Chancellor’s Communications

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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.

Student-Athletes Show “We Are One” at UMass Boston

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | September 02, 2015
Before each season begins, players participating in the "We Are One" campaign will nominate mentors who have helped them grow at UMass Boston and snap “selfies” with them.

Global Green Chemistry Conference Reflects UMass Boston’s Innovation Edge

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | August 26, 2015
The University of Massachusetts Boston’s Center for Green Chemistry was honored to host the third annual Symposium and Workshop of the Global Green Chemistry Centres (G2C2) last week.

UMass Boston Lauded as Among “Best in the Northeast”

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | August 19, 2015
The University of Massachusetts Boston was again named to the “Best in the Northeast” list of higher education institutions published by the Princeton Review.

UMass Boston: Gateway and Home for Fulbrights

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | August 12, 2015
UMass Boston hosted the Fulbright Gateway Orientation last week, welcoming 60 international Fulbright Scholars who arrived in the United States to pursue graduate study at universities across the country.

WUMB to bring live music to our backyard on Carson Beach

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | August 05, 2015
For UMass Boston, the concert series is one more way in which we help enhance our urban neighborhood, this time by bringing live musical performances to the shore next door.

UMass Boston moves forward, with or without Boston Olympic bid

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | July 29, 2015
Regardless of how you feel about the outcome of the Boston 2024 Olympics bid, I hope you are as excited as I am about what still lies ahead for UMass Boston.

Summer Internships Enhancing Student Learning

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | July 22, 2015
Learning happens all year long at the University of Massachusetts Boston, especially for the thousands of students who take advantage of for-credit internship opportunities through the Office of Career Services and Internships.

New HarborWalk Section Opens

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | July 17, 2015
The new HarborWalk section on the north side of campus is now open to the public.