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  • Arroyo, 1st Latino, expected to join race
    Boston Globe, April 09 2013
    Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe says Councilor at Large Felix Arroyo, who is announcing his candidacy for Boston mayor today, “has a real shot” to win as the first minority candidate to enter the race in an increasingly diverse city. “Arroyo is the only major candidate representing the new majority,” Watanabe said.
  • Boston’s Portuguese Celebrate Their Heritage This Spring
    April 08 2013

    New England has one of the largest populations of Portuguese-Americans in the country, and with 192,000 of them in Metro Boston alone, this is where they will be celebrating their culture with the eighth annual Portuguese American Festival this sprin
  • Hingham preparing for an aging population
    Hingham Journal, April 08 2013
    Gerontology Graduate Program Director Jan Mutchler made a presentation to Hingham selectmen to detail the findings of her study on how the city’s Department of Elder Services can better serve its aging residents.
  • Boom in immigration fuels state population rise
    Boston Globe, April 08 2013
    Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe, also the chairman of the Political Science Department, coauthored a new report that shows a wide variation in employment and income among the thousands of immigrants who have recently arrived in the Boston area from other countries.
  • April 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm
    April 07 2013
    Outlet: Armenian Weekly - Online

    Latest: Can Raffi Hovannisian Lead Our People to �The Promised Land'? To begin with, Mr. Sarkisian has been reelected. Although neither candidate can honestly claim to have received a mandate from the people, this has not prevented Mr. Hovannis
  • Expert on biomimicry to speak at Lloyd Center annual meeting, April 07 2013
    Anamarija Frankic, associate director of the School for the Environment, will deliver a talk on biomimicry on April 22 at the Lloyd Center for the Environment in Dartmouth.
  • Loan Education Becomes Prerequisite As Student Debt Balloons
    NPR, April 06 2013
    After using student loans to finance his own education, UMass Boston alumnus Dawit Lemma ’04 works with students at the University of Maryland to help them pay for college in the smartest way possible.
  • School for Environment Undergraduates Receive High-Demand Scholarship
    Wicked Local Brookline, April 06 2013
    Jeremy Raynor and Daniel Genest, undergraduates in the School for the Environment program, have received the High-Demand Scholarship. This scholarship was created by the state to aid students students pursuing careers for which the state has an urgent need for skilled talent.
  • UMass Boston to discuss campus construction with neighbors at Monday meeting, April 05 2013
    Reporter Patrick Rosso previews Monday night's community meeting, at which UMass Boston officials will update neighbors about the school’s progress on its 25-year master plan.
  • Swimming in the Stream: How Economic Forces Force Household Indebtedness
    April 05 2013
    Outlet: Angry Bear

    If you're a fish merrily swimming in a stream, is it your fault if a flood — say from a large release from the dam upstream — causes you to be washed out through the sluicegates? Or if a drought leaves you trapped in a shrinking pool from which you c
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