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  1. Questions to Help Your Team Work Better Together
    What can you do to prepare a new group to work well together or help a group in disarray pivot and get back on track? Here are five questions you can ask to help get everyone rowing in the right direction.
  2. UMass President’s Office Funds 3 UMass Boston Visual Art, History Projects
    This year’s recipients are Susan Crandall, director of the Center for Social Policy; David Landon, associate director of the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research; and Rachel Rubin, director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society.
  3. Transformations in Conservation Governance and Implications for Human Security
    Fieldwork in Kenya is funded by UMass Boston’s National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) fellowship. University of Nairobi is a partner institution of the IGERT program
  4. Managing Conflict In Organizational Mergers
    Mergers almost always involve conflict, and it is frequently intense. The approach suggested here won’t make for a conflict-free merger. What it can do is provide a path that will allow you to manage inevitable conflict.
  5. Announcing New Master of Arts Degree in International Relations
    Beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year, the existing international relations track in the Masters of Public Administration program will be replaced by this new, stand-alone MA degree, giving the program more visibility and helping to meet the needs of a globalizing workplace.
  6. McCormack PhD Student Chosen to Attend International Workshop for Young Scholars
    Congrats to Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy who will attend U.N. workshop in India on international law.
  7. UMass Boston Political Experts Discuss the Rise of Trump at Campus Forum
    Maurice Cunningham and Bob Turner have been studying politics for decades—the former as a UMass Boston professor, noted pundit, and prolific blogger; the latter as a longtime Boston Globe journalist and author of books on Michael Dukakis and Jimmy Carter.
  8. Chancellor’s Awards Highlight Faculty Excellence at 2016 Commencement Ceremony
    Three professors win awards for Distinguished Scholarship, Teaching, and Service
  9. Shawn MacMaster Earns Inaugural John W. McCormack Alumni Impact Award
    The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs congratulates MacMaster for his work preventing domestic violence, aiding seniors, and addressing other key public administration issues.
  10. UMass Boston’s Engagement with Global Disasters 2008-2016
    CRSCAD partners with global organizations to explore and provide original perspectives on local and global disasters.
  11. UMass Boston Economist: Paid Leave Proposal Would Expand Access for Mass. Workers
    UMass Boston Analysis Shows Bill Would Level Playing Field for Women, Minorities in Workplace
  12. UMass Boston Hosts First Annual IGERT Research Symposium
    National Science Foundation-funded doctoral fellows present transdisciplinary environmental research on the Horn of Africa.
  13. Managing Difficult Conversations- Race, Ethnicity, and Religion
    Conflict Resolution Workshop: Why is there so much conflict around issues of racial, ethnic, and religious identity? What can you do to address it on your campus or in your community?
  14. 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.
  15. UMass Boston Launches Fellowship Program to Advance Women’s Public Leadership
    The Fellowship Program for Distinguished Public Service Leaders to Preserve Legacies, Nurture Next Generation
  16. How the Explosive Combination of Sustainability Information with Big Data is Changing Capitalism
    Robert K. Massie, executive director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston, will discuss the evolutionary changes that he believes lie in the decades ahead.
  17. Nigerian Bishop to Speak on Religious Conflict and Dialogue
    Bishop Kukah will speak about religious conflicts in Nigeria. Please join us for this rare opportunity to meet one of Nigeria’s leading peacemakers!
  18. N.H. Governor Hassan in Wood Lecture: ‘In Democracy, Everyone Counts’
    New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan visited campus Wednesday to deliver the McCormack Graduate School’s annual Robert C. Wood Lecture of Public and Urban Affairs.
  19. Faculty-student Pair Work to Improve Health Outcomes among Urban Poor in India
    McCormack duo engage in Gates-funded research to study Information Communication Technology to improve tuberculosis treatments adherence.
  20. The Peacemaker: New England Film Premiere Features Life and Work of Padraig O’Malley
    Director James Demo: "The Peacemaker plunges us into the depths of the journey of a man utterly defined by conflict."
  21. CSP and CHW Explore How Lower-Income Families Gain Economic Security
    McCormack Graduate School center co-sponsors important discussion on the cliff effects, the unintended consequences of public policies.
  22. Christiana Figueres, Architect of Paris Agreement, Returns to UMass Boston
    Executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change speaks to packed house at Edward M. Kennedy Institute
  23. Obama Haters, Trump Lovers, and the Future of Hate and Race in America Featuring Algernon Austin
    The 2008 election of Barack Obama as president led many to proclaim that America had become post-racial. But the rise of Donald Trump and Obama-haters show this is not true.
