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State Tipoffs Involving Massachusetts Newsletter for Sunday June 21, 2020 ( 51 items )  

Avera Health Plans Selects HealthEdge's HealthRules Payor Solution
BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, June 17 -- HealthEdge, a provider of healthcare information technology solutions, issued the following news release: HealthEdge(R), provider of the industry's leading integrated financial, administrative and clinical platform for health insurers, announces Avera Health Plans has selected the company's HealthRules(R) Payor solution to streamline current business operational processes, allowing the health plan to stay current and competitive with the latest market devel  more

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Fiscal Year 2021 Capital Investment Plan
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: The Baker-Polito Administration released its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Capital Investment Plan. The spending blueprint maintains existing investments and enables the Administration to continue working with stakeholders across the Commonwealth to support ongoing capital projects. The plan will ensure Massachusetts is well-positioned for short, medium and long-term COVID-19 response and recover  more

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Pop-Up Testing Sites for Participants of Large Gatherings
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 16 -- Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: The Baker-Polito Administration announced the availability of pop-up COVID-19 testing sites throughout the Commonwealth for individuals who have recently participated in large gatherings. These free testing sites will be available at over 50 sites throughout the Commonwealth on Wednesday, June 17th and Thursday, June 18th. The Administration is urging anyone who has attended a large gatheri  more

Baker-Polito Administration Files Bill to Implement Police Officer Certification System
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: The Baker-Polito Administration filed legislation to create a framework for certifying Massachusetts law enforcement officers, provide accountability, ensure that police departments in and outside Massachusetts have access to candidates' training and disciplinary records, and provide incentives for officers to pursue advanced training to better serve their communities. "This bill will crea  more

BayMark Health Services Acquires Massachusetts Suboxone Provider Group
LEWISVILLE, Texas, June 20 -- BayMark Health Services issued the following news: BayMark Health Services expands services in New England to include office-based opioid treatment (OBOT). BayMark Health Services has announced the acquisition of Middlesex Recovery, an office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) provider with four clinic locations in Massachusetts. The programs offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction with buprenorphine and Suboxone(R), as well as counseling, in a p  more

Boston University School of Law: Brutality in Protest Policing
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Boston University School of Law issued the following news: On November 20, 2016, members of the Oceti Sakowin tribe and others stood on top of the Backwater Bridge together in prayer and protest in opposition to the construction of a 1172-mile-long pipeline that would transfer fuel from North Dakota to Illinois. The water protectors opposed the pipeline for both spiritual and environmental reasons. They were unarmed. Still, police descended upon the activists l  more

Brazil is Emerging as an Epicenter of COVID-19, How Does the Country Rebound?
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: With nearly 1 million cases and 45,000 deaths, Brazil is quickly emerging as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, second only to the U.S. in fatalities. And as with the U.S., South America's largest country is contending with a tense political climate that has left the country vulnerable (https://www.bnamericas.com/en/analysis/coronavirus-measures-raising-risk-of-social-unrest-in-brazil) to social unrest. F  more

Brown: Report Exposes Persistent Income, Race Gaps in College Graduation, Even With Strong K-12 Education
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, June 18 -- Brown University issued the following news release: Children of all economic and racial backgrounds who attend Massachusetts public schools are now more likely than ever to graduate from high school and attend college. But earning a college degree remains an elusive prospect for many low-income students and students of color in the state. That's according to a new report (http://www.liftingallboatsma.org/) released on Thursday, June 18, by scholars at Brown  more

CalTech: Two Caltech Grads Selected for Fulbright Fellowships
PASADENA, California, June 15 -- The California Institute of Technology issued the following news: This winter, two recent Caltech graduates are scheduled to head abroad to conduct research through Fulbright Fellowships. Jade Livingston (BS '20), who majored in biology and is from Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts, will travel to Melbourne, Australia, to study marine microbes found on coral reefs. Karen Pham (BS '20), who majored in geology and is from Orange, California, will travel to Os  more

College of Engineering Professors Receive $452,178 Research Grant From National Institute of Health for Development of Statistical Learning Tool
DARTMOUTH, Massachusetts, June 18 -- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus issued the following news release: College of Engineering faculty members Associate Professor Hua Fang (Computer & Information Science) and Associate Professor Honggang Wang (Electrical & Computer Engineering) have received a $452,178 research grant from the National Institute of Health for their project titled VIP: Visual-Valid Dietary Behavior Pattern Recognition for Local-National Trials. Fang and Wang wil  more

