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Ryan Award Winner Combines Love of Music with Psychology

Zach Herman | December 11, 2017

UMass Boston junior Ray Veggar, the winner of this year’s John W. Ryan Award, has been playing guitar since age 5. And now he has dedicated his college studies to combining music with his other great passion—psychology.

UMass Boston’s Asian American Studies Program Celebrates 30 Years on Campus

Colleen Locke | December 08, 2017

UMass Boston’s first Asian American studies class was reactivated in 1987. Today, the Asian American Studies Program offers the largest selection of Asian American Studies courses, faculty, and community resources of any university in New England.

UMass Boston Education Led U.S. House Candidate Juana Matías ’09 to Life of Public Service

Colleen Locke | November 17, 2017

Juana Matías ’09, the first Latina from Lawrence and first Latina immigrant to be elected as a state representative, is now running for the 3rd Congressional District seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas.

Celebrating First-Generation Students

Gail DiSabatino, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs | November 09, 2017

On November 8 college and universities celebrated the inaugural First-Generation College Celebration. Read about UMass Boston's celebration.

Registration Now Open for UMass Boston’s New Online Aquaculture Course

Office of Communications | November 07, 2017

Aquaculture, also known as fish or shellfish farming, is a fast-growing industry, with a need fish farm technicians, scientists, engineers, managers, and government regulators. UMass Boston is offering an online aquaculture course starting in January.

UMass Boston Cuts Ribbon on Expanded Food Pantry for Students in Need

Crystal Valencia | November 07, 2017

— As part of its commitment to support students inside and outside the classroom, UMass Boston has opened a new expanded food pantry to serve those who are experiencing food insecurity.

Women’s Volleyball Earns 8th Conference Tournament Title; Will Play in NCAA Regional Friday

Colleen Locke | November 07, 2017

UMass Boston secured its eighth Little East Conference Tournament title on Saturday and earned a spot in the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Championship Tournament New England Regional.

UMass Boston Public Safety Staff Raise Funds for Houston First Responders

DeWayne Lehman | November 03, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas, University of Massachusetts Boston Public Safety personnel began raising money to assist Houston first responders, many of who lost personal property and equipment in the recent flooding.

Rock God Gary Hoey Coaches UMass Boston Student Musicians

Colleen Locke | October 27, 2017

2017 RockGodz Hall of Fame Inductee Gary Hoey coached UMass Boston’s Pop/Rock Ensemble on Tuesday, playing along and jumping in throughout the hour-long workshop. Hoey has worked with Queen, The Who, Aerosmith, and KISS.

University Health Services Launches KORU Mindfulness

University Health Services Linda Dunphy, Director UHS Health & Wellness Programs | October 26, 2017

Four week mindfulness & meditation class. Free and Open to All UMass Boston Students.