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- UMass Boston’s 47th Commencement Today
UMass Boston will graduate its largest class ever – 4,144 graduates – and honor a group of distinguished leaders with Chancellor's Medals and honorary degrees this morning at its 47th commencement ceremony in the TD Garden.
- “Bobbi the Beacon” to Graduate Friday
Three-sport athlete Kirsten Morrison is one of a handful of students who plays Bobby the Beacon at campus events.
- Chancellor, Provost to Sport UMass Boston-Designed Ties at Commencement
The Chancellor's Office commissioned Assistant Professor of Costume Design Rafael Jaen to design 50th anniversary ties and scarves for commencement.
- Social Justice Mission Motivates JFK Winner July Suarez
College of Liberal Arts student working to increase opportunities, resources for Latino communities in Mass.
- 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.
- A Civic Engagement class makes inroads in the Jamaica Plain community and beyond
One community inspires students to make a difference through grass roots involvement
- CAPS Center for Innovation and Excellence in eLearning Showcases Open Data Analytics Initiative
April Presentations Position CAPS Center for Innovation and Excellence in eLearning's Open Data Analytics Initiative in the spotlight.
- Chemistry Chair Uses Science to Create Art for Local Artist, New York City Gallery Exhibition
You can see the work Chair and Professor of Chemistry Robert Carter did for local artist Todd Pavlisko now through May 30 in New York City.
- Men’s Soccer Team Receives Championship Rings
The men’s soccer team received their Little East Conference championship rings in a special ceremony on Wednesday.
- Six Conflict Resolution Students Present Their Final Research Projects
Soon-to-be McCormack School graduates shared their capstone and thesis research with fellow students and faculty at recent event.
- Poet Jill McDonough Examines Technology and the Culture of Secrecy
Through her poetry she examines the contemporary culture of secrecy and willful ignorance, what is being done in our name as Americans...what it means to be an American in the present moment.
- Collins Center Delivers Municipal Supervisory and Leadership Development Program
Collins staff provided the Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association with a six-session on effective supervision.
- McCormack Graduate School Welcomes New Dean This Summer
Former Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection David Cash, PhD joins UMass Boston on July 27.
- McCormack Dean Promoted to Vice Provost at UMass Boston
Congratulations to Ira A. Jackson who moves to the Provost's Office to work on economic planning and special projects.
- UMass Boston Unveils 50th Anniversary Book
Chancellor J. Keith Motley unveiled the University of Massachusetts Boston’s new 50th anniversary book at a launch party on Monday.
- Classes for UMass Boston’s New Education PhD Programs Start This Summer
Classes will begin this summer for students in UMass Boston’s new Leadership in Urban Schools EdD/PhD program. The Board of Higher Education approved the new degree program, along with a new Early Childhood Education PhD program, late last year.
- ZhongPing Lee Sheds Light on the Health of Our Planet
Studying the vast and constantly changing oceans, even with the aid of satellites, presents some major challenges.
- Physicist Rao Innovating New Concepts in Nonlinear Optics for Forty Years
Rao’s work is laying the foundation for ground-breaking research in the biomedical and biological areas.
- Camp Shriver’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
Together with Tim Shriver, chairman of Special Olympics International, Camp Shriver will honor the legacy of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and 10 years of serving children with and without disabilities.
- CSM Celebrates Student Success and Corporate Partnerships in STEM with Sanofi Genzyme and Oracle
The showcase featured 64 poster presentations by over 150 CSM students.
- Beacons Spotlight: Triple Threat Kirsten Morrison Named All-Conference
Last week, senior exercise and health sciences major Kirsten Morrison became the first UMass Boston Beacon to earn All-Conference honors in three sports: volleyball, basketball, and softball.
- Mayors Sign Climate Preparedness Commitment at UMass Boston
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh hosted the first ever Regional Mayors Climate Preparedness Summit on Wednesday at UMass Boston’s harbor-side campus.
- Professor Russell Schutt Publishes a New Book
Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society is now available from Harvard University Press.
- Conflict Resolution Convocation Award Recipient
Maha Thaher, a Fulbright scholar from Palestine, wins the 2015 Convocation award.
