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Seascapes by Kathleen Dunn '83 on Display in Eastham

The exhibit, Perspectives: Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore through Art, will be on display at the Salt Pond Visitor Center during December.

Center of Excellence for Veterans Receives $25,000 Grant
The grant from the Walmart Foundation will advance efforts to develop an integrated resource and support center to serve more than 600 current student veterans.  
College of Education and Human Development News: November Issue
The College of Education and Human Development publishes its first e-newsletter. View videos about the new post-masters certificate in early education program and more.
First Arredondo Brothers Scholarships Awarded
Six students received the new scholarship for students whose families have served in the military. They were awarded at a university annual veterans celebration.
News from the College of Liberal Arts
Check out the great things happening at CLA in Alumni Connections.
Latest Alumni and Friends News
Your fellow alumni are making great professional strides. Read about their activities and more. 
Marty Meehan inaugurated as 27th president of the University of Massachusetts
Marty Meehan, the first undergraduate alumnus to become president of the UMass system, vows to fight for a university that he called the state’s most powerful higher-education force for social and economic growth.
Faculty and Staff Donors Receive University's Thanks
On September 29 faculty and staff donors enjoyed a reception and heard from student beneficiaries and this year's giving ambassador, Professor Maureen Scully.
Boston Teachers College Alumni Celebrate Educational Achievement
The 2015 annual gathering, held on November 1, gave alumni of Teachers College Boston and its legacy schools the chance to connect and meet the beneficiaries of the Teachers College Scholarship.  
State Street Event Connects Alumni Employees
Alumni from the University of Massachusetts system who also work for State Street gathered on October 19 to recognize the connections between the financial company and alumni employees and students who are State Street Scholars.
Retired Faculty Gather to Connect and Support Young Scholar
On October 4 the energetic group shared lunch to connect with one another and learn about the university's progress. Keren Horn and Douglas Woodhams received 2015 Faculty Career Development Awards made possible through the generosity of retired faculty members.
View Slideshow from Classes of 1978-1983 Reunion
On October 24 classmates celebrated the years past, friendships old and new, and proclaimed, "It's not a year, it's an era!"
Updates from College of Education and Human Development Dean Michael Middleton
The dean reflects on his first year, shares faculty and program updates, and encourages alumni engagement.
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University Launches UMBelievers Loyal Donor Society
Alumni and friends who support the Just Imagine Fund over consecutive years were honored on October 14. 
Russell Lowe '75 Receives PsyD in Psychoanalysis
The College of Liberal Arts alumnus received his degree from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalys and is in private practice on Cape Cod and in Brookline, MA.
Artwork by Michael St. Germain ’14 Featured on Baltimore Billboards
A College of Management alumnus, the painter and sculptor's drawings are part of the Baltimore LED art billboard "a unique showcase for the artist and creative minds of Baltimore to entertain, education, and inspire."  
Christine Nicastro '89 Celebrates 25 Years in Law Practice
"The things I learned at UMass Boston have helped me in so many times in my practice. I am glad to support the school," says the College of Public and Community Service alumna.
Music by Paul Bright '75 Receives Album of the Year Award
"Music has become my life," says the guitarist and vocalist. He has received numerous awards on the state (Maine) and national levels.
Gaea L. Honeycutt ‘99 Launches Born Leader Podcast
Sponsored by Hypatian Institute, Inc. the unique perspective to the ever expanding public discussion on leadership. She is a graduate of the Women in Politics and Government Program.
Boston State College Alumnus David Flanagan '76 Honored as Community Hero
Boston State College Alumnus David Flanagan '76 Honored as Community Hero
He is receiving his honor from the John F. Kennedy Family Service Center in Charlestown, MA, a member of  Action for Boston Community Development.
Monique L. Austin ’01, ‘05 Is Diversity Coordinator at Curry College
As an undergraduate Austin majored in English and she received a master's degree in Instructional Design.  
 Andrew Hudson Is Head of Water & Ocean Governance for the United Nations Development Programme
The College of Science and Mathematics alumnus received his PhD in Environmental Sciences, specializing in environmental economics and policy.
Jen Hendrey '05 Is a Principal Software Product Manager at the Broad Institute
The College of Liberal Arts alumna is contributing to data analytics related to genetic sequencing high performance computing clusters in the cloud.
Rick Musiol, Jr. '00 Joins Board of Community Servings
The McCormack Graduate School alumnus is senior vice president and regional director of public affairs for the New England Region of Citizens Bank. The nonprofit Community Servings delivers medically tailored meals to the critically and chronically ill.
Thanksgiving Road Race Seeks UMass Boston Participants
Care about UMass Boston students, like to run, and fear eating too much turkey? Your answer: the Dreamcatcher Classic, a Thanksgiving Day race which benefits UMass Boston scholarships.
 Stanley Hurwitz ‘71 Is a Consultant in Public Relations, Marketing, and Branding
The College of Liberal Arts graduate says he got his start as the staff cartoonist for the MassMedia!
Jason McCuish '02 Receives Harvard Club’s Excellence in Teaching Award
The College of Liberal Arts alumnus teaches technology and coaches football at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute. He says, “what we do as teachers beyond the classroom is what makes the real impact.”
City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley '13 Digs Up a Storm of Massachusetts History
Boston Business Journal features new project. "We not only have the chance to find new information about Boston’s native past and the lives of Boston’s native people, but this is also where one of the best preserved Revolutionary War sites in Boston exists,” says the alumnus.
Congratulations to the 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Frank Kelley '68, Steve Hunt '78, Michael Bogart '80, Raymond Buckland '86, Chris Hanafin '07, Katherine (McWhorter) Carlson '10, and the 1996 UMass Boston men's lacrosse team were honored on October 20.
University Mourns the Loss of Professor Robert “Bob” Risse
He was a champion and early adopter of computer technology, being one of the first faculty at UMass Boston to work extensively with Media Services in developing computer-assisted education.
Neil MacInnes-Barker '11 Appointed Director of Veterans' Services for City of Cambridge

While at UMass Boston, the College of Science and Mathematics alumnus was president of the Undergraduate Student Government Association.

