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  • Who wins if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run in 2016?
    The Week, May 02 2013
    Assistant Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says the Boston Marathon bombings revealed “a new dimension” of Governor Deval Patrick, who could benefit from the increased national attention if he pursues a 2016 presidential run.
  • Guantanamo hunger strike renews debates over indefinite detention, ethics of force-feeding
    Washington Post, May 02 2013
    Padraig O’Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation, speaks to the Post about the political strategy underlying an ongoing hunger strike by 100 prisoners at the U.S. military lockup in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. O’Malley’s book Biting at the Grave analyzes a 1981 hunger strike at an Irish prison.
  • Animals rights activist talks morality of meat
    The Dartmouth, May 02 2013
    Melanie Joy, a lecturer in the Sociology Department, spoke to an audience at Dartmouth College on Wednesday about “carnism,” the invisible ideology that guides Americans’ choices about eating meat.
  • Words of meaning
    The Salem News, May 02 2013
    Assistant Professor of English Jill McDonough will read from Habeas Corpus, her book of sonnets, at this weekend’s Mass Poetry Festival. McDonough also selected poems for inclusion in a guidebook for the festival.
  • Mayoral hopefuls chase signatures
    May 01 2013
    Outlet: Dorchester Reporter - Online

    As voters trickled into the polls across the city on Tuesday, mayoral hopefuls flooded the Election Department office to pick up nomination papers and begin to gather the signatures needed to make it onto this fall's ballot. Dozens of candidates f
  • Get to Know Other Sustainable Business Leaders
    May 01 2013
    Outlet: Jamaica Plain Patch As the owner of a Jamaica Plain-based marketing company, I love to meet other local businesspeople who share m
  • PRESS RELEASE: New Online Resource Trains Hospital Staff on Disability Inclusion
    May 01 2013
    Outlet: Beacon Hill Patch

    Credit Institute for Community Inclusion Boston, MA:  The Institute for Comm
  • May Day past and present: Why the world marches on May 1
    MSN News, May 01 2013
    Professor of History James Green says May Day, which began in ancient times as a joyous springtime holiday, became associated with organized labor uprisings after Chicago’s “Haymarket Affair,” a May 1, 1886 rally to create the eight-hour work day. The rally ended with a bombing and a shootout that killed 11 people.
  • India actor Agashe helps raise $5K for UMass Boston with visit
    INDIA New England, April 30 2013
    Indian film and theater actor Mohan Agashe visited UMass Boston for several events last week, including a keynote address at the Social Theory Forum conference and a dinner that raised $5,000 for the university’s India Scholars Program.
  • In Massachusetts, sleepy - but high-stakes - race to replace Kerry in Senate
    CBS News, April 30 2013
    Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says just six months after the Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren race became a national story, the current U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts has been “a real snoozer.”
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