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  1. October 2017: McCormack Graduate School Pizza and Policy Chat
    Take a break and meet with colleagues and friends at the new location, Savin Hill Bar and Kitchen
  2. McCormack Community Fall 2018 Meet and Greet
    Please mark your calendars for the McCormack Community Fall 2018 Meet and Greet: Thursday, September 6
  3. Dr. Shuangshuang Wang, Gerontology Graduate, Thanks Her Village at McCormack
    The first time that Dr. Shuangshuang Wang learned of the Gerontology field was from a professor in college who mentioned that while there are many researchers interested in child development, far fewer are focused on the development of older adults.
  4. UMass Boston Researchers: Satisfaction Not the Same Thing As Quality in Nursing Homes
    Associate Professor of Gerontology Pamela Nadash and other McCormack Graduate School researchers found a clear indication that satisfaction and quality are not the same things in nursing homes.
  5. Accelerated Master’s Program Information Lunch
    Save time and money with UMass Boston's accelerated master's program. Earn a BA and MA in as little as five years. Join us for complimentary lunch and learn more. Registration is required.
  6. McCormack Alumna Leads Bureau of Sages Project to Bring Elder Voices to Research Development
    Public Policy alum Erin McGaffigan will lead the Long-Term Services and Support Center’s contribution to the Bureau of Sages project.
  7. Gerontology Speaker Series: Consumer Health Advocacy and the Future of Health Reform
    The guest speaker is Robert Restuccia, executive director of Community Catalyst, a national nonprofit organized to build state-level advocacy networks and consumer leadership on health care issues.
  8. UMass Boston Gerontology Professor to Explore Ties Between Elders and Their Older-Adult Children
    A new study may help providers of aging services better understand the unique relationship between residents and their older-adult children.
  9. McCormack’s Fall 2017 Community Welcome
    Please join the McCormack Graduate School community in celebrating the beginning of the new academic year!
  10. December 2017: McCormack Graduate School Pizza and Policy Chat
    NEW LOCATION, BACK ON CAMPUS: Take a break and meet with McCormack Graduate School colleagues and friends.
  11. November 2017: McCormack Graduate School Pizza and Policy Chat
    LOCATION & TIME CHANGE: Take a break and meet with colleagues and friends at the University Dining Club at 4 p.m.
  12. Confucius Institute Holds Workshop and Gives Presentations in March
    In March, the Confucius Institute at UMass Boston held a workshop and gave presentations on- and off-campus.
  13. Presentation of Professor Du Peng of Renmin University
    You are invited to attend the presentation of Professor Du Peng of Renmin University: "Population Aging and Policy Development in China."
  14. April 2017: McCormack Pizza and Policy Chats
    Take a break and join your colleagues in the McCormack community for pizza, beer, socializing and art
  15. March 2017: McCormack Pizza and Policy Chats
    Take a break and join your colleagues in the McCormack community for pizza, beer and socializing
  16. February 2017: McCormack Pizza and Policy Chats
    Take a break and join your colleagues in the McCormack community for pizza, beer and socializing
  17. Accelerated Master’s Program Information Lunch
    Thinking about graduate school? Stop by for complimentary lunch and learn more about UMass Boston's accelerated master's degree programs.
  18. February 7: Trump Policy Roundtable - Foreign Policy
    Explore the policy implications of a Trump administration.
  19. February 1: Trump Policy Roundtable - Domestic Policy
    Explore the policy implications of a Trump administration.
  20. Jan Mutchler’s Reception
    This reception honors Jan Mutchler, recipient of the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service.
  21. Chancellor’s Awards Highlight Faculty Excellence at 2016 Commencement Ceremony
    Three professors win awards for Distinguished Scholarship, Teaching, and Service
  22. Gerontology’s Jan Mutchler Earns Chancellor’s Service Award
    Mutchler’s demographic scholarship and community service extend from local municipalities to the national arena as well.
  23. Careers in Aging
    Experts discuss their careers in aging
  24. Weller’s New Book Finds U.S. Retirement Crisis Rooted in Public Policy Failure
    Rising wealth inequality and economic volatility have created an economic imperative to address retirement policy shortcomings.