EBSCO Information Services, Children Book Council Announce 2020 SEE-IT Award Winner
IPSWICH, Massachusetts, June 17 -- EBSCO Industries, a provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries, issued the following news release: EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children's Book Council announced Stargazing, written and illustrated by Jen Wang, as the 2020 recipient of the SEE-IT(TM) Award. Stargazing epitomizes what the SEE-IT Award stands for through its ability to embrace and dis  more

EBSCO Information Services, IWA Partner to Support FOLIO Open Source Library Services Platform
IPSWICH, Massachusetts, June 17 -- EBSCO Industries, a provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries, issued the following news release: EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and IWA have partnered to support libraries adopting the open source provider FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). EBSCO and IWA will work together to provide reliable hosting and support services to libraries in Finland and the Scandinavian region. IWA is an  more

Fitchburg State University: Campus Hosting Courageous Conversations in June
FITCHBURG, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Fitchburg State University issued the following news release: The Fitchburg State community is invited to gather for a series of Courageous Conversations around themes of race and justice. The virtual programs, launching with the theme that "All Lives Can't Matter Unless Black Lives Matter," have been organized by the university's Leading for Change group and its Center for Diversity and Inclusiveness. The schedule is as follows: * Tuesday, June 23 from 3  more

Gov. Baker: Massachusetts Announces Additional Administrative Tax Relief Measures for Businesses Across Massachusetts
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo announced additional administrative tax relief measures for local businesses that have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, especially in the restaurant and hospitality sectors. This tax relief builds upon previous similar tax extensions and includes postponing the co  more

Harvard Law School: A Milestone in LGBT Rights
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 18 -- Harvard Law School issued the following news: While calling the United States Supreme Court's ruling this week barring discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity "a massive, monumental, landmark decision," Alexander Chen '15, the founding director of Harvard Law School's LBGTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, also warns that the struggle for LGBT rights is not yet won. In a 6-3 vote, the Court ruled Monday in a case called Bostock v. Clayton County tha  more

Harvard Medical School: Old Drugs and COVID-19
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- Harvard Medical School issued the following news: This article is part of Harvard Medical School's continuing coverage of medicine, biomedical research, medical education and policy related to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the disease COVID-19. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has signed an agreement worth up to $16 million over the next year with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University to identify  more

Harvard Medical School: Postdocs in the Pandemic
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Harvard Medical School issued the following news: Harvard Medical School postdoctoral fellow Joseph Zullo spent years honing his research skills, using the tiny worm Caenorhabditis elegans to investigate the nervous system. Last fall, he was listed as first author on a paper published in one of the top scientific journals, Nature. The academic job market largely runs on an annual cycle, with openings posted in the fall and hiring decisions made the following s  more

Harvard School of Public Health: Following a Variety of Healthy Eating Patterns Associated With Lower Heart Disease Risk
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 16 -- Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health issued the following news release: Greater adherence to a variety of healthy eating patterns was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The findings add support for the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which focus on healthy eating patterns rather than individual ingredients and nutrients to better   more

Hope College: NEA Big Read Lakeshore and Little Read Lakeshore Receive NEA and Michigan Humanities Grants for Fall Programming
HOLLAND, Michigan, June 17 -- Hope College issued the following news release: Recipient of a seventh consecutive grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read Lakeshore (http://bigreadlakeshore.com/) organized by Hope College will journey back in time this fall from Nantucket, Massachusetts, to the South Pacific for the 200 th anniversary of the real-life sea story that inspired Herman Melville's "Moby Dick." Running concurrently, the Little Read Lakeshore will travel to the  more

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Innovation For Equity Nonprofit Dedicated to Improving Outcomes for Black Learners Kicks Off Virtual Summer Summit Series
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt issued the following news release: Innovation For Equity, Inc. (IFE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting innovative ways to improve life outcomes for Black learners of all ages, will bring its third annual summer summit online this year (https://www.innovationequity.org/event/ae6300a7-36ab-467f-b7f1-402dd326292c/summary?utm_medium=email&elq_extcampid=&utm_source=WF1175051&utm_campaign=&utm_content=COR-NW-WF1175051a-Shaped_  more

