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Beacon Award for Global Inclusion Awards Breakfast
Date: October 27, 2014
Time: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Global Inclusion and Social Development leads to all persons gaining access to and control of rights, education, health care, employment, and other important resources, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, disability, beliefs, and other factors.

Join our new School for Global Inclusion and Social Development as we honor Hubie Jones, distinguished civic activist from the Boston community, and Oxfam America, who have made major contributions to achieving greater social inclusion.

IDEAS UMass Boston
Date: October 29, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
IDEAS UMass Boston brings you provocative and inspiring talks by some of this region’s leading thinkers.

IDEAS UMass Boston is a unique event where some of the region’s leading thinkers from every imaginable sector push boundaries and share their latest big ideas to create fertile ground for innovation.

Women's Studies 40th Anniversary
Date: November 1, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM
The Department of Women’s & Gender Studies at UMass Boston is turning 40! Join us for an afternoon of celebrating  past, present and future of one of the best and brightest hubs of feminist thinking and doing in New England!

Boston Teachers College Luncheon
Date: November 2, 2014
An annual gathering of Teachers College at Boston (and related institutions) alumni at which the Teachers College Scholarship is awarded. More details to follow. Event Contact:, 617.287.5330.

Preventing Electoral Violence
Date: November 5, 2014 to November 7, 2014
Soaring electoral violence in transition and fragile environments requires understanding the broader landscape of the conflict and how that conflict can be managed. With important elections in Nigeria on the horizon in 2014, this workshop will examine specific examples from cases across Africa in order to analyze how electoral violence can be  prevented and mitigated through effective strategic planning and policymaking.

"Happy," the Movie
Date: November 5, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM
Happy is a feature‐length documentary that leads viewers on a journey across 5 continents in search of the keys to happiness. The film addresses many of the fundamental issues we face in today’s society: how do we balance the allure of money, fame and social status with our needs for strong relationships, health and personal fulfillment?

Gospel Choir Concert
Date: November 13, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
The UMass Boston Gospel Choir and Guest Performers will share the history of Gospel music and the joy of the praising and praying through music. Most of the music will be a'cappella. Spread the word! The event is co-sponsored with the Black Student Center. It will be followed by a dessert reception.

Lampas Society Luncheon
Date: November 18, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
This event honors members of the Lampas Society  which is comprised of individuals who have included UMass Boston in their future estate plans or have made gifts through life income gift arrangement, retirement plan (IRA, 401(k), 403(b)) life insurance policy, real estate gift, or other estate intentions. More information will be available in September 2014. Event contact:

Career 2.0: Your Next Step
Date: November 19, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Are you mid-career? Are you considering a significant professional shift? Have you not yet found your place professionally? Join us to inspire you and help you reinvent and upgrade your career goals and life aspirations. 

UMass Boston Film by Darius Monroe
Date: November 20, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber? In Evolution of a Criminal, filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe asks this very question—about himself.

Boston State College Education for Service Awards
Date: December 4, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Each autumn, UMass Boston honors distinguished Boston State College (and its predecessor institutions) alumni with the "Education for Service" Award. Past recipients»

The awards honor individuals whose lives embody their alma mater's institutional motto, "Education for Service." Event Contact: Alumni Relations at 617.287.5330.

UMass Boston Film Series: Vessel
Date: December 11, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Dr. Rebecca Gomperts sails a ship around the world, providing abortions at sea for women with no legal alternative. Her idea begins as flawed spectacle, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockade. But with each roadblock comes a more refined mission, until she realizes she can use new technologies to bypass the law–and train women to give themselves abortions using WHO-researched protocols with pills. Vessel is Gomperts’s story.




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