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UMass Boston Receives $1 Million Grant from Osher Foundation

The University of Massachusetts Boston has received a second $1 million gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation to continue funding of the university’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. more>
University News

Ira Jackson Named Interim Dean of McCormack Graduate School
Former Revenue Commissioner, BankBoston Executive brings a distinguished history of public service.

UMass Boston to Offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
The Center for Innovation and Excellence in eLearning (CIEE) is offering two massive open online courses (MOOCs) in Spring 2013.
Upcoming Events

2012 Education for Service Awards |video| |slides|

2012 Boston State College Education honorees: from left to right:
John G. Flores ’71, Selma Sax ’63 and former Boston State staff member Carol DeSouza stand with Chancellor J. Keith Motley.

Read how Jane M. Gaughan '68 and her husband, Gerard L. Gaughan, M.D.,
are making a difference in the lives of students who seek careers in
the health professions.

Celebrating Generosity: Philanthropy 2012
View alumni and friends and how their 2012 gifts have made a difference for UMass Boston's mission. We would love to include you in next year's report, so make your gift by June 30, 2013!

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Alumni Achievements

Cheryl Dunn Fellman '95
College of Management
Fellman's Peace Corps experience formed the foundation for her career. She is now vice president
of Alaska Pacific Bank.
Kirsten Corazzini, PhD, '00 named fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.

New York Times shares the sweet love story of Tim Callahan '75 and his wife, Mary '80, who met through a UMass Boston bulletin board.

Selma Seiler Sax '63 and
John G. Flores PhD '71 receive Boston State Education for Service Award.

Timothy J. Gordon '91 named Winthrop chief financial officer.

Kimberly McLaughlin '92 named interim director of operations for UMassOnline.

Andrea Ciarletta '06 coaches girls' high school hockey team to success.

Robert Pellegrini '80 appointed judge for Worcester District Court.

Helen E. Garabedian '11 brings yoga to babies through itsey bitsey yoga.

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Charter Student
Gives Back
Audrey Taub '69 was selected by the university in 1965 to be its official charter student. She has supported UMass Boston almost every year since she graduated. More>

"I know the tremendous impact even a small amount of money can have on a student.
Today, as in the late 1960s, it may mean the difference between completing one’s education or not."

Audrey Taub '69

IRA Charitable Rollover is back for 2012 and 2013 Good News! The Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
can help you and UMass Boston. More>
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