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The Nantucket Field Station: A Cause for Celebration

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | August 31, 2016
The Nantucket Field Station hosted a symposium, “Our Planet = Our Future,” earlier this month.

A Major Milestone in UMass Boston Applied Research

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | August 10, 2016
UMass Boston landed its first licensing deal for the development of an innovative new microscope.

Castle Island Will Rock in August with WUMB

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | July 28, 2016
As part of our commitment to urban engagement, our public radio station, WUMB-FM, will continue its tradition of showcasing live music on the waterfront in August.

What the Tuition and Fee Increase Means for Us

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | July 21, 2016
We must continue to work to keep UMass Boston accessible and affordable for all students.

Activity Abounds at UMass Boston This Summer

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | July 13, 2016
The largest summer program this year serves Talented and Gifted Latino (TAG) students. UMass Boston also hosts Camp Shriver, Project ALERTA, and Urban Scholars.

Statement on Dallas Shootings

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | July 09, 2016
The University of Massachusetts Boston grieves with our nation over the lives lost to senseless violence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Falcon Heights, Minnesota; and Dallas, Texas this week.

UMass Boston’s Partnerships Promoting Student Success

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | June 30, 2016
With the support of so many esteemed professionals in our community, our graduates gain the tools they need to become beacons for change around the world.

Beacons “Blue” Becoming Synonymous With “Green”

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | June 22, 2016
UMass Boston was once again in the news for environmental work, this time for leading the research portion of the Climate Ready Boston initiative.

Success Boston Demonstrates Progress

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | June 16, 2016
Success Boston is making a significant difference in the lives of Boston Public School students.

The Tragedy in Orlando

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | June 13, 2016
On behalf of our entire university, I extend our sincerest condolences to all those in Orlando and around our country who have been devastated by this heartbreaking tragedy.