International film series begins with Cape Verde's "Testamento"
A showing of "Testamento," (Cape Verde, 1997) launches the spring International Film Series at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Friday, February 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The free film will be introduced by Professor Charles White and screened in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Building, room 153. Parking is available in lot 8/9.
Classical recital scheduled on February 7 at UMass Dartmouth
Harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa and Baroque Cellist Audrey Cienniwa will perform in a free recital at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Thursday, February 7, at 12:30 p.m. The concert will be presented in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, room 153. Parking is available in lot 8/9.
Alternative Sentencing Program Receives $50K Funding
"Changing Lives Through Literature" alternative sentencing program receives $50K funding to enter 10th year Bucking a three-decade national trend of locking more and more people behind prison bars, Massachusetts is continuing its pioneering alternative sentencing program, "Changing Lives Through Literature." Now entering its 10th year, with $50,000 from the state Legislature, the program has succeeded in stopping costly turnstile prison terms for most of its "graduates."
UMass wins approval of groundbreaking multi-campus marine science degrees
The University of Massachusetts won final approval in October from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to offer masters and doctoral degrees from its new Inter-Campus Graduate School of Marine Sciences and Technology. The initiative will marshal the resources of its Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell campuses to create a center of excellence focusing on New England's crucial marine resources.
Portuguese-Americans and Luso American Foundationendow chair for distinguished professor at UMD
Portuguese-Americans and Luso American Foundation endow chair for distinguished professor at UMD The Luso-American Foundation contributed $200,000 to leverage the combined $650,000 donations of five Portuguese-Americans, and qualify the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for $650,000 in state matching funds. The $1.5 million grant total will fund the first endowed chair in Portuguese in the university's history.
UMass Dartmouth's Prior Learning Program translates life experiences into university credits
For 40 years, Shirley Lamson volunteered with the League of Women Voters, serving as president of local, county, and state boards in Pennsylvania. She worked on publishing voter guides, lobbying for legislation, and speaking in front of government agencies. On Cape Cod, she recently organized local chapters for the Million Mom March, advocating gun safety measures.
GB Hammond receives $100,000 grant from Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Gerald "GB" Hammond, professor of chemistry/biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is the recipient of a $100,000 grant award over two years from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation's Scholar/Fellow Program for Undergraduate Institutions. Hammond was one of five individuals in the nation chosen for the award.
Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center opens at former Kerr Mill site in Fall River
Governor Jane Swift joined state, local and university officials on November 14 for the grand opening of the new 60,000-square foot Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center (ATMC) at the former Kerr Mill in Fall River. The state-of-the-art facility will spur economic investment and lead to the creation of 120 jobs in the region.
'The Estuaries Project'
NEW BEDFORD, Bob Durand, Secretary of Environmental Affairs, and William M. Bulger, President of the University of Massachusetts, along with other environmental and elected officials, today unveiled "The Estuaries Project, Southeastern Massachusetts Embayment Restoration," a comprehensive assessment of water quality in 89 estuaries stretching from Duxbury to Cape Cod and The Islands and around the Southeast Coast.
SMAST seeks to strengthen Portuguese connection
SMAST seeks to strengthen Portuguese connection Collaboration with a visiting scientist from the Instituto de Investigacao das Pescas e do Mar (IPIMAR) in Lisbon, the establishment of a student exchange program with the University of Azores and participation on an advisory panel for Instituto do Mar (IMAR), an international research organization, are among the ways UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science and Technology is strengthening ties to the Luso-American community.