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  • Cell-squeezing drug system attracts $5m
    The Boston Globe, June 24 2015
    SQZ Biotech, a life sciences company based in UMass Boston's Venture Development Center, has completed its series A funding round.
  • Daring to start a business when you’re over 50
    Boston Globe Magazine, June 24 2015
    Mark Allio, regional director of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network at UMass Boston, reminds his would-be entrepreneur clients that it’s important to have not only startup capital but also working capital to feed the business until it grows toward profitability.
  • As Bayside Expo’s razing nears, interest in parcel grows
    The Boston Globe, June 24 2015
    With the demolition of the Bayside Expo Center in the coming weeks, UMass Boston embarks on the latest phase of its long-term plans to lift the school’s fortunes while also transforming a prized property on Columbia Point.
  • 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.
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