Endowment to Support Future Teachers
In 1955, when Norma Casey was in her sophomore year at State Teachers College at Boston, she confided to the head of the music department that she was going to drop out because she couldn’t afford the tuition. more»
Ulisses Varela '08 Reflects on How UMass Boston Influenced Him
The College of Liberal Arts Criminal Justice major works for the Massachusetts Trial Court.
Women's and Gender Studies Alumni Advance Careers; Promote Social Equity
UMass Women's and Gender Studies Alumni continue to make an impact across various disciplines and careers. 
Parent and Family Brunch Builds Alliances; Promotes Student Success
In addition to annual events, the university has established a new Parents and Family Association to promote family engagement.
Wayne Soini '09 Discusses Research on Civil War General
After a 37 year career in law, the alumnus and author received his master's degree in history. He recently researched General Fitz-John Porter, who won the last battle of the Civil War.
Alumna Advocates for Victims of Sexual Assault
Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy graduate certificate alumna Stacy Malone '95 heads the first and biggest non-profit law center in the country that is dedicated to addressing cases of rape and sexual assault and providing legal services to victims.  
 Computer Science Alumni Revolutionize Storage of Academic Information
Joseph Paul Cohen and Henry Lo, who received their PhD degrees in 2011, have pioneered Academic Torrents which makes scholarly content more easily available while also offering authors, libraries, and other common hosts a new way to store their work that doesn’t take up server space.
Sociology Alumni Advance Careers and Influence Discipline
UMass Boston Sociology Department graduate students have been hard at work helping disenfranchised groups in our community and communities around the world.
Educational Innovator: Andy DiPaolo '68
The principles Andy DiPaolo '68 learned at Boston State College inspired his career focus: to expand access to knowledge through continuing education and distance learning programs.
Alumni News from LinkedIn
These alumni updates are in addition to those featured as individual news stories.
Wendy Shesler '96 Joins the New England Foundation for the Arts
She will serve as senior accountant  and use her broad understanding of the complexities of nonprofits and generally accepted accounting principles to advance the organization's mission of connecting artists, arts organizations, and funders.
Kathleen Carter '99 Receives Award from President Obama
The College of Education and Human Development alumna received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation's highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science education.
  President Meehan Announces Record-Breaking Fundraising Year
President says fundraising success a key to becoming best public university system.
CPCS Alumnus Elected First Hispanic President of the Massachusetts Bar Association
Robert W. Harnais '84 has co-chaired the Mass Bar Association’s Crime Lab Task Force and chaired its Diversity Task Force. Harnais has received numerous awards for distinguished legal services.
Jillian Jackson '11 Awarded Emerging Artist Grant
She was honored by the St. Botolph’s Club Foundation which supports the cultural enterprises of New Englanders through generous grants for artists.
Alumnus Publishes Photo Essay on the Final Days of the Raised Orange Subway Line
Lawrence D. Mills '70, a graduate of Boston State College, illuminates an important chapter of Boston transportation history.

Svet Miloshev ’13 is department head of Café Fleuri at the Langham, Boston. He is delighted to oversee the award-winning Sunday City Brunch with its famous Chocolate Bar, as well as other special events.

Chu Huang ‘11
is community program manager of Northeastern Crossing at Northeastern University.

Linda Sheppard-Reece ’88, ’10 (PMHNP-BC ) is a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center working with patients suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues. For the past 26 years she has worked in sales and marketing. 

Mimi McGrath ’08 has worked in human resources for the past twenty years primarily at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She is now an organization development consultant and says she uses the knowledge she gained through the dispute resolution program every day.

Matt Jans ’05 works at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and recently published "Trends in Sexual Orientation Missing Data Over a Decade of the California Health Interview Survey" in the American Journal of Public Health.

Joshuah Mello ’02 is chief transportation official for the City of Palo Alto, CA. 

Gaurav Jamdar ’01 is marketing head at IV Support Technologies in Bangalore, India. Check out his Linkedin.

Michael Wood ’94 celebrated his 10 year anniversary as chief fitness officer at Koko FitClub in several Boston locations. Visit his blog at

Cliff Hopkins ‘92 left his position as marketing director of search and commerce at Google and joined Instagram, where he is the head of global marketing and brand. Follow him @hopcliff on Instagram. He also married his husband, Stephen, in 2014.

Lisa Feldstein ‘89 is a full-time faculty member in the masters of public affairs program at the University of San Francisco. Lisa's faculty profile.

Carlene Byron '81
helped secure a National Science Foundation Grant with the team that developed an innovative search-and-rescue robot at the University of South Florida

James P. Deering  ’81 has had a spirited career since leaving active duty in the Army in 1992. His career in franchise business development has included serving as president of Wingstop Restaurants and City Java Franchising and he is currently vice president of franchising for iStudio Salons ( He has also served as a trustee for the International Franchise Association's Education Foundation.  Deering was active in the U.S. Army Reserves during his career which included a deployment to Afghanistan, and recently retired with nearly 30 years of service. 

