Teacher's College Boston alumna and former class president Ruth Van Ness Ford Holloran '37 called to let us know she's 100. Described in her yearbook as possessing "refreshing naivete" 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,” includes 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 the university's 47th commencement on May 29 at the TD Garden.
UMass Boston student Micki Hall is presented with a $5,000 scholarship honoring a former UMass Boston student who was a victim of the 2013 marathon bombings.
UMass Boston's Venture Development Center helped poise her for success.
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.
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
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.
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.
Vitech Systems Group has appointed CLA alumnus Stephen Brandt '12 as senior vice president of sales.
Professors, researchers, and students have finally moved into the ISC, kicking off the semester with new classes and research projects.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The department recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a day of events.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
"This new facility is a great example of what we can accomplish together when we have a strategic vision."
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.
The university returned to its downtown roots on October 7, beginning with a procession from the State House to Boston Common.
Walczak will expand the foundation's efforts to increase the four-year college graduation rates for student from Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.
"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.
"We are transforming ourselves to better fulfill our mission and to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
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.
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»
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.
"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.
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.
Eighteen students received scholarships from the Alumni Association at an awards ceremony on June 25, 2014.
Mark Preble '85, Anh Le Tran '00, and Taja Ricketts '10, contribute to higher education and industry.
Charlie Brown '09 and James Gajewski '14 BA/MA strengthen department programs.
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.
Five years at the Venture Development Center, UMass Boston Strong, Mini Medical School, Vietnamese American Student Success, and more»
William O'Donnell and his guide dog Marshall both took pride in receiving their diplomas.
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.
Strengthen your professional network! Welcome to our group.
"Challenge Your Thinking. Discover the New U." Marketing campaign promotes university through billboards, tv, radio, and newspaper.
Undergraduate Student Government and Alumni Association honors leaders for remarkable teaching, community service, and student engagement.
In addition to receiving her MA in English, alumna graduated from the Emerging Leaders Program in 2013.
Book documents places which are no more from the 1870s to present. These include schools, churches, theaters, grand mansions, dockyards, racetracks, parks, stores, hotels, offices, and factories.
College of Liberal Arts English/Creative Writing major, also edited the homepage of MSNBC, and had posts at TPM Media LLC and Children's Hospital.
CPCS graduate Chris Hoeh '90 is one of ten nominees for recognition of his work to "reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and create an equitable school environment."
Canton native received MBA from the College of Management.
Book features thirteen fiction stories by Sarah Lawrence College writing professor named by one reviewer as a "21st Century Steinbeck."
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised UMass Boston's "wonderful commitment" to increasing diversity in STEM fields.
Facility will help the university community reaching new heights of creativity, exploration, collaboration, and discovery.
Funding is part of Cummings Foundation's "$100k for 100 program."
Persistence led to success for this hardworking Cape Cod prosecutor.
Jacob Kariuki, RN/MSN, PhDc, recently spoke at TedxUMassBoston "Lighting the Way for the Future."
"The combination of people, the resources of this great institution, and the importance it places on educational access that make it truly exceptional."
$206,000 will go toward developing an online course for students.
Exchange includes 80 students in Boston and Glasgow, Scotland.
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.
Jennifer Barone, career specialist for the College of Liberal Arts at UMass Boston, recently joined Radio Boston to discuss the topic.
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.
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.
ESL teacher wants to make a difference at the Green Meadow School in Maynard.
Former Beacons hockey captain giving back as RN.
Marian Court College named Stearn '03 as a professor in the criminal justice department.
Former Beacons volleyball star signs pro contract in Austria.
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."
Stay in touch with the university and with alumni accomplishments, connections, and more!
"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.