Article on the 11th Annual Independent Film Festival Boston mentions that the festival, which opened last night, includes a screening of PJ Raval’s Before You Know It today at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. An "End Credits" panel discussion moderated by UMass Boston Film Series Curator Chico Colvard will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Somerville Theatre.
Rajini Srikanth, professor of English and director of the Honors Program, is quoted in this article on how the Association for Asian American Studies, for which she serves as past president, has unanimously approved a resolution endorsing the boycott of Israeli universities.
Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Anne Agee is quoted in this article on how UMass Boston is replacing its technology infrastructure because of the implementation of the university’s master plan.
Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller praises the proposal for a new California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Plan, which would offer 6.3 million private-sector workers a safe way to build their nest eggs.
Professor Emeritus of History Martin Quitt is interviewed in a segment about the 200th anniversary of Stephen Douglas’ birth. Douglas, born in Vermont, was an Illinois congressman and lost the 1860 presidential election to Abraham Lincoln.
Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe says the first mayoral candidate who resumes campaigning after the Marathon bombings risks the ire of voters who may think it’s too soon for a return to politics as usual.
Christiana Figueres, the top United Nations leader on climate change, will speak at the University of Massachusetts Boston on April 24 to discuss how the international community can act decisively to blunt the impacts of global climate change.
Students in Grade 3 through high school have created climate change-themed artwork as part of a project coordinated by professors from UMass Lowell and UMass Boston. The Lowell Regional Transit Authority is displaying the best entries.