UMass Boston and MENTOR Form Alliance Supporting Youth Mentoring Research

Office of Communications | January 25, 2011

Chancellor J. Keith Motley announces the UMass Boston/MENTOR Research Alliance at a youth mentoring summit in Washington, D.C.

“Uncommon Generosity”: Project Documents WWII-Era Students’ Experiences

Colleen Locke | January 21, 2011

From the shameful legacy of the internment camps that confined over 100,000 Japanese and Japanese-American families during World War II, Professor Paul Watanabe is documenting stories of hope. Watanabe, associate professor of political…

New Graduate Programs on the Horizon

Colleen Locke | December 17, 2010

In the past seven months, the University of Massachusetts Boston's faculty and administration have successfully proposed establishing six new graduate programs to support the university’s commitment to enhancing faculty and student…

UMass Boston Students Provide Organizational Structure to One of Boston’s Best Known Nonprofits

Colleen Locke | December 10, 2010

Shari Smith was not expecting the assignment she received on her first day as a graduate student in the applied sociology master’s program at UMass Boston. The class was Foundations of Applied Sociology with Professor Stephanie Hartwell.…

Professor Shaun O’Connell Presents an Evolving Vision of Boston through Literature

Colleen Locke | December 03, 2010

“New England was founded consciously, and in no fit of absence of mind,” observed historian Samuel Eliot Morison on the establishment of the Bay Colony in 1630 on the narrow, mountainous Shawmut peninsula of what became…

Behavioral Epigenetics Takes Center Stage at UMass Boston Conference

Colleen Locke | November 12, 2010

A first-of-its-kind international gathering of scholars and researchers to explore the emerging and controversial field of behavioral epigenetics occurred at the University of Massachusetts Boston during a weekend conference on October…

A Walk Through UMass Boston’s “Arts on the Point”

Colleen Locke | October 07, 2010

Members of the UMass Boston community may not realize that a campus often derided for its Brutalist architecture is home to great works of contemporary art by Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, and other 20th-century masters. "The more…

Success in Reducing Urban Community Health Disparities on the Horizon

Colleen Locke | October 07, 2010

In 2007 the National Institutes of Health awarded UMass Boston a $7.7M grant to establish the Horizon Center, a public health facility with a mission of substantially reducing health disparities through research, research-training, and…

New Master’s Track Brings History to the People

Colleen Locke | June 17, 2010

The Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts has launched a new public history track in the master’s in history program. Developed partly in response to a rise in demand for highly-knowledgeable guides at historic sites, the new…

Local Portuguese Speakers Celebrate Launch of Center for Portuguese Language

Colleen Locke | May 05, 2010

The collective voice of the many Portuguese speakers of Massachusetts got a little louder on March 25 at a reception to celebrate the official inauguration of the Center for Portuguese Language-Instituto Camões. Born of the efforts of the…