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  1. Boston Ecosystem Report: Women Entrepreneurs Making Gains but Face Funding and Networking Barriers
    While women have made gains in business ownership, they face barriers related to funding and accessing growth capital, according to a team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Pennsylvania, and University of North Carolina Asheville.
  2. Dolly Daftary: Globalization in Rural India
    Assistant Professor Dolly Daftary's research looks at how economic growth affects marginalized communities.
  3. Environmentally Responsible: University Hall Earns LEED Gold Status
    The University of Massachusetts Boston is now home to two LEED Gold-certified buildings. University Hall has joined the Integrated Sciences Complex in receiving high marks for environmental responsibility.
  4. Two McCormack PhD Students Earn Boren Fellowships to Study Languages Abroad
    Polly Cegielski and Linda Holcombe, both PhD students in the McCormack Graduate School, have received Boren Fellowships to study languages abroad. Cegielski is going to Tajikistan to study Pashto and Holcombe is going to Uganda to study Swahili.
  5. Regular Action Application Deadline
    March 1 is the regular action application deadline and the FAFSA filing deadline for fall semester aid for first-year undergraduate students.
  6. FAFSA Becomes Available
    FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first step in the financial aid process. Use the FAFSA to apply for federal student aid starting October 1.
  7. Board of Trustees Officially Appoints Barry Mills Interim Chancellor of UMass Boston
    The UMass Board of Trustees today officially appointed Barry Mills interim chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston, with board Chairman Robert J. Manning describing Mills as “a person of great skill and knowledge and integrity.”
  8. Tech Summer Camps 2017 - Free technology workshops at UMass Boston!
    Make this the summer you get the tech skills you need to succeed!
  9. McCormack Graduate School Welcomes New Associate Dean
    Edozie brings a background as a teacher-scholar and academic administrator to her new role at UMass Boston.
  10. Mayoral Town Hall Conversations
    Marty Walsh wraps up two days of conversations with the mayoral candidates. Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson will be here July 19.
  11. UMass Boston Neighbors Highlight City’s Storied History, Natural Beauty
    Edward M. Kennedy Institute, JFK Library, Commonwealth Museum and more offer entertainment and education on Boston Harbor.
  12. UMass Boston Professor Delivers Commencement Address in Kyrgyzstan
    Professor of Counseling Psychology Sharon Horne delivered the commencement address at American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan last month. She also received an honorary professorship, similar to an honorary degree in the United States.
  13. 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.
  14. McCormack Grad School Cohosts Live Conversations with Mayoral Candidates Marty Walsh, Tito Jackson
    The McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston has teamed up with WBUR, the Boston Globe, NBC Boston, NECN, and Telemundo Boston to jointly host live conversations with Boston mayoral candidates this summer.
  15. Dissertation Defense by Jay (Jinseop) Jang PhD in Global Governance and Human Security
    Jay defends his dissertation titled Human-Centric National Security in Strong States: South Korea's Security Relations with North Korea
  16. Dissertation Defense by Jinyoung Kang PhD in Global Governance and Human Security
    Jinyoung Kang defends her dissertation Titled "The Emergence of Private Governance in a Nonwestern Context: The case of South Korea" on Thursday August 10
  17. AUDITIONS: UMass Boston Chamber Orchestra
    Join the UMass Boston Chamber Orchestra, auditions open to all students
  18. Performing Arts Professor Rafael Jaen Wins Manning Prize
    Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Rafael Jaen was recently honored as one of five University of Massachusetts faculty to receive the 2017 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
  19. Immigration Clearance Session
    International students are permitted to enter the U.S. 30 days prior to the start date on the Form I-20. The session lasts about 90 minutes.
  20. Showcase Saturday
    Visit UMass Boston on a weekend and learn more about us. Showcase Saturday includes an extensive tour of the campus, an in-depth information session, and an optional off-campus housing tour.
