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  • Another Republican Hopes For Upset In Mass. Senate Race
    New Hampshire Public Radio, June 24 2013
    Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says he thinks former Senator Scott Brown’s support of Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez is too little, too late. The special election to replace Secretary of State John Kerry is today.
  • High Costs Of Raising A Child Challenges State’s Most Vulnerable Caregivers: Grandparents
    mediLexicon, June 24 2013
    Article on how more than 300,000 grandparents in California have primary responsibility for their grandchildren mentions that the figure was derived from the Gerontology Institute’s Elder Economic Security Standard Index.
  • Gaston Institute to host Latino in S.E. Mass. event, June 22 2013
    Pablo Goldbarg, research communication and dissemination coordinator for the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, is quoted in this article on an event the center is holding this Wednesday in New Bedford. The event is designed to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities for Latinos in local communities.
  • The Art Of Life: Claes Oldenburg At MOMA
    WCPN-FM, June 19 2013
    Frederick S. Troy Professor of English Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new show at the Museum of Modern Art featuring the work of sculptor Claes Oldenburg.
  • WEF Proposes a Public-Private United “Nations”
    Policy Innovations, June 18 2013
    Harris Gleckman, a senior fellow at the Center for Governance and Sustainability, authored this article on UMass Boston’s online Readers’ Guide to the World Economic Forum’s Global Redesign Initiative, available at
  • Cunningham: Gomez needs to debate aggressively in final debate
    NECN-TV, June 18 2013
    Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham is interviewed by NECN on what Senate candidates Gabriel Gomez and Ed Markey might do in their final debate.
  • Will Bernanke Begin Tapering Before He Leaves?
    CNBC, June 18 2013
    Professor of Public Policy Christian Weller talks to CNBC about how Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will handle the final months of his tenure. President Obama is currently narrowing his list of candidates for Bernanke’s successor.
  • New Directions in Higher Education: Q&A with Lumina’s Merisotis on Increasing College Enrollment
    The New England Journal of Higher Education, June 17 2013
    Philip DiSalvio, the dean of the College of Advancing and Professional Studies, conducted this interview with Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, about Lumina’s commitment to enrolling and graduating more students from college.
  • Is playing superhero good for kids?
    Abu Dhabi National, June 16 2013
    Department of Counseling and School Psychology Chair Sharon Lamb is quoted in this article on whether superheroes are good role models for kids.
  • Two Years In The Making: BSO Taps Andris Nelsons For Music Director
    WGBH, June 16 2013
    Frederick S. Troy Professor of English Lloyd Schwartz is quoted in this story on the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s new music director.
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