UMass Boston

Write on the DOT reading series, May 3

Locals, get to know your writers. Writers, get to know your locals. Join your fellow literary aficionados on Tuesday, May 3rd at the first "Write on the DOT" reading of poetry and fiction by UMass Boston Creative Writing MFA students and local Dorchester writers. The reading kicks off at 7 p.m. at The Blarney Stone Bar/Restaurant in Fields Corner (1505 Dorchester Ave., 1 block from the Fields Corner T Stop on the Ashmont Red Line). Come raise a glass and join your neighbors as our readers unfurl beauty and darkness, ideas and inspiration. Tuesday's readers are: Rad Thie, Kurt Klopmeier, Andra Hibbert, Betsy Gomez, Zachary Bos, and Mark Rotondi. If you're a writer living/working in Dorchester and would like to read at an upcoming Write on the DOT, please send an email to dotreadingseries@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you. For more info, visit http://www.writeonthedot.blogspot.com/.

UMass Boston Charette on Bayside Expo Development, May 7

The University of Massachusetts Boston welcomes the community to a charrette focusing on the future of The Bayside Exposition Center property, to take place in the UMass Boston Campus Center on Saturday May 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast and lunch 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. In order to keep the community updated on the process, the university will hold a series public meetings on its development plan. Please RSVP to community.relations@umb.edu or (617)287-5310 by April 28.


UMass Boston Construction Work, Apr. 18 on

UMass BostonUMass Boston is entering the construction phase of the first new academic facility on campus in nearly 40 years. This week contractors are fencing the property, bringing in equipment, and preparing for a week-long test pile-driving task beginning Monday, April 18, as the initial significant construction activity for the new Integrated Sciences Complex. If you have particular concerns or questions about this initial work, please call the Customer Service line at 617.287.4000, or email construction@umb.edu. For more information, visit the construction activity website at www.umb.edu/construction. A description of the project follows after the break. >> Read More

Run, Women, Run! Forum at UMASS Boston, Mar. 23

The public is invited to attend a forum titled Run, Women, Run! discussing and encouraging women to run for office. Sponsored by The Hispanic Studies Department at UMass and the League of Women Voters of Boston. The discussion is taking place at UMass Boston, Healey Library, Room 11B, Wednesday, March 23rd, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Panelists:  
State Senator Katherine Clark, Middlesex and Essex Districts

Sheriff Andrea Cabral, Suffolk County

State Representative Gloria Fox, Suffolk County

Former Mayor and City Councilor E. Denise Simmons, Cambridge
     

Moderator:

Carol Hardy-Fanta, Director

Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy

University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston)

Phone: 

(617) 287-5000

Website: 
Mission: 

The University of Massachusetts Boston, one of five campuses of the University of Massachusetts, is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban universities. A comprehensive, doctoral-granting campus, we provide challenging teaching, distinguished research, and extensive service which particularly respond to the academic and economic needs of the state's urban areas and their diverse populations.

The University of Massachusetts Boston strives to:

- Sustain a faculty dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching
- Provide innovative and programs that can respond in a timely manner to societal issues and problems
- Meet the needs of both traditional and nontraditional students
- Continue to promote diversity among students, faculty, and staff
- Conduct educational, scholarly, and service activities that contribute to meeting the needs of a diverse society
- Nurture both pure and applied research to advance knowledge and to create a better society for all
- Devote research and public service activities to the cultural, social, and economic development of Great Boston and the global community
- Dedicate itself to understanding and improving the environment and the well being of citizens of this region

Location

UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Student interested in taking courses or enrolling can Apply Here

Applications can also be mailed to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Fax: (617) 287-5999

Created: 
10/14/2010

Urban Scholars Program (UMass Boston)

Phone: 

(617) 287-5830

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Academic Year: Monday thru Thursday. 9AM-7PM & Friday 9AM-5PM
Summer Institute: Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM

Mission: 

The purpose of Urban Scholars is to provide talented urban students with the academic skills and the motivation to achieve at the limits of their potential. Our overarching goal is to enable our students to assume positions of leadership and achievement in society. To this end, our academic program is governed by the following core goals:
-To a graduating Urban Scholar, critical thinking is a habit of mind that is both creative and analytical.
-A graduating Urban Scholar expresses his or her thinking effectively in both written and oral form.
-Competency, confidence and resourcefulness in academic settings and beyond are hallmarks of every graduating Urban Scholar.
-A graduating Urban Scholar respects human dignity, accepts responsibility for his/her actions and exercises his/her rights and responsibilities as a citizen.

Location

UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blv.
Boston, MA 02115
United States
Key Partners: 

Middle Schools Include: Grover Cleveland, Patrick Gavin, Solomon Lewenberg, John McCormack, William Rogers, and Woodrow Wilson.
High Schools Include: Dorchester Education Complex, South Boston Education Complex, and Jeremiah E. Burke

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact recruiter Chris Kelly at 617-287-5830 if you attend one of our partner schools.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Mass Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network & Minority Business Center (UMass Boston)

Phone: 

(617) 287-7750

Website: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Mission: 

The Mass Small Business Development Center (MSBDC)Network & Minority Business Center provides entrepreneurs and business owners with resources and support to succeed in their business endeavors. Our Center provides a full range of FREE business advisory services and training activities throughout the year.

Location

100 Morrissey Boulevard McCormack Building, 5th Floor, Room 403
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Massachusetts Department of Business and Technology

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Massachusetts Studies Project (UMass Boston)

Phone: 

(617) 287-7654

Mission: 

Our mission is to engage students, teachers and "lifelong learners" in their own communities through local history, local culture and local heritage

Key Partners: 

SCI Dorchester, Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, The University of Massachusetts

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

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