- UMass Boston’s Asian American Studies Program Celebrates 30 Years on Campus
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.
- South Boston Artists Recreate Workspace in UMass Boston’s University Hall Gallery Nov. 10-Jan. 5
Artists Kenji Nakayama and Pat Falco are bringing elements of their studio space to UMass Boston's University Hall Gallery for an exhibition called Current, running November 10, 2017-January 5, 2018.
- The Marble Collection Popping Up at Boston City Hall This November
The Marble Collection, supported by UMass Boston’s student-run newspaper, The Mass Media, and housed at UMass Boston, is showcasing the works of its published Massachusetts teen artists and writers in a Pop-Up Gallery at Boston City Hall in November.
- UMass Boston Graduate Coordinates “To Immigrants With Love” Mural Campaign for Mayor’s Office
Katherine Copeland '17 turned an internship secured during Professor C. Eduardo Siqueira’s capstone class into a paid position with the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement. The mural campaign that she suggested launches at a second location this weekend.
- UMass Boston, Community Partners Team Up on New Mural at John W. McCormack Middle School
The new mural was made possible by a Love Your Block Grant and support from National Grid, Paul Revere Transportation, and UMass Boston Community Relations.
- UMass Boston Community Update on Residence Hall Project
Join the Office of Community Relations to learn more about this unique public/private partnership, see the design of the finished residences, and discuss construction progress and impacts.
- Camp Shriver an Official Charity Partner of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon
The team of runners will raise funds to support Camp Shriver, a fully inclusive recreational program for children with and without disabilities.
- UMass Boston Helps Dorchester Uncover its Past
“What’s important about this process is that it comes from the bottom up, not from the top down,” Pelayo said.
- Asian Studies End of Year Celebration
Celebrate the end of the semester with Asian Studies and taiko group The Genki Spark
- UMass Boston Hosts Suffolk County DA Dan Conley’s Basketball for Peace Tournament for Third Time
UMass Boston's Division of Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs hosted Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s ninth annual Basketball for Peace Tournament last week.
- Community Invited to UJazz Trio’s Live Album Recording Session in University Hall April 30
In celebration of International Jazz Day, three UMass Boston music students will take the stage in UMass Boston’s University Hall on Sunday at 7 p.m. for a free live performance and album recording.
- UMass Boston Hosts Cops for Kids with Cancer Volleyball Tournament
UMass Boston's Division of Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs, Office of Community Relations, and the Boston Police Department raised nearly $8,000 during the first-ever Cops for Kids with Cancer Volleyball Tournament in the Clark Athletic Center on Saturday.
- UMass Boston Honors Community Leaders at Annual Community Breakfast
UMass Boston presented Joyce Linehan ’96, ‘04, chief of policy for Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, with the Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership at the university's annual Community Breakfast Wednesday morning.
- Community Leadership and Political Identity: Reflections on a Path Towards Wholeness and Belonging
Maria Elena Letona is the executive director at Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts and the CWPPP distinguished public service leader. Hear what she has to say at this public lecture.
- Safety and Justice Dialogue: How Can We Reduce Violence
Come deliberate options for action towards building a stronger community and healthier interactions with police
- UMass Boston, Suffolk DA Partner on Restorative Justice Program for Juvenile Offenders
UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley joined Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, McCormack Graduate School Dean David W. Cash, and representatives from five community organizations Friday to sign a memorandum of understanding to create the Juvenile Alternative Resolution Program.
- Honors Students Partner with BPS on Street Trauma Research, Present Findings to Superintendent Chang
UMass Boston students taking the class Understanding Their Experiences with Street Trauma: Youth Participatory Action Research Methods were co-researchers with students at Community Academic of Health and Sciences (CASH) High School in Dorchester on a photovoice research project in fall 2016.
- Feed the Hungry, Build Leadership Skills at Campus Kitchen of UMass Boston
Campus Kitchen at UMass Boston is a student-powered effort, with volunteers identifying what food can be recovered from the dining hall, local restaurants, and supermarkets; preparing that food during regular cooking shifts; and then delivering the food to senior and youth centers.
