Lisa Cosgrove, a professor of counseling and school psychology at UMass Boston, discussed four dimensions of commercial bias in psychiatry -psychiatric taxonomy, psychotropic drug trials, clinical care guidelines, and medical education- in a recent article published in Health and Human Rights
Amy Cardoso, an English teacher in Woburn Memorial High School's PEAK program who earned her MEd from UMass Boston, is a 2020 Commonwealth Heroine: A woman nominated by a state legislator who performs "unheralded acts daily that make our homes, neighborhoods, cities and towns better places to live."
Five University of Massachusetts faculty were awarded the 2020 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The honorees — including Kristin Murphy, an assistant professor of special education in UMass Boston's College of Education and Human Development — will receive $10,000 awards.
Michelle Markowitz, who was certified in contemporary practices in developmental disabilities leadership and management from the Institute for Community Inclusion, School for Global Inclusion & Social Development at UMass Boston, has been named the new president and CEO of Cardinal Cushing Centers.
J. Keith Motley Endowed Chair of Sport Leadership and Administration Joseph Cooper said what matters is what happens when protests aren't convenient, when institutions are challenged to follow up a Twitter statement with action, or when a human rights stance isn't in franchises' business interests.
"We need to create an environment that encourages students to learn, families to thrive, and businesses to grow,” said Meghan Kallman, an assistant professor of international development in the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at UMass Boston.
Shirley Tang, an associate professor of Asian American studies at UMass Boston, said collaboration across generations and cultures can help mobilize Asian Americans to produce not only stronger businesses but stronger communities.
"Thinking about going to college is hard enough for a young person," said Meg Grigal, co-director of Think College at the Institute for Community Inclusion. "If students also need certain supports but can't visit colleges to see what they have, it could make them change their mind about enrolling."