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Spring Into Wellness! Health Fair April 11

UMass Boston's annual Spring into Wellness Alternative Health and Wellness Fair is taking place Aprill 11, at 11:00am. Meet local providers and practitioners who will share resources, tips and advice about how to improve your health and wellness with alternative approaches.  Free chair massages provided by University Health Services. Some of the confirmed exhibitors include: Advanced Dentistry, DOTBike, Soulwork Coaching, and many more.   >> Read More

Nation of Immigrants Community Seder, March 11

The Nation of Immigrants Community Seder brings together diverse communities from the Greater Boston area to build bridges of understanding. This year's community seder will be on Sunday, March 11th at 3:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom of UMass Boston.

The first took place in 2007, and grew out of a tradition dating back many years, where ADL New England celebrated Seders with the African-American, Irish, and Catholic communities. The goals of this program are to establish and maintain alliances with other immigrant communities to gain allies against prejudice, anti-Semitism, racism and all forms of bigotry. It also provides a unique opportunity for people in the Greater Boston area to come together, learn about one another, share in a Jewish tradition, make new connections and gain a more profound understanding of each of our stories, cultures and communities. This special event models the traditional celebration of the Passover holiday. The Passover Seder celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. The Seder’s message of hope and freedom is both universal and meaningful for all. At the Seder, hundreds of participants come together to honor this tradition and celebrate all of our unique journeys to becoming part of this nation of immigrants. 

Boston's Bridge to Excellence Mentoring Program Billboard Unveiling, Mar. 7

Clear Channel has donated billboards across the city to showcase the creative work of Boston's Bridge to Excellence MentoringPrograms. UMass Boston teamed up with Boston’s Bridge to Excellence Mentoring Program and the BCYF Cleveland Community Center in order to give young people a chance to envision their future and show how mentoring will help them achieve their goals. Students created posters showing how mentoring will help them achieve their goals, to be combined into two themed billboard designs: "Mentoring = Student Success" and "Mentoring Matters." The unveiling will be at 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Bowdoin and Geneva.

Haiti and Black History Month @ UMass Boston Feb. 25

The Haitian Consulate in Boston invites you to celebrate the connection between Haiti and Black History Month in an event featuring panelists Virginius W. Thornton, State Representative Byron Rushing, and Dr. Peniel Joseph. On Saturday, February 25th, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom B. This is a free event! The event will feature music, dance, and an exhibition of paintings.  For more information, contact Beatrice Joseph, Vice-Counsul, at beatrice.joseph [at] diplomatie.ht, or cg.boston [at] diplomatie.ht. You can also contact the Counsul by phone at 617.266.3660 ext. 10 or at 617.266.3707 ext. 18.

Anyone who needs disability accommodations in order to fully participate should visit www.ADA.UMB.EDU.

Write on the DOT reading series: UMass Boston MFA students - Sun. Jan. 29th

Writers get to know your neighbors... Neighbors get to know your writers...

Come to Savin Bar & Kitchen on Sunday*, January 29th at 7PM for

WRITE ON THE DOT

featuring poetry and prose from UMass Boston MFA candidates Karen Locascio, Kathleen McKenna, and Jon Papas alongside Dorchester writers Johnny Diaz and Audrey Mardavich.

The event will be in the private downstairs space at Savin Bar & Kitchen, 112 Savin Hill Ave., from 7-8:30 PM with food and drink specials exclusive to Write on the DOT. Stick around after the reading and socialize! Write on the DOT was designed to bring neighbors and writers together, from Dorchester and UMass Boston alike. Everyone is invited!

Learn more about Write on the DOT (including soon to be posted reader bios) at: http://www.writeonthedot.blogspot.com/

*no NFL games scheduled (week before the Super Bowl)

 

 

America Ferrera at UMass Boston Jan. 31

Ugly Betty's America Ferrera is coming to UMass Boston! On January 31st, she will speak about how race and class have affected her career and success in the Campus Center Ballroom at 4:00 p.m. More details HERE!

"Sunflowers for Vincent" Celebration at UMass Boston Dec.19

Another major sculpture will be added to Arts on the Point, UMASS Boston's Public Arts Initiative! On Thursday, December 15, the University will add another major sculpture by the internationally acclaimed artist Mark di Suvero. On Monday, December 19, at 2:00 p.m. there will be a celebration at the sculpture location - refreshments will be served! The piece, Sunflowers for Vincent, is a brightly painted steel and aluminum interactive sculpture that pays homage to Vincent Van Gogh and his paintings of sunflowers.

The sculpture will be installed between University Drive and the Harborwalk near the bend at the campus's entrance from Morrissey Boulevard. Workers and cranes will arrive on campus beginning at 8 a.m. to put the sculpture in place. The piece will join another monumental work by di Suvero - Huru, which stands nearby at the front of the Integrated Sciences Complex. Columbia Point is the only location in New England where the public can see two examples of the artist's achievements. Other artists featured in Arts on the Point are Dennis Oppenheim, Roy Lichtenstein, William Tucker, Luis Jimenez, and Willem de Koonig.

Approximately 30 feet long and 10 feet high, Sunflowers for Vincent was formerly at the deCordova Sculpture Park.

College Info Night @ UMASS Boston Dec. 8

It's nice to have people who understand the transition from high school to college. That's why parents, friends, and families of future college students are invited to attend a College Night at UMASS Boston for all students 10th grade and up! The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 8th. At the event, you can learn more about how to apply to college, financing a college education, university support services, and a recommended high school curriculum. Light refreshments will be served, and free parking is available! Students are of course, also welcome!

Public Charette @ UMass Boston Nov. 5

There will be a public charette at UMass Boston on November 5 at 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. to discuss the continued planning of the redevelopment on the former Bayside Expo Center. Breakfast will be provided! The Bayside Expo Center, which currently houses university overflow parking, holds great potential and is being redeveloped in order to optimize its use for the school, city and state. If you are attending, please RSVP to community.relations@umb.edu or 617.287.5310.

CSNDC's 30th Anniversary Oct. 6

Together Community Works, a celebration of Codman Square Neighborhood Development Coorporation's 30th Anniversary will take place on this Thursday, October 6th. It will be held at UMass Boston in the Student Center Ballroom, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event will feature food, music, friends, an auction and a chance to honor three individuals who have made an enormous difference by providing support and inspiration for CSNDC! For more information visit their website at www.csndc.com.

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