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State Tipoffs Involving Massachusetts Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 90 items )  

'The One Dalton Art Collection' Brochure Launches at Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 4 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston has aimed to elevate the guest experience by rolling out a uniquely designed and printed booklet that details the acclaimed art collection at the property. The One Dalton Art Collection 20-page brochure is now in every suite accommodation and is available on a complimentary basis from the Hotel front desk. The project undertaken to design a booklet t  more

Aberdeen X Fortinet: EP1 - 5G Isn't Just New, Faster Wireless: It Will Transform All Areas of Technology
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 6 -- The Aberdeen Group issued the following information on March 5: 5G networks are here and the power they bring will transform businesses everywhere. The rise of 5G will change not just the speed of wireless connectivity, but how applications are built, how services are delivered, how devices communicate and how providers secure and maintain their core networks. As today's service providers begin to roll out 5G capabilities, they face an unprecedented demand for   more

Aberdeen X Fortinet: Ep2 - A Successful 5G Transformation Demands a New and Better Approach to Network Security
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 7 -- The Aberdeen Group issued the following information: It's taken some time but 5G is finally here, and unlike former next generation wireless technologies, which were basically just gradual improvements, 5G is a massive transformation that will completely change how networks are deployed, utilized, and secured. But getting your business to 5G will take a little more than just flipping a switch. In the second episode of this three-part podcast series, we'll chat  more

Ameresco Issues Financials for Q4 of 2019
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, March 4 -- Ameresco, a provider of energy efficiency solutions, issued the following news release on March 2: Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy solutions provider announced financial results for the fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2019. The Company has also furnished supplemental information in conjunction with this press release in a Current Report on Form 8-K. The supplemental information includes non-GAAP financial metrics and has been posted   more

American Hockey League Announces Award Winners for February
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, March 3 -- The American Hockey League issued the following news: The American Hockey League announced that Belleville Senators forward Josh Norris, San Diego Gulls forward Max Comtois and Iowa Wild goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen have been selected as the league's award winners for February. Norris, the CCM/AHL Player of the Month, scored seven goals and totaled 16 points in nine games for Belleville last month. Norris began February by tallying a goal and two assists in  more

Amwell Launches National COVID-19 Telehealth Response Program
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 5 -- American Well, a provider of telemedicine services for health systems, health plans, employers and physicians, issued the following news release: American Well(R) (Amwell), a national telehealth technology and services company, announced that it is working with key stakeholders across healthcare to ensure telehealth is seen and used appropriately as a first line of defense to mitigate the impact and spread of COVID-19. As recognized by the Centers for Disease C  more

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Enactment of Nicky's Law Establishing a New Abuse Registry of Caregivers in Massachusetts
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 4 -- The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services issued the following news release on March 3: Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders and Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Commissioner Jane Ryder joined advocates, legislators and family members of individuals with developmental disabilities for a ceremonial signing of An Act To Protect Persons with Intellectual or Developmen  more

Blackwood Named Ephesus/American Hockey League Graduate of the Month
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, March 4 -- The American Hockey League issued the following news: The American Hockey League announced that Mackenzie Blackwood of the New Jersey Devils has been selected as the Ephesus/AHL Graduate of the Month for February. Blackwood was 6-0-1 in seven starts during February, posting a 1.27 goals-against average, a .967 save percentage and two shutouts for New Jersey. A second-round choice by New Jersey in the 2015 NHL Draft, Blackwood played 88 games in the Ameri  more

Boston Public Schools: Mayor Walsh and Superintendent Cassellius Propose New Student Information Policy
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 7 -- Boston Public Schools issued the following news: * * * - New policy reaffirms the City's commitment to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all students in Boston Public Schools, regardless of immigration status * * * Building on the commitment to ensure Boston and its schools are safe and welcoming to everyone, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Brenda Cassellius proposed a new Boston School Committee policy that fu  more

Boston University Law Students Aid MIT Researchers in Releasing Report on Vulnerabilities in 2020 Election Voting App
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 3 -- Boston University School of Law issued the following news: * * * - The BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic advised on the legal and ethical considerations of the research and worked with the researchers to disclose their findings. * * * With support from the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic at Boston University School of Law, two MIT graduate students and an MIT Principal Research Scientist published new research documenting cybersecurity vulnerabilities found in a mob  more

Brandeis University to Host Academic Panel on Coronavirus
WALTHAM, Massachusetts, March 7 -- Brandeis University issued the following news: Brandeis University will host an academic panel titled "COVID-19: Pathway to a Pandemic?" at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management's Zinner Forum from 3-5 p.m. on March 11. The event will feature a discussion between five scholars whose expertise includes public health, international relations, anthropology and health policy. Panelists include: - Elanah Uretsky: assistant professor of International  more