- International Relations Student Earns Two Awards
Charlotte Carnehl has distinguished herself as an outstanding thinker and analyst across issues and modes of analysis, as evidenced by her almost perfect GPA.
- Gary Siperstein Named Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Public Affairs
After 40 years of service at CPCS and the McCormack Graduate School, Chancellor Motley honors Gary Siperstein with professor emeritus title.
- Department of Gerontology Welcomes New Faculty Member
Jennifer Gaudet Hefele, an expert in nursing home compare, will start in September at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.
- McCormack Grad School Signs MOU with Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences in China
Collaborative research, exchange programs, and international symposia are among the possible joint activities between the two institutions.
- Art from The Marble Collection on Display in UMass Boston’s Harbor Gallery
Jury-selected artwork by Massachusetts students, grades 8 to 12, will be on display in UMass Boston's Harbor Gallery through May 17.
- Interfaith Center Rededication and Senior Blessing
All are invited! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Seniors who would like a named blessing should RSVP with their name.
- Urban Research Network Meets at UMass Boston
McCormack Graduate School hosts Collaborative Research for Equity and Education conference.
- UMass Boston Receives $1.4M Grant to Promote Motor Development of Children with Disabilities
The Center for Social Development and Education (CSDE) at the University of Massachusetts Boston has received a $1.4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to promote motor development of children with disabilities.
- Trotter Institute Director Earns Opportunity to Study Theater in Palestine
Barbara Lewis, director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture, leaves for Palestine on Wednesday, where she will spend nearly two weeks visiting research institutes and cultural institutions in the West Bank.
- President Obama Nominates Paul Watanabe to Asian American Advisory Commission
President Barack Obama has nominated Institute for Asian American Studies (IAAS) Director Paul Watanabe to serve as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
- More than 400 Guests Attend Undergraduate Admissions’ Spring Visit Day
UMass Boston hosted another record crowd of 175 students and 250 guests on Saturday, May 9 for its annual Spring Visit Day for high school sophomores and juniors. Attendance was up 383 percent over spring 2014.
- Ramona Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag) Speaks at UMass Boston
Ramona Peters, the Tribal Preservation Officer & NAGPRA director at Mashpee, spoke about her work
- Healey Library Waterproofing/Roof Project Phase 2 to Begin
Phase 2 of the Healey Library waterproofing/roof project will begin on Monday, May 11.
- Beacons Spotlight: Kyle Szatrowski Closes Out College Career with Pitcher of the Week Honors
Senior marketing major Kyle Szatrowski is ending his Beacons career the same way he started it –i n record-setting fashion. Szatrowski was named the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week for striking out a career-best nine batters in a 16-7 win over Western Connecticut State.
- 50th Anniversary Book Launch
Please join Chancellor J. Keith Motley, 50th anniversary book author Michael Feldberg, and members of the 50th anniversary committee to celebrate the completion of UMass Boston at 50.
- 3rd Annual Environmental Research Colloquium
Come hear about environmental research from our undergraduate and graduate students. Talks will take place in Room 1400; you can see posters in the atrium on the first floor.
- Goddard House Doane Scholarships to Provide $170K for Nursing Students
Funding to benefit mid-career students with experience in Boston health care
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session for UMass Boston Students
Students from all majors and at any stage in their degree process are encouraged to attend this information session.
- Global Student Ambassadors Program Information Session
The Office of International Education and Scholarly Programs offers outstanding students with an opportunity to further their skills and experiences in international leadership. Deadline: June 1
- Two McCormack Graduate Students Earn 2015 Beacon Student Leadership Awards
Parfait Gasana and Wade Cedar set up an English-language children's reading room in Kigali, Rwanda.
- Graduation Dinner
The UMass Club on Franklin Street in Boston is inviting all UMass Boston graduates to join them for a three-course dinner following commencement. Reservations are being taken from 3 to 8 p.m.
- Past, Present UMass Boston Chancellors Talk About Building on Each Other’s Work
UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley and four former chancellors reflected on their administrations--the joys, and the challenges—during a roundtable discussion on Tuesday morning.
- Collins Center for Public Management Sees Growing Need for Executive Recruitment Services
Center staff have assisted in over 40 executive level searches for municipalities and public sector organizations-and the numbers are growing.