  24. New England Women’s Policy Conference
    Join the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy for the second biennial event focusing on economic security for women and their families.
  25. Meet McCormack Alumna and Center for Social Policy Researcher Brandynn Holgate
    Read how the PhD Program in Public Policy prepared this alumna for her current career.
  26. McCormack Student Wins Competitive Grant to Present Paper on Cycles of Violence in Colombia
    The Middle Atlantic Council for Latin American Studies awarded travel funds to Adriana Rincón to present at their March conference.
  27. UMass Boston Graduate Programs Rise in U.S. News and World Report Rankings
    The education programs have risen five spots since their last ranking in 2015; the public affairs program has gained 10 spots since it was last evaluated in 2012.
  28. Public Administration Students Tackle Climate Change in NASPAA Global Simulation Competition
    McCormack Graduate School students put classroom knowledge to use in global competition to provide a solution to climate change.
  29. Spring 2016 Robert C. Wood Lecture of Public and Urban Affairs
    Governor Hassan will engage students and faculty to discuss "What I Learned from my Father about Public Service"
  30. 2016 Gerontology Award Certificate Ceremony
    Please join us as we recognize recipients of the Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates in Gerontology
  31. UMass Boston Professor Earns Kellogg Foundation Grant to Study School to Prison Pipeline
    McCormack Graduate School's Mark R. Warren studies the impact of local and national school discipline organizing efforts.
  32. UMass Boston Practices What it Teaches, Researches, in Ethiopia
    UMass Boston faculty members and students spent part of the winter break in Ethiopia sharing their scholarship, conducting research, and hosting workshops on environmental issues.
  33. UMass Boston’s COP21 Participants Discuss Paris Pact at Sustainable Solutions Lab Event
    UMass Boston’s Sustainable Solutions Lab, a cross-disciplinary institute launched this semester to address the complex impacts of climate change, convened an expert panel Wednesday to discuss the lessons learned from the Paris Agreement, a historic international accord reached at December’s COP21 co
  34. McCormack PhD Student Honored as Emerging Leader in Global Food Security
    Global Governance student Michael Denney is chosen to join 2016 Next Generation Delegation program.
  35. Accelerated Master’s Program Informational Lunch
    Honors College Students: Thinking about Graduate School?
  36. 2016 Slomoff Lectureship: Iran After the Nuclear Deal - Implications for the Region
    Join the Conflict Resolution Program as they celebrate 30 years of teaching conflict resolution and help us launch the David Matz fellowship. Keynote speaker is award-winning author Tritia Parsi.
  37. McCormack Study Identifies Gaps, Assets, Opportunities in MA Municipal Conflict Resolution Programs
    Massachusetts Office for Public Collaboration has documented the critical needs of Massachusetts municipalities and communities for conflict resolution skills and resources to prevent and manage local conflicts.
  38. CSP Releases “Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program Evaluation”
    An innovative federal program to lift families out of poverty is being implemented more effectively in Greater Boston compared to nationally, according to fresh research.
  39. The CWPPP’s Leap Year Get Together Networking Event!
    Come and network with current and prospective students, alumnae and friends!
  40. Christiana Figueres to Present at UMass Boston’s Sustainable Solutions Lab Speaker Series
    Lifting the Billions: The Intersection of Climate and Development Policy
  41. Dimensions of Non Violent Action - Colloquium
    Professor Stellan Vinthagen will present a case that illustrates his new theory of nonviolent action - Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series
  42. Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Goals
    Upcoming talk by economist and sociologist Diane Elson looks at gender and sustainable development goals
  43. Delivering on the Paris Promise: Climate Opportunities and Challenges
    Join the Sustainable Solutions Lab for the first lecture in the Climate at a Crossroads series.
  44. International Relations Capstone Project Presentations
    Join our students as they present their capstone projects.
  45. UMass Boston Offers Conflict Resolution Program in Israel to Focus on Jewish-Palestinian Tensions
    Taught in the peace village of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salaam, students will learn about the cultural roots of conflict facing Jewish and Palestinian communities.
  46. Assessing Municipal Needs for Addressing Destructive Public Conflict - Colloquium
    Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series: Report of study commissioned by MA Legislature that found a critical need for conflict resolution assistance and training among municipalities
  47. Family-Self Sufficiency Program Evaluation Report Release: Forum and Q&A
    What happens when you combine housing stability, financial education and incentives, and educational and employment opportunities?
