Tag: Mccormack Graduate School
- McCormack’s Public Policy Doctoral Student Awarded International Fellowship
Kudos to Ana Maria Sanchez Rodriguez who earned an Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Field Research Fellowship.
- Three McCormack Professors Receive Internal Grants to Support Research and Service Projects
The Vice Provost of Research has awarded grants to fund timely and impactful initiatives by Karen Ross, Ann Bookman, and Jan Mutchler.
- UN Assistant Secretary-General Elliott Harris Discusses Environmental Leadership at UMass Boston
McCormack Grad School's Center for Governance and Sustainability celebrated Earth Day with a lecture on environmental leadership.
- UMass Boston Professor Maria Ivanova Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow
Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance Maria Ivanova is one of 32 recipients, out of 301 nominees, to receive a $200,000 grant as part of the inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York.
- William Julius Wilson Delivers Major Talk on Race and Class at UMass Boston’s McCormack Grad School
Renowned urban sociologist revisits his controversial 1978 book, The Declining Signifiance of Race
- UMass Boston Professor Earns Guggenheim, College Board Fellowships to Study Educational Justice
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Mark Warren was one of only 13 social scientists to receive the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship this year.
- Environmental Leadership Across Scales and Geographies: A Perspective from the United Nations
Join us Earth Day lecture by Elliott Harris, assistant secretary-general and director of the New York Office of the UN Environment Programme.
- CANCELED: Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences: Job Loss, Family Change, and Declines in Health
Join us for this Public Policy and Public Affairs research seminar featuring Kenneth Couch, a UConn economics professor.
- Economists Call for Greater Investment in Paid Caregivers at CWPPP Forum at State House
Leading economists and policy experts called for increased investment in the tens of thousands of mostly women eldercare and childcare workers at a forum organized by CWPPP at the State House on April 6, speaking to a standing room only, panelist argue that workers are undervalued and underpaid
- When Nurses are Also Patients: McCormack Team Researches Intimate Partner Violence in South Africa
McCormack Graduate School Global Governance faculty and students collaborate to publish new journal article.
- McCormack’s Professor Morel Visits White House to Discuss Dominican Affairs
Domingo Morel joined over 200 leaders to to discuss immigration, education, trade, and workforce development.
- Careers in Aging
Join us for the annual Careers in Aging event featuring three UMass Boston alumni discussing their career paths.
- McCormack Prof Earns Prestigious DuBois Fellowship to Study the Education of Young Men of Color
Kudos to Public Policy Professor Mark Warren who will study the school-to-prison pipeline.
- Peace in Northern Ireland: Dream or Reality?
Professor Breen-Smyth will present a contemporary assessment of the status of the settlement in Northern Ireland in the context of stalemate in the Assembly and continuing spoiler violence
- Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy Graduate Certificate Information Session and Alumnae Panel
Can you see yourself leading change? If so, you are invited to attend an information session on the Gender, Leadership and Public Policy graduate certificate program on March 25.
- UMass Boston Study Documents Destructive Conflict in Local Communities
MA Office of Public Collaboration study concludes that more training and resources are needed.
- Wood Lecture: Reflections on Issues of Race and Class in the 21st Century
Professor William Julius Wilson revisits his controversial book The Declining Significance of Race (1978)
- Students Discuss Privilege, Inclusion, Inequalities at Social Justice Conference
The Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement hosted the first annual Social Justice Conference at UMass Boston.
- Valuing Women’s Paid Care Work: From Research to Public Policy in Massachusetts
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy is pleased to host its 33rd Women’s Research Forum.
- Master of Public Administration: Celebrating Our Excellence Then and Now
Join Graduate Program Director Amy Smith and the faculty of the Master of Public Administration program to learn about our innovative work and to celebrate another year of academic excellence.
- The 2015 Slomoff Symposium: Restorative Justice In Our Communities Event
Join us for this McCormack Grad School symposium on restorative justice featuring leading Boston activist and author, Michael Patrick MacDonald.
