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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.

2017 JFK Award Winner Daniela Bravo-Terkia’s Undergraduate Commencement Address

Daniela Bravo-Terika | May 26, 2017

Daniela Bravo-Terkia, who emigrated from Chile with her family at age 12, received the John F. Kennedy Award for Academic Excellence on Friday at UMass Boston’s 49th Commencement exercises.

Chancellor Honors Faculty at 2017 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Office of Communications | May 26, 2017

Three UMass Boston professors were honored at the undergraduate commencement ceremony for distinguished teaching, scholarship, and service.

At UMass Boston Undergrad Commencement, JFK Winner Shares Journey Out of Shadows

Zach Herman | May 26, 2017

UMass Boston celebrated its 49th undergraduate commencement at the TD Garden on Friday, May 26. An estimated 2,840 undergraduates received degrees.

2017 Graduating Senior Kosar Mohamed Gives Back to Her Local and Global Community

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | May 25, 2017

Mohamed hopes to help end the practice of child marriage.

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.

From the Cover of TIME to UMass Boston’s JFK Winner: Daniela Bravo-Terkia a Voice for Immigrants

Colleen Locke | May 23, 2017

This year's JFK Award winner is Daniela Bravo-Terkia, who has dedicated her time at UMass Boston to making sure undocumented students like her don’t feel pressured to hide. The JFK Award is the highest honor a UMass Boston undergraduate can receive.

UMass Boston Students Receive First Scholarships from Associated Industries of Massachusetts

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | May 18, 2017

The purpose of the scholarship is to supplement other funds that students receive.