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  • Fast-food strikers may risk firing
    Boston Globe, August 27 2013
    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.
  • Maintain, don’t gain: A new way to fight obesity
    Medical Press, August 26 2013
    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.
  • Personal libraries popping up
    Boston Globe, August 25 2013
    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.
  • Paicos a finalist for new position
    August 25 2013
    Outlet: Boston Globe

    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
  • UMass President Backs Obama’s College Cost Plan
    WBUR, August 24 2013
    UMass President Robert Caret says he is supporting President Obama’s plan to create a new government rating system for colleges that would link tuition costs to federal financial aid allocations.
  • Running For Mayor, Walczak Pitches Himself As The Accomplished Visionary
    WBUR, August 23 2013
    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.
  • UMass Boston Research Highlights Value of Youth-Initiated Mentoring
    PRWeb, August 23 2013
    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.
  • Mayoral fund-raising shows a racial divide
    Boston Globe, August 23 2013
    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.
  • Why (and How) We Chose the Home Base for Our Startup
    Huffington Post, August 22 2013
    Outlet: Huffington Post, The

    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
  • Foxboro to hire headhunter to help find new manager
    The Sun-Chronicle, August 21 2013
    The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston will meet with the Foxboro select board next month to discuss hiring a new town manager.
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