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UMass Boston Alumna Lisa Duffy Earns Raves for First Novel

Zach Herman | June 16, 2017

"The Salt House" is now available from Touchstone Books

UMass Boston Professor Publishes New Poetry Volume Personal Science

Colleen Locke | May 24, 2017

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Lillian-Yvonne Bertram has turned her extreme fear of flying into the focal point of her new book, Personal Science.

Poem in Jill McDonough’s New Book Reaper Featured in New York Times

Colleen Locke | May 24, 2017

Military technology, including drones, plays a key role in Reaper, the new volume of poetry by UMass Boston professor Jill McDonough.

UMass Boston’s Lloyd Schwartz to Read from First New Poetry Volume in 17 Years

Zach Herman | April 05, 2017

The Pulitzer Prize winner and English professor will read from and sign copies of "Little Kisses" at Harvard Book Store on Thursday.

Alumna Krysten Hill Wins St. Botolph Club Foundation Award

Maryalice Gill | August 02, 2016

Krysten Hill '13 is the second UMass Boston alumna in two years to win the St. Botolph Club Foundation’s Emerging Artist Award in literature.

3 UMass Boston Students, 2 Alumni Win Fulbright, Boren Fellowship Awards

Colleen Locke | May 19, 2016

Three current UMass Boston students and two alumni have won prestigious international fellowships that begin this summer. Four of the winners received grants through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program; the other was awarded a Boren Fellowship.

Joiner Institute Presents Minoo Emami’s “The Aura of War” in UMass Boston’s Harbor Gallery

Office of Communications | March 17, 2016

The William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences presents Minoo Emami's "The Aura of War" from March 21 through April 26 in the Harbor Gallery. Emami’s work focuses on the consequences of war, with a particular focus on war’s effect on women.

UMass Boston Opens University Hall to Students

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | January 25, 2016

Today marks the beginning of the phased opening of University Hall, UMass Boston’s second new building in the last two years.

Six-Word Story Contest Winners Draw Inspiration From Memories, Chance Encounters

Colleen Locke | October 30, 2015

UMass Boston's MFA and Undergraduate Creative Writing programs announced the winners of the fourth annual Six-Word Story Contest on Wednesday.

UMass Boston Alum, Poet Earns Fulbright Teaching English in Romania

Maryalice Gill | September 14, 2015

Tara Skurtu ’10 will soon depart for Romania for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship at Transylvania University of Brasov.