Lisa (Rubin) Gualtieri '79 founded to collect unused wearable activity trackers like Fitbits and provide them to people who want to increase their fitness, but can't afford them. provides postage-paid mailing labels for anyone with a wearable tracker for donation. Lisa is an assistant professor in the department of public health and community medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and holds both PhD and ScM degrees.

Mark Obrien ‘72 owns Mark O'Brien Writing Services, which creates content for numerous websites in tourism, science, finance, and contracting. He lives in Pensacola, Fla.

Jane Marie Souza '95 Named Assistant Provost at University of Rochester
“Jane Marie brings deep knowledge of learning assessment to the university, and her leadership will help the schools build on their previous successes in this area,” says University of Rochester Provost Peter Lennie.
UMass Boston Alumna Earns Fulbright Teaching English in Romania
When Tara Skurtu ’10 took a poetry workshop with Lloyd Schwartz, UMass Boston’s Frederick S. Troy Professor of English, it changed her life.
David Cash Joins UMass Boston as McCormack Graduate School Dean
The new dean is the former commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and an accomplished academic and practitioner in the fields of sustainability, environmental and energy policy. 
Jennifer De Leon '10 Finally Sees Her Work Catch Fire
The Boston Book Festival selected her short story “Home Movie” as its One City One Story read for 2015 and De Leon was also named Children’s Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library.  
Town Manager Robert Halpin '87 Moves Framingham Forward
The College of Public and Community Service alumnus is strengthening business by using the town's rich diversity and proximity to Boston and Worcester.
 First-Grade Jitters Before a Lifetime of Learning
The Boston Globe profiles UMass Boston alumna Shauntell Dunbar '03, who recently started her first day as a teacher at the Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School.  
Alumna Launched and Directs Rewarding Work Resources
Elenore Parker '60, '66 created the non-profit to provide a web-based matching service for individuals with disabilities and the elderly who need help with daily activities.   
 Student-Athletes Snap Selfies with Professors in “We Are One” Campaign
Beginning this fall, Beacons Athletics will launch a campaign called “We Are One” that highlights the relationships our student-athlete population shares with administration, faculty, and staff.
Your University Makes its Mark
Chancellor J. Keith Motley shares news about UMass Boston's recent rankings.
Carlene Byron '81 Helps Secure National Science Foundation Grant
The College of Liberal Arts alumna has used her communications skills to advance a variety of institutions.
UMass Boston Genomics Core Facility Opens
UMass Boston's Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy (CPCT) has officially opened a Genomics Core facility inside its laboratory in the recently opened Integrated Sciences Complex.
 Bridge of Understanding Built Between UMass Boston, Hokkaido University
UMass Boston recently signed a memorandum of understanding and student exchange agreement with Hokkaido University of Sapporo, Japan, promoting academic and educational cooperation between the two institutions.
 Honors College Welcomes Largest-Ever Freshmen Class
The Honors College at UMass Boston welcomed 200 freshmen this week, nearly doubling the previous enrollment record and continuing a trend of dynamic growth at Boston’s public university
Obama Appoints Christopher S. Hart '04 for Transportation Post
The College of Public and Community Service alumnus is appointee for member of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Access Board.
If a College Had an Extra $200 Million
Boston Globe columnist Derrick Z. Jackson asked UMass Boston and other public higher education institutions what they would do with an extra $200 million.
Board of Visitors Reorganizes to Support Evolving Priorities
Having realized many of its original goals, the Board of Visitors has continued to evolve, and its leaders have created new committees to streamline focus on community engagement, mentoring, and student success. They have helped to realize the goals of Just Imagine: The Campaign for the University of Massachusetts Boston, and bolstered alliances with the corporate and government communities. 
Ellen Sheehan '98 Profiled in UMass President's Office Video
"Every ounce of hard work that I put into UMass, I was paid back twofold," says the vice president of software company, eFront.
From Playing With Spray Cans to High Style Design: Alumnus' Graffiti Makes a Mark
When Danny Diamond '06 was growing up, “There wasn’t much of a graffiti culture,” he said. It wasn’t until he was 18 and began commuting by train to the UMass Boston that he was exposed to the form of mural art.
 UMass Boston Mourns the Loss of All-Time Great Katherine Wall ‘08
One of the most respected names in the history of UMass Boston athletics, Wall was loved and admired by all at the university.
New Endowment Continues Alumna's Commitment to Teaching
In 1955, when Norma Casey was in her sophomore year at State Teachers College at Boston, she confided to the head of the music department that she was going to have to drop out because she couldn’t afford the tuition.

McCormack Impact: News
Updates on students, faculty, and alumni at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.
Alumnus to Serve as Interim Chief of Edgewater, Colorado Police Department
John Mackey, who earned an education degree from UMass Boston in the 1970s, is the interim chief of the police department in Edgewater, Colorado. He formerly served as chief in Dillon, Colorado.
Alumnus' Research on Neutrino Physics Featured in Nature Scientific Reports
CLA graduate Professor Bill McDonough '79 teaches geology at the University of Maryland, College Park.
In a Glorious Throwback, Jim Lonborg Will Take the Mound Again
Jim Lonborg, the pitching hero of the 1967 Red Sox, talks about how he returned to college at UMass Boston after his playing career "to learn how to study again." He was later accepted into Tufts dental school.
Giving Back by Supporting Faculty
College of Management alumnus Dave McPherson ’89 is one of many who are making a difference by supporting Just Imagine: the Campaign for the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Alumna Uses Prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship to Address Rural Poverty
Ify Malo '11 recently completed her fellowship and is creating an energy innovation center to promote energy technologies and initiatives that address rural poverty in Abuja, Nigeria. She received her master's degree in dispute resolution.
 Jason Harris Named New Head Men’s Basketball Coach
A former NCAA Division I assistant coach and director of basketball operations at Long Island University, Harris becomes just the second full-time head coach in UMass Boston men's basketball history.

