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President Barack Obama has nominated Institute for Asian American Studies (IAAS) Director Paul Watanabe to serve as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Achievement, Passion, Ability to Inspire Propel UMass Graduate to Presidency; Unanimous Choice of UMass Trustees
Dorchester Reporter Columnist Barbara McDonough '56 shares memories about her friend, Agnes (Farquharson) Smith '56 who passed away on April 24.
College of Nursing and Health Sciences will benefit from new scholarship program funded by Goddard House, the oldest nonprofit elder care organization in Massachusetts.
“It’s definitely dominated by women,” Foley says. “But I never really thought about it as something uncomfortable.”
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.
A meeting with Chancellor Motley and student Anthony Morris '11, '17 influenced the Rodick family to change its mind.
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.
Buckley was a long-time Anthropology and American Studies faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts. After retirement he became a Soto Zen Priest and taught in West Bath, Maine.
The Paul and Phyllis Fireman Foundation, Bank of America, Waterville Consulting are sponsoring our Golden Gala honoring Deval Patrick. Please join them! See additional sponsors and sponsorship opportunities.
“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.
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Mark Warren will study educational justice.
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!
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.
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.
Victoria Glazomitsky '05 directs the Nichols House Museum on Beacon Hill which helps visitors understand a fascinating period of Boston history and growth.
Why junior political science major Nolan O'Brien '16 believes the UMass Boston Fund is a worthwhile investment.
Alumna Is plenty fit to run the Boston Marathon. But it’s the mental part that inspires her.
Congratulate a friend. Thank a professor or Mom and Dad. SeniorShoutOut is the first-ever Senior Class Gift Program. With a gift of $15 members of the Class of 2015 can record a 10 second video on the commencement jumbotron!
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.
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.
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.
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.
UMass Boston's Venture Development Center helped poise her for success.
The public affairs alumna previously served as president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Students, parents, and higher education experts spoke about their experiences with student loans and college affordability.
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.
Read the latest edition of the newsletter from the Developmental and Brain Sciences PhD program.
Alexander Zafris '12 and Bryce Celotto '17 were sworn in March 17 as members of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth.
A major in Art opens opportunities in many fields. Read stories of success from UMass Boston alumni.
Proven entrepreneur continues tradition of excellence in management at UMass Boston
Alumnus will join The Jordan Rich Show on WBZ 1030 to discuss his series Don't Look in the Mirror: Reflections on Mad Men
Hacer Demiroers '11 uses her energy and willingness to learn to advance quickly in local marketing and analytics startups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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 ranked no. 29 by BestValueSchools.com for its mission of public service, especially in the McCormack Graduate School.
Alumnus named chief administrative officer of Boston 2024 nonprofit organizing group.
Panelists included Julianne Malveaux, Ben Jealous, UMass Boston professor Aminah Pilgrim, and hip hop legend Warren G
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.
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.
Vitech Systems Group has appointed CLA alumnus Stephen Brandt '12 as senior vice president of sales.
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
Professors, researchers, and students have finally moved into the ISC, kicking off the semester with new classes and research projects.
Neetzan Zimmerman '07 has been named as senior director of audience and strategy at political website The Hill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
After nearly four decades, Charlie Titus has decided to step down as head coach of the University of Massachusetts Boston men’s basketball team.
"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."
The statewide organization expands empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. Arroyo attended UMass Boston.
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.
The College of Liberal Arts graduate has written two novels, Eight in the Box, and Two in the Hat, and is a sole practitioner focusing on criminal defense and immigration law.
As veterans outreach coordinator for the Red Sox Foundation/Mass General Hospital Home Base Program, the alumnus travels throughout New England to educate individuals and organizations about services for post 9-11 veterans and family members.
More than 50 percent of men have difficulty with urination as they age, but biologist Jill Macoska says that this isn’t actually a natural part of aging.
UMass Boston celebrated the tenth anniversary of IDEAS UMass Boston, a conference that brings innovators and leading thinkers from the worlds of science, the arts, technology, and business together.
Six individuals and one team were honored at the 2014 Hall of Fame celebration hosted on October 9.
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.
A co-chair of the MBA’s Crime Lab Task Force, he has also served as the chair of the MBA’s Diversity Task Force, among other roles for many years.
Sara Boxell '13 (MA in American Studies) talks about academics, interests, and life after graduation.
As perhaps the most recognizable of our alumni, Mayor Menino was a partner in many initiatives that benefit our students, such as Success Boston, and an impassioned advocate for our university.
Walczak will expand the foundation's efforts to increase the four-year college graduation rates for student from Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.
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.
"This new facility is a great example of what we can accomplish together when we have a strategic vision."
