Please join us for

Inventing Our Future:
The Inauguration of

Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D.

Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Inauguration Installation Ceremony
Friday, April 20, 2018

11 am – 12:30 pm
Main Auditorium

 

 

Inauguration Week Activities

The University will mark the Inauguration of Chancellor Johnson with four days of events celebrating scholarship, service, creativity, and unity. Please see the tentative schedule below. Program details are still in development; we will update event information regularly.

Tuesday, April 17

Reading Paul Rudolph

Through April 20
Across campus

Students will share texts by and about campus architect Paul Rudolph and the Brutalist style of architecture, marking texts directly on campus walls in white chalk. The project encourages both the campus community and visitors to think about the design of our buildings—with their intricate surfaces and concrete heroicism—in new and creative ways.

RISE Against Hunger

11am-noon
Tripp Athletic Center

This community service project will involve UMass Dartmouth students, faculty, staff, and alumni in preparing packages of food for the less fortunate.

Three Minute Thesis Day 1

2-5pm
Robert F. Stoico/FirstFed Charitable Foundation Library Grand Reading Room

Everyone is invited to hear UMass Dartmouth undergraduate students compete to explain their research and win the day’s competition. An international movement, Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia for research students.

Rev. Robert Lawrence Lecture Series Featuring The Moth

7-8pm
Main Auditorium

The Moth, an NPR-affiliated storytelling company, will present 3 speakers to share their stories. Speakers will reflect on the theme of "the positive impact that civic engagement and community service has had on their lives."

Register for the Rev. Robert Lawrence Lecture Series: The Moth

Pop-up Jazz Band

9pm
Campus Quad

A high-energy jazz performance will wrap up Tuesday's schedule of events.

Wednesday, April 18

UMass Law Annual Symposium: Reform of the Criminal Justice System

9am-4pm
Woodland Commons

A series of interdisciplinary panels featuring UMass Law and UMass Dartmouth faculty and students, as well as invited speakers, will cover an array of topical subjects.

Sigma Xi Research Symposium Day 1

3-5pm
Library Living Room

Undergraduate and graduate students present research posters describing their activities. The work is judged by faculty, staff, and alumni.

Three Minute Thesis Day 2

2-5pm
Robert F. Stoico/FirstFed Charitable Foundation Library Grand Reading Room

UMass Dartmouth graduate students compete to explain their research and win the day’s competition.

Paul Rudolph Exhibition and Opening Reception

4-6:30pm
CVPA Campus Gallery

Exhibition and scholarship on campus architect Paul Rudolph. Presentation of an augmented mobile walking tour and virtual tour of Rudolph’s monumental achievement, the UMassD LARTS building, by the team of scholars and innovators who received a UMass President's Office Creative Economy Grant to implement the project. A student-driven exhibition of Rudolph’s drawings and sketches will highlight the regional, national and international impact of his signature design. 

Concreteopia Film Screening

6:30pm
CVPA Gallery

This event will focus on world-renowned architect Paul Rudolph and his vision in developing the UMass Dartmouth campus. Concreteopia, an 8-minute film by William Lepczyk, focuses on the visual poetry of the campus architecture.

Fitzpatrick Luso-American Festival

7-9pm
Main Auditorium

This presentation of Portuguese music celebrates the Luso-American experience.

Thursday, April 19

Future of Work Symposium: The Blue Economy

9am-noon
Robert F. Stoico/FirstFed Charitable Foundation Library Grand Reading Room

Leaders in the field of marine science and technology development, as well as sustainability, will talk about the future of this economic engine.

Sigma Xi Research Symposium Day 2

Noon-2pm
Library Living Room

Undergraduate and graduate students present research posters describing their activities. The work is judged by faculty, staff, and alumni.

Blue Economy Closing Reception & Sigma Xi Awards

1-2pm
Library Living Room

Campus Tours

2-6pm

Visitors are invited to take a student-led tour of the campus.

Three Minute Thesis Day 3

2-4pm
Robert F. Stoico/FirstFed Charitable Foundation Library Grand Reading Room

Undergraduate and graduate student winners compete for the grand prize.

CVPA Music Performance

6:30pm
Main Auditorium

A presentation of steel-pan and big-band music featuring CVPA students and faculty.

Friday, April 20

Inauguration Investiture Ceremony

11am-12:30pm
Main Auditorium

Unity Fest

3pm
Campus Quad

This event is organized by the UMass Dartmouth Frederick Douglass Unity House, and is an annual campus-wide celebration of the diversity that enriches the UMass Dartmouth community. This year's focus is on the commUNITY of UMass Dartmouth.

MFA Thesis Exhibition Reception

5pm
CVPA Star Store & New Bedford Art Museum

Exhibition showcasing the work of graduating MFA students.