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What’s Holding YOU Back in Business? Free Online Session
Date: September 28, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM

year of action iconCome learn how to get laser-focused on what you want, how to get more confidence and how to create an action plan for success.

You will learn how to identify what is holding you back and how to push past those fears and doubts.

You will leave with practical tools and strategies to set goals, be more focused and productive and start seeing amazing results.

Erin Moran McCormick, director of the Entrepreneurship Center at UMass Boston and author of Year of Action – How to Stop Waiting & Start Living Your BIG, Fabulous Life, will teach you practical action steps to kick your career up a notch and move past the fears and doubts that hold you back.

UMass Boston Film Series with Talk Backs by Directors
Date: September 29, 2016 to December 15, 2016
The UMass Boston Film Series represents a powerful and varied mix of independent film gems, audience favorites, and works that have shaped the cinema landscape. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A.   

Retired Faculty Luncheon
Date: October 5, 2016

Business Bootcamp for Women
Date: October 10, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Want to kick your career up a notch -
but not sure where to start? Start here.

Confucius Institute at UMass Boston 10th Anniversary Celebration
Date: October 11, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM

Join the Confucius Institute at UMass Boston 10th Anniversary Celebration.

The Confucius Institute at UMass Boston was first established in 2006 in partnership with Renmin University of China and the High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, two highly prestigious institutions in China. It has the distinction of being the first Confucius Institute launched in New England and the sixth in the United States, from a total of 109 Confucius Institutes in the United States and of 506 Confucius Institutes established worldwide.

Event Schedule

Exhibition of the Confucius Institute at UMass Boston and partner institution Renmin University

Noon–1 p.m. Luncheon

1–2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion on "Confucianism in our Work and in our Daily Lives." A panel of distinguished experts will lead this discussion.

2:30–3 p.m. Break

3–4 p.m. Celebration Performance by Renmin Student Art Group


UMass Boston Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner
Date: October 13, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Established in 2003, the Hall of Fame recognizes and honors former outstanding UMass Boston/Boston State College student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and friends of the athletics program for their accomplishments and services to the Department of Athletics. The names and honors of the inductees will be displayed permanently in the Clark Athletic Center.

College of Management: Alumni Event at Pru Skywalk Observatory
Date: October 14, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Enjoy Happy Hour with an awesome view and meet our masters degree students and College of Management alumni at the Skywalk Observatory.

Meet our Masters and MBA students, as well as College of Management alumni, at a happy hour reception at the Skywalk Observatory

Date: October 15, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM

University Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Date: October 17, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM

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University Hall Ribbon Cutting
Date: October 17, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Career Panel: Diversity in the Workplace
Date: October 19, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Listen to a lively and informed panel discussion of alumni and others about how gender, race, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation present challenges and opportunities in your career.


ELP October Networking Social
Date: October 20, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM

Join the UMass Boston Emerging Leaders Program Alumni Board at the monthly Networking Social for the opportunity to gather with your ELP colleagues and meet the new fellows in the 2017 cohort.


Back to the Banshee | Young Alumni Gathering
Date: October 20, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Remember the fun we had at the Banshee on Dot Ave.? Join us and reconnect with UMass Boston at one of our favorite watering holes. Hosted by the UMass Boston Young Alumni Council.

Managing Difficult Conversations- Race, Ethnicity, and Religion
Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM
Conflict Resolution Workshop: Why is there so much conflict around issues of racial, ethnic, and religious identity? What can you do to address it on your campus or in your community?

Alumni Lacrosse Game
Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 2:30 PM
The men's lacrosse program will host their annual alumni game on Saturday, October 22 at Boston College High School.  All former players are invited to attend the event, which will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in participating in the game should sign-up at  For more information contact head coach Tyler Low at

Change Management Workshops (Center for Collaborative Leadership)
Date: November 2, 2016 to May 10, 2017
Change management skills are essential for organizations to remain competitive in today's business environment. Don't let yourself or your organization be left behind! The Center for Collaborative Leadership's workshops help you learn new skills to apply immediately to your workplace for personal and organizational growth.  

Ed Barry Rink Reception
Date: November 5, 2016

Career Panel: Bouncing Back After Job Loss
Date: November 14, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
But whether the reason you lost your job has everything to do with your perceived performance, or absolutely nothing, it’s how you respond in the wake of it that will set you apart from others when it comes to finding a new job. 

Finding Funding
Date: November 17, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM

Let ORSP help you in your search for funding!


ELP November Networking Social
Date: November 17, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM

Join the UMass Boston Emerging Leaders Program Alumni Board at the monthly Networking Social for the opportunity to gather with your ELP colleagues.


New England Women's Policy Conference
Date: November 18, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Join us for the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy's second biennial conference and learn how to promote economic security for women and their families.

Boston State College Celebration and Education for Service Awards 2016
Date: December 1, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Each year the Education for Service Award is bestowed upon individuals who exemplify the "Education for Service" motto in their personal and professional lives. This event is a reunion for all Boston State College and Boston Teachers College Alumni.

Are You Ready for the Reinvention Revolution? Online Training Session
Date: December 21, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM

Join Harvard MBA, entrepreneur and author of Women & Transition: Reinventing Work and Life, Linda Rossetti, for a provocative interactive session about transition and the opportunity for professional and personal reinvention. The session will introduce a new way of thinking about reinvention and introduce a set of tools necessary to navigate life’s changes.


UMass Cheers on Patriots vs Dolphins in Miami
Date: January 1, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Join UMass President Marty Meehan, along with alumni, parents and friends from the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Medical School campuses, and show some New England pride at this annual event. 

Master Class: What's Holding YOU Back?
Date: January 11, 2017 to January 12, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM

Learn how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset to identify opportunities, solve problems and turn ideas into action.


Dispelling Myths About Millennials: Online Training Session
Date: February 1, 2017 to February 2, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

Join us for an Online Training Session that will provide practical advice to help the generations understand each other better.



Master Class: Leading Positive Change
Date: March 31, 2017 to April 1, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM

Build your unique leadership strengths and learn the essential approaches, tools and first steps for leading positive change in your organization.


Master Class: Be the Change Maker
Date: May 10, 2017 to May 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM

Learn how to lead change in your organization. This full-day workshop focuses on how to navigate organizational politics, communicate new ideas, build support and accomplish meaningful goals.


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