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Honorees for UMass Boston’s 48th Commencement

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 20, 2016
I am pleased to announce the principal speakers who will address our Class of 2016 at commencement.

Krystle Campbell Scholarships Awarded to UMass Students

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 13, 2016
UMass Boston student Eva Leibbrandt and UMass Dartmouth student Charmagne Loyola received the 2016 Krystle Campbell Scholarship in memory of our alumna who perished in the Boston Marathon bombing.

The New Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 07, 2016
The Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching, established by Robert and Donna Manning, will honor outstanding faculty members from each of the five campuses of the University of Massachusetts.

State of the University Address

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 05, 2016
There is a concern that increased borrowing across the system, and negative operating margins, could lead to less-than-positive reviews of the system’s bond rating by external agencies. Budget planning considerations are discussed here.

UMass Boston Continues to Rise

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | March 30, 2016
Six programs cracked the U.S. News and World Report's top 100 rankings on the Best Graduate Schools list for 2017.

Thinking of Brussels

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | March 22, 2016
On behalf of our entire community at the University of Massachusetts Boston, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the citizens of Brussels, Belgium.

Men’s Ice Hockey Heads to Lake Placid for NCAA Frozen Four

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | March 21, 2016
After the UMass Boston men’s ice hockey team recorded another amazing shutout against Hobart College last Saturday, their dream of winning a national championship will continue this Friday, when they face St. Norbert College at 7:30 p.m. at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, New York.

Beacons Aim for Impact During Spring Break

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | March 18, 2016
This week, as we turned our university calendar to spring break, dozens of Beacons embarked on service missions across the country and in Central America.

Chancellor’s Achievement Award

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | March 09, 2016
Take note of the exceptional achievements of your staff colleagues, and nominate one or more of them for the Chancellor’s Achievement Award.

Historic Weekend Ahead for Beacons Athletics

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | March 02, 2016
History is in the making this weekend at the University of Massachusetts Boston as two major sporting events are happening right here on Columbia Point.