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John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. STATE OF THE SCHOOL and TOWN MEETING CONVERSATION December 2, 2013. UMASS BOSTON . On a roll!! Three new academic buildings. UMASS BOSTON . On a roll!! Three new academic buildings $500M in capital investment.

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john w mccormack graduate school of policy and global studies

John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

STATE OF THE SCHOOL andTOWN MEETING CONVERSATION

December 2, 2013

umass boston
UMASS BOSTON
  • On a roll!!
    • Three new academic buildings
umass boston1
UMASS BOSTON
  • On a roll!!
    • Three new academic buildings
    • $500M in capital investment
umass boston2
UMASS BOSTON
  • On a roll!!
    • Three new academic buildings
    • $500M in capital investment
    • James Brett Chair in Disabilities and Workforce Development
umass boston3
UMASS BOSTON
  • On a roll!!
    • Three new academic buildings
    • $500M in capital investment
    • James Brett Chair in Disabilities and Workforce Development
    • Sanofi $1M gift to support STEM Education
umass boston4
UMASS BOSTON
  • On a roll!!
    • Three new academic buildings
    • $500M in capital investment
    • James Brett Chair in Disabilities and Workforce Development
    • Sanofi $1M gift to support STEM Education
    • New Edward M. Kennedy Institute next door

It’s our time!

mccormack grad school1
McCORMACK GRAD SCHOOL

Think big

Start small

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McCORMACK GRAD SCHOOL

Think big

Start smallMove fast

building community1
BUILDING COMMUNITY
  • George’s Island Trip
  • Community Breakfasts and Afternoon Gatherings
  • Alumni Networking Event
special projects
SPECIAL PROJECTS

Moakley Chair for Peace and Reconciliation:

Hosted first youth peace conference

in Mitrovica

special projects1
SPECIAL PROJECTS

Moakley Chair for Peace and Reconciliation:

Hosted first youth peace conference

in Mitrovica

Fourth annual global peace conference in Kaduna, Nigeria included nearly 100 international delegates from four continents. This is the first time the Forum for Cities in Transition has convened in Africa.

conflict resolution
CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Graduate student Candyce Carragher helps facilitate FCT conference gaining invaluable, real-world conflict resolution skills

gerontology
GERONTOLOGY

25 Gerontology faculty and students presented their research at Gerontological Society of America conference in New Orleans

global governance and human security
GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND HUMAN SECURITY

Five faculty members and

three doctoral students participate in "Rethinking International Relations as International Hierarchies” conference

international relations
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Professor J. Samuel Barkin

  • appointed president of the International Studies Association Northeast
international relations1
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Professor J. Samuel Barkin

  • appointed president of the International Studies Association Northeast
  • two new books: Saving Global Fisheries: Reducing Capacity to Promote SustainabilityInternational Organization: Theories and Institutions
public affairs
PUBLIC AFFAIRS
  • Alumnus Addresses Domestic Violence in Muslim Communities: Shawn M. MacMaster’s capstone research is making an impact with local law enforcement groups.
public policy
PUBLIC POLICY

Departmental seminars probe cutting-edge research topics:

  • US Census Bureau and Politics of Representation
  • Grassroots Alliances, Coalitions, and Political Capacity
  • Technological Innovation in Government
  • .
women in politics and public policy
WOMEN IN POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY

Welcomes new director, Ann Bookman

women in politics and public policy1
WOMEN IN POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY

Welcomes new director, Ann Bookman

Hosts “Opening Doors: Women’s Political Leadership in Boston” event with Charlotte GolarRichie

centers institutes
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Center for Governance and Sustainability:

New $3.1M NSF collaborative grant, “Coasts and Communities: Natural and Human Systems in Urbanizing Environments” offers PhD fellowships to train global problem solvers

centers institutes1
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Center for Governance and Sustainability:

New $3.1M NSF collaborative grant, “Coasts and Communities: Natural and Human Systems in Urbanizing Environments” offers PhD fellowships to train global problem solvers

Professor Maria Ivanova is appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to the newly created UN Scientific Advisory Board.

centers institutes2
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Center for Peace, Democracy and Development

Offering conflict resolution trainings at Interfaith Mediation Centre in Kaduna, Nigeria

centers institutes3
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters

Only one its kind in the world

centers institutes4
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters

Only one its kind in the world

Focus on vulnerable populations

centers institutes5
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters

Only one its kind in the world

Focus on vulnerable populations

Adenrele Awotona was featured speaker at Homeland Security 2013 Conference in Washington, D.C.