Clark University Names Best Value College by Princeton Review
WORCESTER, Massachusetts, March 7 -- Clark University issued the following news: * * * - University also ranked No. 21 on list of 'Impact Schools' * * * Clark University again has been included in The Princeton Review's list of "Best Value Colleges," and appears at number 21 on its ranking of the top 25 "Impact Schools." The annual guidebook, formerly called "Colleges that Pay You Back," is a resource for college-bound students -- and their families -- who are looking for affordable, academi  more

Connell School Partnership Addresses Urgent Health Care Need in Chile
CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts, March 5 -- Boston College issued the following news on March 4: * * * - BC's School of Nursing and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile collaborate to educate the country's first nurse practitioners * * * Sandra Leyan Castillo is a nurse practitioner in an orthopedic medical group--but with an important distinction: What sets this Boston College graduate apart from others in her field is that she is working in Chile as that country's first-ever nurse practit  more

Economist & Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to Give 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst Gamble Memorial Lecture
AMHERST, Massachusetts, March 5 -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news: Economist Yanis Varoufakis, former minister of finance of Greece and author of the 2017 book "Adults in the Room," will deliver the annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Thursday, April 2, at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Days after being ele  more

Excel Academy Charter Schools Builds New Middle School in East Boston With Help From MassDevelopment Bond
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 6 -- MassDevelopment issued the following news release: MassDevelopment has issued a $12 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Friends of Excel Academy Charter Schools, Inc., a nonprofit affiliate of Excel Academy Charter Schools. The organization will use bond proceeds to build and equip a three-story, approximately 19,500-square-foot middle school building next to the existing Excel Academy Charter High School in East Boston. Excel Academy Orient Heights will reloc  more

Former Executive Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Jeffrey C. Fuhrer Joins MassDevelopment as Chief Strategy Officer
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 3 -- MassDevelopment issued the following news release: MassDevelopment is pleased to announce that Jeffrey C. Fuhrer joined the agency on March 2, 2020 to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, Fuhrer will advise on economic trends and oversee strategic planning for the agency's financing tools and real estate services supporting economic growth and opportunity across Massachusetts. "Jeff Fuhrer is a renowned economist and tale  more

Fred Hutch Announces 2020 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award Recipients
SEATTLE, Washington, March 3 -- The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center issued the following news release: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has announced the recipients of the 2020 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in graduate studies in the biological sciences. Nominations for this prestigious annual award are solicited internationally. This year's 12 awardees come from national and international academic institutions including Harva  more

GE Announces Detailed 2020 Outlook
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 5 -- General Electric, a manufacturer of appliances, lighting, power systems and other products, issued the following news release: GE (NYSE:GE) announced its detailed 2020 outlook, including for its businesses. GE Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. said, "We entered this year with momentum having diligently addressed our most pressing issues and reset our foundation in 2019. While there's more work ahead, I am confident in our ability to execute given the str  more

GE Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Chairman, CEO Welch
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 3 -- General Electric, a manufacturer of appliances, lighting, power systems and other products, issued the following statement on March 2 by Chairman and CEO Larry Culp in response to the death of former GE Chairman and CEO John F. Welch, Jr.: "Today is a sad day for the entire GE family. Jack was larger than life and the heart of GE for half a century. He reshaped the face of our company and the business world. Jack was a strong and constant influence throughout m  more

Geekie Named CCM/American Hockey League Player of the Week
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, March 3 -- The American Hockey League issued the following news: The American Hockey League announced that Charlotte Checkers forward Morgan Geekie has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending March 1, 2020. Geekie registered four goals and seven points in four road games last week as the Checkers continued to battle for position in the Atlantic Division playoff race. Geekie scored Charlotte's only goal in a loss at Hershey on Tuesday,   more

Goodwin Creates Client-Focused Chief Innovation Officer Role
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 6 -- Goodwin Procter, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Goodwin announced the creation of a Chief Innovation Officer position, and the appointment of Maureen Naughton to the role. Naughton will focus on partnering with Goodwin's clients on new ways to anticipate, adapt to and capitalize on the ongoing changes across their dynamic and competitive industries. The role reports to Goodwin's Chief Operating Officer, Michael Caplan. "As techn  more

Goodwin Expands Capital-Meets-Innovation Platform in Silicon Beach, Southern California's Prominent Tech Hub
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 6 -- Goodwin Procter, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - Firm Welcomes Technology Partners Geoff Ossias, Sean Greaney and Tim Poydenis in Santa Monica * * * Global law firm Goodwin announced the addition of three partners to its Santa Monica office to support the continued growth of its diverse technology and private equity client base. Geoff Ossias, Sean Greaney and Tim Poydenis join Goodwin as partners in its Technology practice. "As techn  more

