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UMass Boston Students Open New Worlds to Rwandan Children

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | June 24, 2015
The global impact of UMass Boston has been on display recently through the story of two recent graduates who are making a difference in Rwanda.

A Grand Slam on Columbia Point

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | June 17, 2015
The University of Massachusetts Boston had much to celebrate last week as we broke ground on J. Donald Monan, SJ, Park, a sports complex shared with Boston College High School that will provide our baseball team with its own home field.

A Night of Celebration and Imagination

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | June 10, 2015
UMass Boston invited the more than 550 friends, alumni, and supporters who attended Thursday's Golden Gala to "just imagine" what the future holds for UMass Boston as the university officially launched our $100 million Just Imagine campaign.

Spring Celebrations

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | June 03, 2015
The holder of the Deval L. Patrick Chair in Social, Political, and Economic Innovation will address critical social and economic inequities that impact the quality of life in our region as well as across the country and around the globe.

Chancellor’s Welcome: 47th Commencement

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | May 29, 2015
Chancellor Motley congratulates the Class of 2015, which is made up of a record number of 4,144 graduating students.

Countdown to Commencement

J. Keith Motley, PhD, Chancellor, UMass Boston | May 27, 2015
UMass Boston is just two days away from the much-anticipated commencement ceremony, happening this year at the TD Garden.

50th Anniversary Book Launch

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | May 13, 2015
The campus community is invited to the book launch party for UMass Boston at 50: A Fiftieth-Anniversary History of the University of Massachusetts Boston, happening on Monday, May 18 at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge.

Chancellor’s Awards for Distinguished Scholarship, Teaching, and Service

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | May 12, 2015
Jean Rhodes, Erik Blaser, and William Robinson will receive Chancellor's Awards at this year's commencement.

Mentors and Mentoring

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | May 06, 2015
UMass Boston is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which matches students with outstanding faculty mentors in their chosen STEM disciplines.

Chancellor Meehan selected as new UMass president

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | May 04, 2015
The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees on Friday selected UMass Lowell Chancellor Martin Meehan as the next president of the five-campus UMass system.