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  1. February 2015: McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
    Please join Dean Ira A. Jackson and college faculty, staff, students, and friends for breakfast.
  2. 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.
  3. “Organizational Ombuds: An Improvised Journey” Adam Kleinberger, Assoc Ombudsman, Boston University
    Conflict Resolution Fall 14 Colloquium Series
  4. 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.
  5. Conflict Resolution Master’s Project Presentations
    To close the spring semester, eight graduate students presented papers encompassing conflict resolution tools, evaluation techniques, and case studies.
  6. Diversity & Inclusion Strategies Conference
    The Commonwealth Compact cosponsors a conference designed for executives, managers, human resources, and diversity practitioners. CEO Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Eric Schultz is delivering the keynote.
  7. Grad Student, Guide Dog to Receive Diplomas at UMass Boston’s Commencement May 30
    William O’Donnell and his guide dog Marshall will lead the graduating students from the McCormack Graduate School of Public Policy and Global Studies into UMass Boston’s main commencement ceremony on Friday, May 30.
  8. Conflict Resolution Graduate Program Issues Book Award to Anne Lemay Hurley
    “Anne takes common sense to a high art. Perhaps the greatest strength of her thinking is her clarity. Every written sentence makes its point and every spoken sentence makes meaning, whether it is consciously exploring or finally concluding."
  9. International Relations Program Honors Daniel Zaleznik: An ‘Outstanding Thinker’
    The winner of this year's International Relations Convocation Award has a perfect GPA and was a member of the UMass Boston faculty-student team that traveled to Nairobi, Kenya last year to participate in the Governing Council meetings of the United Nations Environment Programme.
  10. Continuous Collaborations: Faculty and Students Foster and Maintain Engagement
    Faculty foster student engagement
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. International Relations Masters Students’ Capstone Presentations
    Please join the masters students in International Relation for their capstone presentations
  15. 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.
  16. UMass Boston Minute: Gerontology at UMass Boston
    The Gerontology Department examines the intersection of aging, health, economics, and social issues.
  17. 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.
  18. March 2014 McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
    Please join us for our monthly community gathering for McCormack Grad School students, faculty, staff, and friends.
  19. McCormack Graduate School 2013 Annual Alumni Networking Celebration
    Tis the season to celebrate with you
  20. McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
    Back from Kaduna
  21. Effectiveness and the Role of Nongovernmental Actors in the Networked Governance of the High Seas
    Lecture with Visiting Researcher Betul Gokkir
  22. UMass Boston Professor Appointed to U.N. Scientific Advisory Board
    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Maria Ivanova to the new United Nations Scientific Advisory Board.
  23. UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres Discusses the Good News About Climate Change
    On September 27, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), delivered a lecture at the Harvard Kennedy School about “The Good News on Climate Change.”
  24. UN Leaving Liberia: What’s Next?
    Michael Keating discusses the continued presence of UN troops and increased presence of international police in addition to outlining actions Liberia could take to assist the United Nations military mission in Liberia (UNMIL) leave successfully.
  25. Boston Foundation, WBUR, and UMass Boston Partner on Boston Mayoral Forum
    A forum this fall with candidates for mayor of Boston at the UMass Boston Campus Center will be broadcast live on 90.9 WBUR and streamed on umb.edu.
  26. Transportation for Growth and Sustainability: Investing in Our Region’s Future
    FALL 2013 Public Service Symposium
  27. Colloquium: Conflict Transformation and Restorative Justice
    Conflict Resolution Colloquium with Guest Speakers Catherine Ali from The University of West Indies, St. Augustine and Ruth J. Parsons from the University of Denver
  28. The Legacy of Joe Moakley
    McCormack Grad School and the Kennedy Library host a forum on the new book, Joe Moakley’s Journey: From South Boston to El Salvador
  29. Commonwealth Compact Co-Sponsors Mayoral Forum to Focus on Diversity
    The candidates vying to be Boston's next mayor will address the city’s growing diversity, particularly issues of concern to communities of color, at a forum on Tuesday, September 10 at the Kroc Community Center.
  30. UMass Boston Earns $3M IGERT Grant to Study Natural and Human Systems in Urbanizing Environments
    The University of Massachusetts Boston is launching a new graduate program to train the next generation of environmental problem-solvers, funded by a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
  31. $3 Million IGERT Grant Will Fund Coasts and Communities Fellowships
    A $3.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund fellowships in global environmental research.
  32. Welcome Back Community Breakfast
    What's Brewing at McCormack? Join us for breakfast and find out!
  33. 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
  34. Boston Foundation, WBUR, and UMass Boston Partner on Boston Mayoral Forum
    UMass Boston will host a Boston mayoral forum on September 19, just days before the preliminary election.
  35. UMass Boston’s New England Pension Assistance Project Awarded $942,500 Grant
    McCormack Grad School's Gerontology Institute project wins five-year grant from the Administration on Aging.
