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  • Pols & Politics: Walsh again setting annual record for incumbent mayor
    Boston Herald, December 20 2015
    Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham comments on Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, whose reelection funds are worth more than $2.15 million: "I think incumbent fundraising is at least partially meant to deter challengers. He also wants the capacity to fight back on his own terms.”
  • Seawalls only a short-term solution
    The Providence Journal, December 18 2015
    Associate Lecturer Anamarija Frankić talks about some of the green strategies that can be used to protect area coastlines from rising sea levels.
  • BPS Superintendent Chang Speaks to Asian American Community
    Sampan, December 18 2015
    Peter Kiang, director of the Asian American Studies Program at UMass Boston, spoke December 12 at a public forum for Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang.
  • Introducing MyRA: A New Solution To America’s Retirement Crisis
    The International Business Times, December 17 2015
    Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in McCormack Graduate School, says President Obama took an executive action to encourage retirement savings in 2014 because a legislative option was not on the table.
  • Cushing Centers hope culinary program is part of recipe for workplace success
    Wicked Local, December 17 2015
    Article on the Cardinal Cushing Centers's Pathways to Employment program mentions a 2014 Special Olympics study conducted by UMass Boston and Gallup which found that just 44 percent of intellectually disabled adults are employed or looking for work, compared with 83 percent of non-disabled adults.
  • COP21 Proved the Power of Peer Pressure
    The Boston Globe, December 16 2015
    Maria Ivanova, an associate professor in the McCormack Graduate School and codirector of the school's Center for Governance and Sustainability, wrote this column on the Paris climate agreement.
  • Television in Afghanistan is Pushing Boundaries, and Viewers Like What They See
    The World, December 16 2015
    Profile on Afghan journalist Samiullah Mahdi, who is studying at UMass Boston on a Fulbright scholarship.
  • Heslam: Delivering precious gift
    Boston Herald, December 15 2015
    Officers from UMass Boston's Department of Public Safety were among those who took part in yesterday's “Shop with a Cop, Heroes and Helpers” event in Dorchester.
  • Treasurer Deb Goldberg Releases Report on Financial Literacy In Massachusetts
    Danvers Patch, December 14 2015
    Ann Bookman, director of the McCormack Graduate School's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and co-chair of the adult subcommittee of Treasurer Deb Goldberg’s Financial Literacy Task Force, says the group found student loan debt is a significant burden facing many college students.
  • New Bedford center lands $12k grant
    National Fisherman, December 14 2015
    The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center recently received a grant which will go toward a project to digitize the cultural heritage of New Bedford’s fishing community. UMass Boston will process images and metadata and will provide storage and public access through the university’s online repository.
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