IDG CIO, CSO Launch Global Virtual Event Series
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 16 -- IDG Communications, a technology media, data and marketing services company, issued the following news release: IDG Communications, Inc. - the world's leading tech media, data, and marketing services company - is launching a series of major virtual events starting June 23 to support its large subscriber community of technology and business leaders as they build their IT leadership and security playbooks using lessons from the pandemic crisis to create sustainab  more

Mass General, Community Partners Awarded MassUP Grant From Health Policy Commission
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- Massachusetts General Hospital issued the following news release: Massachusetts General Hospital has been awarded a $650,000 grant from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission's Moving Massachusetts Upstream (MassUP) Investment Program to work with community partners in Chelsea and Revere to address economic stability and mobility. Over the next three years, the Mass General Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) and our Revere CARES coalition will p  more

Mass. Gov. Baker Issues Proclamation Marking Juneteenth
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Massachusetts, issued the following news release on June 19: Governor Charlie Baker issued a proclamation declaring June 19, 2020 as "Juneteenth Independence Day" in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Celebrated each year on June 19th, Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, and is an opportunity to reflect on the need to continue working toward racial justice. "Juneteenth is a chance for us all to reflect on thi  more

Massachusetts General Hospital: Discovery of Key Steps in Kidney Development Offers New Clues About Improving Treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Massachusetts General Hospital issued the following news release: The discovery of how certain key structures in the kidneys are formed could have important implications for treating renal fibrosis (or scarring), a feature of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a new study by a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital. Interestingly, the research that led to these findings, published in the journal Developmental Cell on June 17, 2020, arose from a p  more

Massachusetts General Hospital: Information Recorded Over Time in Medical Records Tells More About Diseases
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Massachusetts General Hospital issued the following news release: Electronic health records (EHRs) contain important information about patients' health outlook and the care they receive, but the records are not always precise. A new study describes an approach that uses machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence, to carefully track patients' medical records over time in EHRs to predict their likelihood of having or developing different diseases. The st  more

Massachusetts General Hospital: Study Examines the Prevalence of COVID-19 Infections in Pregnant Women About to Give Birth
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- Massachusetts General Hospital issued the following news release: Universal testing of pregnant women admitted to labor and delivery units is part of a multipronged approach to reducing transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 in hospitals and clinics. A team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital has now provided a report on the prevalence of infections with the virus in women admitted to such units in several Boston hospitals. The findin  more

Missouri State University Libraries Go Live With FOLIO Using EBSCO FOLIO Services
IPSWICH, Massachusetts, June 17 -- EBSCO Industries, a provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries, issued the following news release: Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries are now live with the FOLIO Library Services Platform, making MSU the first academic institution in the United States to fully implement FOLIO. Missouri State University Libraries implemented FOLIO by working with the EBSCO FOLIO migration team and are us  more

MIT: Astronomers Detect Regular Rhythm of Radio Waves, With Origins Unknown
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 18 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: A team of astronomers, including researchers at MIT, has picked up on a curious, repeating rhythm of fast radio bursts emanating from an unknown source outside our galaxy, 500 million light years away. Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are short, intense flashes of radio waves that are thought to be the product of small, distant, extremely dense objects, though exactly what those objects might b  more

MIT: Bringing the Predictive Power of Artificial Intelligence to Health Care
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 19 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: An important aspect of treating patients with conditions like diabetes and heart disease is helping them stay healthy outside of the hospital -- before they to return to the doctor's office with further complications. But reaching the most vulnerable patients at the right time often has more to do with probabilities than clinical assessments. Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential   more

MIT: Engineers Design a Device That Operates Like a Brain Synapse
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 20 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: Teams around the world are building ever more sophisticated artificial intelligence systems of a type called neural networks, designed in some ways to mimic the wiring of the brain, for carrying out tasks such as computer vision and natural language processing. Using state-of-the-art semiconductor circuits to simulate neural networks requires large amounts of memory and high power consumpt  more

MIT: Study Sheds Light on a Classic Visual Illusion
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 17 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: It's a classic visual illusion: Two gray dots appear on a background that consists of a gradient from light gray to black. Although the two dots are identical, they appear very different based on where they are placed against the background. Scientists who study the brain have been trying to figure out the mechanism behind this illusion, known as simultaneous brightness contrast, for more   more

