Joyce A. Murphy ‘74 receives a 2015 Pinnacle Award from Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, which honors female leaders who have achieved excellence in business and management.
Miren Uriarte, founding co-director of the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, and a Cuban American, shares her response to President Barack Obama's recent announcement of restored relations with Havana.
Elizabeth Fay, Bob Chen, and Catherine Lynde–the three winners of the 2014 Chancellor’s Awards for Distinguished Teaching, Scholarship, and Service, respectively–presented on the theme “The University of Massachusetts Boston Turns 50: Past and Future.” The event was hosted by Dean of University Libraries Daniel Ortiz.
The mayor recently visited the University of Massachusetts Boston to hear proposals from eight of Erin O’Brien’s Honors College students who spent their fall semester creating plans to revitalize Dorchester’s iconic Strand Theatre.
The numbers are in. Over $88,000 was raised during Nov. 2 to #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2. Thank you to everyone who made a gift and served as social media ambassadors. Stay tuned for next year's campaign and how you can help!
The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced this month that UMass Boston is one of five universities selected to join a national network of universities in the expansion of the UTeach STEM teacher preparation program.
As UMass Boston celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the Women’s and Gender Studies Department of the College of Liberal Arts is marking an anniversary of its own.
After nearly four decades, Charlie Titus has decided to step down as head coach of the University of Massachusetts Boston men’s basketball team.
"Let me introduce you to Giving Tuesday, and how the University of Massachusetts Boston is using it to help raise support for its students and programs."
The statewide organization expands empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. Arroyo attended UMass Boston.
As veterans outreach coordinator for the Red Sox Foundation/Mass General Hospital Home Base Program, the alumnus travels throughout New England to educate individuals and organizations about services for post 9-11 veterans and family members.
Alumna Pam Trefler '93 has put a new twist on giving through her innovative nonprofit, Union and Fifth. UMass Boston is a Launch Partner. Let's "shop for good" together.
The College of Liberal Arts graduate has written two novels, Eight in the Box, and Two in the Hat, and is a sole practitioner focusing on criminal defense and immigration law.
More than 50 percent of men have difficulty with urination as they age, but biologist Jill Macoska says that this isn’t actually a natural part of aging.
UMass Boston celebrated the tenth anniversary of IDEAS UMass Boston, a conference that brings innovators and leading thinkers from the worlds of science, the arts, technology, and business together.
Six individuals and one team were honored at the 2014 Hall of Fame celebration hosted on October 9.
Jennifer Flanagan (BA in Political Science) has successfully secured her seat as State Senator once again, beating out opponent Richard Bastien with 60 percent of the vote.
A co-chair of the MBA’s Crime Lab Task Force, he has also served as the chair of the MBA’s Diversity Task Force, among other roles for many years.
Sara Boxell '13 (MA in American Studies) talks about academics, interests, and life after graduation.
As perhaps the most recognizable of our alumni, Mayor Menino was a partner in many initiatives that benefit our students, such as Success Boston, and an impassioned advocate for our university.
Walczak will expand the foundation's efforts to increase the four-year college graduation rates for student from Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.
"This new facility is a great example of what we can accomplish together when we have a strategic vision."
The university returned to its downtown roots on October 7, beginning with a procession from the State House to Boston Common.
At the request of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, students in Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O’Brien’s honors class are helping to enliven the Upham’s Corner section of Dorchester.
College of Education and Human Development Dean Michael Middleton believes UMass Boston offers unparalleled opportunities for educators.
"You are an important member of our community and our partnership is vital for the college’s continued success," Dean Jorge Haddock says.
"I look forward to engaging with you, and being inspired by your vision for our future," says Dean David Terkla.
Donors were thanked in September for their generous support of the UMass Boston Fund. Nearly 17 percent make gifts each year. Slides»
See how giving has made a difference for the UMass Boston community.
Former high school dropout Brendan Little '13 (BA in American Studies) talks about his road to success and UMass Boston's influence.
The College of Management MBA graduate has coached the Beacons for the past six years. Congratulations, Tyler!
A new anniversary site showcases the stories of the UMass Boston family and how over 50 years the institution has created lifelong memories.
Alumnus graduated from the College of Management and McCormack Graduate School of Public Policy and Global Studies.
"We are transforming ourselves to better fulfill our mission and to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
Three English professors at UMass Boston are brightening the Red Line this month with their contributions to Poetry on the T, a monthly program sponsored by the arts nonprofit Mass Poetry.
University's endowment hits record $757 million. President Caret says fundraising success part of UMass "transformational moment."
"My experience as an American Studies major at UMass Boston was incredible. The department’s diverse faculty consistently pushed me to challenge myself, while remaining completely supportive and accessible."
