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UMass Law Class of 2024 graduates ready to pursue justice

Students urged to use their skills to champion the rule of law

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Class of 2024 Undergraduate Students honored in unforgettable ceremony

Despite the weather, students and guests commemorated success and received a surprise gift from philanthropist Robert and Karen Hale

Senior Appointments in the Provost's Office

Provost Ramprasad Balasubramanian announces two leadership appointments in the Provost's Office

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New Dean for the Charlton College of Business appointed

Madan Annavarjula, Dean of the College of Business and Professor of International Business at Bryant University begins September 1

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Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony details

Student success celebrated during four ceremonies

SMAST faculty receive $4.9 million through sea scallop research program

Scallop research set-aside programs support research while promoting collaboration between scientists and fishermen

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UMass Dartmouth is trending up

Highlights of an extraordinary academic year

Zoom Tips

This workshop is intended for Zoom users who already know the basics and are ready to learn more. Topics covered include adding a profile picture, using virtual backgrounds, enabling recording, downloading recorded meetings, creating a custom personal meeting ID, polling, breakout rooms, and using Zoom's security features. Be sure to bring any questions you may have about Zoom! This workshop will take place via Zoom teleconference. The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registered participants via email the morning of the workshop. For more information about Zoom, visit . For more information about this workshop, contact Rich Legault at 508-999-8799 or email

The EDGE Assembly Educate, Develop, Guide, Empower

The New Bedford Shannon Program in partnership with the UMass Dartmouth Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion presents: The EDGE Assembly Educate, Develop, Guide, Empower Open to all local Middle & High School Students Good decision-making equals great destiny, Keynote speaker: "Motivated by Math, "Mathematics went from the darkness to the light. From Death to a life of discipline. From a life of crime to being a wise man. His passion is presenting a message that inspires those doubtful, lost and struggling and his words help them shine and change their state of mind." Transportation and Lunch will be Provided Speakers & Campus Tour Parents are Welcome

ELE Master of Science Thesis Defense by Erika Caushi - ECE Department

Topic: EVALUATION OF THE SCALABILITY OF 1-D FR-CNN FOR SIGNAL IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OVER A WIDEBAND Location: Lester W. Cory Conference Room, Science & Engineering Building (SENG), Room 213A Zoom Conference Link: Meeting ID: 917 0009 1674 Passcode: 888863 Abstract: In the realm of Next Generation (NextG) wireless communication systems, spectrum sharing emerges as a solution to spectrum scarcity, catering to high data rates and improved quality of service. A critical aspect of enabling such spectrum sharing lies in sensing the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) and characterizing surrounding wireless signals. Machine learning (ML) emerges as a key tool for this purpose. Leveraging established techniques like convolution neural networks (CNN), region-based convolution neural networks (R-CNN), fast region-based convolution neural networks (Fast R-CNN), and faster region-based convolution neural networks (FR-CNN), multiple signals can be identified and extracted simultaneously from a channel. This paper delves into optimizing the FR-CNN tailored for 1-dimensional (1-D) signal processing for EMS sensing over a wideband, testing and evaluating the scalability of the model as the bandwidth varies. Models are meticulously developed and compiled to operate across various platforms including CPU and GPU. Additionally, universal software radio peripheral (USRP), GNURadio, and RFNoC are used for wideband receiver design to perform the over-the-air tests. Through rigorous evaluation in simulation and over-the-air, it becomes evident that the optimized 1-D FR-CNN is highly scalable in terms of locating and characterizing the active signals within band of interest. Furthermore, while R-CNN demonstrates reduced classification time, a notable compromise is observed in classification accuracy. This optimization journey underscores the intricate balance between speed and precision, crucial for effective spectrum utilization and management in the dynamic landscape of wireless communication systems. Advisor(s): Dr. Ruolin Zhou, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UMASS Dartmouth Committee Members:Dr. Dayalan P. Kasilingam, Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UMASS Dartmouth; Dr. Hong Liu, Commonwealth Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UMASS Dartmouth NOTE: All ECE Graduate Students are ENCOURAGED to attend. All interested parties are invited to attend. Open to the public. *For further information, please contact Dr. Ruolin Zhou email at

Summer Financial Aid FAFSA Help Zoom Labs

Financial Aid Services wants to remind all students to file their FAFSA! Join Financial Aid Services for FAFSA Help Labs via Zoom on Fridays from 2-3pm for help filing your FAFSA and learning more about financial aid. Contact Mark Yanni

New Bedford NAACP 33rd Annual Freedom Fund Breakfast

NAACP UMass Dartmouth College Chapter and Youth Council graduates are honored with NAACP New Bedford Branch scholarships at this annual event. 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. Century House, Acushnet MA Contact: Peggy Dias, or 508-999-8791 Sponsored by the NAACP New Bedford Branch and Youth Council & the UMass Dartmouth NAACP College Chapter

Introduction to Photoshop, Part 1

The first workshop in the three-part series covers the basics of Adobe Photoshop, and is intended for users with little or no Photoshop experience. Topics covered include an introduction to color theory, working with the document window, the toolbox, and panels. Also covered are the use of the painting tools, the history brush, and different methods of color selection. This workshop will take place in the Library, room 128. Contact Rich Legault for more information at 508-999-8799, or email

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