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Opportunities for All

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | October 28, 2015
How can we in public higher education use our unique position—and our valuable strengths—to take the lead in guiding our nation into a healthy and prosperous future? What new paradigms and approaches will help us to best seize this opportunity?

Celebrating Diversity at UMass Boston

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | October 21, 2015
Our Beacons thrive by working closely with peers who think, talk, look, dress, eat, worship, love, and live differently than they do.

Win a Scholarship and Join the Brainstorm!

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | October 14, 2015
On Wednesday, October 28, students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in the IDEAS UMass Boston conference, a tradition that places the University of Massachusetts Boston at the center of conversation about major innovations and ingenious concepts that are changing the world.

Conference Brings Nation’s Fastest-Growing Inner-City Businesses to UMass Boston

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | October 07, 2015
Chancellor J. Keith Motley and Governor Charlie Baker welcomed the leaders of the Inner City 100, deemed the fastest-growing inner-city businesses in the United States, to UMass Boston.

UMass Boston Open House October 17

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | October 01, 2015
You can see the physical transformation underway on our waterfront campus and find out about all the learning opportunities available at our annual Open House for high school students and their parents on Saturday, October 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Largest UMass Boston Film Series Kicks Off Seventh Season

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | September 30, 2015
The UMass Boston Film Series kicks off its seventh season this week, connecting our community with thought-provoking documentaries and directors at film showings on campus and at other arts destinations throughout the city.

UMass Boston hosts Medal of Honor heroes

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | September 23, 2015
Last week, UMass Boston was fortunate to have Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Col. Charles C. Hagemeister address students, alumni, and community members.

At 50, a Vision for Our Future

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | September 17, 2015
In his annual convocation address, Chancellor Motley says that over the next 50 years, the University of Massachusetts Boston must be an Institution that leads in inclusion.

A Time to Pause, Reflect, and Look Forward

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | September 16, 2015
Our annual convocation is a great fall tradition which brings our entire community of students, faculty, and staff together to celebrate all that we’ve accomplished as a university, and look toward the future.

Welcome Back!

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | September 09, 2015
Fifty years ago, 1,227 students were the first to enroll at UMass Boston. As the fall 2015 semester begins, we have about 17,000 students. Our Honors College has its largest freshman class to date and graduate enrollment is higher than ever.