- Building a Better Boston Award Breakfast Honoring Andrew Dreyfus
Join us November 8 to celebrate affordable health care advocate Andrew Dreyfus at the Center for Collaborative Leadership's Building a Better Boston Award Breakfast.
- Public Safety Officers Grow Beards, Mustaches for Cancer Research
Members of UMass Boston’s Police Department are taking part in No-Shave November, growing mustaches and beards to benefit cancer research and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
- Camp Shriver Celebrates Five Years As a Member of the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program
Team Camp Shriver has raised more than $350,000 since 2013 to promote the social and motor development of children with disabilities.
- UMass Boston Sponsoring The Marble Collection’s Pop-Up Gallery at Boston City Hall This Month
The Marble Collection, supported by UMass Boston’s student-run newspaper, The Mass Media, and housed at UMass Boston, is showcasing the works of its published Massachusetts teen artists and writers in a Pop-Up Gallery at Boston City Hall through November 30.
- Community Dialogues on War and Reconciliation
William Joiner Institute presents a three day event on War and Reconciliation
- UMass Boston Hosts ‘The BASE’ Urban Baseball Classic
UMass Boston hosted more than 200 baseball players from teams as far away as Chicago this past weekend for the 2nd annual BASE Urban Baseball Classic.
- #InTransitBoston: Artwork by UMass Boston’s Urban Scholars Students Showcased on Orange Line
Senior Web Designer Lisa Link spent the past school year working with 21 high school students in UMass Boston’s Urban Scholars Program to create artwork for a new exhibit called “In Transit: Voices & Visions.” The students’ work will be showcased on Orange Line trains August 8-September 4.
- WUMB, Berklee College of Music Summer Concert Series Starts August 6
Four concerts will take place on Castle Island in South Boston.
- In Transit: Voices & Vision - Opening Celebration
Urban Scholars and UMass Boston staff create community-engaged art project to be shown on the MBTA Orange Line
- UMass Boston Nursing Student Has New Strategy for Safe Needle Disposal
Rachel Moloney, who is graduating next week, hopes to see more needle kiosks across Boston.
- UMass Boston Athletics Renews Commitment to Pine Street Inn
UMass Boston Athletics will once again make a full-year commitment to the Pine Street Inn, one of the largest homeless shelters in Boston, for the 2016-2017 academic year.
- Beacons Baseball Wins Regular Season Conference Title, Dedicates Monan Park
UMass Boston’s baseball team won its first regular season Little East Conference title Friday, minutes before UMass Boston dedicated the team’s new shared home with BC High.
- UMass Boston Sophomore Named One of Top Student Leaders in Country
Sophomore psychology major Joel Colon is one of 218 student leaders nationwide to receive the 2016 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award.
- UMass Boston Hosts District Attorney Dan Conley’s 8th Annual Basketball For Peace Tournament
Representatives from the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, UMass Boston Athletics, the Office of Community Relations, and Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, as well as former New England Patriot Jermaine Wiggins and 100 youth converged on campus for basketball and bonding Friday.
- UMass Boston to Walk for Cancer Research at First Campus Relay for Life Event April 26
UMass Boston is hosting a Relay for Life event on campus for the first time this week. Organizers are encouraging the UMass Boston community to go online and either sign up to walk from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 in the Clark Athletic Center or donate.
- Spring Day of Service 2016
Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited join OSCLE for the Spring Day of Service on Saturday, April 30! Serve with community organizations across the greater Boston area.
- UMass Boston Hosts Attorney General at First All Star Anti-Violence Youth Summit
More than 65 students and their families took part in a basketball tournament, toured the UMass Boston campus, and talked about violence in their community with Attorney General Maura Healey on Sunday.
- Spring 2016 Community Meeting
UMass Boston invites friends and neighbors to learn about academic programs, community partnerships, campus improvements, and plans for the future.
- UMass Boston Honors Community Leader Pat O’Neill with Quinn Award at Annual Community Breakfast
University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley honored Patricia “Pat” O’Neill, a lifelong Dorchester resident and community leader, with the Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership.
- UMass Boston Hosts Sixth Annual Veterans’ Welcome Home Breakfast
This annual event honors the work of veterans in the Boston community
- UMass Boston Community Shares Partnership Opportunities with Boston’s Chief Resilience Officer
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.
