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UMass Boston Education Led U.S. House Candidate Juana Matías ’99 to Life of Public Service

Colleen Locke | November 17, 2017

Juana Matías ’99, the first Latina from Lawrence and first Latina immigrant to be elected as a state representative, is now running for the 3rd Congressional District seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas.

Importance of Being Earnest Closes a Sell Out Run

Bill Doncaster | November 10, 2017

Theatre Arts closes successful run tonight, looks ahead to a Holiday Spectacular

Former EPA Chief and Alumna Gina McCarthy ’76 Returns to Campus to Talk Climate Change

Colleen Locke | November 03, 2017

UMass Boston alumna and former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy ’76 returned to campus Monday for a panel looking at climate change challenges and opportunities.

South Boston Artists Recreate Workspace in UMass Boston’s University Hall Gallery Nov. 10-Jan. 5

Office of Communications | October 31, 2017

Artists Kenji Nakayama and Pat Falco are bringing elements of their studio space to UMass Boston's University Hall Gallery for an exhibition called Current, running November 10, 2017-January 5, 2018.

Rock God Gary Hoey Coaches UMass Boston Student Musicians

Colleen Locke | October 27, 2017

2017 RockGodz Hall of Fame Inductee Gary Hoey coached UMass Boston’s Pop/Rock Ensemble on Tuesday, playing along and jumping in throughout the hour-long workshop. Hoey has worked with Queen, The Who, Aerosmith, and KISS.

Gift from Retired Professor’s Sons Makes Immediate Impact on UMass Boston Music Students

University Advancement | October 24, 2017

A donation from brothers Christopher Tawa ’76 and Dr. Nicholas E. Tawa, Jr. ’77 has funded a dedicated music classroom that now bears the name of their late father, a retired professor.

Beacon Student Success Fellowship Makes Internships, Volunteer, and Research Experiences Possible

Colleen Locke | October 13, 2017

Since 2014, the Beacon Student Success Fellowship has paid 184 students a total of $250,000 so that they could have unpaid or low-paying internships, do research with faculty, volunteer, and study abroad.

UMass Boston Professor to Receive Public Service Award for ‘Dark Money’ Research

Colleen Locke | October 13, 2017

The Massachusetts Association of School Committees will present Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham with its 2017 Distinguished Public Service Award at the group’s annual convention next month.

Dukakis and Bulger, Stars of Mass. Politics, Talk Policy with UMass Boston Students

Colleen Locke | October 05, 2017

Continuing a 17-year tradition, Michael Dukakis, the former three-term governor of Massachusetts, and William Bulger, the ex-president of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, met with students in UMass Boston’s political science classes on Wednesday.

Harbor Gallery Presents: “Absence and Presence”

Office of Communications | September 19, 2017

On display in UMass Boston's student-run Harbor Gallery through October 16, "Absence and Presence" is 98 printmakers’ collaborative response to the bombing of the Al-Mutanabbi St. Book Market.