Since its founding, UMass Boston has chosen to actively engage with and serve its community. It does this through academic programs, from nursing and education to management and computer science, which benefit all members of society. It does this through research that develops new models for dealing with complex urban issues and then works closely with community and governmental organizations to apply them. And it does this by leveraging the diversity of its student body and faculty to increase discovery, creativity, and innovation. The urban environment is the environment of the future, and UMass Boston is confidently at home in this environment, enriching its quality and, at the same time, drawing life and strength from it.