- Keren Horn contributes to study of where U.S. low-income housing tax credits are used
Where are low-income housing tax credits used?
- Reception: The United States Is Indian Country
Photo exhibit of American Indian activism from Wounded Knee (1973) to present
- Students Winners of #MyFirstChoice Campaign Announced
Hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, and staff have answered the question as part of our social media contest.
- Martin T. Meehan Elected UMass President
Martin T. Meehan, a former U.S. congressman who became chancellor of his alma mater, UMass Lowell, was unanimously elected today as the next president of the five-campus UMass system.
- CSM Student Success Showcase
Dean Andrew Grosovsky invites you to the CSM Student Success Showcase, sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme and Oracle.
- 2015 ELP Team Project Presentation
The fellows in the Center for Collaborative Leadership's Emerging Leaders Program will report their findings.
- Dr. Philip DiSalvio Will speak to New England Transfer Association (NETA)
Dean DiSalvio spoke about the emergence of community college baccalaureates
- Changing the Face of Leadership Lunch
Join the Center of Collaborative Leadership to celebrate the graduation of the 2015 Emerging Leaders Program fellows as well as welcome the soon-to-be-announced 2016 Emerging Leaders Program fellows.
- McCormack’s Public Policy Doctoral Student Awarded International Fellowship
Kudos to Ana Maria Sanchez Rodriguez who earned an Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Field Research Fellowship.
- Three McCormack Professors Receive Internal Grants to Support Research and Service Projects
The Vice Provost of Research has awarded grants to fund timely and impactful initiatives by Karen Ross, Ann Bookman, and Jan Mutchler.
- SGISD Professor and Student Present on Human Rights at UConn
Gillian MacNaughton and Kostas Koutsioumpas shared papers at a human rights conference.
- 40 Years Beyond War: UMass Boston Commemorates History of the Southeast Asian Migration to the U.S.
UMass Boston will be celebrating 40 years of migration to the U.S. by refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos on Friday, May 8 at 40 Years Beyond War: Southeast Asian American Community Development Symposium.
- Fr. Monan Park Groundbreaking
Fr. Monan Park will serve as the home field for both UMass Boston and BC High in the spring and fall, and as a community resource during the off-season.
- All Souls Author MacDonald Discusses Restorative Justice Practices at Slomoff Symposium
All Souls Author Michael Patrick MacDonald led a panel discussion on restorative justice at Tuesday's annual Slomoff Symposium.
- Staff Members Honored at Chancellor’s Achievement Awards
This year’s winners are, from the Classified Staff, Kahrim Wade of Quinn Graphics, and from the Professional Staff, Mary Simone of Information Technology.
- UN Assistant Secretary-General Elliott Harris Discusses Environmental Leadership at UMass Boston
McCormack Grad School's Center for Governance and Sustainability celebrated Earth Day with a lecture on environmental leadership.
- The Sociology Department Celebrates the Publication of New Books
Five faculty members have authored books on a variety of sociological topics.
- Watermark Staff Unveil 50th Anniversary Issue of Literary Journal
The staff of UMass Boston’s student literary journal, The Watermark, handed out free copies of a volume 46 years in the making on Thursday.
- Getting to the Point: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Speaks at EMK Institute
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate invites you to the launch of their public program series, Getting to the Point.
- 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.
- Sign Up for the Spring 2015 Campus Construction Lunch and Learn
The university community is invited to come to the Campus Center Ballroom on April 29 and have a slice of pizza and learn about construction progress and upcoming plans.
- Managing Your Digital Identity (5/12/15)
Your digital identity is forming and is there to stay. Protect it!
- Managing your Digital Identity (4/29/15)
Your digital identity is forming and is there to stay. Protect it!
- UMass Foundation Golf Tournament to Benefit Scholarships
Join the University of Massachusetts Foundation on one of the nation's most beautiful courses and support UMass students!
- 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.
- New UMass Boston Center Focuses on Employment for People with Intellectual Disabilities
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities will analyze policies that help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities find quality employment.
- Newton Teacher’s Pop Culture Collection Comes to UMass Boston
Allan MacDougall Popular Culture Archive includes rare music artifacts, recordings, and documents.
