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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.

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 Hosts Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference

Colleen Locke | May 10, 2017

Senior English major Nora Connolly and Chloe Brooks, a Harvard undergraduate, won one of the two awards for best presentations at the conference. This is the third time in the last four years that a UMass Boston student has taken one of the top prizes.

Professor Tomlinson Appointed Editor of Scholarly Journal

Office of Communications | May 08, 2017

Susan Tomlinson, associate professor of English and chair of the Africana Studies Department, has been named the next editor of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. Her five-year term as editor begins June 15.