UMass Dartmouth in the news

Portuguese news on the American Dream

Dec 2, 2013

Outlet: Herald News

The Portuguese language press in the United States has had a long and active history since it began in 1870. And it has been a subject of fascination for Alberto Pena-Rodriguez for years. “One never really knows why they do what they do,” he said during a Spanish interview before his presentation at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives on the UMass Dartmouth campus.


Scallops giving New Bedford fishermen a welcome break; lucrative shellfish lift fishermen—and the port they call home

December 1, 2013

Outlet: Boston Globe

...the fishing industry created the Fisheries Survival Fund and teamed up with marine biologists at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to prove its hunch. The scientists used submerged video cameras to record footage of the ocean floor, revealing extensive beds of fully grown, undisturbed scallops. "Regions that were formerly closed had in fact been these great breeding grounds for scallops,” said Dan Georgianna, an economist at UMass Dartmouth who specializes in the fishing industry...


Nonprofit leader speaks to UMasss Dartmouth students about empowering women and the poor in Pakistan

November 20, 2013

Outlet: Standard Times

A development expert from Pakistan spoke to UMass Dartmouth students Wednesday about how his organization is helping to educate and empower women in hundreds of rural communities.


Findings from yellowtail survey bode well for SouthCoast scallopers

November 16, 2013

Outlet: Standard Times

Tentative results from the second experimental yellowtail flounder survey strongly suggest that the fish are far more plentiful than most scientists believe. Dr. Kevin Stokesbury of the UMass School for Marine Science and Technology said that the eight trawls counted so far from the trip indicate plentiful yellowtail on Georges Bank...


Claire T. Carney Library renovation featured in Library Journal

November 15, 2013

Outlet: Library Journal

Eschewing a 1970s "warehouse for books” design, the Claire T. Carney Library, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth went for individual study spaces as well as engaging group spots, creating a “campus living room fostering social interaction."


One-on-One with SMAST’s Steven E. Lohrenz

November 8, 2013


Marine Technology Reporter had the opportunity to visit with many colleagues at the recent Oceans2013 MTS/IEEE San Diego conference. Among them was Steve Lohrenz, Dean of the School for Marine Science and Technology at UMas Dartmouth, who was there to chair the session on Marine Education and Outreach and to promote the new Professional Science Master’s in Coastal and Ocean Administration, Science and Technology.


UMD's Carney library sees record use with expanded space

October 21, 2013

Outlet: Standard Times

Sunny, colorful and spacious, the revamped Claire T. Carney Library at UMass Dartmouth has been drawing record numbers of students.

“The numbers have certainly exceeded expectations,” said Terrance Burton, Dean of Library Services, during a brief tour of the five-floor facility covering about 185,000 square feet. He estimated the library has been used by three times as many users since last fall.


Twitter Is Selling Access to Your Tweets for Millions

October 8, 2013

Outlet: Tech Investor News

"It's all part of this movement to find out who the users are," says Nora Barnes, director of the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. "We want to know who the dominant users are. We want to know what they're saying. We want to know how to locate them. It's the same no matter what business you're in right now."


Fall River pushes to lure life sciences, tech

September 2, 2013

Outlet: Boston Globe

The Massachusetts Accelerator for Biomanufacturing is scheduled to open this fall as one of the world’s only facilities designed to incubate companies engaged in early-stage drug development. The $30 million complex, developed by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is an experiment not just in bioscience, but also in the broader economic development of Southeastern Massachusetts.


Rising prices, tight supply complicate house hunting

September 01, 2013

Outlet: Boston Globe

Despite recent price appreciation, many potential sellers remain reluctant to put homes on the market, hoping to make better deals by waiting, said Michael Goodman, an economic analyst at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. "They want to see where this market is going,” he said, “and whether they can get even higher prices."


SouthCoast resources proving a boon to thriving robotics industry

Aug 31, 2013

Outlet: Herald News

Don’t look now, but you are surrounded by robots. In the air, under the water, maybe crawling around your living room floor. And many of those robots call this area home. Some of them were born and bred in Fall River. “We are strategically placed, with the Naval Undersea Center, Woods Hole and our own research college,” said Ramprasad Balasubramanian, associate dean of the college of engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 


Local entrepreneur finds success (and love) in the music business

August 14, 2013

Outlet: Southcoast Today

Locally owned JKB Management and Booking is a successful musical talent agency dedicated to providing the hottest music at venues across New England. Founded by Katie Botelho and co-owner Jay Kenney, the duo have worked well together for the past three years or so setting up some of the best shows around.


A Caribbean beat

August 12, 2013

Outlet: Sun Chronicle

There are even few colleges around that have steel drum bands, one of those being Loud's alma mater, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. On a recent Saturday morning, when it usually practices, the KP group joined together with members of the UMass-Dartmouth steel band in the high school's music rehearsal room.


Upward Bound at UMD helps students with college prep

August 8, 2013

Outlet: Southcoast Today

A first-generation college graduate, Kristin Hagopian knows the challenges students like her face in high school. Hagopian, who holds an undergraduate degree in sociology and a master's in clinical psychology, is now putting her experience to work as the head of Upward Bound at UMass Dartmouth, a program that trains about 80 students for college.


Dolphin Memories Span at Least 20 Years

August 6, 2013

Outlet: Science

“We know they have relationships in the wild that last decades,” adds Richard Connor, an animal behaviorist at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. “Remembering a particular individual—even in the absence of that individual—could help them navigate their current social milieu.”


Surging shark activity puts Cape Cod in the jaws of a craze

August 03, 2013

Outlet: Providence Journal

Heather Marshall, a marine biologist from UMass Dartmouth, and engineer Nick El-Hajj search for great white sharks aboard the Ocearch, which is conducting a month-long shark research expedition near Chatham, Mass.


Three UMass Dartmouth professors to receive funding for creative initiatives

July 29, 2013

Outlet: Southcoast Today

Three local professors are among 11 UMass faculty members who have received $259,900 in grant funding for creative initiatives this year.


Top 100 grad schools for nurses

July 22, 2013

Outlet: Scrubs: The Nurse's Guide to Good Living

The College of Nursing has been ranked one of the top 100 grad schools for nurses, receiving high marks in U.S. News & World Report's survey of the best grad schools in the nation.


Graduate's nontraditional path made possible through College Now

July 21, 2013

Outlet: Southcoast Business Bulletin

As a teenager, Monica Diaz dreamed of becoming an engineer. But the 2013 UMass Dartmouth graduate might never have been accepted into a degree program, if not for a relatively unknown alternative admissions program called College Now/START.


Twitter Still #1 for Social Network for Fortune 500 Companies, CMR Study Says

July 17, 2013

Outlet: Speak, Write, Sell

Companies in the Fortune 500 accelerated their use of social media tools in 2013, according to the annual study by the Center for Marketing Research at UMass Dartmouth.


Twitter Still #1 Social Network for Fortune 500 Companies, Study Says

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Noyce Scholars talk classroom technology at DC conference

July 17, 2013

Outlet: Southcoast Today

Two Noyce Scholars from UMass Dartmouth recently presented a workshop on classroom technology at the 11th annual Noyce Conference in Washington, DC.


UMass Dartmouth study looks at how Portuguese Americans handle aging

July 15, 2013

Outlet: Taunton Gazette

In a one-of-a-kind study, UMass Dartmouth assistant professor of psychology Andrew Revell is trying to determine how Portuguese Americans’ brains cope with age.