- UMass Boston Community Invited to March 3 Forum with Boston’s Chief Resilience Officer
The UMass Boston community is invited to meet the City of Boston’s chief resilience officer and offer input on making the city more equitable when it comes to race.
- The CWPPP’s Leap Year Get Together Networking Event!
Come and network with current and prospective students, alumnae and friends!
- CPCS Students Team With Neighbors, Earn City Grant for Art Project on Mount Vernon Street
A walk down Mount Vernon Street from UMass Boston’s Columbia Point campus to the Walter Denney Youth Center inspired a winning grant proposal from College of Public and Community Service students and the Harbor Point Outreach Partnership
- Relay for Life of UMass Boston Interest Meeting
Join us! UMass Boston is hosting their first Relay For Life event this April! Come learn more about Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society, and how you can get involved.
- Nominate Students for 2016 Beacon Leadership Awards
Nominations are being accepted through March 4 for the annual Beacon Leadership Awards, which will be given out on Tuesday, May 3 at 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.
- UMass Boston Emerging Leaders Program Alum Setting the Stage for Winter’s Landing
ELP alum Chris Sinclair's vision for Winter's Landing is to turn City Hall Plaza into the centerpiece for arts, entertainment, and winter programming in the City of Boston.
- Opening Reception: “Light.Matter.Energy”
Meet artist Marjorie Kaye, whose work utilizes classical structure as a vehicle for blatant expression.
- UMass Boston Hosts 1st Annual Dana Barros Holiday Basketball Jam
Planning is under way for next year's Dana Barros Holiday Jam, following the success of this past weekend's inaugural tournament at the Clark Athletic Center.
- Office of Community Relations Celebrates Chancellor’s Holiday Card Contest Participants
Each year the university’s Office of Community Relations selects a group of children to draw holiday-themed pictures of what a “winter wonderland” looks like to them. This year's student artists attend the John J. McGlynn Elementary School in Medford.
- UMass Boston Hosting 1st Annual Dana Barros Holiday Jam
UMass Boston is hosting The3PointFoundation's 1st Annual Dana Barros Holiday Jam December 18-20.
- Public Safety Officers, UMass Boston Students Team with BPD for Shop with a Cop
This is the fourth year UMass Boston has worked with the Boston Police Department to serve underserved youth from across the entire city.
- Emily Chapman, Senior Honors Recital - Voice
Emily Chapman, vocalist, performing works by Handel, Schubert, Schumann, and Schönberg
- Opening Reception for “Quilted Chronicles: Targeted Populations” by L’Merchie Frazier
"Quilted Chronicles: Targeted Populations" is on exhibit in UMass Boston's Harbor Gallery from October 26 through November 25. Meet artist L'Merchie Frazier during the opening reception.
- Director of New Urban Planning and Community Development Program Brings Expertise from NOLA, Memphis
Ken Reardon is the director of a new graduate program in the School for the Environment.
- UMass Boston Athletics Begins Yearlong Commitment to Pine Street Inn
UMass Boston Athletics last week became the first program in the state to make a full-year commitment to the Pine Street Inn.
- Chancellor Motley Receives “Ground Breaking and Vision Award” at Roxbury Community College Gala
UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley was honored with a Ground Breaking and Vision Award from Roxbury Community College on Friday during the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center’s 20th Anniversary Gala.
- Chancellor and Staff Welcome Students Back to School
Chancellor J. Keith Motley greeted students at the Campus Center with members of the UMass Boston staff.
- Trotter Institute Co-presents Weekend of Public Art, Performing Arts & Discussion in Franklin Park
UMass Boston’s Barbara Lewis has curated a free public exhibition featuring artwork, dance performances, guided art tours, food trucks, and a panel discussion at the Franklin Park Art Grove in Boston this weekend.
- WUMB and Berklee College of Music Summer Concert Series Begins August 1
This August, WUMB and the Berklee College of Music are teaming up for a series of Saturday afternoon concerts on Carson Beach in South Boston.
