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Former UN Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young to speak at UMass Dartmouth's 9th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast January 28

Former UN Ambassador Andrew Young, who stood side by side with Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, will be the featured speaker at UMass Dartmouth's 9th annual MLK breakfast on January 28 at 8:30 a.m. at the University's Woodland Commons.

UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Professor and online graduate student collaborate to publish peer-reviewed article

Focus of research is environmental and social costs of international shipping industry

NEH grant of $190,470 awarded to UMass Dartmouth Professor Gerard M. Koot

Professor Gerard M. Koot to direct a Summer Seminar for School Teachers on the Dutch Republic and Britain during the summer of 2011

UMass Dartmouth moves to improve K-12 education by empowering school leaders and policy-makers

New graduate and doctoral education programs approved by the Board of Higher Education are designed to help schools and students succeed in a rapidly changing world

10 years of volunteer water sampling helps preserve Cape Cod ponds

Citizen-based effort backed by UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology

A Concert Of African Drumming, Dance & Song With The Umass Dartmouth Kekeli African Drum And Dance Ensemble On December 11

A concert of African dance, drumming and song directed by world renowned artist Kwabena Boateng will be presented by the UMass Dartmouth Kekeli African Drum and Dance Ensemble on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm. in the Main Auditorium

UMass Dartmouth Professional Writing Graduate Program Open House Dec 13

An open house showcasing the UMass Dartmouth Graduate Professional Writing program is planned for December 13, 5-7 p.m. at the Claire T. Carney Library.

UMass President Honors UMass Dartmouth Professor for Public Service

Dr. Marguerite Zarillo, traffic management engineer, honored along with Amherst, Boston, Lowell and Worcester faculty

Choirs, ensembles and vocalists from UMass Dartmouth Music Department will perform several free concerts over the next few weeks starting November 30

The UMass Dartmouth music department will present free concerts at UMass Dartmouth and at other local locations in the coming weeks. Choirs, vocalists, wind and jazz ensembles will perform holiday music and a variety of other selections.

Energy expert Richard Heinberg at UMass Dartmouth to speak on renewable energy and sustainability December 7

Richard Heinberg will speak at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth MA at the Woodland Commons Building on December 7 at 6:30p.m.

Travels through France with a Lucky Duck

UMass Boivin Center Presents traveler Margo Moore on December 6

Media and Music Lifelines

A song prelude by Sharen Robertson and literary agent Henry Holmes to speak at the Claire T. Carney Library Associates hosted event December 5, 2010

Campus wind turbine closer to reality

Newest component of campus sustainability effort would save approximately $125,000 per year and significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the campus while providing learning and research opportunities

UMass Dartmouth Announces Open Houses Nov. 13 And 14

UMass Dartmouth will hold open houses on Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, offering prospective students and their parents an opportunity to explore the University's program offerings, admissions requirements, financial aid, housing, athletics, student activities, and more.

UMass Kaput Center to host a Roundtable about Massachusetts STEM Initiative & Common Core Standards November 3 at UMass Dartmouth Main Campus

Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education K-20 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Partnership will host a roundtable discussion entitled, Roundtable: Reactions and Reflections to MA STEM Initiative & Common Core Standards. The event is November 3 from 4-6 p.m. at Woodland Commons, UMass Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Rd., North Dartmouth. Refreshments begin at 3.30 p.m. Participation is free. Register by internet

Textiles manufacturing partnership agreement announced by UMass Dartmouth and Natick Soldier Systems Center

Initiative designed to leverage UMass technology to develop private sector products and produce jobs

Congressmen Delahunt, Frank, And McGovern Join State And UMass Officials To Announce Marine Renewable Energy Initiative

Federal, state and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth officials today announced plans to develop a 300 square mile marine renewable energy technology test bed in ocean waters just south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Secretary of Housing and Economic Development to host roundtable discussion on textile industry competitiveness October 25

Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki will host a roundtable discussion with leaders from the textile industry, academia and the Natick Soldier Systems Center on Monday, October 25, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the UMass Dartmouth Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center

Net Impact UMass Dartmouth honored for second year in a row

NORTH DARTMOUTH --The Net Impact UMass Dartmouth chapter at the Charlton College of Business was awarded the distinction of Silver Chapter in the international Net Impact organization for the second year in a row

Library of the Early Mind: A Documentary Film Exploring Children's Literature to be screened at UMass Dartmouth Oct. 20

The screening is on Oct. 20, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium and will be followed by a discussion with the film directors. UMass Dartmouth is located at 285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth.

