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  • 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.
  • Books vs. e-books: The science behind the best way to read
    CBS News, December 14 2015
    Matthew H. Schneps, director of the Laboratory for Visual Learning, a collaboration between UMass Boston and MIT, says when gift giving, consider that some "people absolutely love the look, smell, and feel of the classical book held in the hand."
  • Why is entrepreneurship growing among older households?
    MarketWatch, December 14 2015
    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller and Associate Professor of Management and Marketing Benyamin Lichtenstein say the labor market pressures that have made it harder for people to save have also made it more difficult for people to work longer as wage and salary employees.
  • Will The COP21 Climate Deal Save The World?
    Greater Boston, December 14 2015
    McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies Dean David Cash debates the COP21 climate deal.
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