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  • State pushes needed degrees
    Boston Globe, March 26 2013
    Governor Deval Patrick visited UMass Boston on Tuesday to announce a new program offering $2 million in scholarships to students pursuing majors in high-demand careers. Biochemistry major Farha ­Mithila, one of 100 UMass Boston student to receive the scholarships, is featured in the story.
  • UMass awards $200K from technology development fund
    Providence Business News, March 25 2013
    Article on how Robyn Hannigan, director of the School for the Environment, has been awarded $25,000 from the UMass Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP) Technology Development Fund to develop a "cold" cell that maintains biological materials at low temperatures.
  • Learn about Italian history tonight, March 25, at the Burlington library
    Wicked Local Burlington, March 25 2013
    Article on how Professor of History Spencer Di Scala will talk about his book Vittorio Orlando, Italy: The Makers of the Modern World on March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Burlington Public Library.
  • Achebe inspired generations of Nigerian writers
    WNYT-TV, March 23 2013
    Professor of Africana Studies Chukwuma Azuonye praises the “completely seminal and inspirational” work of Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, author of the classic “Things Fall Apart” and a former professor at UMass Amherst, who died last week.
  • Neuharth: Most driver’s laws favor us old folks
    USA Today, March 21 2013
    Associate Professor of Gerontology Elizabeth Dugan is quoted in this column by USA Today founder Al Neuharth, who argues that driving laws are too tough on teenagers and not restrictive enough for seniors.
  • Seen Around Campus: UMass students explore island’s living lab
    The Inquirer and Mirror, March 21 2013
    Description of the LivingLabs program on Nantucket including profiles of pilot participants, who are applying classroom knowledge from the environmental sciences to solve real-world problems on the island.
  • Greater Boston author readings March 24-30, March 21 2013
    Professor of English Lloyd Schwartz will read from his new book, “Music In and On The Air” at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge.
  • Sherborn Selectmen finalize Town Meeting warrant
    The Sherborn-Dover Press, March 21 2013
    A crucial article on the warrant for Sherborn’s Town Meeting is based on the findings of a report by the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston.
  • Boston’s Indie Film Fest Announces 2013 Lineup
    IMDB, March 20 2013
    UMass Boston is a new venue this year for The Boston Independent Film Festival, an annual event showcasing 99 indie films from across the world. The screening at UMass Boston will take place April 25.
  • Patrick trips online firestorm with re-election joke
    Boston Globe, March 20 2013
    During a visit to UMass Boston on Wednesday, Governor Deval Patrick ignited a social media firestorm by saying he intended to run for a third term. Patrick’s bombshell was quickly revealed as a joke, with an aide quipping that McCormack Graduate School Dean Ira Jackson’s flattering introduction smoothed the way for a re-election announcement.
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