UMass Dartmouth Calls For Nominations For 2011 Drum Major Award In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr.

UMass Dartmouth is now accepting nominations for its 9th Annual Drum Major Award to memorialize the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations must be received on or before Friday, November 5, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.

Buzzards Bay Whelk Study Underway

Scientist to whelk fishermen: "Please throw back the marked ones ... for now."

Author and Professional Speaker Marcus Engel presents In the Blink of an Eye at Main Auditorium

On Thursday, October 21st at 7 pm at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Main Auditorium, Marcus Engel will present, In the Blink of an Eye, based on his own journey of recovery after being blinded and severely injured by a drunk driver.

Boston Lyric Opera at UMD Oct. 6

Music Department faculty member Dr. Anton Belov will perform

UMass Dartmouth Announces $170 Million Construction And Innovation Plan

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced today that it is moving forward with a three-year $170 million capital plan to strengthen the SouthCoast region's innovation economy and create new learning and discovery opportunities for its students and faculty.

Ruth Hartz, a hidden child during WWII in Southern France to speak at UMass Dartmouth on October 25

"An Afternoon with Ruth Hartz" is October 25 at 4:30 p.m. at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library browsing area, 285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth. Parking is available in parking lot 13. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Boivin Center for French Language and Culture and the Center for Jewish Culture.

UMass Dartmouth Retired Chemistry Professor Chang Ning (Carl) Wu to speak at the Claire T. Carney Library Associates hosted event November 7

Dr. Wu's talk entitled, Trails of a Falling Leaf, is November 7 at 2 p.m. at the UMass Dartmouth School of Law, 333 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth.

UMass Dartmouth CVPA Lecture Series will Feature Fred Ho Residency Sept 20-22

UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Lecture Series Residency featuring Fred Ho will be September 20-22. Fred Ho is an accomplished baritone saxophone player, composer, band leader, recording artist, sideman, community activist, guest lecturer, and much more. He has recorded many albums and is a published author.The following is a list of Fred Ho performances, lectures, and presentations available this week.

Candidates for governor to debate at UMD Sept. 30

Ticket, parking and media information now available. Please return to this page for updates.

East Timor President to visit UMass Dartmouth Sept. 27

José Ramos-Horta to introduce UMD book on Portugal-Asia Relations

University of Massachusetts rated one of the best universities in the world

Only New England public university to make "gold standard" list

UMass Dartmouth Observatory Open House is September 18

The UMass Dartmouth Observatory will be open to the general public during a free open house and night-sky viewing session at the campus Observatory on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 7 p.m.

Constitution Day panel to consider recent Supreme Court cases

Panelists from UMass Dartmouth to discuss "The Good, the Bad, and Sometimes Ugly."

UMass Dartmouth Alumni & Family Weekend is September 24-26, 2010-Come and Join the Fun

UMass Dartmouth Alumni & Family Weekend will be held Sept 24-26. Alumni, parents, students and families are welcome to enjoy campus activities over the weekend. This is a great opportunity for alumni to reconnect with classmates and to enjoy the food, fun, games and entertainment planned for the event.

Gulf Oil Symposium with John Perkins and Dr. John Farrington on September 15

Sustainability Experts to discuss aftermath of Gulf Spill during lunchtime panel at UMass Dartmouth. Wednesday, September 15 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the UMass Dartmouth Library browsing area.

Hurrican Earl Update -- Friday, Sept. 3 -- 10:20 a.m.

Please return to this page for updates and advisories related to Hurricane Earl.

The Center for Indic Studies and the Indian Student Association of UMass Dartmouth present "Soulful Strings" Concert on September 11

A concert of sitar and tabla music will be held at UMass Dartmouth on September 11 in the Main Auditorium. The doors open at 5 p.m. the concert begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door, students with ID $5, faculty and staff $10 and general public $15.

UMass Dartmouth to host gubernatorial debate

Political Science Prof. Shannon Jenkins to moderate Sept. 30 meeting of four candidates

Campus ground spraying for mosquitoes on August 18

The following message was distributed to UMass Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students on August 17 at 10:45 a.m.