  25. Gerontology Faculty Offers Expertise to Legislative Committee on Elder Affairs
    Faculty discuss long-term support services, issues of elder health care and caregiving, transportation, income security, and nursing home quality.
  26. Be the Change: Exploring Graduate Programs in Public Service
    Join us for a dynamic and informative evening showcasing public service and McCormack’s graduate programs
  27. Gerontology Student Earns Competitive NIH Dissertation Grant
    McCormack Graduate School PhD student Mai See Yang earns a R36 Aging Research Dissertation Award to Increase Diversity.
  28. Undergrads Gain Valuable Gerontology Research Experience at McCormack Grad School
    Two science majors are mentored during summer research project at Gerontology Institute.
  29. Conference Focuses on Planning Safe and Mobile Future for Massachusetts’ Older Drivers
    The Gerontology Institute hosted the Older Driver Safety Summit, aimed to create a five-year plan to reduce crashes and safe mobility for older drivers in Massachusetts.
  30. Gerontology Prof Edward Miller Promoted to Full Professor
    McCormack Grad School congratulates Professor Miller for his scholarship, teaching, and service achievements.
  31. McCormack Salutes More than 150 New Graduates
    We honor this year’s awardees and McCormack’s entire graduating class of 2015
  32. McCormack Colleagues Participate in Regional Forum in Advance of White House Conference on Aging
    McCormack Graduate School dean and directors contributed to the dialogue on the future of aging policy.
  33. Department of Gerontology Welcomes New Faculty Member
    Jennifer Gaudet Hefele, an expert in nursing home compare, will start in September at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.
  34. Careers in Aging
    Join us for the annual Careers in Aging event featuring three UMass Boston alumni discussing their career paths.
  35. Gerontology Students and Faculty Awarded Funding from Office of Global Programs
    Three Gerontology projects have been awarded funding by the Office of Global Programs at UMass Boston
  36. Boston Kicks Off Age-Friendly City Initiative with Help from Gerontology Institute
    The City of Boston, in partnership with AARP and the UMass Boston Gerontology Institute, has begun the 5-year process of becoming a World Health Organization recognized Age Friendly City.
  37. Dorchester Residents Enjoy the Richness of OLLI’s Offerings at UMass Boston
    Seniors from Dorchester both facilitate and enroll in lifelong learning courses offered by the Gerontology Institute's OLLI Program.
  38. MA Office of Public Collaboration Joins the McCormack Grad School
    Dean Ira A. Jackson welcomes MOPC as its newest center at the McCormack Graduate School.
  39. Ellen Birchander Assumes Helm of Management of Aging Services Program
    Birchander changes her role from co-director to graduate program director of this award-winning, online program at UMass Boston.
  40. Older Driver Safety Summit: Planning a Safe and Mobile Future for Massachusetts
    This event is designed to create a five-year plan to reduce crashes and improve older driver safe mobility across the Commonwealth.
  41. The Conversation Project: Discussing End of Life Care
    'The Gerontology Speaker Series hosts the director of the Conversation Project.
  42. Honors College & McCormack Graduate School Accelerated BA/Master’s Informational Meeting
    Attend this event to learn more about an exciting opportunity for accelerated master's programs.
  43. UMass Boston Gerontology Students Raise Funds for Alzheimer’s Association
    McCormack and CPCS students walked to raise over $2400 for a great cause,
  44. UMass Boston Well Represented at National Gerontology Conference
    Thirty-five faculty, students, and alumni present their research at the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting.
  45. UMass Boston Gerontology Student Earns National Award
    Elizabeth Chen earns the Person-in-Training Award from the Gerontological Society of America.
  46. CPCS Daytime Information Session at 150 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester
    Learn more about Degree and Certificate programs at the College of Public and Community Service
  47. Pension Action Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary
    The outpouring of support from the many sponsors was a tribute to the great work of the Pension Action Center and to Ellen Bruce’s outstanding career as a lawyer and gerontology professor.
  48. Study Finds Religious Activity Can Prevent, Curb Depression Among Older Adults
    UMass Boston researchers find increased prayer, attendance at religious services have a positive impact on mental health.
  49. Gerontology PhD Students Prepare For Year Two
    Gerontology PhD students work over the summer and reflect on their first year in the program
  50. Gerontology Alum Lands Job with Alzheimer’s Association
    Knowledge gained from the Management of Aging Services program has enhanced his understanding of aging issues leaving him energized, motivated, and satisfied in his career.
