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  • Haskell graduates from chief officer training program
    Wicked Local Wareham, January 26 2016
    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’ looks at labor strife a century ago
    The Boston Globe, January 25 2016
    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."
  • Municipalities shouldn’t go it alone on IT
    CommonWealth Magazine, January 25 2016
    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.
  • The New Normal Of Financial Vulnerability In America
    Forbes Online, January 25 2016
    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.”
  • Number of centenarians in the U.S. is on the rise
    CNN, January 25 2016
    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."
  • Veena made from rosewood
    The Hindu, January 24 2016
    Researchers at UMass Boston are analyzing spider web strands that are supposedly stronger than silver and can be used as strings in instruments.
  • Pregnant travelers urged to stay away from countries with Zika
    The Boston Globe, January 22 2016
    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.
  • Abt Associates to Evaluate Massachusetts Preschool Expansion Program
    San Francisco Chronicle, January 20 2016
    UMass Boston Professors Anne Douglass and Monica Yudron are part of the research team evaluating expanded preschool offerings in Massachusetts.
  • UMass Boston bans use of tobacco products on campus
    The Republican, January 19 2016
    The University of Massachusetts Boston on Tuesday banned smoking on school property. The prohibition also applies to vaporizers and e-cigarettes. Smoking was already banned inside.
  • UMass Boston extends tobacco ban across all campus property
    Associated Press, January 19 2016
    The University of Massachusetts Boston on Tuesday banned smoking on school property. The prohibition also applies to vaporizers and e-cigarettes. Smoking was already banned inside.
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