Chancellor Motley, Elizabeth Warren Speak at UMass Boston’s Fall Convocation

Office of Communications | September 15, 2011
Chancellor Motley, Elizabeth Warren Speak at UMass Boston’s Fall Convocation

University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley delivered his annual fall convocation address to students, staff, and faculty on September 15, the official kick-off to the 2011-2012 academic year.

Chancellor Motley’s address focused on the theme of the university as a community of scholars and students, a repository of common learning, and a source of renewal and revitalization, particularly in the public realm.

Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren took the stage as guest speaker.

Professor Warren is the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard University. She was the Chief Adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, and she was appointed by Chief Justice William Rehnquist as the first academic member of the Federal Judicial Education Committee.

Most recently, she served as Assistant to President Obama and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Each year, as part of the Fall Convocation, one of the eight UMass Boston colleges selects and invites a scholar to address the campus community. Professor Warren’s talk is sponsored by the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.

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