Goodwin Procter: Robert Frederickson, Alicia Rubio-Spring, Jeff Scalzi Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Excellence in Law Awards
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 5 -- Goodwin Procter, a law firm, issued the following news release: The Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Excellence in the Law Awards 2020 have recently honored Goodwin partner Robert Frederickson (Excellence in Pro Bono), associate Alicia Rubio-Spring (Up & Coming Lawyer) and Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing Jeff Scalzi (Excellence in Marketing). Frederickson is a partner in Goodwin's IP Litigation Group, where he is an experienced trial counsel specializing in r  more

Greenberg Traurig Hosts Portugal Delegation to Foster Collaboration in Medtech, Life Sciences, Technology
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 5 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Greenberg Traurig, LLP's global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group held a Portugal Stakeholder Breakfast that brought together a delegation of government leaders and trade representatives from Portugal with relevant stakeholders in the Boston area to discuss collaboration between Portugal and Boston in the medtech, life sciences, and technology sectors. The event was held Feb. 21 in the fir  more

Greenberg Traurig: Mian R. Wang Recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 5 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Greenberg Traurig, LLP Litigation Practice Associate Mian R. Wang was selected as an "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The award recognizes attorneys who have been practicing and admitted to the Massachusetts Bar for 10 years or less, yet have already distinguished themselves in the practice of law. Wang will be honored for her contributions to the legal community at the annua  more

Harvard Medical School: 'Know Thyself', Seek Advising
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 6 -- Harvard Medical School issued the following news: * * * - HMS career advising program offers four years of support * * * How does a medical student choose a clinical specialty? The ancient Greek aphorism "know thyself" is sage advice that may help future doctors find their calling, but it's only a starting point, some medical educators say. To help its students settle on their specialties, Harvard Medical School has developed a career advising program that   more

Harvard Medical School: Illuminating Athletic Aorta
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 4 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Harvard Medical School issued the following news: * * * - Study finds long-term endurance exercise is associated with enlarged aorta * * * It's long been known that endurance athletes have larger hearts on average than the rest of the population and that cardiac enlargement is a healthy adaptation to exercise. But what wasn't known until now was whether the aorta--the main artery leaving the heart and supplying the body with oxygenated   more

Harvard Medical School: Paying Price
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 4 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Harvard Medical School issued the following news: * * * - Health care spending for homeless population 2.5 times more than nonhomeless population * * * Caring for homeless patients presents a unique set of challenges, said Katherine Koh, a street psychiatrist for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) and a Harvard Medical School instructor in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. For one thing, the population is af  more

Hispanic National Bar Association Names Nixon Peabody's Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero to 'Top Lawyers Under 40'
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 4 -- Nixon Peabody, a law firm, issued the following news release: Nixon Peabody is proud to announce that the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) will honor Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero with its prestigious "Top Lawyers Under 40" award. HNBA selected Ronaldo as one of 28 attorneys across the United States to receive the award, which honors accomplished lawyers who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic communit  more

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Next Generation Core Programs Receive "All Green" Ratings From EdReports.org
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 6 -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt issued the following news release: Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has received "all green" ratings across its core K-12 literacy and math program offerings from EdReports.org, an independent, third-party evaluator of classroom instructional materials. The validation underscores HMH's commitment to building and delivering high-quality core solutions that empower both students and educators. HMH's Into Reading (K-5), I  more

IDG Communications: Documented Strategy an Imperative for Partner Marketing Success
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 4 -- 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 - releases the 2020 Partner/Alliance Marketing Study, focused on partner marketing activities within the tech industry. This study looks at budgets, challenges and success metrics, and provides insights for marketers to benchmark their own efforts and how t  more

Increased Firewall Demand, Strong Regional Trends Drive Security Appliance Growth in Q4 2019, According to IDC
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, March 6 -- International Data Corp., a provider of market intelligence and advisory services, issued the following news release: According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, the total security appliance market experienced positive unit shipment and revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2019 (4Q19). Worldwide revenue increased 9.4% year over year in 4Q19 to $4.8 billion. Unit shipments experienced similar growt  more

Ind. Economic Development Corp.: Woman-Owned Small Business Moving HQ From Massachusetts to Indiana
FRENCH LICK, Indiana, March 4 -- The Indiana Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: Boston International (BI), a woman-owned, design-driven home decor business, announced plans to relocate its headquarters from Massachusetts to Indiana and create up to 50 new jobs by the end of 2023. "Small businesses play a critical role in supporting Indiana's economy and creating quality career opportunities in our communities," said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. "Wi  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Arranges $3.6 Million Financing for Boston-Area Retail Building
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 6 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - Loan proceeds were used for the acquisition of the fully leased, multi-tenant retail property in Brookline's Coolidge Corner * * * JLL Capital Markets announced that is has arranged $3.6 million in acquisition financing for 1429 Beacon St., a 7,955-square-foot, fully leased, multi-tenant retail building in the Boston-area community of Brookline, Massachusetts. JLL worked on behalf of the borrower  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Arranges Sale of Ground Lease for Midtown Hotel Site
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 5 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - National Development to breathe new life into Boston's Back Bay neighborhood * * * JLL Capital Markets announced that it has assisted The First Church of Christ, Scientist with structuring a new, long-term ground lease with an affiliate of National Development for two parcels of land currently occupied by The Midtown Hotel and One Cumberland Street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. JLL exclusive  more