- Bestselling Author and Activist Michael Patrick MacDonald Teaching at UMass Boston
Author of Acclaimed “All Souls” Leading Two Classes As Writer-in-Residence
- Center for Social Policy Heads Research to Get MA Homeless “On Solid Ground”
McCormack research team suggests policies to reduce homelessness and improve family financial security.
- Growing Fulbright Community at the McCormack Graduate School
Six Fulbright students join the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance.
- Peacebuilding Educator Joins McCormack’s Conflict Resolution Program
Karen Ross focuses on conflict resolution and peacebuilding in Israel and Palestine.
- Ecuador Summer Abroad Open House
The College of Advancing and Professional Studies invites you to learn about the new Conflict Transformation Across Borders program, which will take place in Ecuador this June.
- UMass Boston Wins Role as Team Partner in Global Resilience Challenge
Rockfeller Foundation and USAID choose Center for Governance and Sustainability to research solutions to climate change.
- International Women’s Day Celebration: A Conversation with Sheila Katzman
Why hasn't the U.S. ratified the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women?
- McCormack PhD Student Receives Prestigious Research Fellowship for Work on Climate Change Adaptation
Ethiopian student will bring new academic insights about how policy and practice communities interact across various levels of governance.
- Public Affairs Changes Name and Degree to Master of Public Administration
McCormack Graduate School changes the name of its award-winning public affairs program to better reflect course content.
- New Study Documents Destructive Conflict in Local Communities, Calls for Training and Resources
New conflict resolution needs assessment finds destructive public conflict is causing dysfunction and harm in local governments and communities.
- Guest lecture: Comparative Global Public Administration
Join the McCormack Graduate School's Department of Public Policy & Public Affairs for a talk by Professor Frank Ohemeng, University of Ottawa.
- Age-Friendly Boston
McCormack Grad School's Gerontology Institute joins Boston's Mayor's Office and AARP wants to make city government accessible, transparent, and inclusive for our seniors.
- 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.
- Guest lecture: Gender, Security, and Development in the Maoist Conflict in India
Join the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance for a special lecture by Swati Parashar
- UMass Boston Professor Joins International Election Observation Delegation to Nigeria
Darren Kew will observe the presidential elections to enhance voter confidence and to show solidarity with the people of Nigeria.
- Guest Lecture: “Measuring the Performance of E-Governance: A Stage Model Approach”
Join us for this McCormack Graduate School special event.
- Professor Jeffrey Pugh: Conflict Transformation Across Borders
New McCormack Grad School professor brings innovative summer program in Ecuador to UMass Boston students.
- UMass Boston Rated in Nation’s Top 30 Innovative Public Service Schools
Student to faculty-ratios, innovative academic programs, and quality internships and career services helped McCormack Grad School propel UMass Boston to the top 30 on the list.
- Harbor Gallery Presents: “A World of Questions”
On exhibit from February 2 through March 12, "A World of Questions" features the work of award-winning Zimbabwean designer Chaz Maviyane-Davies, who asks the viewer to engage with important issues like the environment and the economy.
- Cambridge Scholars Publishing Showcases CRSCAD Series as Feature Books
Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters book series selected for inaugural feature in publisher's advertising campaign.
- Two New Senior Fellows Join the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development
Andrew Tarsy and Malcolm Russell-Einhorn will help the McCormack Graduate School center continue its organizational and grant development projects.
- UMass Boston Policy Professor Calls for an Educational Justice Movement
Mark R. Warren calls the need for educational justice the civil rights issue of today.
- CANCELLED Interpreting Numbers: Qualitative Analysis of Quantitative Data
CANCELLED: Professor Deborah Stone is ill and this event will be rescheduled for the fall.
- May 2015: McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
Please join Dean Ira A. Jackson and college faculty, staff, students, and friends for lunch
- April 2015: McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
Please join Dean Ira A. Jackson and college faculty, staff, students, and friends for breakfast
- March 2015: McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
Please join Dean Ira A. Jackson and college faculty, staff, students, and friends for supper
- Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration Briefs Legislators on Community Mediation Centers
On Wednesday, January 14, at noon in Room 222 of the State House, staff from the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School will present the results of its annual report and evaluation on its state-funded Community Mediation Center Grant Program.
