Event Focuses on Enhancing Community Engagement

Vanessa Chatterley | February 01, 2018

Members of the university and neighboring communities gathered in UMass Boston’s Alumni Lounge to explore ways to enhance community engagement and collaboration.

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.

Elora Chowdhury in Lahore, Pakistan to Present at Second of Three Connected Conferences

Brittany Downey, Department Manager WGS | August 31, 2016

Transregional Filmscapes in South Asia: Practices, Politics, History

UMass Boston Community Shares Partnership Opportunities with Boston’s Chief Resilience Officer

Colleen Locke | March 08, 2016

As she develops a resiliency strategy for the City of Boston, Chief Resilience Officer S. Atyia Martin is receiving input from UMass Boston faculty, staff, and students about ways to make the city more equitable.

Honors College Colloquium Class Gains Insight at Japanese Internment Camp

Colleen Locke | December 01, 2015

The Honors College and the Ralph and Janice James Student Success Fund fully funded the trip to Little Tokyo in Los Angeles and the Manzanar National Historic Site at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Owens Valley, California.

President Obama Nominates Paul Watanabe to Asian American Advisory Commission

Office of Communications | May 11, 2015

President Barack Obama has nominated Institute for Asian American Studies (IAAS) Director Paul Watanabe to serve as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

NIH Funds UMass Boston Led Study of Visualization in Health Education on Highway Pollution

James G. Mortenson | October 02, 2014

Carolyn Wong, a research associate with the Institute for Asian American Studies, has received a $450,000 grant to lead a study, along with researchers at UMass Lowell and Tufts University, of computer visualization in promoting health literacy on the toxic effects of highway pollution in Chinatown.

UMass Boston Student Scholars to Study Culture, History, Leadership in Japan

Christian Arthur, Communications Correspondent | July 24, 2014

UMass Boston is one of four universities selected for the TOMODACHI Inouye Scholars Program, designed to educate students in the U.S. about the life and contributions of Senator Inouye and other Japanese Americans.

UMass Boston Experts Will Aid Marty Walsh Transition Effort

Office of Communications | December 06, 2013

Nine academics with university ties will assist Walsh as he prepares to become Boston's first new mayor in 20 years.

UMass Boston Minute: Shauna Lo and Chinese Laundries in Massachusetts

Anna Pinkert | October 18, 2013

In the latest UMass Boston Minute, we hear from the assistant director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, Shauna Lo.

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