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10 Framingham Students Graduate from The University of Massachusetts Boston

A record 3,994 students graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston at the university's 46th commencement ceremonies on May 30 Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the University of Massachusetts Boston is deeply rooted in the city's history, yet poised to address the challenges of the future.


Related Topix: Framingham, MA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Swellesley Report

Wellesley resident/sex trafficking survivor crowdfunding her Ph.D.

Wellesley mom and Wellesley Centers for Women social scientist Kate Price has turned to crowdfunding to support her pursuit of a Ph.D. in Sociology from UMass Boston, where she plans to continue research on the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children.


Related Topix: Simmons College, Lesley College

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Center for American Progress

RELEASE: New CAP Report Explores Changing the Economics of...

A new report released today by the Center for American Progress highlights the value of improving Social Security's long-term finances while lowering unemployment, raising earnings, reducing disability incidences, and cutting premature mortality risks in communities of color.


Related Topix: Social Security, Chelsea (Boston, MA), US News, Liberal Political News

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Banker & Tradesman

Life Sciences Drive Campus Expansions

Next month, the University of Massachusetts-Boston will cut the ribbon on a new $182-million Integrated Sciences Complex, while Boston University stands before the Boston Redevelopment Authority to ask for permission to build a life sciences center of its own.


Related Topix: Boston University

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Star Online

Being religious linked to less depression in elderly

People in the study who often attended religious services were less likely to report symptoms of depression during the two-year study, researchers found.


Related Topix: Depression, Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014

7 Ways Debt Is Bad for Your Health

Debt: Everybody's got it, so how bad can it really be for you? It's true, we are a nation in the red-student-loan debt has doubled since 2007, credit-card debt is on the rise, and more than a third of Americans haven't paid their bills in so long they've got collection agencies after them.


Related Topix: Credit Card Debt, Personal Finance, Northwestern University

Mon Aug 18, 2014


"Alcohol was the weapon of choice for these men": Peer...

On NPR's Morning Edition earlier today, Laura Starecheski reported on efforts to use peer groups to prevent young men from becoming rapists .


Related Topix: Brown University, Sioux City, IA

Business Journal

Startup launches Classy, a Craigslist-like app for college students

The first startup to launch from Kayak co-founder Paul English 's Blade startup incubator will focus on giving college students a better and safer version of Craigslist.


Related Topix: Craigslist., iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Boston University

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Study: Religious observance associated with less depression in elderly

People in the study who often attended religious services were less likely to report symptoms of depression during the two-year study, researchers found.


Related Topix: Depression, Health

Sat Aug 16, 2014

F.A.Q. Circus brings contemporary circus to Boston

The garage doors of Esh Circus Arts are rolled wide open on a recent morning to let in the cool, dry air.


Related Topix: Endicott College, Family, Kids

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Burt Wood BEATS Show Choir to begin meeting Sept. 10

The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts is preparing to register students for the Burt Wood BEATS show choir.


Related Topix: Taunton, MA, Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Fordham University, Arts, Ballet

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Mother Jones

Take Two: What's Behind the Religious Conflicts...

Earlier today I recommended a Fareed Zakaria video about the roots of the current civil wars in Syria and Iraq.


Medical News

New resource guide provides solutions for preparing individuals with intellectual disabilities

"When my family and I went to my first education planning meeting in high school, we had no idea what to expect or even ask," said 20-year-old Alexis Wineman, college student and Miss Montana 2012, who was diagnosed with autism at age 11. "I am struggling to advocate for myself now that I am an adult and my parents can no longer speak for me."


Related Topix: Health

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mass. public universities fundraising surges

Focused efforts by public universities in Massachusetts to boost private fundraising during a time of shrinking state support have paid off.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, UMass Amherst

Mon Aug 11, 2014

City of Boston

Mayor Walsh Partners with UMass Boston to Present the City's First-Ever Youth Enrichment Day

BOSTON Mayor Martin J. Walsh presented the City's first-ever Youth Enrichment Day Conference on Saturday, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Boston .


Related Topix: Boston, MA

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Donors boost Mass. public colleges

Massachusetts' public universities, long overshadowed by their private peers when it comes to fund-raising, are increasingly hitting pay dirt.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA, George Washington University, UMass Lowell

Foster's Daily Democrat

Midwesterner makes Dover home and education a priority

Michelle Muffett-Lipinski and her son Tim after his team won the 2014 U9 Regional Championship Friday night.


Related Topix: Beverly, MA, Biology, Science, Family, Kids, Salem, MA

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Clash of culinary cultures in - The Hundred-Foot Journey'

The 100 feet in "The Hundred-Foot Journey" - a fairy tale-like film that examines cultural differences through food - is the physical distance between an Indian restaurant opened by new immigrants in a tiny town in the south of France and a well-established Michelin-starred dining room across the street.


Related Topix: The Hundred-foot Journey, Anthropology, Science, Asian-American, Indian-American, Boston University, Cambridge, MA

Sat Aug 02, 2014

News Observer

New chancellor named for UNC Asheville

Grant was elected Friday by the UNC Board of Governors and announced by UNC President Tom Ross.


Related Topix: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts , Brandeis University