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  • 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.
  • A Reading Rainbow: Gifts Of Literacy From Boston To Rwanda
    WGBH, June 17 2015
    UMass Boston's Parfait Gasana and Wade Cedar talk about their Kigali Reading Center, which provides books and literacy programs for children in Rwanda.
  • When I Started My Career I Was Told ‘You’re a Teacher, Not a Social Worker’
    The Guardian, June 14 2015
    Ledra Sun, a 2009 graduate of UMass Boston's Asian American Studies Program, is featured in this article, which also mentions Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Shirley Tang.
  • Hillary Clinton plays to middle class
    Boston Herald, June 14 2015
    Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien says Hillary Clinton's campaign rhetoric shows that "voters are not entirely convinced" she will be a champion for the middle class.
  • How to reduce risk of rape at college? Study points to promising approach.
    Christian Science Monitor, June 12 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.
  • County: Power to the chief
    The Barnstable Patriot, June 12 2015
    The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is assisting in the search for a new administrator for Barnstable County.
  • With new global partnerships, poverty nonprofit hopes to expand research and academic opportunities
    Inside Higher Ed, June 12 2015
    Craig Murphy, co-director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability, comments on the potential effectiveness of a program pairing poverty scholars run by Academics Stand Against Poverty, an international association that helps scholars and teachers address the major issues in poverty.
  • Is Moroccan FDI Economic Snake Oil?
    Global Finance Magazine, June 12 2015
    Associate Professor of Economics Adugna Lemi says the presumed link between foreign direct investment targeted to the service sector and an overall improvement in the living standard remains inconclusive at best.
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