- Leading the Way Award Winner Credits a Beacon and a Compass
The Center for Collaborative Leadership honored UMass Boston's Philip J. Carver, an Emerging Leaders Program alumnus from the class of 2006, with the third annual Leading the Way award.
- UMass Boston Celebrates Groundbreaking of Monan Park, a Fenway for Columbia Point
Student athletes, alumni, and community members from UMass Boston and Boston College High School broke ground Thursday on a shared baseball complex that will feature a replica Green Monster and a 500-seat field with the same dimensions as Fenway Park.
- Free Accordion Concert: Grayson Masefield, Five-Time World Accordion Champion
Come see five-time world accordion champion Grayson Masefield in this special, free concert. The hour-long program will be a mixture of classical music and jazz and novelty pieces.
- UMass Boston, BC High to Break Ground on Community Baseball Complex
Joining forces, Boston College High School and the University of Massachusetts Boston will break ground on a new shared community baseball complex with a ceremony on Thursday, June 11 at 4 p.m. at BC High.
- UMass Boston Day 2015 Block Party
Chancellor J. Keith Motley invites you to join your colleagues and the campus community as the university celebrates UMass Boston Day 2015.
- UMass Boston Hosts Annual Community Meeting
The University of Massachusetts Boston will host a community meeting Wednesday, April 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.
- New Art Installation Shows Sun Always Rising Somewhere
“Another Day,” the newest addition to Arts on the Point, looks like three airport monitors, but it actually displays sunrise countdowns for ninety cities around the world.
- UMass Boston Begins Native American Early Childhood Education Scholars Program
The University of Massachusetts Boston is working with regional tribes to increase the number of highly qualified Native American early childhood educators and intervention specialists serving Native children.
- Spring Day of Service 2015
Join us to make a difference in your neighborhood. Breakfast, lunch, and T-shirt provided!
- UMass Boston Staffers Running Boston Marathon in Krystle Campbell’s Memory
For a second year in a row, a team of local business executives, UMass students, graduates, and staff will run the Boston Marathon in honor of former UMass Boston student Krystle Campbell, a victim of the 2013 marathon bombings.
- Making a History of Columbia Point A Participatory Exhibition
Graduate students in UMass Boston’s spring 2015 public history seminar will interpret parts of the Columbia Point history through time, objects, photos, and physical sites.
- Economists Call for Greater Investment in Paid Caregivers at CWPPP Forum at State House
Leading economists and policy experts called for increased investment in the tens of thousands of mostly women eldercare and childcare workers at a forum organized by CWPPP at the State House on April 6, speaking to a standing room only, panelist argue that workers are undervalued and underpaid
- Spring 2015 Community Meeting
UMass Boston invites friends and neighbors to learn about academic programs, community partnerships, campus improvements, and plans for the future.
- Community Partners to be Recognized at 4th Partnership Symposium
UMass Boston will showcase the bonds between the university and its more than 1,700 community partners at Wednesday’s 4th Annual Community-Engaged Partnerships Symposium.
- UMass Boston Study Documents Destructive Conflict in Local Communities
MA Office of Public Collaboration study concludes that more training and resources are needed.
- Revamped Overcoming Violence Program Making an Impact in Boston City Schools
Members of the Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office say the violence prevention curriculum for Boston middle- and high-school students updated by UMass Boston and its partners last fall is already making an impact.
- The 2015 Slomoff Symposium: Restorative Justice In Our Communities Event
Join us for this McCormack Grad School symposium on restorative justice featuring leading Boston activist and author, Michael Patrick MacDonald.
- UMass Boston Student Co-Founds Social Media Challenge for Alzheimer’s Research
UMass Boston student Casey Scarelli has co-founded a social media snow angel challenge to raise awareness and funding for Alzheimer’s research.
- Upward Bound Celebrates 50 Years of Preparing High School Students for College
UMass Boston received its first Upward Bound grant during the 1965-66 academic year. It opened for business in summer 1966.
- 4th Annual Community-Engaged Partnerships Symposium
UMass Boston received three awards recognizing community engagement this year. University and community partners are invited to come to this partner appreciation celebration and poster reception.
