UMass Dartmouth To Highlight Colleges - Community Connecting Work

Biotechnology, chronic illness, violence, literacy, architecture, arts, oceans and more is the focus of Breaking New Ground events on campus and in the community

Biotechnology, chronic illness, violence, literacy, architecture, arts, oceans and more is the focus of “Breaking New Ground” events on campus and in the community 

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will showcase the work of its five colleges and other major divisions through events designed to connect University academic activity with issues facing the community. The events are part of UMass Dartmouth’s “Breaking New Ground/A Tradition of Innovation” celebration of the university’s 40th anniversary in Dartmouth. 

“Our tradition of innovation is deeply rooted in the communities around us, therefore, 
as we commemorate the 40th anniversary of our campus groundbreaking, it is fitting that we showcase the teaching and research activity that has such a powerful impact on the SouthCoast region and the Commonwealth,’’ UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack said. 

The series of events began this weekend when the College of Arts and Sciences joined with its Women’s Studies Department to host the two-day New England Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. 

Upcoming events include: 

BioTechnology and the Economy of the SouthCoast Region - March 24, 3 p.m., at the UMass Dartmouth Library. Presentations and panel discussions featuring industry, policy and science leaders. Presented by the College of Arts & Sciences. 

Reframing the Chronic Illness Experience Partners in Caring Ceremony, March 31, 5 p.m., at the UMass Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center, Fall River; Chronic Illness Consortium, April 1, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Hawthorne Country Club, Dartmouth. Presented by the College of Nursing. 

Frederick Douglass Lecture -- April 5, 2 p.m., in the UMass Main Auditorium. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, associate dean at Harvard School of Public Health and an authority on violence prevention will speak to the campus and community Presented by the UMass Office of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Outreach. 

Paul Rudolph and the Architecture of the UMass Dartmouth Campus April 13, 9 a.m. UMass Library. An examination of the late architect and Yale University dean who designed the UMass Dartmouth campus 40 years ago. Presented by UMass Library Services. 

State of the Arts 2005 April 14-15, UMass Star Store Arts Campus, downtown New Bedford, and other downtown sites. Multiple events. Presented by the College of Visual and Performing Arts. 

Engineering Alumni Convention April 22, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., UMass Main Auditorium and Campus Center. A gathering of alumni, university friends, and other invited guests. Keynote: Robert LeDuc, president of the Flight Systems Division for Hamilton Sundstrand. Featured dinner speaker: U.S. Rep. Barney Frank. Presented by the College of Engineering. 

Alumni Association Samuel Stone Alumni Achievement Awards -- April 28, 3:30 p.m., Library Browsing Area. Celebrating the late Dean of Arts and Sciences Samuel Stone with presentations and discussions. Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences. 

The Horizon and Beyond in Marine Science and Technology -- April 29, New Bedford Town Pier (invitation only). A series of presentations focusing on advances in ocean technology. Presented by the School of Marine Sciences and Technology. 

Children’s Illustration Exhibit Opens -- May 4, UMass Professional and Continuing Education Center, Fall River. Meet authors and illustrators of children’s books. Original artwork for children’s books will be on exhibit and will remain on exhibit through the end of May. Presented by the Division of Continuing Education in collaboration with the Fall River Mayor’s Office. 

Product & Process Innovation -- May 6, 8:30 a.m. Charlton College of Business building. Multiple events throughout the day, including regional innovation success stories. Presented by the Charlton College of Business. 

UMass Literacy Conference -- Early Literacy Matters: Creative Strategies for Reaching All Students -- May 6, all day event, UMass Professional and Continuing Education Center, Fall River.Keynote speaker Irene Fountas, School of Education at Lesley University. For K-3 teachers and administrators. Advanced registration required. Presented by the Division of Continuing Education in collaboration with the Fall River Mayor’s Office. 

Children's Film Festival - May 7, UMass Professional and Continuing Education Center in Fall River. Morning and afternoon programs, featuring films, authors and illustrators.The program will be repeated on Saturday, May 14. Presented by the Division of Continuing Education in collaboration with the Fall River Mayor’s Office. 
For a full schedule and additional details, please visit www.umassd.edu/breakingnewground. 


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