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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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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.
 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.
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. 
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.
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.

 

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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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 “to whom it can make a difference through the combination of financial support, recognition, and endorsement.”
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
 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.
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.
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.
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.
 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.
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.
Latest News from the McCormack Graduate School
 David Cash to become dean, new professors named, and alumni make their mark around the world.
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.
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.
Race Extends Alumna's Legacy; Helps Student Pursue Mental Health Advocacy
A meeting with Chancellor Motley and student Anthony Morris '11, '17 influenced the Rodick family to change its mind.
  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 BestValueSchools.com 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
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.
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.
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
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.
<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.
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.

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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."
 Felix G. Arroyo Joins Mass Mentoring Partnership Board
The statewide organization expands empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. Arroyo attended UMass Boston.
Veteran Travis Weiner '12 Continues Public Service
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.
Attorney, Author Raffi Yessayan '91 Vetted for Superior Court Post
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.
Alumna Pam Trefler '93 Launches Innovative Nonprofit to Inspire Philanthropy
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 Celebrates Ten Years of IDEAS
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.
 $8.3 Million Awarded to UMass Boston and University of Wisconsin for Urology Research
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.
Hall of Fame Dinner Honors Athletes
Six individuals and one team were honored at the 2014 Hall of Fame celebration hosted on October 9.
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. 
Sara Boxell '13: My Degree in American Studies
Sara Boxell '13 (MA in American Studies) talks about academics, interests, and life after graduation.
UMass Boston Community Mourns Mayor Thomas Menino '88
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.  
 
Bill Walczak '79 Named First President of the Lewis Family Foundation
Walczak will expand the foundation's efforts to increase the four-year college graduation rates for student from Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan. 
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.
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»
Giving by the Numbers
See how giving has made a difference for the UMass Boston community.
Brendan Little '13 Reflects on Studies, Working for Mayor Walsh
Former high school dropout Brendan Little '13 (BA in American Studies) talks about his road to success and UMass Boston's influence.
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!
Alumni Invited to Share their UMass Boston Stories
A new anniversary site showcases the stories of the UMass Boston family and how over 50 years the institution has created lifelong memories.
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.
Chancellor Motley: On 50th Anniversary, Golden Age Is Ahead
"We are transforming ourselves to better fulfill our mission and to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
 UMass Boston Poets Star on The Red Line
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.
UMass Raises $116 Million in FY 2014, Adds 21,360 New Donors
University's endowment hits record $757 million. President Caret says fundraising success part of UMass "transformational moment."
 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."
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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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