Maine State Sen. Bellows Bill to Safeguard Taxpayer Dollars From Bad Privatization Schemes Clears Committee
AUGUSTA, Maine, March 5 -- The Maine Senate Democrats issued the following news on behalf of Maine State Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester: A bill introduced by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, to safeguard taxpayer dollars by tightening requirements on privatization of existing state services was approved in a 5-4 vote in the Legislature's State and Local Government Committee on Wednesday. LD 1458 "An Act To Protect Taxpayers in the Privatization of State Services" is modelled on a success  more

Mass. A.G. Healey: Home Health Company Cited More Than $400,000 for Failing to Pay Overtime, Records Violations
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 7 -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued the following news release: A Worcester home care agency and its president have been cited $415,843 in penalties and restitution for violating Massachusetts wage and hour laws, Attorney General Maura Healey announced. Prestige Health Care Services Inc. and its president Isdhory Lyamuya received two citations from the AG's Office for failing to maintain true and accurate payroll and timekeeping records and for   more

Mass. A.G. Healey: Three Fast Food Chains Agree to End Use of No-Poach Agreements
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 3 -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued the following news release on March 2: * * * - AG Healey Leads Multistate Agreements with Burger King, Popeyes, and Tim Hortons to Drop Provisions that Limit Recruitment and Hiring of Fast Food Workers * * * In a multistate settlement led by Attorney General Maura Healey, three national fast food franchisors will cease using "no-poach" agreements, which restrict the right of fast food workers to move from on  more

Mass. Gov. Baker -Polito Administration Celebrates Enactment of Nicky's Law Establishing a New Abuse Registry of Caregivers in Massachusetts
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 5 -- Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders and Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Commissioner Jane Ryder joined advocates, legislators and family members of individuals with developmental disabilities for a ceremonial signing of An Act To Protect Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities from Abuse, also know  more

Mass. Gov. Baker, State Health Officials Discuss Community Preparedness With Health Care Experts
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 5 -- Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Massachusetts, issued the following news release on March 4: The Baker-Polito Administration convened a meeting with front-line leaders representing hospitals, local public health boards, emergency response, long-term care, and higher education to discuss ongoing preparations for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Massachusetts. Governor Charlie Baker was joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders, Department of Public Health Com  more

Mass. Gov. Baker-Polito Administration Files $240 Million Economic Development Bill
SALEM, Massachusetts, March 5 -- Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Massachusetts, issued the following news release on March 4: Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy joined Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll to celebrate the filing of An Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth, a $240 million economic development legislative package that includes provisions of An Act to Promote Housing Choices to produce more housing, build community and reg  more

Massachusetts City, Highland Electric Transportation Select Electric School Bus From Thomas Built Buses
BURLINGAME, California, March 3 -- Proterra, a manufacturer of heavy-duty electric transportation, issued the following news release: * * * - Beverly, MA will be first community on the North Shore to have an electric school bus for clean, quiet pupil transportation * * * Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that the Thomas Built Buses Inc's Saf-T-Liner(R) C2 Jouley electric school bus powered by Proterra(R) electric vehicle technology and the Proterr  more

