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UMass Boston Undergrads Publish Op-Ed in Local Newspaper

Sociology Department | June 06, 2016

Their position piece on discipline in schools resulted from a team-based class assignment

Congratulations to Applied Sociology Graduates!

Sociology Department | May 31, 2016

Four students were awarded master's degrees during UMass Boston's 2016 graduate commencement ceremony.

Meet More Members of the Class of 2016

Colleen Locke | May 27, 2016

These are just some of the 2,922 UMass Boston students who earned undergraduate degrees at the TD Garden on May 27.

Lydia Todd is appointed as the First Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts Probation Service

Sociology Department | May 20, 2016

Todd is an alumna of UMass Boston's Applied Sociology program and an Associate Lecturer in Sociology.

Gastón Institute Researchers and Students Present at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting

Pablo Goldbarg | March 18, 2016

A Gastón Institute's interdisciplinary group present at ESS2016 topics spanning social justice, religion and health disparities in the U.S. and Latin America

Appeals Court Returns to UMass Boston, Giving Students Insight into Judicial Process

Colleen Locke | March 08, 2016

UMass Boston criminal justice, sociology, and political science students had the opportunity to not only experience the judicial process without leaving campus, but to network with members of the court, their staff, and alumni, some of whom work for the court system.

UMass Boston Opens University Hall to Students

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | January 25, 2016

Today marks the beginning of the phased opening of University Hall, UMass Boston’s second new building in the last two years.

TIME Top Influencer Ai-jen Poo: “We Need to Have a Plan” for Long-Term Care

Colleen Locke | April 01, 2015

Ai-jen Poo Is a Leading Thinker on How to Address Coming “Elder Boom”

Sociology Students Help Fellow UMass Boston Students, Stock Food Pantry

Colleen Locke | December 17, 2014

UMass Boston’s food pantry is a bit fuller these days, thanks in part to Lecturer in Sociology Jacqueline Lageson’s students, who collected 2,490 food items over the past six weeks.

Jessica Goodman, In Memoriam

Sociology Department | August 28, 2014

The Sociology Department and the College of Liberal Arts remember undergraduate Jessica Goodman