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UMass Boston’s Boren Winners to Study Languages in South Korea, Georgia

Colleen Locke | June 19, 2018

Benjamin Thomsen, an international relations major from Mansfield, has received a Boren Scholarship, and Kate Butterworth, a first-year student in the McCormack Graduate School’s Global Governance and Human Security PhD Program, has received a Boren Fellowship.

New Human Rights Website Showcases Academic Opportunities at UMass Boston, Research and Publications

Office of Communications | May 10, 2018

Visit www.umb.edu/humanrights to learn about the many academic programs, research projects, and resources related to human rights at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

UMass Boston Professor’s Research Sheds Light on ‘Dark Money’ in Politics

Robert Connolly | May 10, 2018

Maurice “Mo” Cunningham, associate professor of political science, received the Massachusetts Teachers Association’s President’s Award on Saturday for his research on “dark money” -- often untraceable donations injected into ballot and electoral campaigns in Massachusetts and across the nation.

Next Stop, State Department: UMass Boston Senior One of 30 to Earn Rangel Graduate Fellowship

Colleen Locke | December 18, 2017

Brittany Orange, a senior political science major in the Honors College, is one of 30 nationwide to receive the Charles Rangel Fellowship, a fellowship that paves the way for a career with the U.S. State Department.

Japanese Government Honors Professor Paul Watanabe with Order of the Rising Sun

DeWayne Lehman | December 08, 2017

UMass Boston Professor of Political Science and Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, by the Japanese government.

UMass Boston Education Led U.S. House Candidate Juana Matías ’09 to Life of Public Service

Colleen Locke | November 17, 2017

Juana Matías ’09, 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.

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.

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.