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  • 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.
  • Ask the Experts: Will We Ever Get to Retire?
    CardHub, June 10 2013
    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller and Gerontology Institute Director Ellen Bruce are quoted in this article on retirement prospects for Generation-Xers.
  • Half Of America’s Seniors Have Dangerously Low Incomes, New Report Shows
    Progress Illinois, June 07 2013
    Article on a report from the Economic Policy Institute that finds nearly half of the country's senior citizens are economically vulnerable uses data from the Gerontology Institute’s Elder Economic Security Standard Index.
  • A plan to combat climate change
    Boston Globe, June 07 2013
    Robbin Peach, executive director of the Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate, and Security at UMass Boston, writes that climate change is a global issue, but says locally focused initiatives, along with collaboration between government and private industry, are the best way to combat it.
  • UMass-Amherst to receive $95M life sciences grant
    Berkshire Eagle, June 07 2013
    Gov. Deval Patrick visited UMass Amherst on Thursday to announce a $95 million life sciences grant for the flagship campus. The new money will be used in part to fill UMass Amherst’s new life sciences building with needed research equipment.
  • Tom Perrotta joins 826 Boston for 1,000 stories, June 07 2013
    Local resident Tom Perrotta, author of “The Leftovers” and “Election,” visited UMass Boston on Wednesday for “Night of 1,000 Stories,” a benefit to raise money for Egleston Square writing center 826 Boston.
  • UMass Boston shuts down campus buildings due to water main break, June 04 2013
    Campus buildings were closed and evacuated for two hours Tuesday after a water main break in the UMass Boston utility plant cut off water service and fire protection. The break was repaired by noon, and the school resumed a normal schedule for the rest of the day.
  • UMass confers posthumous degree on victim of bombing ; Krystle Campbell had attended Boston campus
    HighBeam Research, June 02 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.
  • Questions About Your Pension? Help is Here.
    Boston Seniority Magazine, June 01 2013
    The Pension Action Center's flyer is featured on page 11 of this magazine, published by the City of Boston's Commission on Affairs of the Elderly.
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