MIT: Why the Mediterranean is a Climate Change Hotspot
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 18 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: Although global climate models vary in many ways, they agree on this: The Mediterranean region will be significantly drier in coming decades, potentially seeing 40 percent less precipitation during the winter rainy season. An analysis by researchers at MIT has now found the underlying mechanisms that explain the anomalous effects in this region, especially in the Middle East and in northwe  more

Northeastern Announces New Initiatives to Confront Anti-Black Discrimination
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 16 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: Following a series of discussions and small-group meetings with Black students, faculty, and staff, Northeastern president Joseph E. Aoun on Monday announced a number of actions the university will undertake immediately to confront bias and improve the experience of underrepresented minorities at the university, with particular emphasis on Black members of the Northeastern community. In a letter to the Northea  more

Northeastern University: How Many City Dwellers Across the US Have Access to Parks and Green Space?
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 16 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: Now that restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus are being lifted and people in the U.S. are going outside more, it can be hard to find space to get fresh air and at the same time maintain safe physical distance from others. The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, has assembled data on population density, availability of parkland, and accessibility to parks for th  more

Northeastern University: Pandemic Takes a Toll on Mental Health of US Residents, New National Survey Shows
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 17 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: As United States residents continue to weather the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's taking a toll on their mental health, according to a new national survey led by researchers from Northeastern, Harvard, Northwestern, and Rutgers universities. The latest results--released as the country enters the fourth month of a "new normal" governed by public health guidelines to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the   more

Northeastern University: Roux Institute Partners With WEX on a New Facility in Portland
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: The Roux Institute at Northeastern University will open in the fall at a facility currently under construction in Portland, Maine. The new building, operated by WEX, one of 10 founding corporate partners of the institute, will offer 26,500 square feet of dedicated space with views of Portland Harbor. Employees of WEX and other partners will be among the first students at the innovation hub, which is designed t  more

Northeastern University: These Burdens Shouldn't Be Laid Just at Our Doorstep
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: The Black Lives Matter movement has shown no signs of receding over the four weeks since protests erupted around the world in response to the killings of George Floyd and other Black people. Which is promising: The hard work of confronting systemic racism and effecting meaningful change requires universal support, as three Black leaders at Northeastern noted in recognition of Juneteenth, the holiday of American  more

Northeastern University: Yes, There's Racial Discrimination in Health Care, Students Are Trying to Fix It
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: Ramya Kumar has long felt that systemic racism is ingrained in the U.S. healthcare system, and she's wanted to do something about it. An incident in an emergency room inspired her to take action. She was working the front desk at a hospital in Iowa, where she grew up, when a Black woman walked into the ER complaining of abdominal pain. She was hunched over and grimacing in agony. Though there were no other pat  more

Reopening Massachusetts: Baker-Polito Administration Initiates Transition to Step Two of Second Phase of Four-Phase Approach
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: The Baker-Polito Administration announced that Step Two of Phase II of the Commonwealth's four-phase reopening plan, Reopening Massachusetts, will begin on Monday, June 22 to allow additional industries to resume operations under sector-specific guidelines. Businesses and sectors set to begin operating in Step Two of Phase II are subject to compliance with all mandatory safety standards.   more

Springfield College Art Therapy/Counseling Master's Degree Program Granted Accreditation
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, June 18 -- Springfield College issued the following news: The Springfield College Art Therapy/Counseling master's degree program has been granted initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), effective immediately. Awarded after a peer review by the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) and the CAAHEP Board of Directors, this accreditation determined that the Springfield College Art Therapy/Co  more

Springfield Technical Community College Receives $35,000 Grant for COVID-19 Relief
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Springfield Technical Community College issued the following news: Springfield Technical Community College has received a $35,000 grant to help students affected by the COVID-19 health crisis. The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts awarded the grant through the COVID-19 Response Fund for the Pioneer Valley. STCC was one of several organizations to receive financial help in the latest round of awards through the COVID-19 Response Fund. The Comm  more

