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January 31, 2002 International film series begins with Cape Verde's "Testamento" A showing of "Testamento," (Cape Verde, 1997) launches the spring International Film Series at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Friday, February 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The free film will be introduced by Professor Charles White and screened in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Building, room 153. Parking is available in lot 8/9.
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January 31, 2002 Alternative Sentencing Program Receives $50K Funding "Changing Lives Through Literature" alternative sentencing program receives $50K funding to enter 10th year Bucking a three-decade national trend of locking more and more people behind prison bars, Massachusetts is continuing its pioneering alternative sentencing program, "Changing Lives Through Literature." Now entering its 10th year, with $50,000 from the state Legislature, the program has succeeded in stopping costly turnstile prison terms for most of its "graduates."
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January 30, 2002 Portuguese-Americans and Luso American Foundationendow chair for distinguished professor at UMD Portuguese-Americans and Luso American Foundation endow chair for distinguished professor at UMD The Luso-American Foundation contributed $200,000 to leverage the combined $650,000 donations of five Portuguese-Americans, and qualify the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for $650,000 in state matching funds. The $1.5 million grant total will fund the first endowed chair in Portuguese in the university's history.
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January 30, 2002 'The Estuaries Project' NEW BEDFORD, Bob Durand, Secretary of Environmental Affairs, and William M. Bulger, President of the University of Massachusetts, along with other environmental and elected officials, today unveiled "The Estuaries Project, Southeastern Massachusetts Embayment Restoration," a comprehensive assessment of water quality in 89 estuaries stretching from Duxbury to Cape Cod and The Islands and around the Southeast Coast.
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January 30, 2002 Unity House Director Greer G. Gordon's book,Symphonies of the Heart explores spiritual connections Symphonies of the Heart: Spiritual Harmony and the Quest for Holiness is the latest book authored by Greer G. Gordon, director of the Frederick Douglass Unity House and teacher in the departments of Philosophy and African/African American Studies.
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January 30, 2002 UMass wins approval of groundbreaking multi-campus marine science degrees The University of Massachusetts won final approval in October from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to offer masters and doctoral degrees from its new Inter-Campus Graduate School of Marine Sciences and Technology. The initiative will marshal the resources of its Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell campuses to create a center of excellence focusing on New England's crucial marine resources.
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January 30, 2002 Dr. Donald L. Zekan appointed Vice Chancellor Dr. Donald L. Zekan appointed Vice Chancellor
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January 30, 2002 UMass Dartmouth's Prior Learning Program translates life experiences into university credits For 40 years, Shirley Lamson volunteered with the League of Women Voters, serving as president of local, county, and state boards in Pennsylvania. She worked on publishing voter guides, lobbying for legislation, and speaking in front of government agencies. On Cape Cod, she recently organized local chapters for the Million Mom March, advocating gun safety measures.
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January 30, 2002 GB Hammond receives $100,000 grant from Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Gerald "GB" Hammond, professor of chemistry/biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is the recipient of a $100,000 grant award over two years from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation's Scholar/Fellow Program for Undergraduate Institutions. Hammond was one of five individuals in the nation chosen for the award.
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January 30, 2002 Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center opens at former Kerr Mill site in Fall River Governor Jane Swift joined state, local and university officials on November 14 for the grand opening of the new 60,000-square foot Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center (ATMC) at the former Kerr Mill in Fall River. The state-of-the-art facility will spur economic investment and lead to the creation of 120 jobs in the region.