Special Projects

John Joseph Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation

Padraig O’Malley is the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation and a celebrated facilitator/convener and author on topics related to divided societies, O’Malley has played major roles in breaking the gridlock and promoting peace in South Africa, Northern Ireland, and more recently the Middle East.

John Joseph Moakley (1927-2001) was born in nearby South Boston and is fondly remembered as a compassionate and capable public servant.  His early political career included positions as a state representative, a state senator, and a Boston city councilor before going on to fill the congressional seat once held by Speaker John W. McCormack. Moakley proudly represented the Massachusetts’ 9th District for nearly 30 years.

The Mobility Project

The Mobility Project is an initiative on economic opportunity in partnership with Tufts, Brandeis, and Northeastern Universities. The Mobility Project will bring together ideologically and culturally diverse partners to create the dialogue and collaboration needed to break through critical barriers that prevent our community from acting together on mobility. Through organizing around a collective vision, common metrics, and a shared agenda, our goal is to achieve policy and practice changes that result in measured gains in opportunity and economic advancement for our community.

Website under development; for more information, contact Neil Silverstein.

Why UMass Boston?

Rendering of General Academic Building No. 1

General Academic Building No. 1

The building will contain state-of-the-art classrooms, teaching labs, and specialized spaces for the Art and Performing Arts Departments

“This general academic building will help further enhance the learning experience of our students.”

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