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UMass Boston

UMass Boston is the only public university in Boston with an enrollment of 13,000 students. Located on Boston Harbor, the university offers 73 undergraduate degree programs, 44 master's degree programs, 11 doctoral programs and 14 certificate programs through its five colleges and Division of Corporate, Continuing and Distance Education. As a key institution in Boston that sponsors 25 Research Centers and Institutes, UMass Boston contributes substantially to public policy discussion and formulation in such areas as economic development, environmental affairs and health care. UMass Boston is integral to the City and its neighborhoods, reaching out through partnerships with the Boston Public Schools, local business and community programs.

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  • A distinguished panel will take up the topic of Carol Hardy-Fanta's new book, _Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in 21st Century America._ Joining the author is Boston City Council President Michelle Wu, City Councilor At Large Ayanna Pressley, Prof. Paul Watanabe, and Ann Bookman, Director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy. Learn how gains in political leadership and influence by women and men of color holding elected office are transforming the American political landscape, but how they have taken place within a contested political context, one where struggles for racial and gender equality continue.
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  • Edward M. Kennedy tells an audience of 400 people at the University of Massachusetts, Boston that the US must begin to demonstrate to the Iraqi people that the military mission is one of liberation, not occupation. Kennedy has avidly opposed the Bush administration's policy on the war in Iraq since September 2002, when the administration began planning to go to war. He has been a staunch advocate of pulling troops of out Iraq. Kennedy argues that US actions have only served to reinforce the perception among Iraqis that the US does not intend to relinquish its control of the country. Those perceptions will only restrain the development of democratic institutions in the beleaguered nation, he claims.
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  • In a symposium sponsored by the Joiner Center for the Study of War & Social Consequences at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Barney Frank discusses veterans' policy; the future of the guard and reserve programs and services required by returning veterans, are discussed by veterans, policy makers, service providers and community organizations.
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  • Veterans, policy makers, service providers, and community organizations discuss veterans' policy, the future of the guard and reserve programs, and services required by returning veterans. This symposium is sponsored by the Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
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  • In a symposium sponsored by the Joiner Center for the Study of War & Social Consequences at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Marty Meehan discusses veterans' policy; the future of the guard and reserve programs and services required by returning veterans, are discussed by veterans, policy makers, service providers and community organizations.
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  • Women have had limited success as political candidates in New England: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine have never elected a woman governor; and Vermont and New Hampshire have never sent a woman to the US Congress. Drawing on the expertise and experiences of women who have served in the highest levels of elected office, the UMass Boston's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy initiates the first New England Women's Political Summit in order to address this problem. Moderator Martha Raddatz is ABC News' senior national security correspondent and panelists include former Massachusetts Acting Governor, Jane M. Swift; and US Representative Loretta Sanchez, D-CA.
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  • The Center for Social Policy marks the release of a report of the National Study of Alternative Staffing Services, entitled Alternative Job Brokering: Addressing Labor Market Disadvantages, Improving the Temp Experience, and Enhancing Job Opportunities. This two-year study, sponsored by the Ford Foundation, analyzes an emerging sector of non-profits and community based organizations that use the temporary staffing business model to place workers with disadvantages into quality jobs. Panelists discuss the study which cites that many agencies are able to successfully place workers in temporary jobs and help them to secure permanent positions. By using a social enterprise model, these agencies also generate revenues to offset the costs of placing workers and supervising them. Alternative staffing services may even have a competitive edge over conventional staffing services, since the extra support they provide clients on assignment and their follow-up with the businesses is viewed as exceptional customer service.
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  • Women have had limited success as political candidates in New England: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine have never elected a woman governor; and Vermont and New Hampshire have never sent a woman to the US Congress. At the first New England Women's Political Summit, panelists discuss the the state of women's participation in politics in all of the US States.
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  • Panelists discuss how women with careers in politics can best balance their work and personal lives. Women have had limited success as political candidates in New England: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine have never elected a woman governor; and Vermont and New Hampshire have never sent a woman to the US Congress.
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  • Women have had limited success as political candidates in New England: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine have never elected a woman governor; and Vermont and New Hampshire have never sent a woman to the US Congress. Kerry Healey, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, introduced by Jo Ann Gora, Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, discusses her personal experiences in politics.
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