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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


Alumni Events
 
Apr 28, 2017

Spring Dance Concert

Spring Dance Concert

 
May 03, 2017

Commencement ShoutOut

Commencement ShoutOut

Graduating students: make a gift of $15 or more to the Just Imagine Fund and record a video for Commencement video!

 
May 05, 2017

Spring Dance Concert

Spring Dance Concert

 
May 05, 2017

Jazz Night!

Jazz Night!

 
May 08, 2017

University Gallery Art Shows

University Gallery Art Shows

University Hall Gallery: A splendid environment for splendid creativity

 
May 11, 2017

Right From the Recruiter

Right From the Recruiter

A panel of four recruiters from various industries will share their insider tips and hiring advice.

 
May 19, 2017

Getting Serious About Social Media

Getting Serious About Social Media

Day long conference on social media strategy 

 
May 20, 2017

Alumni and Friends Newburyport BBQ

Alumni and Friends Newburyport BBQ

Join UMass Boston alumni and friends in historic, picturesque Newburyport.

 
May 30, 2017

UMass Chamber Orchestra JFK Tribute

UMass Chamber Orchestra JFK Tribute

Celebrate Kennedy’s centennial musically with he world premiere of The Sounds of Silence, a composition by David Patterson.


 
Jun 03, 2017

Boston State College 50th Reunion

Boston State College 50th Reunion

Celebrate the decades, reconnect with friends, and salute your classmates' careers in education and other professions.  

 
Jun 20, 2017

UMass Boston Golf Classic

UMass Boston Golf Classic

Swing for success and support Beacon Athletics and local community programs at the same time.