Massachusetts General Hospital Launches New Preventive Genomics Clinic
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 4 -- Massachusetts General Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - New clinic will empower patients to better understand, predict and prevent disease using genetic information. - The clinic will be embedded within primary care practices at MGH and also feature an 'eConsult' program * * * In the last two decades, scientific advances in human genetics have greatly enhanced the understanding of how variation in our DNA can contribute to a risk for many   more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Emergency Management Establishes COVID-19 Planning Team And Working Groups
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 6 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news on March 5: * * * - Campus-wide effort to ensure academic, research, and business continuity, as well as continued medical, residential life, and communications response to COVID-19. * * * As part of the Institute's ongoing work to respond effectively to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, MIT Emergency Management has established a comprehensive preparedne  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Rates No. 1 in 12 Subjects for 2020 by QS World University Rankings
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 4 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Institute ranks second in five subject areas. * * * MIT has been honored with 12 No. 1 subject rankings in the QS World University Rankings for 2020. The Institute received a No. 1 ranking in the following QS subject areas: Architecture/Built Environment; Chemistry; Computer Science and Information Systems; Chemical Engineering; Civil and Structural Engineering; Electrical and E  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Case for Economics -- By Numbers
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 3 [TNSfinancialresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - A multidecade study shows economics increasingly overlaps with other disciplines, and has become more empirical in nature. * * * In recent years, criticism has been levelled at economics for being insular and unconcerned about real-world problems. But a new study led by MIT scholars finds the field increasingly overlaps with the work of other disciplines, a  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Catch to Putting Warning Labels on Fake News
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 3 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Study finds disclaimers on some false news stories make people more readily believe other false stories. * * * After the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook began putting warning tags on news stories fact-checkers judged to be false. But there's a catch: Tagging some stories as false makes readers more willing to believe other stories and share them w  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Design, Power, Justice
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 4 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - In new book "Design Justice," Associate Professor Sasha Costanza-Chock examines how to make technology work for more people in society. * * * When Sasha Costanza-Chock goes through airport security, it is an unusually uncomfortable experience. Costanza-Chock, an MIT associate professor, is transgender and nonbinary. They use the pronouns they/them, and their body does not match   more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Integrating Electronics Onto Physical Prototypes
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 4 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - In place of flat "breadboards," 3D-printed CurveBoards enable easier testing of circuit design on electronics products. * * * MIT researchers have invented a way to integrate "breadboards" -- flat platforms widely used for electronics prototyping -- directly onto physical products. The aim is to provide a faster, easier way to test circuit functions and user interactions with pro  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Neural Basis of Sensory Hypersensitivity
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 3 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news on March 2: * * * - A new study may explain why people with autism are often highly sensitive to light and noise. * * * Many people with autism spectrum disorders are highly sensitive to light, noise, and other sensory input. A new study in mice reveals a neural circuit that appears to underlie this hypersensitivity, offering a possible strategy for developing new tre  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: New Approach to Sustainable Building Takes Shape in Boston
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 5 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - A five-story mixed-use structure in Roxbury represents a new kind of net-zero-energy building, made from wood. * * * A new building about to take shape in Boston's Roxbury area could, its designers hope, herald a new way of building residential structures in cities. Designed by architects from MIT and the design and construction firm Placetailor, the five-story building's struct  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: New Model of Vision
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 5 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news on March 4: * * * - Computer model of face processing could reveal how the brain produces richly detailed visual representations so quickly. * * * When we open our eyes, we immediately see our surroundings in great detail. How the brain is able to form these richly detailed representations of the world so quickly is one of the biggest unsolved puzzles in the study of vision. Scientists w  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Novel Method for Easier Scaling of Quantum Devices
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 6 [TNSscientificresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - System "recruits" defects that usually cause disruptions, using them to instead carry out quantum operations. * * * In an advance that may help researchers scale up quantum devices, an MIT team has developed a method to "recruit" neighboring quantum bits made of nanoscale defects in diamond, so that instead of causing disruptions they help carry out quantu  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Probing Microscopic Wiggles in Squishy Materials
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 4 [TNSscientificresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Technique could help improve design of soft materials to withstand jostling during transport or settling due to gravity. * * * The term "colloidal gel" may not be a household name, but examples of these materials are everywhere in our daily lives, from toothpaste and shower gel to mayonnaise and yogurt. Colloidal gels are mixtures of particles suspended in  more

Massachusetts Polls Show President Trump Surging to a Whopping 75-Plus Point Blowout, Cementing Republican Popularity
WOBURN, Massachusetts, March 5 -- The Massachusetts Republican Party issued the following news: Massachusetts Republican primary voters have spoken, and now the Massachusetts Republican Party -- with Super Tuesday in its rear view mirror -- is going all-in on keeping America great in 2020. "President Trump's projected margin of victory in the Massachusetts Republican primary is a statement," said Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons. "Massachusetts is the one state where his oppon  more

Matter Communications Acquires Calypso, a Marketing and Branding Agency in Portsmouth, NH
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 4 -- Matter Communications, a public relation and social media firm, issued the following news release: Matter Communications -- a Brand Elevation Agency specializing in public relations, social media, creative services, and digital marketing -- announced its strategic acquisition of Calypso, a Marketing and Branding Agency based in Portsmouth, NH. Calypso has a 20-year history of serving worldwide clients in several high-profile industries, including the energy, fi  more

Mintz Advises QIAGEN in Its $11.5 Billion Sale to Thermo Fisher
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 6 -- Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - Firm Plays Key Role in the Largest Health Care Acquisition to Date in 2020 * * * Mintz served as U.S. legal counsel to QIAGEN N.V. (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA), a provider of life science and molecular diagnostic solutions, in its $11.5 billion sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), a manufacturer of scientific instrumentation, equ  more

Mintz Attorneys Joanne Hawana and Benjamin Zegarelli to Speak at DIA's Advertising, Promotion Regulatory Affairs Conference
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 3 -- Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, a law firm, issued the following news release: Mintz Member Joanne Hawana and Associate Benjamin Zegarelli will be featured speakers on two sessions at the DIA Advertising and Promotion Regulatory Affairs Conference being held from March 12 - 13 in Washington, DC. Ms. Hawana also served on the program committee for the conference organized by the DIA. As session chair, Ms. Hawana will lead a panel discussion on Fr  more

