In the Media

 

  • Senate Race in Massachusetts Features First Real ‘Climate Candidate’
    Yahoo! News, June 11 2013
    Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says Senate candidate Ed Markey is distinguishing himself by building his campaign on the issue of climate change. Markey’s environmentalism doesn’t stand out in liberal Massachusetts, but the issue is more contentious in other places.
  • Dems not taking Senate race for granted
    USA Today, June 11 2013
    Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says the Markey-Gomez race for Senate is inspiring in Democrats a fear of “Brownophobia”—the terror of a fluke victory by a Republican in a special election, as in Scott Brown’s 2010 win.
  • Back taxes a thorny immigration issue
    Boston Globe, June 11 2013
    Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe discusses the factors that complicate a proposal by Sen. Orrin Hatch to collect back taxes from undocumented workers as part of an immigration reform bill. The article also cites a UMass Boston study showing that households led by immigrant workers paid $1.36 billion in taxes in 2009.
  • ERISA Advisory Council Roundup
    Bloomberg BNA, June 10 2013
    Article summarizing the statements made by pension experts testifying before the ERISA Advisory Council. Ellen Bruce, director of the Gerontology Institute and its Pension Action Center, testified on the issue of lost participants and lost pension plans.
  • Ask the Experts: Will We Ever Get to Retire?
    CardHub, June 10 2013
    Ellen Bruce, director of the Gerontology Institute and its Pension Action Center, is quoted in this article, in which leading retirement studies and public policy experts provide insight into why the future is so bleak for aging generations as well as what, if anything, we can do to alter our fate. A Pension Action Center Advisory Board member, Christian Weller, is also quoted.
  • Ask the Experts: Will We Ever Get to Retire?
    CardHub, June 10 2013
    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller and Gerontology Institute Director Ellen Bruce are quoted in this article on retirement prospects for Generation-Xers.
  • Pump Industry Training in a Changing World
    Pumps & Systems Magazine, June 08 2013
    Article on the partnership The Walchem Group of Companies has with UMass Boston's Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership.
  • Half Of America’s Seniors Have Dangerously Low Incomes, New Report Shows
    Progress Illinois, June 07 2013
    Article on a report from the Economic Policy Institute that finds nearly half of the country's senior citizens are economically vulnerable uses data from the Gerontology Institute’s Elder Economic Security Standard Index.
  • A plan to combat climate change
    Boston Globe, June 07 2013
    Robbin Peach, executive director of the Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate, and Security at UMass Boston, writes that climate change is a global issue, but says locally focused initiatives, along with collaboration between government and private industry, are the best way to combat it.
  • UMass-Amherst to receive $95M life sciences grant
    Berkshire Eagle, June 07 2013
    Gov. Deval Patrick visited UMass Amherst on Thursday to announce a $95 million life sciences grant for the flagship campus. The new money will be used in part to fill UMass Amherst’s new life sciences building with needed research equipment.
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