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UMass Boston Leads Climate Debate by Example

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | December 23, 2015
We have a long way to go if we want to alleviate the worst threats of climate change, but I am proud UMass Boston is taking steps today that will help to make a difference tomorrow.

Assessing Our Strategic Planning

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | December 17, 2015
View and comment on the strategic plan's Phase I Progress Report.

My Hope for the Holidays

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | December 09, 2015
The peace and jubilation displayed across diverse faiths and traditions this time of year reminds us that our differences are not so different after all.

Celebrating Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creativity

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | December 02, 2015
Pursuing the creation of new knowledge is an important part of our mission at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

UMass Boston Builds Peace around the World

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | November 27, 2015
We must focus on solutions of peace and love, in keeping with our values as Americans and as members of the University of Massachusetts Boston family.

Building Inclusive Communities: From Neighborhoods to Nations

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | November 24, 2015
Our School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) will hold its Building Inclusive Communities: From Neighborhoods to Nations 2015 Global Conference, focused on expanding opportunity for people from excluded populations, December 3-4 at the Park Plaza Hotel.

A Celebration of Service

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | November 19, 2015
Last week, as the nation honored our brave servicemen and servicewomen on Veterans Day, we were proud to celebrate some generous initiatives that will help us further enhance our support for veterans and their families.

Thinking of Our Friends in France

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | November 16, 2015
On behalf of our university, I extend our sincerest and heartfelt condolences and best wishes to the Paris and entire French community.

Explore Graduate Study at UMass Boston

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | November 12, 2015
At the Graduate Studies Showcase on November 18, you will meet our faculty and find out everything you need to know about our programs designed to set you up for success and to lead the world in whichever field excites you.

Root for your Beacons in the NCAA Tournament this week

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | November 10, 2015
Congratulations to our UMass Boston men’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams, both of which won Little East Conference championships on Saturday! They’re on to the NCAA tournaments.