centers institutes6
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Center for Social Policy

Merging Knowledge Dialogue on Discrimination and Poverty

centers institutes7
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Center for Social Policy

Merging Knowledge Dialogue on Discrimination and Poverty

Looking Forward to the Journey’s End: 30 Years of Family Homelessness in Massachusetts conference

centers institutes8
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

Women’s Pipeline for Change project aims to create pathways to political leadership for women of color

centers institutes9
CENTERS & INSTITUTES
  • Collins Center for Public Management
  • Statnet performance management
centers institutes10
CENTERS & INSTITUTES
  • Collins Center for Public Management
  • Statnet performance management
  • $10.5M MassResults project
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CENTERS & INSTITUTES
  • Collins Center for Public Management
  • Statnet performance management
  • $10.5M MassResults project
  • Municipal guidance to Carver, Cohasset, Dracut, Foxboro, Medway, Northampton, Palmer, Pittsfield, Randolph, Saugus, Wayland, Watertown, and Westfield
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CENTERS & INSTITUTES
  • Collins Center for Public Management
  • Statnet performance management
  • $10.5M MassResults project
  • Municipal guidance to Carver, Cohasset, Dracut, Foxboro, Medway, Northampton, Palmer, Pittsfield, Randolph, Saugus, Wayland, Watertown, and Westfield
  • Massachusetts Education Partnership holds conference on improving student achievement
centers institutes13
CENTERS & INSTITUTES
  • Collins Center for Public Management
  • Statnet performance management
  • $10.5M MassResults project
  • Municipal guidance to Carver, Cohasset, Dracut, Foxboro, Medway, Northampton, Palmer, Pittsfield, Randolph, Saugus, Wayland, Watertown, and Westfield
  • Massachusetts Education Partnership holds conference on improving student achievement
centers institutes14
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Gerontology Institute

National Elder Economic Security Index

centers institutes15
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Gerontology Institute

National Elder Economic Security Index

One of the largest OLLI programs in New England

centers institutes16
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Gerontology Institute

National Elder Economic Security Index

One of the largest OLLI programs in New England

Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging

centers institutes17
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Gerontology Institute

National Elder Economic Security Index

One of the largest OLLI programs in New England

Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging

Pension Action Center serving New England and Illinois

centers institutes18
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Gerontology Institute

National Elder Economic Security Index

One of the largest OLLI programs in New England

Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging

Pension Action Center serving New England and Illinois

Offering new Management of Transportation Options for Seniors online certificate program

centers institutes19
CENTERS & INSTITUTES

Gerontology Institute

National Elder Economic Security Index

One of the largest OLLI programs in New England

Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging

Pension Action Center serving New England and Illinois

Offering new Management of Transportation Options for Seniors online certificate program

Co-hosted Celebrate Your Health Day

special sauce
“SPECIAL SAUCE”
  • Student-centered programs
  • Collaboration
  • Community
  • Equity and social justice
  • Scholarship that matters
  • Local and global engagement
  • Sound policies for people and planet
what s been cooking
WHAT’S BEEN COOKING?

McCormack Scholars program debutsTwelve of McCormack’s best and brightest earn the distinction as McCormack Scholars

what s been cooking1
WHAT’S BEEN COOKING?

First McCormack magazine-style viewbook

what s been cooking2
WHAT’S BEEN COOKING?

Michael Brown, Larry DiCara, Eric Rosengren, Beverly Scott, Billy Shore

what s been cooking3
WHAT’S BEEN COOKING?

WUMB Commonwealth Journal interviews:

Eddie Miller, Eben Weitzman and Darren Kew, John McGah, Sylvia Ferrell Jones, Thomas Glynn,

Paul Guzzi, Mark Edwards, Meet Next Mayor of Boston series

what s been cooking4
WHAT’S BEEN COOKING?

International Educational Collaborations from Limerick, Ireland to Horn of Africa

mccormack grad school4
McCORMACK GRAD SCHOOL

T3: Transnational

mccormack grad school5
McCORMACK GRAD SCHOOL

T3: Transnational

Transdisciplinary

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McCORMACK GRAD SCHOOL

T3: Transnational

Transdisciplinary

Transformational

where you come in
WHERE YOU COME IN

Everywhere!

Help us reach 400 students in 2014

Build a caring, collaborative, creative community

Be proud ambassadors: many programs, one school

This is your school. Shape it and make it great!

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GO LOCAL .

GO GLOBAL.

GO McCORMACK!

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McCORMACK

ROCKS!

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