Mintz Member David Siegal Named 2020 Criminal Law Trailblazer by National Law Journal
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 4 -- Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, a law firm, issued the following news release: Mintz is pleased to share that Member David M. Siegal has been selected to the National Law Journal's 2020 list of Criminal Law Trailblazers, which recognizes professionals who are agents of change in the legal industry and in criminal law. Mr. Siegal was profiled in a special supplement published on March 2. Mr. Siegal, recently described by Forbes as "one of the top  more

Mintz Member Joseph Dunn Joins Board of Governors of Association of Business Trial Lawyers
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 4 -- Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, a law firm, issued the following news release on March 3: Mintz is pleased to announce that Member Joseph R. Dunn has joined the Board of Governors for the San Diego chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL). The ABTL was founded in 1973 to provide a collegial forum for the discussion of business litigation issues. Today, it boasts five thriving chapters across California, and is dedicated to pr  more

Mintz Member Micha Danzig Named a 2020 Employment Law Trailblazer by the National Law Journal
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 3 -- Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, a law firm, issued the following news release: Mintz is pleased to share that Member Micha "Mitch" Danzig has been selected to the National Law Journal's 2020 list of Employment Law Trailblazers, which recognizes professionals who are agents of change in the legal industry and in the employment landscape. Mr. Danzig was profiled in a special supplement published on March 2. Mr. Danzig is a versatile attorney who l  more

ML Strategies Adds Government Relations, Communications Strategist Anthony DeMaio
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 3 -- Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, a law firm, issued the following news release: ML Strategies, LLC, a wholly-owned consulting subsidiary of Mintz, announced that Anthony DeMaio has joined the Washington, DC office as Director of Government Relations. He provides political insight, legislative strategy, and messaging help for clients from various industries and sectors. "Anthony is a leader who knows what it takes to advance legislation on behalf  more

National Grid: IFA2 'Tops Out' at Daedalus Airfield
WESTBOROUGH, Massachusetts, March 4 -- National Grid, an electricity and natural gas delivery company, issued the following news release: National Grid and RTE's IFA2 interconnector project marked an important phase in its ongoing construction programme last week when the mayors of the two communities where cables come ashore in the UK and France jointly unveiled a 'topping out plaque'. The 'topping out' marks the completion of the external construction of the converter station building in the  more

Nexstar Media Group and Charter Communications Agree to Provide WWLP-TV Local News to Communities in Berkshire County, MA
IRVING, Texas, March 4 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) and Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) announced that they have agreed to provide a special feed of local news provided by WWLP-TV (NBC), the Nexstar-owned television station in Springfield, MA (DMA #111) to Charter subscribers in the communities of Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. The special feed is set to launch in th  more

Nixon Peabody's Intellectual Property Practice and Attorneys Recognized in 2020 WTR 1000
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 5 -- Nixon Peabody, a law firm, issued the following news release: In the 2020 edition of its WTR 1000, World Trademark Review has recognized Nixon Peabody as a leading Intellectual Property firm in both Massachusetts and the Washington, DC, metro area. Marking the tenth edition of this research directory, World Trademark Review notes that "Nixon Peabody has been especially smart in its use of technology to drive efficiency and enhance effective communication--it i  more

Northeastern University: Here's How Nanoparticles Could Help Us Get Closer to Treatment for Coronavirus
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 5 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: There is no vaccine or specific treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2. Since the outbreak began in late 2019, researchers have been racing to learn more about SARS-CoV-2, which is a strain from a family of viruses known as coronavirus for their crown-like shape. Northeastern chemical engineer Thomas Webster, who specializes in developi  more

Northeastern University: Here's Why We Shouldn't Refer to COVID-19 as Simply 'Coronavirus'
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 3 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: Since mid-February, the disease caused by the coronavirus has been known as COVID-19, short for coronavirus disease 2019. The new name was chosen by the World Health Organization because it's a more accurate name for the disease caused by a specific strain of the fairly common coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause symptoms ranging from those of a mild cold to severe pneumonia  more

Northeastern University: How Can We Stop Spread of False Rumors About Coronavirus? Better Math.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 3 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: Think of all the false rumors that went viral about COVID-19--it got so bad, the World Health Organization called it an "infodemic." Whether it is in hoaxes or a viral conspiracy theory, information travels fast these days. Just how fast and far information moves depends on who shares it, and where, from discussions on social media to conversations with fellow commuters on your way to work. So, how can our int  more

Northeastern University: Interest Rate Cut Leaves U.S. Federal Reserve With Little Ammunition to Fight Potential Recession
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 6 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: Lowering interest rates won't lower transmission rates of COVID-19. But could the Federal Reserve's emergency decision to cut rates by a half percentage point on Tuesday at least quell economic instability caused by the outbreak? Probably not, says Robert Triest, professor and chair of Northeastern's economics department. "It will help boost confidence and temporarily prop up the stock market," he says. "But   more