- UMass Boston Plays Role in First Public Event for Governor Baker
In their first public event after being sworn into office on Thursday, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito visited the Salvation Army Kroc Center as part of their inaugural week “Spotlight on Excellence” tour. UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley served as one of the hosts.
- WUMB 91.9FM to Broadcast First Night Boston Concert
For the fourth straight year, WUMB 91.9FM will be broadcasting the First Night Boston concert live. This year's performers are singer-songwriter Patty Larkin and roots multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons.
- UMass Boston Athletics Participates in Helping Hands Gift Giving Celebration
Members of the community donated holiday presents, including clothing, toys, and books to over 80 children.
- Governor Patrick Announces $21.5 Million to Create Higher Ed Campus in Downtown Brockton
Governor Deval Patrick today joined leaders from the University of Massachusetts Boston, Massasoit Community College, and Bridgewater State University, to announce $21.5 million for the renovation of 226 Main Street to bring a new higher education campus to downtown Brockton.
- UMass Boston and Partners Unveil Updated Violence Prevention Curriculum for Boston Schools
UMass Boston and its partners unveiled an updated violence prevention curriculum for Boston middle- and high-schoolers on Thursday, which includes a billboard campaign and a video.
- LatinasRepresent Boston Inspires Potential Candidates
UMass Boston co-hosts impactful conference to help propel Latinas into political and appointed offices.
- Community Relations Welcomes Future Law Enforcement Students
Students in the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department’s Summer Enrichment Program toured the UMass Boston campus this month.
- McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
Breakfast with the Department of Gerontology
- McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
Lunch with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
- McCormack Graduate School Community Gathering
Supper in the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
- Hyde Park Green Team Studies Water Quality, Storm Water Runoff
This marks the fifth year of a partnership between UMass Boston's Office of Community Relations, the Department of Recreation and Conservation, and the Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation.
- UMass Boston Students Seek Original Plymouth Settlement Walls
Through UMass Boston's field school, students have spent the last month digging on the north side of Burial Hill Cemetery looking for the Pilgrim settlement.
- Harlem Renaissance Revisited with a Gospel Flavor
The Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Program presents its 18th annual production, co-sponsored by the Chancellor's Office, Performing Arts Department & Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
- College of Nursing and Health Sciences Celebrates 35 Years with E-Posters, Student Presentations
The anniversary celebration, which includes e-posters, oral presentations and two keynote lectures, ends with an awards dinner tonight.
- Chemistry Education, Challenged Stereotypes Covered at Annual Faculty Research Celebration
Three faculty members spoke about their community-engaged scholarship, fitting the theme “Made in Boston, Ready for the World,” at the university’s annual Faculty Research Celebration.
- Education Advocate Jonathan Kozol Talks Preschool, Standardized Testing
Teacher-turned-author Jonathan Kozol's free talk was part of a half-day celebration of the College of Education and Human Development’s first 35 years as part of the University of Massachusetts Boston.
- Students Integral to UMass Boston Partnership Development, Expansion
With more than 900 community partnerships documented in 2014, it’s clear faculty, staff, and students are making the university’s civic engagement mission a priority.
- UMass Boston To Build on Partnerships at 3rd Annual Symposium
This year’s event includes a poster session representing more than 90 partners, a plenary session analyzing UMass Boston's partnerships, and breakout sessions.
- UMass Boston Offers New Community Development Major
“It was important to create a major to meet the community development demands of the 21st century that prepares students to promote and facilitate community empowerment,” said Anna Madison, interim dean of the College of Public and Community Service.
- Where Boston Can Lead: The Urban Education Crisis and What to Do About It
President and CEO of The Boston Foundation Paul S. Grogan to Deliver Robert C. Wood Lecture on the Urban Education Crisis
- UMass Boston Honors Robert H. Quinn at 28th Annual Community Breakfast
University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley paid tribute to the Honorable Robert H. Quinn’s legacy and memory at the university’s 28th annual Community Breakfast today.
- UMass Boston and New England Aquarium Partnership Strengthens Research Efforts
UMass Boston and the New England Aquarium launched a first-of-its-kind partnership recently to encourage even stronger research collaborations between the two institutions.