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  • Why NC lawmakers caved on voter ID
    News & Observer, June 23 2015
    Assistant Professor of Sociology Keith Bentele, who has done extensive research on voting restrictions, says the recently amended voter ID law in North Carolina fits the pattern of laws designed to suppress minority votes.
  • Why Spider-Man is the perfect role model for children
    Connect Statesboro, June 23 2015
    Professor of Counseling and School Psychology Sharon Lamb says the modern-day superhero is usually "aggressive, sarcastic, and rarely speaks to the virtue of doing good for humanity." But some say Spider-Man breaks the mold.
  • Childhood Trauma Shows Moral Implications of Death Penalty
    Texas Observer Online, June 23 2015
    Retired Professor of Psychology David Lisak says training people to protect themselves should be just one component of a comprehensive strategy to reduce sexual violence on college campuses.
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School to open Springfield campus
    The Republican, June 22 2015
    UMass Medical School, in conjunction with Baystate Health and UMass Amherst, will open a regional clinical campus in Springfield. Enrollment will begin in the 2017 academic year, pending approval by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
  • ‘Simply Sondheim’ Is The Boston Pops At Its Best
    The Artery, June 22 2015
    Professor of English Lloyd Schwartz reviews a musical review devoted to Stephen Sondheim songs, and says it was one of the best Pops evenings of show tunes since their moving concert performance of “Carousel” in 2007.
  • After giving up driving, seniors find other ways to get around
    The Boston Globe, June 22 2015
    Last week, the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston convened an older driver safety summit, a “call to action” as the state’s over-65 population is growing at a record pace, and car accidents involving older drivers account for one in five crash-related hospital stays in the state.
  • ‘Dad, give me your car keys’
    The Boston Globe, June 22 2015
    Last week, the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston convened an older driver safety summit, a “call to action” as the state’s over-65 population is growing at a record pace, and car accidents involving older drivers account for one in five crash-related hospital stays in the state.
  • Are pop songs getting dumber?
    The Boston Globe, June 21 2015
    Professor of English Lloyd Schwartz says “one of the things you expect in songs and poetry is that there is going to be some kind of music in the words."
  • The future of aging in place
    The San Diego Union-Tribune, June 20 2015
    Gerontology Institute Director Len Fishman says three-fourths of Americans age 65 and older intend to live in their own homes for the rest of their lives. This means a combination of tweaks and technology must be used to keep them safe and self-sufficient.
  • Mass. taking steps to aid growing number of older drivers
    Eagle-Tribune, June 18 2015
    This week the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston convened an older driver safety summit, a “call to action” as the state’s over-65 population is growing at a record pace, and car accidents involving older drivers account for one in five crash-related hospital stays in the state.
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