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  • College Serial Rapists Evade Antiquated Campus Responses
    Bloomberg News, June 13 2013
    Retired Professor of Psychology David Lisak, an expert in the psychology of sexual assault, says a relatively small minority of men are responsible for most attacks on college-aged women.
  • Former Fall River Mayor Lambert joining UMass Boston
    Herald News, June 12 2013
    Chancellor J. Keith Motley is quoted in this article on new Vice Chancellor for Government Relations and Public Affairs Edward M. Lambert. The former Fall River mayor and state representative most recently served as commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
  • In first year, ‘Shopping Sheet’ doesn’t make a big splash, June 12 2013
    Director of Financial Aid Judy Keyes says UMass Boston students haven’t given much feedback on the new “shopping sheet,” a federal initiative that aims to standardize the presentation of financial aid data.
  • First debate between Gomez, Markey heated
    The Patriot Ledger, June 11 2013
    Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe says Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez may have to “rethink his line of attack” in the race against Democratic foe Ed Markey, focusing more on his compelling personal story and less on maligning his opponent.
  • Join the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute at the 7th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit and First Global Con, June 11 2013
    Article on how UMass Boston will host the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute's 7th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit and first Global Conference June 21-23, 2013.
  • Senate Race in Massachusetts Features First Real ‘Climate Candidate’
    Yahoo! News, June 11 2013
    Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says Senate candidate Ed Markey is distinguishing himself by building his campaign on the issue of climate change. Markey’s environmentalism doesn’t stand out in liberal Massachusetts, but the issue is more contentious in other places.
  • Dems not taking Senate race for granted
    USA Today, June 11 2013
    Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says the Markey-Gomez race for Senate is inspiring in Democrats a fear of “Brownophobia”—the terror of a fluke victory by a Republican in a special election, as in Scott Brown’s 2010 win.
  • Back taxes a thorny immigration issue
    Boston Globe, June 11 2013
    Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe discusses the factors that complicate a proposal by Sen. Orrin Hatch to collect back taxes from undocumented workers as part of an immigration reform bill. The article also cites a UMass Boston study showing that households led by immigrant workers paid $1.36 billion in taxes in 2009.
  • ERISA Advisory Council Roundup
    Bloomberg BNA, June 10 2013
    Article summarizing the statements made by pension experts testifying before the ERISA Advisory Council. Ellen Bruce, director of the Gerontology Institute and its Pension Action Center, testified on the issue of lost participants and lost pension plans.
  • Ask the Experts: Will We Ever Get to Retire?
    CardHub, June 10 2013
    Ellen Bruce, director of the Gerontology Institute and its Pension Action Center, is quoted in this article, in which leading retirement studies and public policy experts provide insight into why the future is so bleak for aging generations as well as what, if anything, we can do to alter our fate. A Pension Action Center Advisory Board member, Christian Weller, is also quoted.
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