  51. UMass Boston Faculty Receive $95,557 in Creative Economy Grants
    Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston have received a combined $95,557 in Creative Economy Grants from UMass President Robert Caret’s office.
  52. Gerontology Undergraduate Certificate Ceremony
    CPCS celebration of achievement
  53. Twenty Years, $45 Million in Benefits
    Join the Pension Action Center for this fundraising event celebrating the center and its retiring founder, Ellen A. Bruce.
  54. Gerontology Professor Encourages LGBT Community to ‘Know Your Rights’ on Social Security
    Gerontology @ UMass Boston sponsors event to educate LGBT community on changes to Social Security following the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.
  55. Gerontology Faculty and Staff Earn Creative Economy Grants
    McCormack Graduate School faculty and staff take on new research to benefit families and older adults.
  56. Gerontology Graduate Appointed to UN Committee on Aging
    Gerontology alum Kelly Fitzgerald appointed Vice Chair of UN NGO Committee on Ageing - Geneva
  57. Winning Gerontology Papers Address Caring for Aging Veterans and Intergenerational Programs
    This year's winning Gerontology capstone papers address caring for aging veterans and offering intergenerational community programs.
  58. Two Gerontology Students Earn Convocation Prizes for Outstanding Research
    McCormack Grad School students Jiyoung Lyu and Shaungshuang Wang receive scholarship awards.
  59. Gerontology Honors Two Student Mentors with Service Awards
    McCormack Graduate School honors peer leaders, Caitlin Coyle and Chae Man Lee.
  60. Len Fishman Joins UMass Boston as Director of Gerontology Institute
    Longtime Leader in Aging Policy to Replace Retiring Ellen Bruce
  61. Kathrin Boerner Joins UMass Boston’s Department of Gerontology
    Boerner brings a wealth of research experience in mental health and aging, family caregiving and support needs, the long-term care workforce, and end-of-life and bereavement issues.
  62. Panel Provides Useful Tips for Finding a Job in Field of Aging
    The idea that there has never been a better time for people entering the field of aging was voiced by all of the panelists.
  63. UMass Boston Minute: Gerontology at UMass Boston
    The Gerontology Department examines the intersection of aging, health, economics, and social issues.
  64. UMass Boston Prof Receives Mentorship Award from Association of Gerontology in Higher Education
    Nina Silverstein was selected for the 2014 Hiram J. Friedsam Mentorship Award.
  65. McCormack Graduate School RAP Session: Research, Advocacy, and Policy event
    Join McCormack Grad School community for a display of student, staff, and faculty research, advocacy, and policy projects.
  66. March 2014 McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
    Please join us for our monthly community gathering for McCormack Grad School students, faculty, staff, and friends.
  67. Gerontology Institute Prepares First-of-its-Kind Aging Report for Tufts Health Plan Foundation
    A UMass Boston report finds rates of depression, hypertension, and Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias among older adults are higher in Massachusetts compared to national averages.
  68. UMass Boston Gerontology Dept. Well Represented at National Research Conference
    More than 30 researchers with ties to McCormack Graduate School present at Gerontological Society of America annual scientific meeting.
  69. UMass Boston Celebrates Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creativity at Recent Luncheon
    Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies hosts 270 at Campus Center event.
  70. Student/Alumni Panel Praises Supportive Environment at McCormack Graduate School
    At the recent Prospective Student Visit Day, students and alumni praised the faculty and cohort support in their graduate programs.
  71. McCormack Graduate School 2013 Annual Alumni Networking Celebration
    Tis the season to celebrate with you
  72. McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
    Back from Kaduna
  73. Gerontology Journal Editors’ Panel Discussion
    Please join us for this colloquium series sponsored by McCormack Grad School's Gerontology Department
  74. Colloquium: “Behavioral Health Services for Older Adults” with Wen-Chieh Lin, PhD
    Please join us for this guest lecture sponsored by McCormack Grad School's Gerontology Department.