“A new focus on creating athletic endowments will lay the ground work for the future growth of our athletic program," says Garin Veris, director of external development for UMass Boston athletics.
Pat Flaherty was one of more than 1,200 students who enrolled at UMass Boston during its very first semester. Listen»
Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn was one of the first UMass Boston students to attend classes on Columbia Point in 1975 and 1976. Listen»
Patrick Gaston is president of the Western Union Foundation. He says the roots of his success grew here on Columbia Point. Listen»
Classy, the IPhone app, will aid college students in procuring text books. MacLean developed the program as a student entrepreneur at the Venture Development Center.
"You can pretty much come on campus any day and see any nationality in the world walking, learning in this university," says Mayor Marty Walsh.
Lisa Gurgone, a 2008 alumna of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy’s graduate certificate program, has been at the forefront of an initiative to raise the wages of home health aides.
The College of Liberal Arts alumna is a career resource librarian in the university's Office of Career Services and Internships and has worked at UMass Boston for 23 years.
The McCormack Graduate School alumna has been president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2002 and is a member of the UMass Boston Board of Visitors.
Chair Julie Nelson is delighted that departmental news will now have wider reach. In this issue: Honoring Professor Lynde, Applied Economics graduates first class, a study on "risk adversity," and more.
SGISD "allowed me to merge my previous skills with a school that was focused on things I had become passionate about and invested in, such as working across populations, and developing a deeper understanding of how we deal with cultural differences."
College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) offers new online graduate certificate in International Development.
Bill Walczak ’79 founded Codman Square Health Center while a UMass Boston student. See more of UMass Boston at 50.
The anonymous gift will launch the new Biology Graduate Research Endowment, which will support stipends for graduate students, travel to conferences, and graduate research projects.
Eighteen students received scholarships from the Alumni Association at an awards ceremony on June 25, 2014.
Charlie Brown '09 and James Gajewski '14 BA/MA strengthen department programs.
Mark Preble '85, Anh Le Tran '00, and Taja Ricketts '10, contribute to higher education and industry.
Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, delivered the keynote address at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s 46th commencement.
Shaun O'Grady delivered a moving speech at commencement.
Five years at the Venture Development Center, UMass Boston Strong, Mini Medical School, Vietnamese American Student Success, and more»
William O'Donnell and his guide dog Marshall both took pride in receiving their diplomas.
Graduate students Parfait Gasana and Wade Cedar have started the Kigali Reading Center, a nonprofit that is bringing much-needed books to Gasana's native Rwanda.
Legislators, campus administrators, alumni, students, and others gathered recently at the State House to celebrate the semicentennial of UMass Boston’s birth, to remember how it almost did not happen, and to point the way toward the future.
Strengthen your professional network! Welcome to our group.
"Challenge Your Thinking. Discover the New U." Marketing campaign promotes university through billboards, tv, radio, and newspaper.
Undergraduate Student Government and Alumni Association honors leaders for remarkable teaching, community service, and student engagement.
Book documents places which are no more from the 1870s to present. These include schools, churches, theaters, grand mansions, dockyards, racetracks, parks, stores, hotels, offices, and factories.
In addition to receiving her MA in English, alumna graduated from the Emerging Leaders Program in 2013.
CPCS graduate Chris Hoeh '90 is one of ten nominees for recognition of his work to "reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and create an equitable school environment."
Canton native received MBA from the College of Management.
College of Liberal Arts English/Creative Writing major, also edited the homepage of MSNBC, and had posts at TPM Media LLC and Children's Hospital.
Book features thirteen fiction stories by Sarah Lawrence College writing professor named by one reviewer as a "21st Century Steinbeck."
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised UMass Boston's "wonderful commitment" to increasing diversity in STEM fields.
Facility will help the university community reaching new heights of creativity, exploration, collaboration, and discovery.
Funding is part of Cummings Foundation's "$100k for 100 program."
Persistence led to success for this hardworking Cape Cod prosecutor.
Jacob Kariuki, RN/MSN, PhDc, recently spoke at TedxUMassBoston "Lighting the Way for the Future."
"The combination of people, the resources of this great institution, and the importance it places on educational access that make it truly exceptional."
$206,000 will go toward developing an online course for students.
Exchange includes 80 students in Boston and Glasgow, Scotland.
Students and donors connect at an annual event during which a new scholarship was announced.