Thanks to the alumni who responded to our request for updates on LinkedIn. Congrats to all for their impressive accomplishments.

Rich Gay ’89
is CFO at Bank of Easton in North Easton, MA. 

Craig Lee Burket ’83,’89
is teaching an 8-week course in software engineering in the fall 2015 semester of Brookline Adult & Community Education in Brookline, MA. 

Paula Garrant '04 is the owner of Seascape Therapeutic Counseling & Consulting in Byfield, MA where she provides therapy for children and adults and supervises those training to become behavioral health clinicians.

Michael Gallerani '05 leads the Brockton 21st Century Corporation which is the nonprofit economic development agency for the City of Brockton, MA.

Jen Hendrey '05 recently got engaged to Aaron Lapan in a hot air balloon over Cappadocia, Turkey. She is a project manager with EPAM Systems in Cambridge, MA.

Ryan D. Dorland ’08
is visiting assistant professor of natural science at Saint Joseph's College in Standish, ME.

Jolene Clark ’10 is director of people development and performance for Molson Coors International, a part of Molson Coors Brewing Company located at the corporation's global headquarters in Denver, CO.

Denise M. Simpson '10, principal of Awesome Life Coaching, has developed a home study course, "The Heroine's Journey - 7 Steps to Living an Awesome Life."  She is certified in Emotional Freedom Technique "or tapping" and works with clients worldwide.

Jackie Steinberg '13 is senior associate for project management at New York Life in New York City. She is also enjoying her newly rescued dog.

Suzanne Couture ‘15 is an organizational and leadership development specialist at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Racine, WI.

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 UMass Boston Alum Awarded Fulbright to Teach in Colombia
Dina Fico ’15 is teaching English and sharing U.S. culture with students during her 10-month appointment at Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios, a top Catholic university.
Designer Scarves Showcase Campus Beauty
Display your UMass Boston pride with graceful beauty by purchasing a special edition 50th anniversary scarf or men's necktie at the UMass Boston Bookstore.
Peace Corps, School for Global Inclusion and Social Development Announce Fellows Program
The Peace Corps and the university recently announced the launch of a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program that will provide graduate school scholarships.
Princeton Review Names UMass Boston a “Best in the Northeast” University
The publication named the University of Massachusetts Boston to its “Best in the Northeast” list for 2016, which includes 225 institutions in 11 northeastern states and Washington, D.C.
Michelle Antinarelli Named Director of Education of Community Services at the Carroll Center for the Blind
Michelle attended UMass Boston to study occupational and mobility heath and is currently a student in the College of Global Inclusion and Social Development.
Sandy Matar '15 Receives National Recognition for Scholarship
Matar was honored for her research related to citizen engagement. Among a diverse group of local governments, she studied various conventional and online mediums used to communicate with citizens, explored how the governments receive citizen feedback, and surveyed what kinds of social media tools are commonly used.
Katrina Hobbs-Everett '07 Directs Nonprofit; Runs for City Council
The alumna's non-profit, POSE (Power of Self Education), does outreach and social services work. She is running for a seat on the Haverhill, Massachusetts City Council in November’s election, and is the first African American woman to seek this office.
David DeInnocentis '72 Shares Why Boston and Bikes Don't Mix
When he entered this first year at the university's downtown campus, David DeInnocentis thought he'd ride his three speed Raleigh. But later changed his mind.
UMass Boston Is One Motivation That Drives Bostonians to Naples
Chancellor Motley, UMass Boston alumni,  and the University of Massachusetts' participation in the Naples St. Patrick's Day parade are featured in this article on what Draws Bostonians to Naples, FL.


Alumni and Friends Gather on Cape Cod

August 12 was a gorgeous summer evening for the university's supporters to celebrate friendship, memories, and to learn about UMass Boston today.
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Ledra Sun ’09 Featured in Article on Teaching
 An alumna of UMass Boston’s Asian American Studies program, Sun was recently interviewed by the Guardian news site about her teaching career.
Hockey Player Marcus Fajardo '11 Visits Campus
He and his wife, Teresa Horn, live in Spain and play professional hockey for HC Rubi Cent Patins.
Yves Salomon-Fernandez '01 Named Interim President at MassBay Community College
The College of Liberal Arts alumna is also the community college’s vice president for strategic planning and partnership advancement.
UMass Boston Alumnae Inducted into New England Basketball Hall of Fame
Andreen Gilpin '04 and Eileen Fenton '91 are the second- and third-highest scorers in program history, with 1,534 and 1,380 points, respectively.
 UMass Boston Research Shows Stark Gender Wage Gap
New research done by the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston indicates that the wage gap between women and men is particularly stark for women working in lower income occupations, with Hispanic women experiencing the largest pay inequities.
WUMB and Berklee College of Music Summer Concert Series Begins August 1
This August, WUMB and the Berklee College of Music are teaming up for a series of Saturday afternoon concerts on Carson Beach in South Boston.
Trotter Institute Co-presents Weekend of Public Art, Performing Arts & Discussion in Franklin Park
UMass Boston’s Barbara Lewis has curated a free public exhibition featuring artwork, dance performances, guided art tours, food trucks, and a panel discussion at the Franklin Park Art Grove in Boston this weekend.
CAPS and EMK Institute Offer Professional Development for Teachers
The College of Advancing and Professional Studies will continue its successful collaboration with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, hosting a second professional development session for teachers using the innovative Senate Immersion Module (SIM) this August.
 New Section of HarborWalk Opens at UMass Boston
The 800-foot stretch of shoreline on the north side of the UMass Boston campus features a paved walkway, benches, lighting, gathering spaces, and an area to display artwork.
Michael G. Lewis '89 Named Partner at Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP
The College of Liberal Arts alumnus is a strong proponent of diversity in the legal profession and holds leadership positions with prominent industry and minority bar organizations.
Dan Camilli '78 Publishes Book About Golf and Eastern Philosophy
The Boston State alumnus considers golf "a kind of Tai Chi with clubs." His career as a researcher of Asian studies at Harvard prepared him well to write Tee Ceremony: A Cosmic Duffer's (tm) Companion to the Ancient Game of Golf.
Peg Feodoroff ’71 Empowers Hospital Patients Through Spirited Sisters Inc.
A cancer diagnosis led the Boston State College graduate to establish a business that creates garments that are "an alternative to a hospital gown" and help patients maintain dignity. UMass Boston alumni can take advantage of a company discount!
David Stefanelli '66 Graduates From F.B.I. National Academy
A lieutenant in the Stoneham Police Department, the alumnus joins less than one percent of law enforcement officers in the world to attend and complete the program. Congratulations, David!
Author MacDonald Discusses Restorative Justice Practices
Michael Patrick MacDonald, author of All Souls and distinguished writer–in–residence for UMass Boston’s Honors College, recently led a panel discussion on restorative justice.
Clean Out Your Closet for Good!
Donate gently worn clothes and accessories to Union & Fifth or shop on its site and support UMass Boston students. 