  21. Early Learning Center Slated to Close by Year’s End
    The University of Massachusetts Boston announced today that it will close its Early Learning Center on December 29 in response to increasing budgetary challenges.
  22. Race, Immigration Among Topics at Joiner Institute’s 30th Annual Writers’ Workshop
    UMass Boston’s William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences hosted its 30th annual Writers’ Workshop last week, offering an opportunity to study with and learn from award-winning poets and writers.
  23. Three UMass Boston Faculty Members Honored with Fulbright Awards
    Three UMass Boston faculty members have received awards from the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for 2017-2018: David Timmons, assistant professor of economics, Emilio Sauri, associate professor of English, and Robert Brock, adjunct faculty in the School for the Environment.
  24. Campus Tours
    Explore our campus and talk with our knowledgeable admissions counselors and UMass Boston students about academic programs, student services, housing options, and student life weekdays at 10 and 2.
  25. Honors College Information Session and Campus Tour
    If you're curious and ambitious, attend our Thursday Honors College Information Session following the 10 a.m. tour on Thursdays.
  26. Collaborative Leadership in Action: ELP Team Project Presentation Makes Some Changes for the Better
    Collaborative Leadership in Action provided a forum for sharing lessons the Emerging Leaders Program fellows learned from their team projects.
  27. Transfer Application Deadline
    The Transfer Application Deadline has been extended to August 1.
  28. Webmail Login Problem Instructions
    Several users have reported trouble logging in to webmail lately. Here's the fix!
  29. UMass Boston Institute for Early Education Leadership and Innovation Awarded $100K Grant
    The University of Massachusetts Boston’s Institute for Early Education Leadership and Innovation has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Boston Foundation, the university announced today.
  30. Parking Closures; Temporary MBTA Bus Changes
    Parking Lot D will be reduced by 66 spaces beginning on Friday, June 30. The upper level of the Campus Center parking garage will close Wednesday, July 5 through Friday, July 7. The MBTA bus stop has temporarily moved from Wheatley Hall to the current Campus Center shuttle bus stop.
  31. Innovation = Collaboration + Leadership: UMass Boston Program Celebrates Collaborative Leaders
    The Center for Collaborative Leadership's 16th Annual "Changing the Face of Leadership" lunch on June 16 celebrated many highlights, including a surprise from the 2017 ELP fellows...
  32. Fall 2017 Study Abroad Fair
    Spend a semester or summer abroad and earn college credit toward your degree. Come and meet professional study abroad organizations/providers for additional opportunities to study abroad!
  33. New Ransomware Vulnerability “Petya”
    Learn how to protect yourself from the new virus threat called "Petya" that's in the news and could affect you!
  34. Emerging Leaders Program Summer Networking Social (August)
    Emerging Leaders Program fellows and alums get together to build and strengthen their personal and professional network.
  35. Emerging Leaders Program Summer Networking Social (July)
    Emerging Leaders Program fellows and alums get together to build and strengthen their personal and professional network.
  36. College of Management Team Wins National Bloomberg Trading Challenge
    College of Management Students Take Top Spot in Competition of 266 Teams from 81 Schools
  37. Clark Lot Closes Permanently on June 26
    The Clark Lot will close permanently on Monday, June 26. Handicapped parking spaces will be available in the Beacons Lot, at the Campus Center Garage and at the Bayside Lot near the bus shelter.
  38. How to Choose a Capstone Option for Conflict Resolution Students - Colloquium
    Integrative Seminar? Master's Project? Thesis? Join us to learn the difference and how to choose which capstone is right for you. Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series
  39. David Matz Fellows Report - Colloquium
    2017 Matz Fellowship recipients report on their summer projects funded by this program. Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series.
  40. Register Now: Summer Session 2 Starts
    Summer Session 2 starts July 17. Register today!
  41. Extreme Events and Climate Change: What We Know and What We Can Do
    Professor of Hydrology Ellen Douglas will discuss observations of our changing climate, what changes may be in Boston’s future, and some plans for how to adapt to these changes.