  48. UMass Boston Co-Hosts High-Level Environmental Diplomacy Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Regional Environmental Diplomacy Institute (REDI)-Africa, is convening officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Members of Parliament from Djibouti and Ethiopia and experts, practitioners & civil society advocates from Addis Ababa and Boston
  49. Alumni Career Panel - Colloquium
    Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series- Conflict Resolution alumni discuss their professional successes
  50. Interview with Professor Karen Ross
    Professor Ross's research focuses on issues of education, peacebuilding, and social activism. She looks at how to better understand the impact of grassroots peacebuilding programs, particularly educational ones.
  51. Weller Testifies on State of Massachusetts Economy at Beacon Hill Hearing
    Christian Weller suggests policy interventions to boost the economy.
  52. Nigeria’s Imam and the Pastor Talk Interfaith Conflict Issues
    Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye of Nigeria’s Interfaith Mediation Centre, in their work to build peace between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria
  53. 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.
  54. McCormack Alumna Publishes Capstone Research on Gang Prevention
    Public Affairs alumna Stacy Randell publishes her master's research paper in the journal, Afterschool Matters.
  55. McCormack Alumnus Parfait Gasana Shares “Joy of Reading” in Rwanda
    The Kigali Reading Center will soon be opening its second reading center in Kigali, Rwanda to spread the joy of reading.
  56. McCormack Doctoral Candidate Attends ACUNS Workshop
    The workshop aligned with and helped inform research in peacekeeping operations and security in Africa, and global governance in general.
  57. UMass Boston Sponsors Youth Summit at Edward M. Kennedy Institute
    The Mobility Project hosts a youth summit focused on economic mobility and educational achievement for metro Boston youth.
  58. UMass Boston Professor Contributes to Landmark Publication on Architecture
    Adenrele Awotona pens a chapter on design for disaster preparation and mitigation.
  59. Islam During Times of Crisis
    Discuss the impacts of the Paris attacks with The Pastor and the Imam from Nigeria
  60. Bloody Sunday Survivor Hopes Arrest Will Lead to Justice for Brother
    One week after police made their first arrest in the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings, two members of the Bloody Sunday Trust came to UMass Boston on Tuesday to talk about what they hope are the next steps.
  61. McCormack Graduate School Annual Student & Alumni Networking Reception
    Join our students, alumni, faculty and staff for an evening full of spirited conversations, great food, and a spectacular view of the Boston skyline at night.
  62. Interview with Visiting Professor Marie Breen-Smyth
    Marie's research covers diverse array of areas including human security, victim politics and the impact of armed conflict, the role of children in conflict in the US and Northern Ireland, transitional justice, and post-conflict reconstruction
  63. McCormack Grad School Honors Barney Frank, His Mother, and Public Service
    Recent "Be the Change" events showcases the McCormack Graduate School and celebrates public service.
  64. Center for Social Policy Holds Event on Building Opportunities for Communities of Color
    CSP convened an interdisciplinary panel of experts to gain stronger understanding of the need for integration between the workforce, housing, and community development arenas.
  65. Anna M. Agathangelou Brings a Collaborative Spirit and a Research Focus on Human Security
    Visiting Professor Anna Agathangelou considers the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance (CRHSGG) a diverse and collaborative environment, helping to create well-rounded future global leaders.
  66. The Pastor and the Imam from Nigeria: Interfaith Strategy for Peacebuilding: Prospects and Challenge
    Pastor James Movel Wuye and Imam Muhammad Nurayn Ashafa, co-executive directors of Interfaith Mediation Centre in Kaduna, Nigeria; former rival youth militia leaders turned interfaith peace leaders
  67. Bloody Sunday: Justice After Four Decades?
    Roundtable discussion with John Kelly and Robin Percival of the Bloody Sunday Trust, which was formed by relatives of those killed in 1972 civil rights march in Northern Ireland
  68. McCormack Grad Student Earns National Peace Scholarship
    The El Hibri Foundation has awarded a $5000 scholarship to Conflict Resolution student, Saadia Ahmad.
  69. At IDEAS conference McCormack Alumnus Discusses Passing on the Gift of Education
    Parfait Gasana created the Kigali Reading Center in Rwanda to pass along the gift of education to children in his home country.
  70. Public Policy Research Seminar: The Power of Numbers
    Join us for this research seminar sponsored by John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs.
  71. UMass Boston Hosts Roundtable on Wage Equality Best Practices
    State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, the Massachusetts Office of Economic Empowerment, and the Advisory Committee on Wage Equality hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday at UMass Boston designed to get input from thought leaders and the business community on best practices to close the wage gap.
  72. Drought and Denial in Metropolitan São Paulo, 2014-2015
    Join the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance for a talk with Professor Margaret Keck of Johns Hopkins University.
