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JFK Winner Looks to Build ‘Critical Consciousness’ As Future Educator

Vanessa Chatterley | May 16, 2018

Chris Walkes will deliver the student speaker address at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 25.

UMass Boston Students Earn Fulbrights to Teach in Colombia, Study in UK

Colleen Locke | May 07, 2018

James Nickerson received an English Teaching Assistant award and will be teaching college students in Colombia how to speak English starting in July; Adam Darisse has earned a study/research award that will fund a master’s degree in medieval studies at the University of York in the United Kingdom.

Senior Ammany Ty Named UMass Boston’s 29 Who Shine Winner

Vanessa Chatterley | May 02, 2018

Ammany Ty, an undergrad student who is majoring in English and Asian American studies in the Honors College, will be honored at a State House ceremony on Friday, May 4.

UMass Boston to Use $100K NEH Grant to Create Courses Focused on Boston Harbor & Coastal Communities

Colleen Locke | April 19, 2018

The National Endowment for the Humanities has given UMass Boston and its community partners a $99,774 grant to create a three-course sequence focused on Boston Harbor, the Boston Harbor Islands, and the diverse coastal communities surrounding the harbor that many UMass Boston students call home.

UMass Boston Postdoc Wins National Children’s Literature Award

Colleen Locke | March 16, 2018

Susan Tan, a postdoctoral teaching fellow in UMass Boston’s English Department, just received a national award for her debut novel, Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire.

Three UMass Boston Faculty Members Honored with Fulbright Awards

Colleen Locke | July 05, 2017

Three UMass Boston faculty members have received awards from the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for 2017-2018: David Timmons, assistant professor of economics, Emilio Sauri, associate professor of English, and Robert Brock, adjunct faculty in the School for the Environment.

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 Alumni Selected for Fulbright Awards

Colleen Locke | June 13, 2017

Three UMass Boston alumni will be representing the university abroad this summer as Fulbright recipients.

UMass Boston’s 84-Year-Old Graduate Gives TD Garden Crowd Lesson in Perseverance

Colleen Locke | May 26, 2017

Joan Donovan is 84 years old and a freshly minted graduate. Six children, ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren later, she has earned a bachelor's degree in English from UMass Boston.

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.