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2014-09-15 12:25:24

Bill DeWalt joins team after Distinguished Career in Museum Management; Prepares the Institute for Dedication in March 2015. BOSTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (the Institute) is proud to announce Billie (Bill) R. DeWalt, PhD has joined the organization as Executive Vice President and Museum Director. The Institute--which is dedicated to educating the public about the history and contributions of the United States...

2014-05-07 12:25:35

BOSTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (EMK Institute) announced it will open to the general public with a formal dedication in March of 2015. The heart and soul of the Institute is a full-scale representation of the U.S. Senate Chamber with viewing gallery - a vivid expression of Senator Kennedy's abiding commitment to public service. Senator Kennedy had a deep respect for the United States Senate and its unique role in our...

2013-09-05 23:24:29

New fellowship program at UMass Boston will train environmental problem-solvers in Massachusetts Bay and the Horn of Africa. Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 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. The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant will fund the creation of the...

2013-07-09 23:23:25

A University of Massachusetts Boston researcher has published a study that examines how rising ocean temperatures could upend the delicate balance of life in marine ecosystems. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 A University of Massachusetts Boston researcher has published a study that examines how rising ocean temperatures could upend the delicate balance of life in marine ecosystems. Cascade Sorte, a researcher at UMass Boston’s School for the Environment, and Assistant Professor J....

2011-08-09 07:00:00

Comprehensive guidelines from the Healthy Out-of-School Time Coalition help ensure healthier snacks and more active playtime for 8 million children in out-of-school programs CHICAGO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Healthy Out-of-School Time Coalition (HOST), comprised of leaders in out-of-school time care and health promotion, brought together by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, the University...

2011-03-03 11:00:03

Health officials in Boston are tracking a measles outbreak and say there are now a total of five confirmed cases. The confirmed cases include an incidence of measles in a woman living in the same building as a woman diagnosed last month. Boston city health officials said final lab results are expected sometime next week in the three additional suspected cases, Reuters Health is reporting. The first confirmed victim in Boston was a young woman employed at the French Consulate who health...

2010-08-16 11:25:00

While superheroes of the past made good role-models for children, the same cannot be said for their modern-day counterparts, who are too violent and focus too much on reinforcing male stereotypes, according to a presentation given by mental health experts Sunday at the annual American Psychological Association (APA) convention. "There is a big difference in the movie superhero of today and the comic book superhero of yesterday," psychologist Dr. Sharon Lamb, distinguished professor of mental...

2009-08-03 12:35:15

Living in a three-generation household can significantly enhance the economic well-being of children, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Southern California and the University of Massachusetts, Boston.Their findings, to appear in the November 2009 Journal of Family Issues and now available online, indicate children living in single-mother families that also include a grandparent are substantially less likely to be living below or near the poverty line compared to...

2009-06-03 15:14:26

Lisa Cosgrove, a psychologists at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, is one of many critics that say there are damaging conflicts of interest in the financial ties between drug companies and leaders who revise psychiatric diagnoses, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), as well as guidelines on the best treatments. USA Today reported that, Darrel Regler, research director for the American Psychiatric Association, says that the 160 experts appointed by the...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'