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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.

Theatre Arts Announces the Cast of The Importance of Being Earnest, Tickets on Sale

Bill Doncaster | September 18, 2017

Fall Theatre Arts mainstage production opens November 2

Performing Arts Breaks Boundaries with Audacious Performances

Bill Doncaster | September 18, 2017

So begins a calendar with a nod to the groundbreakers of the past in music and theatre, decidedly fresh takes and new beginnings.

Alumnus David Nieto Receives $5M Grants to Enhance Educational Equity

McCormack Graduate School | September 12, 2017

Applied Linguistics and Public Policy alum earns competitive Department of Education Professional Development Grants.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UMass Boston in Top Tier Nationally for Second Straight Year

Crystal Valencia | September 12, 2017

UMass Boston Moves Up 12 Spots in Annual Ranking of Top-Tier College and Universities