"I look forward to engaging with you, and being inspired by your vision for our future," says Dean David Terkla.
"You are an important member of our community and our partnership is vital for the college’s continued success," Dean Jorge Haddock says.
College of Education and Human Development Dean Michael Middleton believes UMass Boston offers unparalleled opportunities for educators.
Donors were thanked in September for their generous support of the UMass Boston Fund. Nearly 17 percent make gifts each year. Slides»
See how giving has made a difference for the UMass Boston community.
Former high school dropout Brendan Little '13 (BA in American Studies) talks about his road to success and UMass Boston's influence.
The College of Management MBA graduate has coached the Beacons for the past six years. Congratulations, Tyler!
A new anniversary site showcases the stories of the UMass Boston family and how over 50 years the institution has created lifelong memories.
Alumnus graduated from the College of Management and McCormack Graduate School of Public Policy and Global Studies.
Three English professors at UMass Boston are brightening the Red Line this month with their contributions to Poetry on the T, a monthly program sponsored by the arts nonprofit Mass Poetry.
"We are transforming ourselves to better fulfill our mission and to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
University's endowment hits record $757 million. President Caret says fundraising success part of UMass "transformational moment."
“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.
Pat Flaherty was one of more than 1,200 students who enrolled at UMass Boston during its very first semester. Listen»
Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn was one of the first UMass Boston students to attend classes on Columbia Point in 1975 and 1976. Listen»
Patrick Gaston is president of the Western Union Foundation. He says the roots of his success grew here on Columbia Point. Listen»
"You can pretty much come on campus any day and see any nationality in the world walking, learning in this university," says Mayor Marty Walsh.
Classy, the IPhone app, will aid college students in procuring text books. MacLean developed the program as a student entrepreneur at the Venture Development Center.
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.
The McCormack Graduate School alumna has been president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2002 and is a member of the UMass Boston Board of Visitors.
Chair Julie Nelson is delighted that departmental news will now have wider reach. In this issue: Honoring Professor Lynde, Applied Economics graduates first class, a study on "risk adversity," and more.
SGISD "allowed me to merge my previous skills with a school that was focused on things I had become passionate about and invested in, such as working across populations, and developing a deeper understanding of how we deal with cultural differences."
College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) offers new online graduate certificate in International Development.
Bill Walczak ’79 founded Codman Square Health Center while a UMass Boston student. See more of UMass Boston at 50.
The anonymous gift will launch the new Biology Graduate Research Endowment, which will support stipends for graduate students, travel to conferences, and graduate research projects.
Mark Preble '85, Anh Le Tran '00, and Taja Ricketts '10, contribute to higher education and industry.
Eighteen students received scholarships from the Alumni Association at an awards ceremony on June 25, 2014.
Charlie Brown '09 and James Gajewski '14 BA/MA strengthen department programs.
William O'Donnell and his guide dog Marshall both took pride in receiving their diplomas.
Five years at the Venture Development Center, UMass Boston Strong, Mini Medical School, Vietnamese American Student Success, and more»
Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, delivered the keynote address at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s 46th commencement.
Shaun O'Grady delivered a moving speech at commencement.
Graduate students Parfait Gasana and Wade Cedar have started the Kigali Reading Center, a nonprofit that is bringing much-needed books to Gasana's native Rwanda.
Legislators, campus administrators, alumni, students, and others gathered recently at the State House to celebrate the semicentennial of UMass Boston’s birth, to remember how it almost did not happen, and to point the way toward the future.
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.
Freshman named Little East Rookie of the Week and more Beacons news.
Displayed in the Campus Center, the model offers an exciting and concrete glimpse of the future.
Jennifer Barone, career specialist for the College of Liberal Arts at UMass Boston, recently joined Radio Boston to discuss the topic.
The College of Liberal Arts alumnus accepts position at Acella Construction.
The College of Management alumnus will oversee athletics at Winchester High School.
The Senior Associate at McGladrey LLP, has been inducted into Worldwide Who’s Who for Excellence in Accounting & Auditing Services.
Former Beacons hockey captain giving back as RN.
Former Beacons volleyball star signs pro contract in Austria.
ESL teacher wants to make a difference at the Green Meadow School in Maynard.
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.
Rebecca Small's studies in ocean science and art have led to a novel art form.
Associate Professor Duncan Nelson's Video Ode to Alumni
"Of all you Graduates a Praiser . . ." Ode pdf
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."
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"Their [UMass Boston professors] passion towards literature was infectious and I quickly realized literature was my true academic passion."
"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.
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.
Good News! The Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
can help you and UMass Boston. At the last moment, Congress passed . . .
Jim and Marie O'Sullivan, both graduates of the class of 1980, turned the loss of a classmate to a positive family tradition.
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.
“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.
"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.