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  • Bombing victim gets posthumous degree
    WCVB-TV, May 31 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.
  • Salem State Hockey Will Play at Fenway
    Salem Patch, May 30 2013
    Longtime rivals UMass Boston and Salem State will face off in an outdoor hockey game at Fenway Park this winter, Salem State announced in a press release.
  • Mayor Menino gets honorary Harvard degree, hangs with Oprah
    May 30 2013
    Outlet: Metro New York - Online

    Mayor Thomas Menino with Harvard President Drew Faust before the university's commencement. Mayor Thomas Menino may not be looking forward to tomorrow when he's scheduled to have prostate surgery, but he sure seems to be enjoying today. Related Ar
  • O’Donnell at Sea
    May 30 2013
    Outlet: All About Bps

    Yesterday on a rainy day the O'Donnell 5th grade class went on a 3-hour oceanography tour of the Boston Harbor with their Science teacher Chris Leonard. They arrived at University of Massachusetts at 10:30am to set sail on the Columbia Point boat. Wh
  • Task is not to return to bilingual education, but to boost immersion
    May 30 2013
    Outlet: Boston Globe

    The May 21 op-ed"Sinking inan English-only classroom" criticizes the lack of special help for non-English-speaking students, but the remedy of returning to bilingual education is extremely unwise. English language learners may not be getting the lang
  • Conference to educate professionals, community leaders on youth, sex, culture
    May 29 2013
    Outlet: Cranston Herald - Online, The

    The Rhode Island HIV Prevention Coalition is sponsoring a statewide conference on May 31 to educate professionals and community leaders about the impact of culture on the sexual health of Rhode Island youth defined as individuals 21 and under. Aid
  • Sudbury native wins 2013 JFK Award at UMass Boston
    Wicked Local Sudbury, May 29 2013
    Profile of Sudbury native and management major Sam Chandler, this year's recipient of the John F. Kennedy Award for Academic Excellence.
  • Hormones don’t hurt female investors – inequality does
    The Guardian, May 28 2013
    Column on women on Wall Street cites Economics Professor and Chair Julie Nelson, who looked at two dozen studies on whether women are more cautious than men. Nelson found that the differences between men and women when it comes to risk are small.
  • Patients Should Be More Involved In Medical Decision Making
    Medical News Today, May 28 2013
    Article on a survey conducted by Floyd Fowler, a senior research fellow in UMass Boston’s Center for Survey Research, that found the level of shared decision making among adult patients who had discussed medical tests, medications, and procedures with their doctors was not as high as expected. The study was published this week in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
  • Governor Patrick is recognized for growing diversity in state government
    Asian American Civic Association, May 28 2013
    Article on how Governor Deval Patrick was honored at the fifth anniversary celebration of UMass Boston’s Commonwealth Compact for his administration’s efforts to create a state government that reflects Massachusetts’s diverse communities.
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