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UMass Boston Students Share Solutions for Equity in Recovery Services with Mayor, Boston Officials

By Anusha Satturu | April 17, 2019

The Mayor’s Challenge Week is a unique partnership between the City of Boston - Mayor’s Office and UMass Boston, spearheaded by the Office of Community Partnerships and the Honors College. The weeklong challenge ran from March 30 to April 6.

8 Months, 5 Books: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Celebrates Faculty Authors

Colleen Locke | March 29, 2019

A UMass Boston department with just six full-time faculty and seven lecturers is celebrating a remarkable accomplishment: the publication of five books over an eight-month period.

UMass Boston Human Rights Faculty, Students Write New Book

Colleen Locke | February 28, 2019

UMass Boston human rights faculty and students across multiple colleges have collaborated on a new book, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights. The editors and all of the contributors are from UMass Boston.

Honors College’s First Minor Offers In- and Out-of-Class Exploration

Colleen Locke | January 24, 2019

The first minor offered by UMass Boston’s Honors College provides students within and outside of the Honors College the opportunity to wrestle with income disparity, mobility, opportunity, privilege, and inequality through a combination of traditional in-class training and experiential learning.

First-Ever Entrepreneur Scholarship Winner Wants You to Live an Eco Life

Colleen Locke | January 07, 2019

Maria Vasco, an environmental studies and sustainability major who is also in the Honors College, is is passionate about changing plastic packaging in the beauty industry.

Heavy Hitters Visit Professor’s Course on Science of Baseball

Lisa Greggo | December 13, 2018

Barbara Parks Young, a former member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) in the 1950s, was among the guests this semester in Steve Ackerman's Science of Baseball course. Former Red Sox player Sam Horn also stopped by.

UMass Boston’s Ryan Award Winner Has Eye Toward Digital Anthropology

Colleen Locke | September 25, 2018

Plymouth native Seamus Gavaghan was recognized at UMass Boston’s fall convocation on Thursday for being this year’s recipient of the Ryan Award.

UMass Boston Earns Top Marks from USC’s Race and Equity Center

Office of Communications | September 25, 2018

UMass Boston has the second highest score on a new national ranking that assesses how well public universities serve African American students.

UMass Boston Jumps 11 Spots in U.S. News & World Report’s National Rankings

Office of Communications | September 10, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Boston has jumped eleven spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges List, released this morning. UMass Boston is now No. 104 in the Top Public Schools category.

$500K Cross-College Grant to Pay Undergraduate Students to Research Child and Family Health

Colleen Locke | July 25, 2018

Starting in the summer of 2019, and continuing through 2023, UMass Boston students will have the opportunity to apply for a paid summer research experience, exploring maternal, child, and family health alongside faculty mentors.