- 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.
- The Role of Art in Conflict Resolution: March Colloquium
Please join us for the next event in the McCormack Grad School's Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series.
- February 2015: McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
Please join Dean Ira A. Jackson and college faculty, staff, students, and friends for breakfast.
- Faculty/Student Team Organizes Global Investment and Governance Conference
McCormack Grad School research team plans a two-day conference on economic diversification and development of Africa’s resources.
- 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.
- UMass Boston Research Team Assesses Implementation of Global Environmental Treaties
McCormack Grad School faculty and doctoral student evaluate global treaties' implementation.
- Collins Center Develops Toolkit to Improve Public Management
This online tool helps managers determine goals, actions, and measures to ensure efficient government.
- A New Year Networking Night
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy celebrates the new year with an evening of networking and good conversation.
- Ethiopian Grad Student Works to Decrease Hazardous Mercury Levels in Africa
Wondwossen S. Wondemagegnehu is working to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury.
- New Leadership at Center for Social Policy
Arthur MacEwan takes on interim position as search committee seeks to replace Director Donna Haig Friedman
- UMass Boston Research Assistant Plans Local World AIDS Day Event
Julia Tripp designed the local event, invited roundtable participants, raised funds, and auditioned actors for the play she wrote.
- Center for Social Policy Co-Hosts Conference on Poverty in Massachusetts
The symposium examined current economic trends, causes of poverty and inequality, and strategies that have helped millions of poor people.
- UMass Boston Classmates Earn Diversity and Inclusion Award for Setting Up Rwanda Children’s Library
International relations students Parfait Gasana and Wade Cedar won a 2014 DANDI award on December 1.
- Panel on Public Officials’ Compensation Presents Report to Public, Legislature, and Governor
Commission recommends numerous reforms, salary increases for constitutional officers and legislative leaders
- Post-Disaster Reconstruction Expert Delivers Major Papers at International Symposia in S. America
McCormack Grad School's Adenrele Awotona presents his research in Chile and Colombia.
- UMass Boston’s International Peace Conference Releases List of Four Dozen Pledges
Moakley Chair for Peace and Reconciliation Padraig O'Malley announces post-conference pledges from divided cities.
- UMass Boston Alumna: Emerging Leader, Lifelong Learner, Volunteer Extraordinaire
Meet Nulise François and discover how she has put her UMass Boston degrees and graduate certificates to good work.
- Six McCormack Grad School Colleagues Honored for Years of Service
Marking anniversaries of ten to fifty years of service, the university honors six McCormack staffers.
- UMass Boston Student Attends UN Climate Summit with Her Faculty Mentor
Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy had the educational opportunity of a lifetime.
- International Workshop On Preventing Electoral Violence
A specialized training course for mediators from faith based organizations and peace practitioners
- Fall 2014 Gerontology Seminar Series: UMass Boston Internal Review Board
McCormack Graduate School faculty are invited to this guest lecture by Kristen Kenny.
- Telecommunications Pioneer Funds Non-violence and Peace Projects at UMass Boston
Sid Topol, a pioneer in the field of wireless communication, will fund the new Topol Peace Data Initiative at UMass Boston’s Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development (CPDD).
- Counterterrorism Experts Converge at UMass Boston for International Conference
McCormack Graduate School and Joiner Center co-host international conference on collaboration and communication for counter-terrorism.
- UMass Boston Conference will Challenge Gap in Latina Political Leadership
The LatinasRepresent Boston conference will address the underrepresentation of Latinas at all levels of government, support aspiring Latina candidates and their allies, and propel action in Massachusetts and the region to increase the number of Latinas in public leadership positions.