- Keisler is First UMass Boston Prof to Be Named Distinguished Fulbright Chair
Professor of Management Systems Jeffrey Keisler has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair position for the 2015-2016 academic year.
- Ludacris to Perform at Spring Concert May 8
UMass Boston’s Student Arts and Events Council is taking its Spring Concert to Lansdowne Street this year.
- Adobe Day (5/05/15)
Learn tips and tricks about Adobe Creative Cloud apps including Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat and more. Faculty and staff can get Creative Cloud for just $15!
- Just in Time for Earth Day, UMass Boston Named in Green Colleges Guide
UMass Boston has made the Princeton Review’s Green Colleges Guide for the sixth year in a row.
- UMass Boston Professor Maria Ivanova Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow
Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance Maria Ivanova is one of 32 recipients, out of 301 nominees, to receive a $200,000 grant as part of the inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York.
- William Julius Wilson Delivers Major Talk on Race and Class at UMass Boston’s McCormack Grad School
Renowned urban sociologist revisits his controversial 1978 book, The Declining Signifiance of Race
- UMass Boston Students Excel in International Mathematics Competition
The team earned its highest ranking since 2011
- Eight Sociology Faculty Members are Awarded Internal Research Grants
The funded projects investigate topics including criminology, immigration, public policy, race, mental health, and more.
- Labor Resource Center Director Receives Fulbright Grant
Susan Moir will travel to India in 2016 and 2017 to study women in the construction industry.
- 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.
- Eight Hundred Guests Attend Transfer Open House
UMass Boston hosted more than 500 accepted transfer students and 300 guests on Thursday, April 16, for its semi-annual Transfer Open House.
- The Watermark Release Party
The Watermark: A Chronicle of UMass Boston Student Art and Literature 1969 - 2014, Volume 23, is a collection of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art dating back to 1969.
- Noam Chomsky Speaks at UMass Boston
On Tuesday afternoon, a full audience of students, faculty, and community members welcomed Noam Chomsky to UMass Boston.
- University Chorus and Chamber Singers Present Songs of Struggle, Justice, and Peace
The University Chorus will present "How Lovely Are the Messengers" by Felix Mendelssohn, and several civil rights songs. The Chamber Singers will will present music on the theme of peace.
- UMass Boston Professor Appointed Senior Editor of an Information Systems Journal
Pratyush Bharati, Associate Professor in the Management Science and Information Systems, has been appointed Senior Editor of an Information Systems Journal.
- Spring Day of Service 2015
Join us to make a difference in your neighborhood. Breakfast, lunch, and T-shirt provided!
- Lecture on Learning Difficulties and Language Learning
Professor Georgia Andreou of the University of Thessaly will be presenting recent research findings.
- 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.
- 2015 Earth Day Food & Music Fest
See, feel, and taste, the capable success of sustainable food at UMass Boston and the surrounding communities. Sponsored by Net Impact.
- 2015 UMass Boston Earth Week: Green Transit Information Tables
Visit MassRIDES and Zipcar information tables and explore your sustainable transit/reward options: NuRide, Zipcar, Emergency Ride Home, biking, and more!
- UMass Boston Professor Earns Guggenheim, College Board Fellowships to Study Educational Justice
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Mark Warren was one of only 13 social scientists to receive the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship this year.
- Coach Titus Receives NABC Guardians of the Game Leadership Award
Charlie Titus is the first coach in Little East Conference history to win the NABC's Guardians of the Game Leadership Award.
- Survey of Boston Neighborhoods Reveals Life Before and After Marathon Bombing
A new study that sheds light on how residents felt about their neighborhoods before and after the attack.
- Environmental Leadership Across Scales and Geographies: A Perspective from the United Nations
Join us Earth Day lecture by Elliott Harris, assistant secretary-general and director of the New York Office of the UN Environment Programme.
- Dimensions of Sustainability: Earth Day Symposium
Part of UMass Boston Earth Weeks 2015, Steve Franks, Anna Savage, and Mark Urban will speak on "Rapid Genetic Change in Response to Climate Pressures: What Do We Need to Know?"