio, dean of the College of Advancing & Professional Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, speaks with Richard Arum, co-author (with Josipa Roksa) of Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses. Arum and Roksa pose fundamental questions about whether undergraduates are really learning anything during their undergraduate experience.
  • Annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearing Kicks Off with Governor Patrick, October 01 2013
    Governor Deval Patrick kicks off the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission’s Annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearing today at UMass Boston.
  • Why older workers are still wanted in the office
    Yahoo! Finance, October 01 2013
    Sheila Fesko, senior research fellow at the Institute for Community Inclusion, says a move among employers toward more flexibility in the workplace benefits aging workers.
  • Travolta coming to film ‘The Forger’ at MFA
    Boston Globe Blogs, September 30 2013
    ...exciting. D Ovidio, who also wrote The Call, starring Halle Berry, attended Saint Clement School in Medford and UMass Boston. Now he lives in LA with...
  • Krista Ledin and Kristen Spain Named Little East Conference Players of the Week, September 30 2013
    UMass Boston soccer player Krista Ledin has been named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in her career. Teammate Kristen Spain has been named the Little East Conference Goaltender of the Week. Spain set the UMass Boston program record for career shutouts on Saturday afternoon.
  • How Hezbollah is Winning in West Africa
    World Policy Blog, September 30 2013
    Michael Keating of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development says the wars on drugs and terror are about to accelerate in West Africa.
  • Out of the Office: Boston Police, UMass Boston, Doctors Express
    Boston Business Blogs, September 30 2013
    Photo and caption of fellows in UMass Boston’s Emerging Leaders Program, who gathered at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for a weeklong series of leadership forums.
  • Q&A: Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino Reflects on 20 Years
    Boston Common Magazine, September 30 2013
    UMass Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino says getting his degree from UMass Boston was “the most important thing he did.”
  • MSPA Alum Appointed to Economic Assistance Coordinating Council, September 29 2013
    Governor Deval Patrick has appointed Jennifer Menard, a graduate of UMass Boston's public administration program, to the 14-member Economic Assistance Coordinating Council.
  • Letters: Boston’s Menino did it; so can Garcetti
    Los Angeles Times, September 28 2013
    Philip S. Hart, who taught Thomas M. Menino when he was a student at UMass Boston, says he hopes the progress Menino made as mayor can be achieved under new Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
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