Economics Department News: Summer 2015
Read about alumni achievements, faculty news, student awards, and more.
Conference Focuses on Planning Safe and Mobile Future for Massachusetts’ Older Drivers
The Gerontology Institute hosted the Older Driver Safety Summit, aimed to create a five-year plan to reduce crashes and safe mobility for older drivers in Massachusetts. 
UMass Boston and Brazil’s Universidade Tiradentes Launch the Tiradentes Institute at UMass Boston
The institute will support students, faculty, and researchers from both universities who wish to enhance their educational experiences and scholarly pursuits through international and multicultural experiences.
Gastón Institute Gathers Broad Coalition to Discuss Latino Challenges, Opportunities
The 2015 Regional Meeting, which returned to Boston this summer, drew more than 100 people and representatives of 45 government and civic organizations.
 Economics Alumni Advance Careers
Marci Alverado '89, Steve Brandt '12, Barbara Neem '90, and Jim Rust '96 are using their UMass Boston education to influence various professions.
 Alumna Aids Domestic Violence Survivors
A 2014 graduate of the Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy graduate program, Krystal Rohloff is now working in Attorney General Maura Healey’s office addressing the financial costs of domestic violence crime.
Senior Shout Out Success: A Tradition Is Born!
The TD Garden Jumbotron at commencement broadcast student voices of gratitude and enthusiasm thanks to Senior Shout Out, a new class giving program.
State College Boston Celebrates 50 Years in Style
A TD Garden commencement, museum and campus tours, and meals together marked the three day reunion, but reconnecting with classmates, memories of life on Huntington Avenue, and reflections on the 50 years since made lasting impressions.
 Impact and Achievement
Honors College alumna Brianna Reyes ‘14 says that teaching Latin is about more than the language – it’s about teaching students to earn the confidence that comes from hard work and determination.
Community Mourns the Loss of Professor Emeritus Michael Stone
Professor Emeritus Michael Stone, who taught for about four decades at UMass Boston, where he was a founding faculty member of the College of Public and Community Service, is remembered after his death in March.
Passing of Retired Assistant Dean Rosanne Donahue
Rosanne loved UMass Boston for what it had done for her, both academically and professionally, and for its community of students, faculty, and staff members.
Filmmaker Chico Colvard '97 Talks About Films That Influence Him.
Boston Globe story tells how alumnus finds fact in fiction.
 Katrina L. Bickerstaff '93 Elected President of Nursing Society
The CNHS alumna will lead the Massachusetts Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses.
UMass Boston Celebrates Groundbreaking of Monan Park, a Fenway for Columbia Point
UMass Boston and Boston College High School broke ground recently on a shared baseball complex that will feature a replica Green Monster and a 500-seat field with the same dimensions as Fenway Park.
UMass Boston Honors Deval Patrick, Introduces Just Imagine Campaign at Golden Gala
On June 4, more than 500 guests gathered at the Seaport World Trade Center to celebrate UMass Boston’s Golden Gala. The gala honored former Governor Deval Patrick, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the university, and launched UMass Boston’s new Just Imagine capital campaign.
Latest News from the McCormack Graduate School
 David Cash to become dean, new professors named, and alumni make their mark around the world.
Martin T. Meehan Elected UMass President
Martin T. Meehan, a former U.S. congressman who became chancellor of his alma mater, UMass Lowell, will serve as the next president of the five-campus UMass system.
 President Obama Nominates Paul Watanabe to Asian American Advisory Commission
“Beyond the personal recognition, the president's appointment, I believe, reflects the longstanding leadership role of UMass Boston in focusing on issues related to Asian Americans,” Watanabe said. 
EPA Chief Gina McCarthy '76 Addresses Graduates
The Dorchester native, herself a UMass Boston alumna, explained exactly what makes the Class of 2015 special.
University Publishes 50th Anniversary Book
UMass Boston at 50: A Fiftieth-Anniversary History of the University of Massachusetts Boston tells the story of Boston's public research university, from its humble beginnings in Park Square to its current home on Columbia Point.
Five Steps to Being Great UMass Boston Alumni
Class of 2015: You are now part of our remarkable alumni community which is more than 90,000 members strong. Get connected from the start and realize the benefits of this awesome network!
Alumni: Join our Linkedin Group!
Strengthen your professional network!  Welcome to our group, we are over 4,000 strong!
 Joe Bagley '13: Boston's Archaeologist
The College of Liberal Arts alumnus was featured in the Boston Globe as he conducted a dig at Old City Hall.
New Goddard House Doane Scholarships Support Mid-Career Nursing Students
College of Nursing and Health Sciences will benefit from new scholarship program funded by Goddard House, the oldest nonprofit elder care organization in Massachusetts.
A Mother's Day Tribute Honors Boston Teachers College Alumna
Dorchester Reporter Columnist Barbara McDonough '56 shares memories about her friend, Agnes (Farquharson) Smith '56 who passed away on April 24. 
In the Minority: CNHS Alumnus Joseph Foley '99 Talks About Role as Male Nurse
“It’s definitely dominated by women,” Foley says. “But I never really thought about it as something uncomfortable.”
Parent and Family Brunch Promotes Student Success
UMass Boston parents, other family members, and students gathered on April 26 for the university's first Parent and Family event and learned about being successful partners in the learning process.
  Watermark Staff Unveil 50th Anniversary Issue of Literary Journal
The collection features UMass Boston student-produced fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art dating back to 1969, when the first surviving student literary journal, Essays I, was published.

