2012 Fall Convocation

Event Date: September 13, 2012 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Ballroom

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Chancellor J. Keith Motley cordially invites you to attend the annual fall convocation on Thursday, September 13.



The Annual Convocation Breakfast
Faculty/Staff Breakfast
Campus Center Ballroom
8:30 a.m.

The Chancellor's Address
Chancellor J. Keith Motley, PhD

Campus Center Ballroom
9 a.m.

Guest Speaker: Rosemarie Day
Health Policy Specialist
President, Day Health Strategies
Campus Center Ballroom
11 a.m.

Hanging in the Balance: Health Reform in the U.S.
Despite the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, health reform in the United States continues to hang in the balance. Politically polarizing and barely understood by most people, the law’s fate depends on this fall’s election results. Implementation to date has been uneven and even the law’s supporters are getting frustrated. Can this reform effort succeed? Rosemarie Day will examine health reform’s prospects for success in the U.S., drawing from her experience as a national consultant in health reform and as one of the leaders in implementing health reform in Massachusetts. Ms. Day will share her perspectives on health reform and offer insights from work being done in the U.S. and abroad, including whether there are meaningful alternatives to the Affordable Care Act. She will conclude by discussing options for moving forward.

Barbecue for Students
All students are welcome to attend this special BBQ from noon to 1:30 p.m. hosted by Chancellor J. Keith Motley, PhD. Stick around for a great festival with music, novelties, and more. For more information and to view all of the welcome week activities please visit the Welcome Week website.
Campus Center, Front Circle
Noon–4 p.m.


Please email events@umb.edu by Sept. 6 if you plan to attend any of these events.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.