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UMass Boston Runs on Duncan (Nelson)

by UMass Boston Poet Laureate and
Associate Professor of English

Duncan Nelson

Full Ode

Ode in print

Dear Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff:

You may have seen Professor of English Duncan Nelson donning his bardic bays or butterfly wings or jumping up on a chair to recite an ode. 

Or at commencement, where he is known for handing out flowers from his buckets of carnations. 

Professor Nelson is one of those quintessential UMass Boston faculty who demonstrate the joy of teaching and passion for UMass Boston each and every day. If you missed taking a class with him, or you want a refresher, click to hear his ode to the UMass Boston community.

UMass Boston runs on the passion, energy, and enthusiasm of professors like Nelson, who put their full spirit into teaching and mentoring. Honor Duncan Nelson or your favorite professor today by making a gift to the UMass Boston Fund.

Our fiscal year ends on Sunday, June 30. Alumni participation is a measure of how you value your UMass Boston education.

Your gift counts! Give online 24/7 or call 617.287.5326 Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5 p.m.
Gifts at all levels are important and gratefully received. 

Betsy Freedman Doherty
Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations
and the UMass Boston Fund

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