Krystle Campbell Scholarships Awarded to UMass Students
“I feel very privileged and touched that I will be receiving this scholarship in the memory of Krystle Campbell, who was an outstanding citizen here in the city of Boston,” Micki Hall said.
Professor Earns Guggenheim
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Mark Warren will study educational justice.
Happy 100th Birthday Ruth Halloran '36!
Teacher's College Boston alumna and former class president Ruth Van Ness Ford Holloran '36 called to let us know she's 100. Described in her yearbook as possessing "refreshing naiveté" she's proud to have been a part of TCB. Thanks, Ruth for showing us all how to live!
 Alumnae Run Marathon to Honor Krystle Campbell '13 and Support Scholarship
The nine-member 2015 UMass Marathon team, “Running for a Reason: Krystle’s Legacy,” included Casey Gavin McDonagh '12, Robyn Dangora '17, Rhonda Hodge '13.
Thomas Schneider '11 Keeps Kids Moving
If College of Nursing and Health Sciences alumnus has his way, the image of chubby, pasty children hunkered down in front of their computers or personal devices will become a thing of the past.
Alumna Illuminates Bostonians at the Beginning of the 20th Century
Victoria Glazomitsky '05 directs the Nichols House Museum on Beacon Hill which helps visitors understand a fascinating period of Boston history and growth.
Marathoner Dorothy Borkiewicz '07 is Physically Strong to Help Mentally Challenged

Alumna Is plenty fit to run the Boston Marathon. But it’s the mental part that inspires her.
Student Government Leader Honored by New Award
Gilbert Burden '15 felt his late friend's devotion in a special way at the recent 2015 UMass Boston Undergraduate Student Government Leadership Awards Dinner.
EPA Chief Gina McCarthy to Speak at 2015 UMass Boston Commencement
Regina “Gina” McCarthy ’76, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will deliver the keynote address at commencement on May 29 at the TD Garden.
Distinguished Leaders Honored by Student Government and Alumni Association
Robert Croke '15, Professor of English Neal Bruss, alumna Felicia Pinckney '06, and Gilbert Burden '15 received student Government Leadership Awards on April 7 at the UMass Club.
Livja Jaho '14 Embraces Local High Tech Economy
UMass Boston's Venture Development Center helped poise her for success.
Deb Payson '03 Starts Job at MIT
The alumna holds an MA in public administration and will serve director of development for an international design program run jointly by MIT and the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Mary Grant '86 Gets to Know Students as Chancellor of UNC Asheville
The public affairs alumna previously served as president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Co-Hosts College Affordability Forum at UMass Boston
Students, parents, and higher education experts spoke about their experiences with student loans and college affordability.
Obama, Biden Visit Campus for Institute Dedication
Politicians and dignitaries descended on the UMass Boston campus March 30 for the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.
Latest News from Developmental and Brain Sciences Program

Read the latest edition of the newsletter from the Developmental and Brain Sciences PhD program.  

Alumnus and Student Serve State Commission
Alexander Zafris '12 and Bryce Celotto '17 were sworn in March 17 as members of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth.
Alumni Spotlight: Art Department
A major in Art opens opportunities in many fields.  Read stories of success from UMass Boston alumni.
George Kassas '85 Named Head of UMass Boston Entrepreneurship Center
Proven entrepreneur continues tradition of excellence in management at UMass Boston
John Doherty '80 Writes and Illustrates Ebooks Based on Popular TV Show
Alumnus will join The Jordan Rich Show on WBZ 1030 to discuss his series Don't Look in the Mirror: Reflections on Mad Men
Alumna Rises Fast in High-Risk, High-Reward Startups
Hacer Demiroers '11 uses her energy and willingness to learn to advance quickly in local marketing and analytics startups.
Bestselling Author and Activist Michael Patrick MacDonald Teaching at UMass Boston
The South Boston native, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, All Souls: A Family Story From Southie and a leading activist and organizer, is teaching two courses this spring at UMass Boston.
Clean Out Your Closet and Support UMass Boston With Union & Fifth
Alumna Pam Trefler '93 has put a new twist on giving through her innovative nonprofit, Union and Fifth. UMass Boston is a Launch Partner. Let's "shop for good" together.
UMass Boston Featured on A&E Reality Show <em>Wahlburgers</em>
Nacho and Drama from the A&E reality television show Wahlburgers spent some time at UMass Boston's Beacon Beginnings orientation last summer talking to students.
Performing arts department produces plays written by UMass Boston alumni

The UMass Boston Performing Arts Department continues its year-long festival by producing two new one-act plays written by recent alumni under the direction of guest artist Courtney O’Connor.

