C. Eduardo Siqueira, an associate professor in the College of Public and Community Service and coordinator of the Transnational Brazilian Project, says people have been caught off guard by the new virulence of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness found in some countries that has caused birth defects. Former research assistant Cristina Brinkerhoff was also interviewed.
Paul Tucker, professor emeritus of art at UMass Boston, talks about how Monet and other mid-19th century masters had to sell their art directly to buyers, away from the Salon: "That meant putting their works in front of the general public ... without hierarchy, without recompense, without awards."
Chair of Political Science Erin O'Brien says General Electric’s decision to move its headquarters to Boston is a “huge, huge win for both” Mayor Marty Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker, who set aside some recent differences to collaborate on recruiting the industrial giant.
McCormack Graduate School Dean David W. Cash is representing UMass Boston at a three-day environmental diplomacy workshop in Ethiopia. The workshop is co-organized by the Center for Governance and Sustainability.