One Way to Predict Spread Of Coronavirus? Follow Memes.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 4 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Northeastern University issued the following news: As the shortage of COVID-19 diagnostic test kits in the United States becomes more dire, healthcare providers are left with a dilemma--do we test everyone and risk running out, or do we ration tests and risk missing cases? "Right now we're not testing everyone because we have false positives and a limited supply of tests," says Samuel Scarpino, an assistant professor at Northeastern who st  more

Report From Harvard Law School's Veterans Legal Clinic Documents VA's Denial of Health Care to Veterans With 'Bad Paper' Discharges
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 7 -- Harvard Law School issued the following news: * * * - More than 400,000 veterans currently at risk of being unlawfully turned away from treatment for service-related mental health conditions and other disabilities without due process * * * Thousands of veterans with less-than-honorable "bad paper" discharges have been unlawfully turned away when they attempted to seek health care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), according to a report published   more

Savills Adds New Research Lead for New York Tri-State Region
NEW YORK, March 6 -- Savills Studley, a real estate firm, issued the following news: Savills added Danny Mangru, a senior real estate professional with experience in evaluating meaningful trends on a local and national level, as a research director. In this newly created position, Mangru will be based in the firm's New York office and will oversee research efforts including Savills quarterly office market reports and other high-level market analytics for the Tri-State region, including New Yor  more

Students Document the Agricultural and Architectural History of University of Massachusetts Amherst
AMHERST, Massachusetts, March 7 -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news: The aesthetic and function of UMass Amherst has changed dramatically since its establishment as a land-grant college in 1863. In a new documentary, students from the department of landscape architecture and regional planning (LARP) examine these changes, and what they mean for campus architecture, landscapes, and eco-friendly buildings. The history of UMass is deeply rooted in the geolo  more

Susan Hockfield Elected to Pfizer's Board of Directors
NEW YORK, March 5 -- Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company, issued the following news release: Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced the election of Dr. Susan Hockfield to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Hockfield, age 68, was also appointed to the Regulatory and Compliance Committee and the Science and Technology Committee of Pfizer's Board. Dr. Hockfield is Professor of Neuroscience and President Emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She served as MIT's sixtee  more

TechTarget Acquires Data Science Central, a Leading Online Resource for Data Scientists and Big Data Practitioners
NEWTON, Massachusetts, March 5 -- TechTarget, a provider of data-driven marketing services to business-to-business technology vendors, issued the following news release: Global technology media and purchase intent-driven marketing and sales services company TechTarget, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTGT) announced the acquisition of Data Science Central LLC, an independent digital publishing and media company focused on data science and business analytics. Data Science Central provides a wide range of informat  more

Thank Goodness It's Free Donut Fridays at Dunkin'
CANTON, Massachusetts, March 3 -- Dunkin' Donuts, a provider of coffee, donuts, bagels and muffins, issued the following news release: March can seem like the toughest part of the year: long and cold with few days, if any, off from work and even a lost hour of sleep. Leave it to Dunkin' to introduce the perfect perk to bring a boost of optimism and sweetness to the month. Dunkin' announced Free Donut Fridays, offering members of Dunkin's DD Perks(R) Rewards Program a free donut with the purchas  more

Tufts University: Exclusive Analysis - Super Tuesday Shakes Up the Race, Youth Continue to Support Sanders
SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts, March 5 -- Tufts University issued the following news release: On Super Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders continued to see the strong youth support he has enjoyed throughout the 2020 Democratic primaries, though the extent of that support varied by state, according to a youth turnout analysis released by researchers from the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)--the preeminent, non-partisan research center on youth engagement at   more

Tufts University: Federally Protected Lands Reduce Habitat Loss and Protect Endangered Species, Study Finds
SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts, March 3 [TNSenvironmentresearch] -- Tufts University issued the following news release on March 2: * * * - Significantly greater habitat loss occurs on private lands, indicating a need for more uniform conservation efforts * * * Using more than 30 years of earth satellite images, scientists at Tufts University and the non-profit conservation organization Defenders of Wildlife have discovered that habitat loss for imperiled species in the U.S. over this period was m  more

University of Massachusetts Amherst Emergency Medical Services Staff Earns Designation as Heartsafe Campus
AMHERST, Massachusetts, March 4 -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news: UMass Emergency Medical Services (UMEMS) staff was well represented at this year's National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF) conference, with 42 members in attendance of the event in Boston. UMass Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) staff as well as UMEMS alumni also spoke at the conference, providing training across a wide variety of EMS and response topics.   more