Beacons Win on ‘Charlie Titus Day’ as Titus Ends 40-Year Men’s Basketball Coaching Career
Charlie Titus was honored following his last regular season game with two game balls,  and Boston City Councilman Charles Yancey proclaimed Saturday, February 21 'Charlie Titus Day'.
Mayor Names Professor to Boston School Committee
Miren Uriarte, founding director of the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, has been named to the governing body of the Boston Public Schools.
UMass Boston Rated in Nation's Top 30 Innovative Public Service Schools
UMass Boston ranked no. 29 by for its mission of public service, especially in the McCormack Graduate School.
Joseph Rull '01 Joins Boston 2024
Alumnus named chief administrative officer of Boston 2024 nonprofit organizing group.
Rapper Warren G Joins Journalist Soledad O’Brien for UMass Boston’s “Black in America” Tour Stop
Panelists included Julianne Malveaux, Ben Jealous, UMass Boston professor Aminah Pilgrim, and hip hop legend Warren G
Dropkick Murphys Founder Donates $10K to Joiner Institute
Dropkick Murphys frontman Ken Casey donated $10,000 this month to UMass Boston’s William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences, in support of the institute’s veterans community outreach programs.
Passing of Former Provost Betty Diener
Former provost and retired College of Management professor Betty Diener passed away peacefully from an illness on January 22, 2015, at the age of 74, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Stephen Brandt '12 Named Senior Vice President
Vitech Systems Group has appointed CLA alumnus Stephen Brandt '12 as senior vice president of sales.
Boston 2024 Releases Olympic Bid Documents
Boston 2024, the private nonprofit behind the city’s Olympic bid, released renderings showing what an Olympic Village on UMass Boston's Bayside property could look like
<em>The Hill</em> Names UMass Boston Alumnus Senior Director
Neetzan Zimmerman '07 has been named as senior director of audience and strategy at political website The Hill.
Scientists Move to ISC, Research Begins
Professors, researchers, and students have finally moved into the ISC, kicking off the semester with new classes and research projects.
Alumna Honored for Excellence in Health Care, Arts, and Education
Joyce A. Murphy ‘74 receives a 2015 Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, which honors female leaders who have achieved excellence in business and management.
College of Liberal Arts News
Read about happenings at the College of Liberal Arts.
Professor Discusses Thaw in U.S.-Havana Relations
Miren Uriarte, founding co-director of the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, and a Cuban American, shares her response to President Barack Obama's recent announcement of restored relations with Havana.
Faculty Award Winners Reflect on 50 Years of UMass Boston
Elizabeth Fay, Bob Chen, and Catherine Lynde–the three winners of the 2014 Chancellor’s Awards for Distinguished Teaching, Scholarship, and Service, respectively–presented on the theme “The University of Massachusetts Boston Turns 50: Past and Future.” The event was hosted by Dean of University Libraries Daniel Ortiz.
Mayor Walsh Hears Strand Revival Plans from UMass Boston Students
The mayor recently visited the University of Massachusetts Boston to hear proposals from eight of Erin O’Brien’s Honors College students who spent their fall semester creating plans to revitalize Dorchester’s iconic Strand Theatre.
A Big Success for UMass Boston's First #Giving Tuesday

The numbers are in. Over $88,000 was raised from Nov. 2 to #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2. Thank you to everyone who made a gift or served as a social media ambassador. Stay tuned for next year's campaign and how you can help!

UTeach Program Expands to UMass Boston
The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced this month that UMass Boston is one of five universities selected to join a national network of universities in the expansion of the UTeach STEM teacher preparation program. 
Boston State College Alumni Honored

This  year's Education for Service Award recipients, Professor Edith G. DeAngelis, Henry Mahoney ’63 posthumously, Thomas G. Feenan ’66, ’69 and Andy DiPaolo ’68, were honored on December 4.


