A marine aquaculture innovation and training center on the former Battelle Memorial Institute property is on hold. UMass Boston’s School for the Environment has teamed up with Duxbury and the New England Aquarium to try to secure nearly $1 million in state money to help fund the center.
“You can be a newcomer, you can be a bit of an outsider, and you can be younger and still be elected," Associate Professor of Political Science and Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe says about the election of Michelle Wu, Boston’s second city councilor of Asian descent.
Speaking at a STEM summit in Worcester on Tuesday, UMass President Marty Meehan said he's encouraged by the leadership UMass Boston displays, with its majority-minority STEM programs. The system is No. 37 in the U.S. in patents among research universities and No. 57 in the world.
Nina Silverstein and Caitlin Coyle of the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging, part of the McCormack Graduate School's Gerontology Institute, came to the same conclusion as those who prepared an in-house report: the number of older Boxford residents is growing fast.
Professor of Gerontology Nina Silverstein and Gerontology Institute research assistant Caitlin Coyle have completed a 16-week study on the needs of older residents in Boxford. The report was recently presented to the Boxford Council on Aging. The Gerontology Institute is in the McCormack Graduate School.
Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller of the McCormack Graduate School writes that Social Security is facing a long-term financial shortfall, but that the economic security of future retirees can be preserved and strengthened with "thoughtful updates" to the program.
Joyce Ferriabough Bolling cites the recent work of UMass Boston's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy in her appraisal of a record-setting election for women in Boston and across Massachusetts.