Officers from several fire departments graduated from the 22nd offering of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program on Monday. The free program is offered in part by the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management.
The Mine Wars, based in part on Professor Emeritus of History James Green's book The Devil Is Here in These Hills, airs tonight at 9 on PBS. This review says Green's "calm forthrightness makes him the most impressive of a strong group of talking heads."
Column mentions that the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management has been embedding analysts in several public works departments to help managers make use of the data they already collect, giving them a better foundation for improving their data systems.
Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, says “a lot of the energy and anger driving the campaign discussions is fueled by massive economic uncertainty today.”
A study finds the population of Americans 100 and older has has grown by 44 percent in recent years, from 50,281 in 2000 to 72,197 in 2014. Kathrin Boerner, associate professor of gerontology in the McCormack Graduate School, says "the amount they value life is surprisingly high."
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.