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UMass Boston Hosts AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit

Colleen Locke | December 02, 2015

Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that memorializes more than 90,000 individuals lost to AIDS, are on display in the Campus Center through this Friday.

The Arab Patient: Talk Provides a Primer for Clinicians

Robert Levy, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | November 18, 2015

As people flee war and political upheaval in Syria and Libya by the tens of thousands – and the Obama administration pledges to accept 100,000 refugees a year by 2017 – a recent talk at Dana-Farber on providing care to Arab populations was especially timely.

UMass Boston Honors Two Ryan Award Winners: Juniors With Perfect GPAs

Colleen Locke | October 30, 2015

Nursing major Shane Heger and information technology major Zack Sullivan both entered this academic year with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Both are the 2015 recipients of the John W. Ryan Award, named after UMass Boston’s first chancellor.

UMass Boston Nursing Major Turns Student Success Tool into Scholarship

Colleen Locke | August 04, 2015

Kyla Corvino won a scholarship after writing about her experience completing a Mapworks survey. Mapworks is an online tool offered through the University Advising Center that helps students assess whether they are staying on track toward graduation.

UMass Boston Genomics Core Facility Opens

James G. Mortenson | July 07, 2015

Building on the momentum of the recently opened state-of-the art Integrated Sciences Complex and the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy (CPCT) at UMass Boston, the university now announces the official opening of the center’s Genomics Core facility.

UMass Boston Professors and Staff Member Honored for Mentoring Graduate Students

James G. Mortenson | June 23, 2015

Awards are named after Joan H. Liem in honor of her 40-plus years of mentoring at UMass Boston.

4,144 Graduates, 4,144 Stories: Meet the Members of the Class of 2015

Colleen Locke and Christian Arthur | June 04, 2015

With a record class of 4,144, there were plenty of stories to discover and students to meet at UMass Boston's commencement. Here are some of them.

“Bobbi the Beacon” to Graduate Friday

Colleen Locke | May 27, 2015

Three-sport athlete Kirsten Morrison is one of a handful of students who plays Bobby the Beacon at campus events.

Beacons Spotlight: Triple Threat Kirsten Morrison Named All-Conference

Colleen Locke | May 14, 2015

Last week, senior exercise and health sciences major Kirsten Morrison became the first UMass Boston Beacon to earn All-Conference honors in three sports: volleyball, basketball, and softball.

Goddard House Doane Scholarships to Provide $170K for Nursing Students

Zach Herman | May 06, 2015

Funding to benefit mid-career students with experience in Boston health care