- Public Affairs Alumna Earns Student Manuscript of Year Award from National Organization
The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) selected Maureen Thomas, ' 14 as co-winner of the 2014 Pi Alpha Alpha Master’s Student Manuscript of the Year award
- Youth Power and Leadership in the Boston Youth Justice Movement, 2005 – 2008
Join us for this research seminar presented by the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
- Public Policy Research Seminar
Strategy Design for Community Response to Distress and Decline using Data Analytics
- UMass Boston Researcher Helps Give Massachusetts Nonprofits a Political Voice
Through this online survey, nonprofit leaders across Massachusetts have the opportunity to articulate the needs of their organizations and constituents
- UMass Boston Professor Co-Chairs International Conference in Switzerland on Disaster Risk Management
Held in Davos, Switzerland, the fifth annual conference focused on the theme of "Integrative Risk Management: The Role of Science, Technology, and Practice."
- “Organizational Ombuds: An Improvised Journey” Adam Kleinberger, Assoc Ombudsman, Boston University
Conflict Resolution Fall 14 Colloquium Series
- McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
Breakfast with the Department of Gerontology
- McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
Lunch with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
- McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
Supper in the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
- Retired Nigerian General Advises CPDD on Conflicts in His Homeland
Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, PhD, a retired general who as chief of army staff (2008-10) led the Nigerian army, works with faculty and graduate students at McCormack Graduate School’s Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development (CPDD) in his role as a visiting senior fellow.
- CPDD Senior Fellow Michael Keating Directs New Online International Development Program
UMass Boston's College of Advancing and Professional Studies will offer a new graduate certificate program in international development. CPDD senior fellow Michael Keating initiated this program based on his practical experience as a consultant for various international development projects.
- Gerontology Graduate Appointed to UN Committee on Aging
Gerontology alum Kelly Fitzgerald appointed Vice Chair of UN NGO Committee on Ageing - Geneva
- 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.
- Len Fishman Joins UMass Boston as Director of Gerontology Institute
Longtime Leader in Aging Policy to Replace Retiring Ellen Bruce
- Continuous Collaborations: Faculty and Students Foster and Maintain Engagement
Faculty foster student engagement
- Christiana Figueres Returns to UMass Boston as Commencement Speaker
Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be the keynote speaker at the 46th commencement ceremonies at the University of Massachusetts Boston on May 30.
- UMass Boston’s Nigeria Expert Weighs in on Boko Haram Kidnappings
Darren Kew, executive director of UMass Boston's Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, is emerging as a leading national expert on the Boko Haram kidnappings in Nigeria.
- Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga Highlights Africa’s Development
Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga visited the UMass Boston campus on May 6 to deliver a talk, “The Awakening African Lion,” as part of the Distinguished International Lecture series.
- International Relations Masters Students’ Capstone Presentations
Please join the masters students in International Relation for their capstone presentations
- 4 Day Skill Building Workshop: Facilitation of Inter-Ethnic/Sectarian Dialogues in Conflict Zones
This workshop focuses on building skill sets in facilitation and dialogue processes which can be used effectively in violence-prone societies.
- UMass Boston Lifelong Learning Institute Awarded Grant to Expand Services for Older LGBT Individuals
Boston Foundation has awarded a $10K grant to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at McCormack Graduate School.
- CPDD Senior Fellow Agron Alibali Accepts Research Scholarship at the Woodrow Wilson Center
Alibali will research issues of public international law with particular relevance to maritime boundary and delimitation issues in Southeastern Europe
- UMass Boston Professor on Jobs for Adults With Intellectual Disabilities: ‘Needle Hasn’t Changed’
Professor Gary Siperstein's study, published in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, shows only 34 percent of intellectually disabled adults are employed.
- Skill Building Workshop: Facilitation of Inter-Ethnic/Sectarian Workshops in Conflict Zones
The workshop focuses on building skill sets in facilitation and dialogue processes which can be used efficiently in violence-prone societies.
- The 2014 Slomoff Symposium: Bridging Global Religious Divides
Participants will be invited to examine the field, analyze current practices, define new methods, and develop an agenda for practice and research in interreligious conflict resolution.
- Congressmen’s Substantive Representation of Women’s Interests as More Women Enter the U.S. House
Join us for this Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs colloquium with political scientist, Erin O'Brien.
- March 2014 McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
Please join us for our monthly community gathering for McCormack Grad School students, faculty, staff, and friends.
- 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.