  42. 2017 Student Orientation: Conflict Resolution, Int’l Relations and Global Governance/Human Security
    For incoming students in the International Relations Master’s Program, the Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution, and the Global Governance and Human Security PhD Program
  43. Monday Harbor Cruises Are Back for the Summer
    Popular lunchtime cruises are back, thanks to the completion of Fox Point Dock renovations.
  44. Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans Gives Leadership Advice to Honors College Junior Colloquium
    Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans gave some leadership advice to the Honors College students in the Becoming a Leader class before their final presentations last month: Use common sense, and be humble.
  45. UMass Boston Alumna Lisa Duffy Earns Raves for First Novel
    "The Salt House" is now available from Touchstone Books
  46. Spring Visit Day for Sophomores and Juniors 2018
    High school sophomores and juniors: Bring your families to UMass Boston on Saturday, May 13 for Spring Visit Day and learn about our new facilities and academic programs from current students.
  47. Transfer Open House: Spring 2018
    Make your move to Boston's public research university. Get a look at academic opportunities and attend a presentation by Transfer Center staff on transferring credit and requirements.
  48. Welcome Day for Accepted Students 2018
    Students accepted to UMass Boston as first-year freshmen: get a taste of the experiences awaiting you at UMass Boston. Bring your friends and family to Welcome Day for Accepted Students.
  49. Welcome Day for Accepted Students 2018 (First Chance)
    Students accepted to UMass Boston have two opportunities to get a taste of the experiences awaiting at UMass Boston. Bring your friends and family!
  50. Transfer Open House: Fall 2017
    Make your move to Boston's public research university. Get a look at academic opportunities and attend a presentation by Transfer Center staff on transferring credit and requirements.
  51. Freshman Open House 2017
    At UMass Boston, you can have it all. Find out how during Freshman Open House.
  52. Celebrate the Return of the Tall Ships
    Get up close to the magnificent Tall Ships on a three-hour narrated cruise with the Division of Marine Operations aboard the M/V Columbia Point.
  53. Koru Mindfulness
    Learn mindfulness and meditation in our 4-week workshop.
  54. Army Service, UMass Boston Education Pivotal for Richie Treanor
    The School for the Environment graduate is planning a career helping others cope with natural disasters and the impact of climate change.
  55. UMass Boston Alumni Selected for Fulbright Awards
    Three UMass Boston alumni will be representing the university abroad this summer as Fulbright recipients.
  56. AUDITION - The Importance of Being Earnest
    A Trivial Comedy for Serious People -- Auditions open at all UMass Boston students
  57. Monday Harbor Cruise
    Cruises depart from the newly renovated Fox Point Dock, located adjacent to University Drive between Wheatley and McCormack halls, every Monday at noon. Free for all UMass Boston students with ID.
  58. PhD Student Mai See Yang Brings Data-Driven Gerontology Research to Hmong Community
    In May, Mai See Yang became the first Hmong student to graduate with a PhD in gerontology from UMass Boston. Her research focuses on the particularly high rates of depression and other mental illnesses in older Hmong adults.
  59. 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.
  60. UMass Boston Launches “Strengthening Rwandan Administrative Justice Project”
    This partnership is designed to strengthen the quality, legality, and consistency of decision-making by district authorities in administrative and regulatory cases involving citizens and businesses in Rwanda
  61. CSM Showcase Affirms UMass Boston’s Status as Research Hub
    More than 250 students collaborating on 90-plus research projects participated in the College of Science and Mathematics' third annual showcase.
  62. 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.
  63. Leadership, Service Themes of Shubhankar Joshi’s Time at UMass Boston
    Aspiring pediatrician Shubhankar Joshi is a people person. And when he came to UMass Boston four years ago from Billerica Memorial High School, it didn’t take long for him to reach out to others, get involved in campus activities, and contribute to the Boston community, all while maintaining a 3.8 G
  64. University Drive South to Reopen
    University Drive South, the roadway that travels from Morrissey and Bianculli boulevards around campus by the water, is opening to two-way traffic on Monday, June 5.
