May 13, 2017 UMass Dartmouth awards 1,529 undergraduate degrees at Xfinity Center National Public Radio Legal Correspondent Nina Totenberg awarded honorary degree, urges Class of 2017, “don’t just listen to things you agree with.” Obama-era White House Photographer Pete Souza awarded Chancellor’s Medal for capturing “the essence of the powerful and the powerless and the momentous events that have engulfed them both.”
May 13, 2017 UMass Dartmouth awards 535 graduate degrees at Xfinity Center MacArthur Foundation Managing Director Cecilia Conrad awarded honorary degree, urges master’s and doctorate graduates to “shape environments that inspire creativity.” Author LGBT activist Jennifer Finney Boylan awarded Chancellor’s Medal for her “unyielding commitment to recognizing and protecting the core truth of every individual.”
May 11, 2017 UMassD scientists survey scallops on Banquereau Bank Examination of scallop population and benthic environment using video survey will produce information on habitat and ecology of the area, which may lead to better understanding of fishing impacts and species interactions.
May 5, 2017 Peer health educator among "29 Who Shine" statewide Evangeline Sarah Kuzmech described as “a living billboard for the UMass Dartmouth motto, ‘Corsairs Care.’”
May 1, 2017 UMass Dartmouth Commencement 2017 student speakers announced Educational Leadership and Policy Studies doctorate candidate Michael Savaria of Westport; undergraduate psychology major Brandi Bass of Springfield, and law degree candidate Sheyla Lors of Brooklyn, New York will deliver remarks to classmates May 13-15
April 24, 2017 SMAST Expansion project nearing completion New campus, located on Clark's Cove in New Bedford, on target to open this fall.
April 20, 2017 National NAACP approves UMass Dartmouth chapter Student-led organization will collaborate with New Bedford NAACP Branch and New Bedford NAACP Youth Council
April 14, 2017 UMass Law student Shayla Mombeleur to receive 2017 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship from Massachusetts Bar Association It has long been her dream to attend law school with an aim to help the most vulnerable in society.
April 13, 2017 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.
April 7, 2017 Professor Bridget Teboh receives highly sought-after fellowship Dr. Bridget Teboh has been awarded the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (ADF), allowing her the chance to contribute to the improvement of higher education in Africa.