EEE notice from Director of Health Services

The following notice was distributed to faculty, staff and students of UMass Dartmouth on August 2 at 4 p.m.

Fifth UMass Dartmouth professor wins prestigious Fulbright

Dr. Maureen Hall Dr. will travel to India during the 2010-2011 academic year to conduct research on the Super Accelerated Learning Theory (SALT).

The Boivin Center to celebrate 25 years as a center with David Slavitt on Sept 27

The Boivin Center for French Language and Culture, celebrating its 25th Anniversary at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, proudly announces its first event of the fall program. This program will feature award-winning poet, translator, novelist, critic and journalist, David R. Slavitt onSeptember 27, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in the Browsing Area of the Claire T. Carney Library.

Professor featured at national press conference on textbook costs

Charlton College of Business Professor D. Steven White was featured recently at a national press conference on the impact of a new federal law designed to control textbook costs.

New health care program launched

Health care professionals, with either an associate degree or certificate in an allied health field, may now complete a baccalaureate degree in Medical Laboratory Science acquiring knowledge, skills, and abilities in the areas of business methods, health care policy and people management.

Marine scientists guide scallop boats away from at-risk flounder

Goal is to protect the dwindling yellowtail flounder population without hurting the scallop fishermen.

Online Master's in Public Policy unveiled

Launch by UMassOnline Supports UMass Dartmouth's Growing Reputation for Commitment to Public Service, Including Two Prestigious Federal Honors. Faculty that developed and teach the on-campus Master's program to lead the online offering

UMass Law receives first major private scholarship gift

UMass Lowell Alumnus Charles Hoff ('66) pledges $210,000 for UMass graduates who want to attend UMass School of Law Dartmouth. Gift adds to Hoff Scholar Program which supports more than 150 students across the five UMass campuses.

Wumd 89.3 Fm Restored To Full Power -- Re-Launched With Broadcast Of July 2 Freedom Festival And New Programming

UMass Dartmouth's radio station -- WUMD 89.3 FM -- has been restored to its full 10,000 watts of power following a 2008 flood that damaged its transmitter. Southeastern Massachusetts' only public radio station will celebrate its revival with a live broadcast of the July 2 UMass Dartmouth Freedom Festival, which will feature music by regional favorites Entrain (http://www.entrain.com/ ) and Santa Mamba (http://www.santamamba.com/ ), as well as the region's most exciting fireworks display.

Engineering professor named congressional fellow

UMass Dartmouth Mechanical Engineering Professor Peter Friedman will spend 2011 on Capitol Hill working on national energy policy issues under a congressional fellowship awarded by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Physics alum honored by President Obama for teaching excellence

Jeffrey Schoonover ( BS Physics, '94; MS Physics '99), who teaches science at Portsmouth (RI) High School, has been selected by President Obama to receive the prestigious 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

CVPA Students, Alumni, and Faculty Earn National Recognition

CVPA students, alumni and faculty enjoyed an award-winning year in a variety of artistic endeavors this year.

UMass Dartmouth Scientists Awarded $200,000 to Create Campus Super-Computer

The National Science Foundation has awarded $200,000 to UMass Dartmouth to acquire a cutting-edge supercomputer to advance research across the campus.

UMass Dartmouth to host Freedom Festival July 2

Family-oriented event to feature Santa Mamba, Entrain, and fireworks

Southern New England School of Law Celebrates Final Commencement

UMass Law will be built on $23 million gift of SNESL assets; Graduates urged by Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville to advance the cause of educational equality across the Commonwealth and nation.

Law School Enrollment Exceeds Expectations

The first public law school in Massachusetts has exceeded the application and enrollment goals.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Will Test Sustainable Landscape Rating System

The Sustainable Sites Initiative(TM) (SITES(TM)) announced the selection of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as one of the first landscape locations to participate in a new program testing the nation's first rating system for green landscape design, construction and maintenance. SITES data will provide tools for those who influence land development and management practices and can address increasingly urgent global concerns such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, and resource depletion.