  65. University Drive South to Reopen
    University Drive South, the roadway that travels from Morrissey and Bianculli boulevards around campus by the water, is opening to two-way traffic on Monday, June 5.
  66. UMass Boston Freshman Wadeline Jonathas Brings Home Two More National Titles
    Wadeline Jonathas, a freshman originally from Gonaives, Haiti, picked up two more national titles over Memorial Day weekend at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet in Geneva, Ohio.
  67. Expect Changes Next Week as Summer Construction Ramps Up
    Crews are preparing to open University Drive South along Savin Hill Cove. Two-way traffic with sidewalks and bike lanes will be open as early as next Monday, June 5.
  68. Salary Negotiation Training - AAUW Work Smart
    A workshop designed to help you negotiate salary for a new job, for earned raises, and for promotions.
  69. Meet the Undergraduate Students in UMass Boston’s Class of 2017
    UMass Boston celebrated the 2,840 students who earned undergraduate degrees at the TD Garden on Friday. Meet some of them here.
  70. UMass Boston’s 84-Year-Old Graduate Gives TD Garden Crowd Lesson in Perseverance
    Joan Donovan is 84 years old and a freshly minted graduate. Six children, ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren later, she has earned a bachelor's degree in English from UMass Boston.
  71. 2017 JFK Award Winner Daniela Bravo-Terkia’s Undergraduate Commencement Address
    Daniela Bravo-Terkia, who emigrated from Chile with her family at age 12, received the John F. Kennedy Award for Academic Excellence on Friday at UMass Boston’s 49th Commencement exercises.
  72. Chancellor Honors Faculty at 2017 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
    Three UMass Boston professors were honored at the undergraduate commencement ceremony for distinguished teaching, scholarship, and service.
  73. At UMass Boston Undergrad Commencement, JFK Winner Shares Journey Out of Shadows
    UMass Boston celebrated its 49th undergraduate commencement at the TD Garden on Friday, May 26. An estimated 2,840 undergraduates received degrees.
  74. Meet the Graduate Students in UMass Boston’s Class of 2017
    UMass Boston Today caught up with some graduating master's and doctoral students ahead of Thursday's graduate commencement at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.
  75. Gerald Chan’s Address at UMass Boston’s Graduate Commencement: Immigration & Public Higher Education
    Read the text of Gerald Chan's prepared commencement remarks to the graduate students in the Class of 2017.
  76. 2017 Graduating Senior Kosar Mohamed Gives Back to Her Local and Global Community
    Mohamed hopes to help end the practice of child marriage.
  77. Two Days of UMass Boston Commencement Celebrations Begin With Grad Ceremony
    Gerald Chan, a biomedical researcher and Boston entrepreneur, spoke about immigration and the power of public higher education at the university’s 49th graduate commencement Thursday at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.
  78. UMass Boston Professor Publishes New Poetry Volume Personal Science
    Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Lillian-Yvonne Bertram has turned her extreme fear of flying into the focal point of her new book, Personal Science.
  79. Poem in Jill McDonough’s New Book Reaper Featured in New York Times
    Military technology, including drones, plays a key role in Reaper, the new volume of poetry by UMass Boston professor Jill McDonough.
  80. Blood on the Snow Featuring Discussion with Conflict Resolution Faculty
    An immersive theatrical experience at the Old State House followed by conversation with conflict resolution faculty on June 9, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28.
  81. College of Liberal Arts 2017 Spring Convocation
    Awards from each academic department are given to students who have worked hard all year.
  82. From the Cover of TIME to UMass Boston’s JFK Winner: Daniela Bravo-Terkia a Voice for Immigrants
    This year's JFK Award winner is Daniela Bravo-Terkia, who has dedicated her time at UMass Boston to making sure undocumented students like her don’t feel pressured to hide. The JFK Award is the highest honor a UMass Boston undergraduate can receive.
