National NAACP approves UMass Dartmouth chapter
Student-led organization will collaborate with New Bedford NAACP Branch and New Bedford NAACP Youth Council
Commencement 2017 honorees announced
NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg, Southern Poverty Law Center founder Morris Dees, MacArthur Foundation Managing Director Cecilia Conrad to be awarded honorary degrees. Obama White House Chief Photographer and Dartmouth native Pete Souza, author and LGBT activist Jennifer Finney Boylan to receive Chancellor’s Medals.
Confronting the opioid crisis earns nursing student Newman Civic Fellowship
Callie Nunez of Whitman wants to “set a standard for other colleges.”
National Institutes of Health awards UMass Dartmouth researcher $616,170 to study how type 2 diabetes increases risk of bone fractures
Largest ever NIH grant to UMass Dartmouth will help bioengineering Assistant Professor Lamya Karim’s team to investigate diabetes-related skeletal fragility to improve prevention and management.
UMass Dartmouth to host two-day teach-in focused on diversity and social justice
Multiple events on March 1-2 designed to promote active civic engagement and open dialogue
Collaborative learning focus of $457,755 NSF grant
Goal is to teach middle and high school students science and math through collaborative problem solving
Area UMass Dartmouth students deliver 2,000 pounds of basic need supplies to Haiti
Share Esperanza, a UMass Dartmouth student organization, collected and delivered 2,096 pounds of basic need supplies, including personal care packages, food, water, clothing, and school supplies to the la Plaine region of Haiti in January.
UMass Dartmouth professor wins grant to develop new course on the role of Islam in shaping the political landscape of the Middle East
University of Notre Dame-based Global Religion Research Initiative program designed to promote understanding of the role of religion in the lives of individuals and societies worldwide
SouthCoast Food Security Forum
UMass Dartmouth will host the SouthCoast Food Security Forum on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Charlton College of Business Learning Pavilion and Auditorium.
UMass Dartmouth and Rhode Island Public Radio create new collaboration
The University will transfer its WUMD-FM broadcast license to RIPR. The University will receive $1.5 million to endow student need-based financial aid and community engagement activity. RIPR will also provide on-air promotion for the University and collaborate with UMASS Dartmouth on internships and other academic efforts. RIPR will nearly double its geographical footprint, providing its audience with consistent, immediate, locally-sourced coverage and access to National Public Radio content. WUMD will move to a fully online global program format.