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  • 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.
  • Tom Perrotta joins 826 Boston for 1,000 stories
    Boston.com, June 07 2013
    Local resident Tom Perrotta, author of “The Leftovers” and “Election,” visited UMass Boston on Wednesday for “Night of 1,000 Stories,” a benefit to raise money for Egleston Square writing center 826 Boston.
  • UMass-Boston shuts down campus buildings due to water main break
    Boston.com, June 04 2013
    Campus buildings were closed and evacuated for two hours Tuesday after a water main break in the UMass Boston utility plant cut off water service and fire protection. The break was repaired by noon, and the school resumed a normal schedule for the rest of the day.
  • UMass confers posthumous degree on victim of bombing ; Krystle Campbell had attended Boston campus
    HighBeam Research, June 02 2013
    Chancellor J. Keith Motley presented a posthumous degree to the family of former UMass Boston student Krystle Campbell at Friday’s commencement ceremony. The ceremony was also notable for the record-setting number of graduates (3,906) and an inspirational address by principal speaker Gus Speth.
  • Questions About Your Pension? Help is Here.
    Boston Seniority Magazine, June 01 2013
    The Pension Action Center's flyer is featured on page 11 of this magazine, published by the City of Boston's Commission on Affairs of the Elderly.
  • Deceased Boston bombing victim awarded posthumous degree
    NECN, June 01 2013
    Chancellor J. Keith Motley presented a posthumous degree to the family of former UMass Boston student Krystle Campbell at Friday’s commencement ceremony. The ceremony was also notable for the record-setting number of graduates (3,906) and an inspirational address by principal speaker Gus Speth.
  • Conley’s cash edge in race growing
    Boston Globe, June 01 2013
    A pair of Boston mayoral candidates, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley and state Rep. Martin Walsh, are raising far more campaign cash than their opponents. Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe says the other candidates must harness “organization and human power” if they want to hang with Conley and Walsh.
  • Brazilians increasingly moving back and forth from U.S. in search of opportunity
    PRI’s The World, May 31 2013
    The economic boom in Brazil, coupled with the financial collapse in America, have changed immigration patterns in the two countries. Associate Professor Eduardo Siqueira, coordinator of the Transnational Brazilian Project at UMass Boston’s Gaston Institute, says many Brazilians who have lived in the United States for years find it difficult to re-adjust when they return home. Alternatively, many Brazilians moving to America are finding opportunities harder to come by.
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