  36. StatNet Third Annual Conference: Managing Performance Using Data in Municipal Government
    The Collins Center for Public Management at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies hosts the third annual StatNet conference on Thursday, August 20, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  37. Assistant Professor Pamela Nadash Awarded GSA Fellowship
    Assistant Professor Pam Nadash awarded fellow status by Gerontological Society of America.
  38. Blogging for Change: UMass Boston PaxBlog Advances Peace, Democracy, and Development
    McCormack Grad School students and faculty publish top-of-mind ideas and insights through PaxBlog.
  39. 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.
  40. McCormack Community Gathers to Understand, Imagine, and Create its Future
    UMass Boston's policy and global studies college undertakes organizational development exercise to find its "special sauce."
  41. Visiting Fellows from Egypt, Tunisia Explore Local Efforts to Advance Women in Politics
    International exchange program brings two female fellows to McCormack Graduate School to study women in US politics.
  42. UMass Boston Faculty, Students, and Alumni Form Veterans’ Court Consortium
    McCormack team joins local advocates to seek state funds to study alternative justice program for veterans.
  43. Diversity in Higher Education: UMass Boston’s Commonwealth Compact, Part of the Solution
    McCormack Grad School and Lesley College host inaugural Diversity Best Practices Conference for Massachusetts colleges and universities.
  44. Commonwealth Compact’s 5th Anniversary Celebration: State of Workforce Diversity and Inclusion
    From the Pipeline to the Board Room: Join us for a panel discussion, an address by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, and the release of Commonwealth Compact's Benchmarks Report.
  45. 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.
  46. White House Expert to Speak on Delivering Effective, Accountable, Trusted Government
    McCormack Grad School hosts lecture by top experts on performance management. Also streamed live beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  47. Launch of the New Online New England Journal of Public Policy
    Originally launched in 1985, today the New England Journal of Public Policy is published as an open source, online publication.
  48. Conflict Resolution Student Appointed to Key Public Affairs Job in Puerto Rico
    Ricardo Ramos puts his conflict resolution graduate studies to work in San Juan's mayor's office.
  49. MGS Professor Michael Johnson Earns Grant to Improve Neglected Baltimore Properties
    Decision modelling in urban redevelopment has the potential to improve social, economic, and public health indicators.
  50. Women and Hunger: Putting Food on the Table
    Center for Women in Politics and Center for Social Policy support event at Simmons College featuring Professor Randy Albelda as guest speaker.
  51. Beyond the ‘Busy Ethic’: The Meaning and Measurement of Engagement in Later Life
    Please join us for this gerontology guest lecture by Jacquelyn James from Boston College's Sloan Center on Aging and Work.
  52. Bridging the Gap between the Researcher and Public Policy Maker
    Please join us as gerontology alumnus Jay Bulot, PhD presents this guest lecture at the McCormnack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.
  53. Financial Well-Being across the Cancer Continuum
    Join Harvard's Tucker-Seeley for this Gerontology Speaker series event.
  54. Promoting Peace: A Q&A Session with Forum for Cities in Transition Staff Members
    Learn more about the forum's creation, history, successes and challenges, and highlights of the recent FCT event in Kirkuk, Iraq.
  55. UN Environmental Report for Youth Launched with Input from UMass Boston Students
    McCormack Graduate School students contribute to new United Nations publication on the global environment.
  56. Awotona Speaks at the National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment
    CRSCAD Director Adenrele Awotona lectures on disaster planning for urban slums at recent DC conference.
  57. Thanks to Collins Center, Massachusetts Government Leads the Nation in Performance Management
    Governor Patrick relies on Collins Center for Public Management expertise for more efficient and effective government decision-making.
  58. Connie Chan Shares Winning Strategies with Athletes On-Campus and Across the Globe
    MGS Associate Dean has a "second life" as a sports psychologist motivating athletes and coaches.
  59. UMass Boston Faculty-student Delegation Participates in Historic UN Meeting in Nairobi
    Center for Governance and Sustainability team is the only major research university with students in their delegation.
  60. 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.
  61. Commonwealth Compact Higher Education Diversity Best Practices Conference
    Join us at Lesley College for this inaugural conference of our Higher Education Collaborative.
  62. MSPA Alumnus Appointed Suffolk County Sheriff
    Steve Tompkins, a 2011 public affairs graduate, takes the helm of the state's largest sheriff's office.
  63. Center for Governance and Sustainability Team Publishes Groundbreaking Research
    Professor of Biology Kamaljit Bawa and Research Associate Uttam Shrestha share cutting-edge findings on Nepalese fungus.
  64. CSP Offers New Internship for Research and Evaluation on Eradication of Poverty
    Center for Social Policy launches Elaine Werby Public Service Internship for UMass Boston student interested in poverty reduction.
  65. Commonwealth Compacts Sponsors Black Empowerment Breakfast
    Cassius Cash tells the audience, "... if you want something you’ve never had, do something you’ve never done."
  66. “Breaking the Silence of Extreme Poverty” Conference
    Join us for this event cosponsored by the McCormack Graduate School's Center for Social Policy, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement.