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Atalay Edits Book Supporting Heart-Centered Archaeological Practice
AMHERST, Massachusetts, March 6 -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news: Sonya Atalay, associate professor in the department of anthropology, has edited the new book "Archaeologies of the Heart." Inspired by calls for a different way of doing archaeology, Atalay and co-editors Kisha Supernant, Jane Eva Baxter, and Natasha Lyons make a case for a heart-centered archaeological practice. Heart-centered practice emerged in care-based disciplines, such as nursin  more

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Chancellor Subbaswamy Hosts Presidents of GCC, SNHU for Panel Discussion
AMHERST, Massachusetts, March 6 -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news on March 5: University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy was joined by Greenfield Community College President Yves Salomon-Fernandez and Southern New Hampshire University President Paul J. LeBlanc for a panel discussion titled "Higher Education in a Time of Social Change" in the Carney Family Auditorium in Furcolo Hall on Monday, March 2. The event, hosted by UMass  more

University of Massachusetts Amherst: DiFulvio Attends Experiential Learning in Global Health Workshop
AMHERST, Massachusetts, March 7 -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news: Gloria DiFulvio, senior lecturer and the undergraduate program director for the Public Health Sciences major, attended a workshop, "Integrating Experiential Learning in Global Health and Public Health," held in January in Costa Rica. The faculty development workshop, a collaboration of seven organizations, including the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the  more

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Erika Lee to Deliver Distinguished Annual Lecture on Xenophobia in America
AMHERST, Massachusetts, March 6 -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news on March 4: On Wednesday, March 11 at 6 p.m., historian and author Erika Lee will deliver the history department's 2020 Distinguished Annual Lecture. The lecture, titled "Xenophobia in America: How We Got Here and What's At Stake," will explore the history of nativism in the U.S. from the colonial era to the present day, explaining how xenophobia works, why it has endured and how it threa  more

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Exploring 'Dark Matter' of Cell
AMHERST, Massachusetts, March 7 [TNSgrants] -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news: There is a little-understood realm inside cells that cell biologist Tom Maresca likes to think of as the cell's dark matter, something like the largely unknown stuff that is so abundant in space. Maresca recently received a four-year, $1.3 million grant renewal from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to use specialized tools to learn more about this less-stud  more

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Siega-Riz Examines Gestational Weight Gain Recommendations
AMHERST, Massachusetts, March 4 -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news: Anna Maria Siega-Riz, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and an expert in nutritional epidemiology, is the lead author of "The Current Understanding of Gestational Weight Gain Among Women with Obesity and the Need for Future Research," a discussion paper appearing in "NAM Perspectives," the journal of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Discussion papers are arti  more

University of Massachusetts Boston to Launch On-Campus Apprenticeship Program
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 4 -- The University of Massachusetts Boston campus issued the following news: The University of Massachusetts Boston is establishing a new professional apprenticeship program to provide students with paying, on-campus work experience that enables them to develop increasingly complex skills and project management experience. After two years, the student apprentices will be able to participate in off-campus opportunities with over twenty "industry clusters," UMass Bos  more

University of Massachusetts Boston: Goddard House Pledges $500,000 to Support Mid-Career Nursing Students
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 5 -- The University of Massachusetts Boston campus issued the following news: Goddard House, the oldest nonprofit elder care organization in Massachusetts, has recently pledged a $500,000 gift over five years to the Goddard House - Doane Scholarship program at UMass Boston, which was established in 2015. Financial support will be available for UMass Boston nursing students pursuing any degree or certification program who have previously worked for at least 10 years  more

University of Massachusetts Boston: History of 1919 Boston Police Strikers Lives on Through Healey Library Website
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 7 -- The University of Massachusetts Boston campus issued the following news: On September 9, 1919, 1,177 Boston police officers went on strike in hopes of gaining long-promised improvements in wages and working conditions. None of the strikers ever worked as Boston police officers again. Some were so ashamed that they spoke very little about their former jobs to their family, if at all. Now, descendants, hobby genealogists, historians, and the community as a whole  more

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth: Claire T. Carney Library Associates 14th Annual Authors' Brunch Announces Visiting Authors
DARTMOUTH, Massachusetts, March 6 -- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus issued the following news release: * * * - The Library Associates are delighted to feature three outstanding authors, Barbara Delinsky, Jacquelyn Mitchard and Steven Manchester. * * * On Sunday, March 29th, 2020, the Claire T. Carney Library Associates will be presenting its 14th annual authors' brunch at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 151 Martine Street, Fall River. Please note the change   more

University of Minnesota: Energy Researchers Invent Error-Free Catalysts
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, March 6 [TNSscientificresearch] -- The University of Minnesota issued the following research brief: A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Delaware, and University of California Santa Barbara have invented oscillating catalyst technology that can accelerate chemical reactions without side reactions or chemical errors. The groundbreaking technology can be incorporated into hundreds of industrial chemical   more