Professor of Counseling and School Psychology Sharon Lamb says if cartoons enforce stereotypical gender roles early on, they’re hard to get rid of later in life. Says Lamb, “I think these early crushes ... teach you norms, cultural norms of attractiveness and sexuality.”
Professor of Economics Randy Albelda says more workers will have to settle for contingent jobs down the road. “The lack of employer-based benefits undermines both current and future economic stability,” she says. Contingent workers are freelancers, contractors, and temporary employees.
The Boston Globe asked the state’s leaders in public higher education what they’d do if an extra $200 million. UMass Boston would give a full ride for every graduate of the Boston Public Schools who maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average, and recruit more research faculty.
Labor Resource Center Director Susan Moir says the number of women employed in building trades is still far too low, but notes that much progress has been made since The Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues began meeting in 2008.
Philip DiSalvio, dean of the College of Advancing and Professional Studies, and Robin Panzini, a nontraditional student at UMass Boston, talk to the Herald about the higher ed opportunities available for adult learners.
Stephen McGoldrick and Marilyn Contrea of the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management will offer their expertise at a panel discussion designed to help Fall River residents decide whether to review the city charter.
"The latest economic data show a modestly expanding economy that does not work for most Americans," writes Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller in his monthly update on the U.S. economy.
In this article on what some researchers call the largest transfer of wealth in U.S. history, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says delayed inheritances can be a huge burden to adult children who were counting on the money to cover late-life medical expenses.
Commenting on Greece's debt crisis, Assistant Professor of Economics Charalampos Konstantinidis writes, "The Greek government, first of all, needs to (finally) attack the Greek oligarchy and tackle the web of intertwining relations between the media, banks, and other big business in Greece."