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  • Walsh holds forum to hear concerns from older residents
    The Boston Globe, March 01 2015
    The UMass Boston Gerontology Institute is partnering with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and AARP on the Age-Friendly Boston initiative. About 100 Bostonians attended an event at Faneuil Hall on Saturday. According to a Gerontology Institute report, 88,000 residents over 60 lived in Boston in 2010.
  • Charlie Titus of UMass Boston changed players’ lives
    Boston Globe, March 01 2015
    Column on Charlie Titus's 40-year coaching career, which ended last week. "We love to swaddle professional athletes in adulation," Christopher L. Gasper writes. "The real heroes are people such as Titus, making a difference in the community and paying forward the opportunity for success."
  • Lives and times
    Boston Globe, February 28 2015
    In making Strongman, Zachary Levy spent nine years recording the life of Stanley “Stanless Steel” Pleskun, a showman who can bend a penny and can lift a pickup high enough to slip a piece of paper under the wheels, but who has to make a living collecting scrap metal. The film will be shown for free on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom as part of the UMass Boston Film Series.
  • Buyer withdraws from sale of Globe headquarters
    Boston Globe, February 28 2015
    The Boston Globe said Friday it would not sell its Morrissey Boulevard headquarters to Winstanley Enterprises as planned because one of the buyer’s financiers withdrew from the project.
  • Can They Grab Your Pension?
    AARP Bulletin, February 27 2015
    Jeanne M. Medeiros, director of UMass Boston's Pension Action Center, blames vague labor laws for allowing pension plans to go after retirees decades later over errors that they didn't cause.
  • A Good School Committee Choice
    Jamaica Plain Gazette, February 27 2015
    Miren Uriarte, a professor of human services at UMass Boston who has conducted extensive research on the achievement of Latinos and English-language learners, has been appointed to the Boston School Committee, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced.
  • Slurpee Waves Roll Ashore On Nantucket’s Coast
    NPR, February 27 2015
    Sarah Oktay, managing director of UMass Boston's Nantucket Field Station, talks about the nearly frozen waves rolling ashore on the frigid island this week.
  • Living on Earth Radio Feb 27 - Campus Fossil Fuel Divestment
    Public Radio International - Living on Earth, February 27 2015
    Professor John Duff, Living on Earth Faculty Fellow, discusses the movement of University's to divest from investments in fossil fuels. Specifically the Harvard University case.
  • Experts predict problems when snow starts to melt
    WCVB-TV, February 27 2015
    Associate Professor of Hydrology Ellen Douglas talked to reporter Janet Wu about what will happen once the historic amount of snow covering the Boston area begins to melt.
  • Economists Throw Weight Behind Universal Health Care in Vermont
    Common Dreams, February 26 2015
    Chair and Professor of Economics Julie Nelson was one of more than 100 economists to sign an open letter to the Vermont legislature urging it to implement universal health care.
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