Elaine Sudanowicz ’78 says that “Boston State College instilled in me the value of using knowledge for the public good.” Her scholarship will continue this ideal.
|Top internet blogger Neetzan Zimmerman ’07 has a knack for knowing what people find interesting. |
|Quinn, former government official and chair of the UMass Board of Trustees, passed away earlier this year. |
|Lab technician and UMass Boston management student Mansee Sangani has another title to add to her résumé: she’s the new Miss India USA. |
|Students can now major in community development in UMass Boston's College of Public and Community Service (CPCS). |
|Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy |
|Gina McCarthy '76 says her anthropology degree prepared her for the top environmental post in the country. |
|The Alumni Association and Student Philanthropy and Alumni Council Supports Career Services first "Dress for Success" event. |
|Student Managed Fund helps College of Management Students navigate the complex world of finance. Investors? The fund is showing solid progress! |
|A new MASSPIRG report says UMass Boston is leading a nationwide trend toward providing options for students to go car-free. |
|The College of Management alumnus is president |
of the Western Union Foundation for Western Union,
a global leader in financial services.
|An $8 million grant for a project led by UMass Boston and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center will advance cancer research. |
|A new university collaboration will develop ways to broaden access to technology for people with disabilities. This story and more in the February 2014 Board of Trustees report. |
|UMass Boston and the New England Aquarium have launched a first-of-its-kind partnership to encourage collaborative research. |
|Marketing Director, Search & Commerce at Google, the alumnus says UMass Boston set the stage for a creative and satisfying career. |
|"I would call myself a champion of the arts,” said Daniels, who received a master's degree in critical and creative thinking. |
|UMass system directs $148 million of its own funds toward financial aid for students to maintain affordability and access and keep student debt manageable. |
|Read this Boston Magazine story about UMass Boston's alumna. |
Patricia Hohl '13 is overseeing the national implementation of an innovative program to protect women experiencing domestic violence.
College of Management student Katie Kaiser's civic engagement serves as example of the need for increased investment in public higher education.
The four-story building will provide nearly 2,000 seats in state-of-the-art general purpose classrooms, faculty and staff offices, a café, student lounge and study spaces, and spaces for art, chemistry, and performing arts.
Fathi Brings More Than 30 Years of R&D Innovation and Industry Experience to VMware Leadership Team. Congratulations Ben!
Foley was a treasured volunteer and benefactor. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Dr. and Mrs. Michael T. Foley Scholarship which supports students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Freshman named Little East Rookie of the Week and more Beacons news.
Displayed in the Campus Center, the model offers an exciting and concrete glimpse of the future.
Jennifer Barone, career specialist for the College of Liberal Arts at UMass Boston, recently joined Radio Boston to discuss the topic.
The College of Liberal Arts alumnus accepts position at Acella Construction.
The College of Management alumnus will oversee athletics at Winchester High School.
The Senior Associate at McGladrey LLP, has been inducted into Worldwide Who’s Who for Excellence in Accounting & Auditing Services.
ESL teacher wants to make a difference at the Green Meadow School in Maynard.
Former Beacons hockey captain giving back as RN.
Marian Court College named Stearn '03 as a professor in the criminal justice department.
Former Beacons volleyball star signs pro contract in Austria.
Tim Callahan '75, and his wife, Mary '80, are featured in New York Times Booming’s “Making It Last” column which profiles baby boomer couples who have been together 25 years or more.
Rebecca Small's studies in ocean science and art have led to a novel art form.
Your gift will honor the memory of the former UMass Boston student and marathon victim Krystle Campbell and support students in the College of Management.
Associate Professor Duncan Nelson's Video Ode to Alumni
"Of all you Graduates a Praiser . . ." Ode pdf
Three days on the UMass Boston campus connected classmates and celebrated the legacies of numerous teaching careers. An array of events, on land and sea, rekindled the spirit of Huntington Avenue. A class gift will carry on "Education for Service."
Stay in touch with the university and with alumni accomplishments, connections, and more!
"Their [UMass Boston professors] passion towards literature was infectious and I quickly realized literature was my true academic passion."
"Our students are very motivated and goal driven," says Professor of Accounting and Finance Arindam Bandopadhyaya.
Read our Q & A on why else he loves UMass Boston and how the university is helping him achieve his goals and those of his students.
Dan Joyce's career path took him from a Lynn nightclub to one of Boston's oldest financial services firms. Here's how UMass Boston helped the class of '82 alumnus and why it has inspired him to give back.
Good News! The Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
can help you and UMass Boston. At the last moment, Congress passed . . .
Jim and Marie O'Sullivan, both graduates of the class of 1980, turned the loss of a classmate to a positive family tradition.
Successful Entrepreneur Mark Atkins ’71 Returns to Share Business Expertise with Students
He is joining the College of Management as a lecturer in spring 2013.
“The university played such a pivotal role in forming the foundation of my life that it would be like abandoning my family to choose not to be a part of the UMass Boston community,” says Lornie Bullerwell.
"UMass Boston students bring a level of maturity and a broader perspective," says Atkinson, who will be the featured speaker at State Street Connect
on October 25.