Tufts University: Multi-Ethnic Study Suggests Vitamin K May Offer Protective Health Benefits in Older Age
SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts, June 16 -- Tufts University issued the following news release: A new, multi-ethnic study found older adults with low vitamin K levels were more likely to die within 13 years compared to those whose vitamin K levels were adequate. The results suggest vitamin K, a nutrient found in leafy greens and vegetable oils, may have protective health benefits as we age, according to the researchers. The meta-analysis, involving nearly 4,000 Americans aged 54-76, one-third of who  more

Tufts University: Two-Thirds of African Americans Know Someone Mistreated by Police, and 22% Report Mistreatment in Past Year
SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Tufts University issued the following news release: Sixty-eight percent of African Americans say they know someone who has been unfairly stopped, searched, questioned, physically threatened or abused by the police, and 43 percent say they personally have had this experience--with 22 percent saying the mistreatment occurred within the past year alone, according to survey results from Tufts University's Research Group on Equity in Health, Wealth and Civic Eng  more

UMass Amherst: A New Naming System Proposed for Bacteria and Archaea
AMHERST, Massachusetts, June 20 -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news: A new consensus statement in "Nature Microbiology"this month by 119 microbiologists from around the world, including Kristen DeAngelis, microbiology, say the long-standing rules for assigning scientific names to Bacteria and Archaea are overdue for an update. Bacteria and less well-known Archaea - single-celled organisms with no nucleus - are two of the three domains of life on Earth, n  more

UMass Amherst: Study Finds New Mentoring Model Supports Underrepresented Minority Women Faculty in STEM
AMHERST, Massachusetts, June 20 -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news: Over the last 20 years, many academic institutions have conducted surveys in STEM disciplines, seeking ways to address and increase awareness of discrimination and racism that are major obstacles to attracting and retaining women - particularly underrepresented minority women - to diversify the STEM workforce. Now results of a new experiment by researchers at the University of Massachus  more

UMass to Expand Educational Opportunities Through Partnership Between UMass Online and Brandman University
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 17 -- The University of Massachusetts Boston campus issued the following news: The University of Massachusetts and Chapman University System announced their intent to form an exclusive strategic partnership between UMass Online and Brandman University to expand educational opportunities for adult learners in Massachusetts and across the nation. This partnership, expected to be finalized later this year, will be launched as millions of adults in Massachusetts and acr  more

University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries Announce Recipients of 2020 Open Education Initiative Grants
AMHERST, Massachusetts, June 19 -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news: The UMass Amherst Libraries recently announced the recipients of their 2020 Open Education Initiative (OEI) grants. Six UMass Amherst instructors received funding to adopt, adapt or create open educational resources (OER). OER are teaching materials released with an open license which allows for their free revision and redistribution. The Open Education Initiative at UMass Amherst aims   more

University of Massachusetts Research and Development Expenditures Rise to Record $684 Million
DARTMOUTH, Massachusetts, June 19 -- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus issued the following news release: Research expenditures at the University of Massachusetts increased by $33 million in one fiscal year to a record high of $684 million in Fiscal Year 2019. This continued increase reflects the long-term growth of the university's research enterprise, which has grown by 14 percent since FY14 and 40 percent since FY09. Federal funding remained the largest source of research fun  more

University of Pennsylvania: Homeless Patients Are More Likely to Be Readmitted to a Hospital Within 30 Days of Discharge
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 19 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: Patients who are homeless are far more likely than housed individuals to be readmitted to a hospital within 30 or 90 days of their discharge, according to a new multi-center analysis of inpatient data from Florida, Massachusetts and New York. The team of researchers, led by experts in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (https://www  more

Western New England University Names Johnson as President
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, June 16 -- Western New England University issued the following news release: Western New England University's Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the unanimous appointment of Dr. Robert E. Johnson as the institution's sixth President, according to Chairman of the Board of Trustees Kenneth M. Rickson. Dr. Johnson succeeds Dr. Anthony S. Caprio, who has served as Western New England University's President with distinction for more than 24 years--the longest presid  more

Western New England University: Thinking Through Racial Disparities During COVID-19
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Western New England University issued the following news release: The Western New England University School of Law's Center for Social Justice will host "The Color of Life in a Time of Crisis: Thinking through Racial Disparities During COVID-19" on Thursday, June 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. EST. This event is free and open to the public with registration. A nationally-curated group of panelists will be speaking about the inequalities COVID-19 has laid bare   more