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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.

Student Work on View through June 23 in the University Hall Gallery

Office of Communications | May 16, 2017

The current exhibition in the University Hall Gallery, "Capstone '17," is made up of 39 artworks by 12 artists from Associate Professor Cat Mazza’s professional practices course, ART 380: Capstone.

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.

Grad Student Fakisha Fabre UMass Boston’s 29 Who Shine Winner

Colleen Locke | May 04, 2017

Fakisha Fabre, a student in the Master’s in Public Administration Program in the McCormack Graduate School, is the 2017 "29 Who Shine" award winner from the University of Massachusetts Boston.