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UMass to Honor Marathon
Victim Krystle Campbell at Commencement
"Krystle was a wonderful part of our campus community, and we wanted to recognize her contributions and impact through the awarding of this posthumous degree. more»

Support the scholarship established in her memory.
University News

James Gustave Speth to Deliver 2013 UMass Boston Commencement Address  
James Gustave “Gus” Speth, co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute, will deliver the principal address More»

College of Management Student Sam Chandler Wins JFK Award
Sam Chandler is always ready to lead—whether the task is guiding fellow Marines through war-torn Iraq, or helping new freshmen become comfortable with college life. More»
Upcoming Events
  State College at Boston Reunion
  Financial Seminar for Women Vets
  Athletics Golf Tournament
  UMass Boston at the Red Sox
  UMass Comes to Falmouth Cape Cod

Summer Fun with UMass Boston!   
Mark your calendars for a Red Sox game on July 25 and a Cape reception in Falmouth on August 22. Stay tuned in June for more information. Please let us know if you have a Cape Cod summer address ( so that we can make sure you receive an invitation. 

College of Management Visits New York
Stock Exchange 
A group of students and faculty, including Professor Arindam Bandopadhyaya (see Q and A) visited Wall Street on May 16 for a first-hand look at the trading floor. The college is planning future trips and would like to connect with alumni on Wall Street to engage with students. To get involved, contact Loren Van Allen at 617.297.5340.

Save the Date! UMass Boston Gala:
September 16 at the Seaport Hotel.
We will honor James T.  Brett and proceeds
will help establish  the James T. Brett Chair
in Disability and Workforce Development.
Sponsorships, tickets and more»


45th Commencement 
Friday, May 31, 10 a.m.

Celebrate with the Class of 2013!

Select photo above to see the live video beginning at 8 a.m. 

Gustave Speth, environmental advisor to Presidents Carter and Clinton, will deliver keynote.

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Your generosity unlocks student potential.

Our fiscal year ends June 30, so please make your gift and we will include you in our 2013 Giving Report!

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UMass Boston Fund today! 

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Alumni Achievements

Ken Tangvik '81
Professor of English
Roxbury Community College
Even though nearly 30 years have passed since Tangvik’s first literature classes, the ideals that motivated him then remain essential. More»

Lois Hamill '97 is university archivist at Northern Kentucky University and is the author of Archives for the Lay Person.

Michael Shaps MEd '87, '94 received the 2013 Most Valuable Educator by the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

Donnamarie Maguire RN, MSN '03 is Clinical Compliance Consultant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Vanessa DiCarlo '11 appointed first director of development at the McCormack Graduate School.

Robert Brock, '93, MSPA, is Manager of Guest Relations at the Missouri History Museum in Saint Louis.

Alumnae of McCormack Graduate School Women in Politics Program gather with founders.
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Good News! The Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
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