  73. BRIDGES Town Hall- Engaging Our Youth
    Join Eben Weitzman at BRIDGES: Building Respect in Diverse Groups to Enhance Sensitivity. Event Co-Sponsored by the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance
  74. Ann Bookman Looking Ahead as Center for Women in Politics Celebrates 20th Anniversary
    Director Says UMass Boston Center Focused on 'Giving Women the Tools They Need' to be Leaders
  75. Climate at a Crossroads: How Can Paris Kickstart a Zero Carbon, Resilient Economy?
    Featuring Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank
  76. National Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN) Conference
    This is a small, invitation only, working conference on collaborative research in education.
  77. Stanley Johnson Awarded Royal Society Medal for Protection of Nature
    Kudos to McCormack fellow who earns Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Medal
  78. 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.
  79. New Academic Offerings in Public Administration at McCormack Graduate School
    College launches a new online master’s degree in global comparative public administration and added two new tracks to its traditional MPA.
  80. Info Session: NEW Gender, Leadership and Public Policy MPA
    The McCormack Graduate School for Policy and Global Studies are now offering two options for studying gender and policy!
  81. 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
  82. Six UMass Associates Collaborate on New Book on Decision Models in Housing Foreclosures
    Cross-campus researchers pen book offering useful operational, tactical, or strategic applications for community stabilization and revitalization.
  83. UMass Boston Hosts Fastest-Growing Inner-City Businesses, Governor Baker
    Chancellor J. Keith Motley and Governor Charlie Baker welcomed more than 250 leaders from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to the University of Massachusetts Boston on Wednesday as part of the 2015 Inner City 100 Conference, convened by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC).
  84. Local West Africans to Present UMass Boston’s Darren Kew with Lifetime Achievement Award
    The Yoruba Elders International Society, a charitable organization made up of West Africans now living in Rhode Island, will present UMass Boston Professor Darren Kew with a lifetime achievement award on Saturday in Providence.
  85. UMass Boston Staff Member Earns MA Citation for Outstanding Performance
    Kudos to Leigh Murphy, an academic program coordinator at the McCormack Graduate School.
  86. Center for Social Policy Receives $500K Grant
    CSP receives $500,000 grant for “On Solid Ground: Building Opportunity and Preventing Family Homelessness in Massachusetts.”
  87. International Relations MPA Virtual Online Info Session
    Are You Ready to Make an Impact? Earn a master's degree in International Relations. Join us to learn more about our program.
  88. Conflict Resolution Virtual Online Info Session
    Are You Ready? Earn a graduate certificate or master's degree in Conflict Resolution. Join us to learn more about our graduate programs.
  89. Building Opportunities for Communities of Color
    Please join the Center for Social Policy for an important dialogue on economic security.
  90. Encounters, Impact, and Change: Oh my!
    Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series - What we can learn from Jewish and Palestinian Encounters in Israel
  91. A Conversation about Gender and Immigration with Diana Salas Coronado
    Public Policy PhD student and LGPP lecturer talks about her teaching and research at the McCormack Graduate School.
  92. A Conversation With Stacy Malone About Victims’ Rights
    GLPP Alumna Stacy Malone, Class of 2007, is executive director of the Victim Rights Law Center. Her career trajectory began with her State House internship while a student in UMass Boston’s Gender, Leadership and Public Policy graduate certificate program.
  93. Public Policy Research Seminar: Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences
    The purpose of the Public Policy research seminar series is to discuss current research, facilitate professional development and networking, and provide news on current events in the department.
  94. 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.
  95. Profiles in Leadership: Women of Color Elected to Office in Massachusetts
    Join us for the release of the first-of-its-kind guide to women of color elected in Massachusetts.
  96. Office of Public Collaboration Determines Grant Funding for Community Mediation Centers
    MOPC distributes and administers awards for more than $500K in critical funding statewide.
  97. McCormack Graduate School Welcomes Fall 2015
    Ring in the new academic year with a reception for all McCormack Graduate School students, faculty, and staff.
  98. Recruitment Coffee Break: McCormack Graduate School
    Free coffee and tea while you learn more about the master’s degree program opportunities at the McCormack Graduate School.
  99. Center for Social Policy Symposium Showcases Current Research
    Attendees at CSP's annual symposium Center shared ideas and experiences relating to the root causes of poverty and family instability.
  100. The Mobility Project: Providing Opportunities for Our Kids
    A pioneering approach to economic mobility, this new initiative works with community partners to improve economic opportunity in metro Boston.