Women’s and Gender Studies Holds 40th Anniversary Reunion Celebration
As UMass Boston celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the Women’s and Gender Studies Department of the College of Liberal Arts is marking an anniversary of its own.
Charlie Titus Steps Down as Head Coach of Men's Basketball
After nearly four decades, Charlie Titus has decided to step down as head coach of the University of Massachusetts Boston men’s basketball team.
Chancellor Motley Shares Why He's a PHILanthropist
"Let me introduce you to Giving Tuesday, and how the University of Massachusetts Boston is using it to help raise support for its students and programs."
State Senator Jennifer Flanagan '98 Secures Seat on Beacon Hill
Jennifer Flanagan (BA in Political Science) has successfully secured her seat as State Senator once again, beating out opponent Richard Bastien with 60 percent of the vote. 
Governor Patrick Celebrates New Integrated Sciences Complex at UMass Boston
"This new facility is a great example of what we can accomplish together when we have a strategic vision."
Former Governor Dukakis, President William Bulger Provide Insight to Honors College Students
At the request of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, students in Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O’Brien’s honors class are helping to enliven the Upham’s Corner section of Dorchester. 
Alumni Partnerships Are Vital to Growth Says New College of Liberal Arts Dean
"I look forward to engaging with you, and being inspired by your vision for our future," says Dean David Terkla.
New College of Management Dean Committed to Strengthening Alumni Engagement
"You are an important member of our community and our partnership is vital for the college’s continued success," Dean Jorge Haddock says.
Alumni Alliances Will Extend College's Impact Says New Dean
College of Education and Human Development Dean Michael Middleton believes UMass Boston offers unparalleled opportunities for educators.
Giving by the Numbers
See how giving has made a difference for the UMass Boston community.
Faculty and Staff Support Student Success
Donors were thanked in September for their generous support of the UMass Boston Fund. Nearly 17 percent make gifts each year. Slides»
Tyler Papadinis '12 Promoted to Associate Coach of Beacons Men's Basketball Team
The College of Management MBA graduate has coached the Beacons for the past six years. Congratulations, Tyler!
Chikere Uchegbu '05 will Manage Public Policy for Kentucky United Way
Alumnus graduated from the College of Management and McCormack Graduate School of Public Policy and Global Studies.
 The Beacon Athletic Fund: Making a Difference
“A new focus on creating athletic endowments  will lay the ground work for the future growth of our athletic program," says Garin Veris, director of external development for UMass Boston athletics.
Patrick Gaston is president of the Western Union Foundation. He says the roots of his success grew here on Columbia Point. Listen»
Lois Powers '96 Named  Education Support Professional of the Year
The College of Liberal Arts alumna is a career resource librarian in the university's Office of Career Services and Internships and has worked at UMass Boston for 23 years.
Alumni: Change the World from Anywhere
College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) offers new online graduate certificate in International Development.
Park Square to Columbia Point: Bill Walczak '79
Bill Walczak ’79 founded Codman Square Health Center while a UMass Boston student. See more of UMass Boston at 50.
Alumni Association Supports Student Success
Eighteen students received scholarships from the Alumni Association at an awards ceremony on June 25, 2014.
Dr. Michael Foley's Legacy Continues through UMass Boston Scholarship
Foley was a treasured volunteer and benefactor. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Dr. and Mrs. Michael T. Foley Scholarship which supports students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. 
Know Career Prospects Before Choosing Degree
Jennifer Barone, career specialist for the College of Liberal Arts at UMass Boston, recently joined Radio Boston to discuss the topic.
Volleyball Sweeps Little East Conference
Freshman named Little East Rookie of the Week and more Beacons news.
Model of New Academic Building Unveiled
Displayed in the Campus Center, the model offers an exciting and concrete glimpse of the future. 
Joe Bulen '85 Named Project Superintendent

The College of Liberal Arts alumnus accepts position at Acella Construction.

Marc Arria '05 named Athletic Director
The College of Management alumnus will oversee athletics at Winchester High School.
Amanda S. Hulien '01 Honored
The Senior Associate at McGladrey LLP, has been inducted into Worldwide Who’s Who for Excellence in Accounting & Auditing Services.
Profile: Nhan Bang '10
ESL teacher wants to make a difference at the Green Meadow School in Maynard.
Jim Ennis '11  Becomes RN
Former Beacons hockey captain giving back as RN.  
Shannon Thompson '13 Goes Pro
Former Beacons volleyball star signs pro contract in Austria.
Alumni Love that Lasts
Tim Callahan '75, and his wife, Mary '80, are featured in New York Times Booming’s “Making It Last” column which profiles baby boomer couples who have been together 25 years or more.
Time for Creativity: Alumna Pioneers
Rebecca Small's studies in ocean science and art have led to a novel art form.
UMass Boston Runs on Duncan (Nelson)
Associate Professor Duncan Nelson's Video Ode to Alumni
 "Of all you Graduates a Praiser . . ." Ode pdf
Class of 1963 Celebrates with Panache
Three days on the UMass Boston campus connected classmates and celebrated the legacies of numerous teaching careers. An array of events, on land and sea, rekindled the spirit of Huntington Avenue. A class gift will carry on "Education for Service."
New Alumni: Follow Us on Twitter!
Stay in touch with the university and with alumni accomplishments, connections, and more!
Profile: Author and Professor Ken Tangvik '81
"Their [UMass Boston professors] passion towards literature was infectious and I quickly realized literature was my true academic passion."
Q and A with Professor Bandopadhyaya
"Our students are very motivated and goal driven," says Professor of Accounting and Finance Arindam Bandopadhyaya.
Read our Q & A on why else he loves UMass Boston and how the university is helping him achieve his goals and those of his students.
From Rock and Roll to Moors and Cabot
Dan Joyce's career path took him from a Lynn nightclub to one of Boston's oldest financial services firms. Here's how UMass Boston helped the class of '82 alumnus and why it has inspired him to give back.
IRA Charitable Rollover is back for 2012 and 2013
Good News! The Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
can help you and UMass Boston. At the last moment, Congress passed . . .
Alumni Couple Continues Tradition of College Access
Jim and Marie O'Sullivan, both graduates of the class of 1980, turned the loss of a classmate to a positive family tradition.
A Time for “Returning:” Alumnus Gives Back
Successful Entrepreneur Mark Atkins ’71 Returns to Share Business Expertise with Students
He is joining the College of Management as a lecturer in spring 2013.
Lornie Bullerwell '69 and Christine DePalma '04, '09 Share Why They Give Back
“The university played such a pivotal role in forming the foundation of my life that it would be like abandoning my family to choose not to be a part of the UMass Boston community,” says Lornie Bullerwell.
Profile: Tracy Atkinson '88, State Street Executive
"UMass Boston students bring a level of maturity and a broader perspective," says Atkinson, who will be the featured speaker at State Street Connect on October 25.
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