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An Upcoming Change

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 05, 2017
J. Keith Motley is stepping down as chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston on June 30, 2017.

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Opportunity

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | March 29, 2017
Established with gifts from alumni and friends, the Beacon Student Aid Fund will be available to all students who face emergency situations as a result of threats to their rights, educational access, or economic security.

Celebrating our New England Patriots

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | February 06, 2017
Traffic may be heavier than usual on Interstate 93, and on commuter rail and subway lines near the parade route on Tuesday. The parade steps off at 11 a.m.—please allow extra time to arrive at the university tomorrow.

Statement Regarding Executive Order on Immigration

Chancellor J. Keith Motley | January 29, 2017
My thoughts have been with our campus community this weekend as we continue to watch developments around the series of executive orders signed by President Trump over the past week.

Welcome Back!

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | January 25, 2017
Being here has never been better. Check out this video on our YouTube page, and you will begin to get the picture.

Congratulations, and thank you!

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | December 21, 2016
With your continued support and engagement, we will continue to move forward and achieve our highest goals together.

Beacons Return to Frozen Fenway

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | December 14, 2016
On Thursday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m., the Beacons men’s hockey team will return to Fenway Park to play Babson College in the Frozen Fenway series.

Support for the UMass Boston Community

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | December 02, 2016
UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley says the university supports the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the university's undocumented immigrant students.

Partnership with Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Extended

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | November 30, 2016
A new, $17.8 million grant will continue to fund the U54 Comprehensive Partnership for Cancer Disparities Research, an ongoing joint initiative between UMass Boston and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC).

Happy Thanksgiving

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | November 23, 2016
Chancellor Motley is appreciative of UMass Boston's students, who bring their determination and varied life experiences to our classrooms, faculty members, who work tirelessly to educate and inspire future leaders, and staff members, who go above and beyond the call of duty to support the school.