  83. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova to Address UMass Boston Class of 2017
    Irina Bokova, the first woman and first Eastern European to serve as the director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will deliver the keynote address at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s 49th undergraduate commencement on Friday, May 26.
  84. Transfer Application Day: June 3, 2017
    Thinking of transferring, but haven't submitted your application yet? Submit your application on Transfer Application Day on June 3; the fee will be waived.
  85. Beacons Baseball Wins NCAA Regional, Heads to College World Series
    After trading the lead multiple times, UMass Boston's baseball team beat the Babson College Beavers 11-8 Sunday to win the NCAA Division III Baseball New England Regional Championship. The Beacons now advance to the College World Series, which begins this Friday in Appleton, Wisconsin.
  86. Find Your Grad at the 2017 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
    Learn where to find your graduate at the TD Garden
  87. Economics Professor Will Be Visiting Kyoto University
    Professor Yun K. Kim of the Economics Department will be visiting Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan at the end of this month.
  88. UMass Boston Scientists Honored by EPA New England for Contributions to Environmental Stewardship
    Urban-Rich and Shiaris received the 2017 Environmental Merit Award for their work with the Outfall Monitoring Science Advisory Panel (OMSAP).
  89. Prep Work Underway in Wheatley and McCormack
    Members of the Renovations to Existing Academic Buildings (REAB) project team with UMass facilities will be investigating mechanical systems on the upper three floors of Wheatley and McCormack halls for two weeks beginning on Friday, preparing for renovations and upgrades.
  90. UMass Boston Students Receive First Scholarships from Associated Industries of Massachusetts
    The purpose of the scholarship is to supplement other funds that students receive.
  91. Conflict Resolution Professor Wins Award for Innovation in Online Teaching
    Celebrating Professor Karen Ross recipient of the 2017 UMass Boston Innovation in Online Teaching Award
  92. Student Work on View through June 23 in the University Hall Gallery
    The current exhibition in the University Hall Gallery, "Capstone '17," is made up of 39 artworks by 12 artists from Associate Professor Cat Mazza’s professional practices course, ART 380: Capstone.
  93. Opening Reception for “Capstone ‘17”
    "Capstone ’17" is a group exhibition of student artworks made during the course ART 380: Capstone.
  94. UMass Boston Hosts Leadership Forum on Early Education, Launches New Innovation Lab and Accelerator
    The accelerator will provide mentoring, networking, and access to capital necessary to start and grow businesses through a cohort-based program.
  95. LEC Champion Beacons to Face Penn State Berks in NCAA Baseball Tourney
    UMass Boston’s baseball team is back in the NCAA Tournament after winning their second Little East Conference Tournament on Saturday. The No. 2 Beacons beat the No. 3 UMass Dartmouth Corsairs 8-6 in the tournament final.
  96. Confucius Institute Offers Free Tai chi Class on Campus
    Confucius Institute offers Tai Chi class on campus on Tuesdays from 5/9 to 6/27.
  97. The Smog of the Sea
    Join UMass Boston's Urban Harbors Institute for a film screening, panel presentation, and Q&A about trash in the ocean.
  98. High School Artwork, Writings from The Marble Collection in the Harbor Gallery May 15-21
    Jury-selected artwork by Massachusetts students, grades 8 to 12, will be on display in UMass Boston's Harbor Gallery from May 15 through May 21.
  99. Spring Into Art: The Marble Collection’s 2017 Magazine Release Gala
    The Marble Collection, the nonprofit publisher of the Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts, will hold its fourth annual Spring into Art Gala on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m.
  100. UMass Boston Hosts Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference
    Senior English major Nora Connolly and Chloe Brooks, a Harvard undergraduate, won one of the two awards for best presentations at the conference. This is the third time in the last four years that a UMass Boston student has taken one of the top prizes.