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Future In Sight to Provide Scholarships to UMass Boston Vision Studies Students

Office of Communications | August 16, 2018

As part of a new partnership between the two organizations, Future In Sight will contribute up to $4,000 for each student in UMass Boston’s Vision Studies Program based on availability of funding and program need.

UMass Boston Hosts Seventh Congressional District Debate

Office of Communications | August 09, 2018

More than 300 people crowded into UMass Boston’s Campus Center Ballroom — and another 3,900 tuned in online — to watch Democratic incumbent Michael Capuano and his primary challenger, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, face off in the Seventh Congressional District debate.

Adam Wise to Join UMass Boston as Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

Office of Communications | August 09, 2018

Adam Wise, a well-respected leader in the world of philanthropic advancement, will join the University of Massachusetts Boston as vice chancellor for university advancement beginning September 4, 2018.

$500K Cross-College Grant to Pay Undergraduate Students to Research Child and Family Health

Colleen Locke | July 25, 2018

Starting in the summer of 2019, and continuing through 2023, UMass Boston students will have the opportunity to apply for a paid summer research experience, exploring maternal, child, and family health alongside faculty mentors.

UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School, WBUR, Boston Globe to Host Political Debates this Summer

Office of Communications | July 18, 2018

UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, WBUR, and The Boston Globe plan to host live debates among candidates for several offices this year, prior to the September 4 primaries.

Professor Looks to Engage Students in University’s First Faculty-in-Residence Role

Vanessa Chatterley | July 18, 2018

Assistant Professor of Psychology Tahirah Abdullah will not only teach undergraduates this fall— she’ll live alongside them in the university’s new residence halls.

UMass Boston Marine Science PhD Student Earns $72K Ford Foundation Fellowship

Colleen Locke | July 01, 2018

Kelly Luis, a PhD student in marine science and technology in UMass Boston’s School for the Environment and an IGERT fellow, has won a $72,000 Ford Foundation Fellowship, which will allow her to focus on researching the clarity of our ocean waters and her goal of becoming a professor.

National Police Week

Kellie Ruccolo | June 20, 2018

UMass Boston Chief of Police and Honor Guard attend National Police Week

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.

UMass Boston Receives $1.3M NIH Grant to Increase Diversity in Biomedical Research Workforce

Office of Communications | June 13, 2018

The National Institutes of Health has awarded biology professors Rachel Skvirsky and Adán Colón-Carmona an additional five-year $1.3 million grant to continue their work preparing undergraduate students at UMass Boston for PhD programs and careers in the biomedical research industry.