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Earthquake in Nepal

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 27, 2015
Chancellor Motley extends his deepest condolences to those affected by Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal. The Nepali Student Association will gather Monday afternoon to plan their coordinated response to this tragedy.

What happens next—NEASC review process

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 22, 2015
A formal report from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) visiting team is expected sometime in June.

UMass Boston Making Campus Enhancements

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 16, 2015
UMass Boston's friends and neighbors are invited to the Annual Community Meeting on April 29 to learn more about the university’s new programs, community partnerships, and master plan for the future of the campus.

UMass Boston Remembers

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 15, 2015
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has declared today One Boston Day. The UMass Boston community also remembers the Boston Marathon bombings by participating in and supporting the Run for Krystle.

NEASC Reaccreditation Team to Visit Campus, Hold Open Meetings

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 08, 2015
A review team from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges will be on the UMass Boston campus for a site visit and open meetings as part of a comprehensive review.

Community engagement – Uplifting our community, strengthening our university

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 01, 2015
The annual Community Breakfast gives UMass Boston an opportunity to honor two individuals whose work in the community greatly improves people’s lives, and to highlight our connections with surrounding communities.

UMass Boston Values Communities

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | March 26, 2015
UMass Boston hosts its annual Community Breakfast on April 2 and a Community Meeting on April 29.

A Momentous Week for Our Campus

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | March 25, 2015
On Monday, March 30, we will welcome President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden as we celebrate the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. On Wednesday, April 1, we will celebrate the official opening of the ISC.

UMass Boston Programs Rising in the Ranks

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | March 18, 2015
U.S. News & World Report recognized graduate programs in nursing, education, and rehabilitation counseling at the University of Massachusetts Boston as among the best in the nation in their recent national ranking of graduate schools.

Welcoming the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | March 11, 2015
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate opens its doors on the UMass Boston campus this month.