  67. Public Policy Research Seminar on Microfinance and Poverty Alleviation
    PhD student Ghazal Zulfiqar will discuss whether institutional form matters in microfinance and poverty reduction.
  68. Conflict Resolution Student Attends Fulbright Conference on Afghan Social Entrepreneurship
    Fulbright student Nasir Gord attended recent conference at Miami University.
  69. 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.
  70. MGS Alumni Start Nonprofit to Train Youth Farmers in Ethiopia
    Alumni from public affairs and international relations establish innovative educational program for disconnected youth.
  71. MGS Center for Governance and Sustainability Hosts Ethiopian Delegation
    UMass Boston and Addis Ababa University commit to long-term partnership.
  72. Conflict Resolution Master’s Projects Student Presentations
    Students in the Conflict Resolution MA Program present their final projects at our final Spring 2013 Colloquium.
  73. Ultimate Peace: Using the Sport of Ultimate Frisbee to Unite Communities Divided by Conflict
    Dr. David Barkan, PhD, Founder and CEO of Ultimate Peace, will speak at our second colloquium on his 30 year career dedicated to social change.
  74. Issues in Family Mediation: a talk by Jane Honoroff
    Jane Honoroff, specialist in family mediation, opens the 2013 Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series
  75. International Relations MSPA Student Capstone Presentations
    Students present their final research projects in international relations
  76. Matz Shares Expertise on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Resolution at Local Synagogue
    MGS professor engages local Jewish community on peace process in Israel.
  77. MSPA Capstone Presentations
    McCormack Grad students present their final research projects in public affairs.
  78. Many Elders Cannot Meet Housing and Health Care Needs with Social Security Benefits Alone
    Gerontology Institute develops new tool to measure income adequacy and issues National Elder Economic Security Report.
  79. Women in Politics and Public Policy Graduation Celebration
    We will honor our PWPPP students who have completed the graduate certificate program at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.
  80. Black History Empowerment Recognition Breakfast
    Commonwealth Compact co-hosts Black History Month event with Cassius Cash as keynote speaker
  81. Final Case Study Presentations by Women in Politics and Public Policy Students
    Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in WPPP present their case study research and analyses.
  82. Final Case Study Presentations by Women in Politics and Public Policy Students
    Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in WPPP present their case study research and analyses.
  83. UMass Boston Seeks Director for Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy
    MGS seeks collaborative leader to advance research and training programs for women in politics.
  84. McCormack Graduate School College Connections: Town Meeting and Spring Reception
    Hear Ira Jackson’s state of the college address, participate in a town meeting, and socialize with the MGS community.
  85. Collins Center Hosts MassResults Second Annual Performance Management Conference
    McCormack Grad School's Collins Center for Public Management conference focuses on building a results-oriented government.
  86. Research Team Looks at Group Acknowledgement of Past Violence as Key to Breaking Cycles of Violence
    MGS Assistant Professor Rezarta Bilali receives two grants to develop and test strategies to understand mass violence
  87. Awotona’s Book on Post-Disaster Reconstruction Chosen as Critics’ Choice Book of the Month
    CRSCAD director's edited collection receives accolades
  88. Mark Warren’s Community Organizing and Education Research Featured at Research Luncheon
    MGS faculty member highlights his work with Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN)
  89. UMass Boston Receives $1 Million Grant from Osher Foundation
    The University of Massachusetts Boston has received a second $1 million gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation to continue funding of the university’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
  90. McCormack Graduate School Well Represented at National Gerontology Conference
    Faculty and PhD students present more than 20 papers and posters at annual scientific conference.
  91. Different Paths to Politics: Women and Political Leadership in Massachusetts
    CWPPP hosted a panel discussion with Jennifer Benson, Denise Garlick, and Sheneal Parker.
  92. CSP Study Suggests Employers Find Distinct Value in Meeting Labor Needs through Alternative Staffing
    Center for Social Policy issues final report on Alternate Staffing Demonstration Project
  93. Commonwealth Compact Expands with New Signers and Board Members
    McCormack Grad School diversity project is growing
  94. Public Policy Dissertation Proposal Defense on Gentrification in Jamaica Plain
    Jennifer Douglas will present her research proposal on real estate actors and policies in this Boston neighborhood.
  95. MGS Poverty Policy Experts to Speak at Carter Center on Post-Katrina Disaster Relief Issues
    Friedman and Tripp will deliver keynote address on constituent involvement at "Not Meant to Live Like This" conference
  96. MGS Nigerian Expert Shares Insights with California High School Students Via Skype
    Associate Professor Darren Kew shares expertise on conflict resolution and promoting democracy in Africa.
  97. MGS Staffers Celebrate Years of Service at UMass Boston
    Four McCormack Grad School employees were recently honored for 10-30 years of service
  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. Belle Abaya—Mother, Teacher, Hero (1952-2012)
    Philippine national hero and Conflict Resolution Program alumna dies of cancer.
  100. McCormack Grad School Strengthens Ties With Ethiopia
    Center for Governance and Sustainability enters long-term partnership with Adaba University