  75. Colloquium: “Autism and Aging” with Susan L. Parish, PhD
    Please join us for this guest lecture sponsored by McCormack Grad School's Gerontology Department
  76. Gerontology Faculty Panel Discussion of current research interests and activities
    Please join us for this colloquium series sponsored by McCormack Grad School's Gerontology Department
  77. Welcome Back Community Breakfast
    What's Brewing at McCormack? Join us for breakfast and find out!
  78. Management of Transportation Options for Seniors, New Online Certificate Program at UMass Boston
    New offering by McCormack Grad School's Gerontology Institute and the College of Advancing and Professional Studies
  79. Assistant Professor Pamela Nadash Awarded GSA Fellowship
    Assistant Professor Pam Nadash awarded fellow status by Gerontological Society of America.
  80. Four UMass Boston Gerontology Students Present Research at World Congress in Seoul, South Korea
    Four Gerontology doctoral students will present their research at the 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in Seoul, South Korea.
  81. Pension Action Center Featured in Video about Nationwide Pension Counseling Program
    The center’s managing attorney, Jeanne Medeiros, is featured prominently in the video and is very articulate in describing the importance of the work that the projects do.
  82. 16 McCormack Students Receive Special Awards at Commencement
    Master's and doctoral students are recognized for outstanding scholarship, service, leadership, and innovation at graduation ceremony,
  83. Despite Significant Hurdles, Johnson Earns PhD, Top Gerontology Prize, and Tenure-Track Faculty Job
    Visually-impaired student Kimberley Johnson earns doctorate at McCormack Graduate School and moves on to University of Indiana faculty position.
  84. Faculty Spotlight
    Management of Aging Services Professor Joan Hyde shares her experience in aging services.
  85. Catching up with Gerontology Alumni
    Interview with 2012 Management of Aging Services graduate Emily Judd.
  86. UMass Boston’s Policy School Showcases Community Partnerships
    At recent UMass Boston event, McCormack Grad School showcases their community engagement activities.
  87. Gerontology Honor Society Event at UMass Boston Steers Students Toward Booming Aging Industry
    Students in the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Sigma Phi Omega national gerontology honor society hold Careers in Aging event.
  88. Gerontology Alumnus Explains How to Bridge the Gap Between Researcher and Policymaker
    James Bulot, PhD tells students to become a policy maven to understand and straddle both worlds
  89. Turkish University Names Library After UMass Boston Gerontology Director
    For Nina Silverstein, director of the undergraduate gerontology certificate programs at UMass Boston, an out-of-the-blue email in 2006 sparked a long-running professional partnership.
  90. Careers in Aging Event: Career Panel and Luncheon
    UMass Boston welcomes prospective students and others interested in the booming aging industry to this free event on April 8.
  91. UMass Boston to Hold Careers in Aging Event on April 8
    Nationwide events during Careers in Aging Week will steer students toward booming aging industry.
  92. Gerontology Student Wins Top Prize at AGHE Meeting
    UMass Boston Gerontology PhD student Kristen Porter won the top prize at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education annual conference.
  93. Financial Well-Being across the Cancer Continuum
    Join Harvard's Tucker-Seeley for this Gerontology Speaker series event.
  94. OLLI Provides Life-Enrichment Opportunities for Older Adults
    The spring 2013 catalog offers members a wide choice of courses, trips, video conferences, and much more.
  95. UMass Boston Alumna Named as Gerontological Society Fellow
    McCormack Graduate School alumna Kristen Corazzini, PhD is honored for her contributions to the field of gerontology.
  96. UMass Boston Professor Jeffrey Burr Named Editor-in-Chief of Research on Aging
    McCormack Graduate School professor of gerontology to edit leading social science journal on aging
  97. CPCS Alumni Reflect on Past, Look Ahead to Future
    The College of Public and Community Service's alumni reception was a chance for Interim Dean Anna Madison to tell alumni about the college’s current offerings and future plans.
  98. Gerontology Professor Edits Book Assessing Affordable Care Act
    Edward MIller's book reviews ACA's potential efficacy and impact on the aging population in US.
  99. Gerontology Institute to House Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging
    MGS opens new center to expand demographic and applied research capacity on aging issues.
  100. Gerontology Institute Conducts Needs Assessments in Two Local Communities
    MGS faculty and student researchers evaluate aging-related needs in Hingham and Cohasset.