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Six-Word Story Contest Winners Tackle Tough Subjects

Colleen Locke | December 06, 2016

Lucas Henrique, an economics major from Somerville, took the top $100 prize in the fifth annual Six-Word Story Contest sponsored by the Master’s of Fine Arts and undergraduate Creative Writing programs.

Trotter Institute Director to Discuss Phillis Wheatley on May 8 at Boston Public Library

Office of Communications | November 04, 2016

Barbara Lewis will be exploring the world into which poet Phillis Wheatley stepped on the eve of the commonwealth's freedom era.

Six Word Story Contest Returns; Deadline is November 18

Office of Communications | October 21, 2016

Open to all UMass Boston undergraduates. Send entries to 6wordstorycontest@gmail.com by November 18, 2016. The winner receives $100; two runners up receive $50.

2016 Ryan Award Winner Has 4.0, Dream of Teaching English

Colleen Locke | September 23, 2016

Hannah Piasecki, an English major in the Honors College, is the winner of the 2016 John W. Ryan Award, an honor given to the UMass Boston junior with the highest GPA.

UMass Boston Welcomes New and Returning Students for Start of Fall Semester

Colleen Locke | September 06, 2016

UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley and senior staff welcomed new and returning students to the UMass Boston campus Tuesday.

UMass Boston Group Returns to China for Summer Institute

Zach Herman | August 10, 2016

John Hess leads team of 7 faculty, staff teaching courses in English to Chinese graduate students

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.

Community of Leaders Serves as Teachers for Honors College Students

Colleen Locke | May 06, 2016

Eleven students in the Becoming a Leader class have spent the spring semester gaining leadership lessons from an impressive roster of CEOs, politicians, nonprofit chiefs, and entrepreneurs.

In UMass Boston Twitter Poetry Contest, Limitation is a Trending Topic

Zach Herman | March 25, 2016

10 poems of 140 characters or less honored in third annual contest