Class of 2010 urged by East Timor president to consider the plight of poor nations

President and Nobel Peace Laureate Jose Ramos-Horta urges 1,500 graduates to be "extraordinary unknown heroes'; honorary degrees also awarded to Fall River natives Gerald Mauretti, CEO of EY Technologies, and Julia Plotnick, retired U.S. Assistant Surgeon General

350 UMass Dartmouth graduate students receive advanced degrees

Retired U.S. Surgeon General challenges Class of 2010 to "take your careers global"

UMass Dartmouth Professor Honored for Pro Bono Work by Bristol County Bar Association and New Center for Legal Advocacy

Public Policy professor and attorney Chad McGuire's "contribution of legal services to ensure access to justice for poor and low income residents" cited

UMass Dartmouth Observatory Open House is May 15

The UMass Dartmouth Observatory and the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) are pleased to invite the general public to the last open house and night-sky viewing session this season. The Observatory open house is Saturday, May 15, at 8:30 p.m. Viewing will take place through the Observatory's 16-inch telescope and other telescopes operated by ASSNE members.

Center for Civic Engagement at UMass Dartmouth Receives Service Learning Leader Award from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

UMass Dartmouth recognized for expansion of Service Learning in the region and LEADS program in Fall River and New Bedford public school systems

Four Professors Earn Fulbrights

Will share knowledge with the world and return with enriched perspective for UMass Dartmouth students

Nobel Prize-Winning East Timor President to Address Class of 2010

East Timor President and Nobel Peace Laureate Jose Ramos-Horta to keynote UMass Dartmouth's 110th Commencement May 23 Fall River-born nurse/global health leader Julia Plotnick and President of EY Technologies Gerald Mauretti to receive honorary degrees; Plotnick to deliver Graduate Commencement address May 22.

Top international law scholar at UMass School of Law April 30

UConn Law Professor Mark Weston Janis will discuss the efficacy of the European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg and international human rights law.

Cape Verdean Author Germano Almeida to speak at UMass Dartmouth

"Literature and Identity: Reflections of a Cape Verdean Writer" by acclaimed author Germano Almeida. The lecture - free and open to the public - will be held in the Claire T. Carney Library Browsing Area (parking lot 13), on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 2:00 PM.

2009 National Teacher of the Year, Anthony Mullen, will speak at UMass Dartmouth on May 20

The Anthony Mullen event at UMass Dartmouth will take place at Woodland Commons on May 20 at 4:00 p.m. Although the event is free, registration is required. Please RSVP by May 7th via email at cusp@umassd.edu or phone (774) 929-3002.

Weather Alert

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UMass Dartmouth Earns Campus Tweet Recognition

UMass Dartmouth has moved up to 11th place nationally on Campus Tweet, a website that provides college students, faculty, staff, and alumni with a single point of access to follow all Tweets generated by people affiliated with each campus.

Annie Royer will perform at UMass Dartmouth on April 25

The Boivin Center for French Language and Culture at UMass Dartmouth is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a spectacular concert featuring the talented international cabaret jazz singer, Annie Royer with Les Garçons Musette.The concert will be held at the Visual and Performing Arts Auditorium at UMass Dartmouth on Sunday, April 25th at 2 PM

UMass Dartmouth Coordinator of Health Education & Promotion Named "Outstanding Advisor" in New England

UMass Dartmouth Coordinator of Health Education and Promotion Beth-Anne Vieira, who leads campus efforts to train students to help their peers live healthy lives, was named "Outstanding Advisor" for the New England area at a recent annual meeting of the BACCHUS Network

Carol Moseley Braun to visit UMass Dartmouth Campus April 15th

The first and only female African-American Senator, Democratic presidential candidate, and former Ambassador to New Zealand, Carol Moseley Braun, will speak at UMass Dartmouth as part of a day-long visit April 15.

UMass Dartmouth Observatory open house on March 20

UMass Dartmouth Observatory open house on March 20

Governor visits law school

Governor Deval Patrick meets with students and university officials today as part of a UMass School of Law celebration.

UMass Dartmouth student-athletes set another new record for academic achievement

"Having a record number of student-athletes make the academic honors list is very gratifying and is an indication of a commitment to their education," said UMass Dartmouth Athletic Director Ian Day. "The athletes at UMass Dartmouth typify what the NCAA Division III student-athlete is all about."

Public Comment on UMass Dartmouth Accreditation Invited

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will undergo its regular 10-year comprehensive evaluation visit April 11-15 by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution.

UMass Dartmouth Earns Place on Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

Campus receives highest federal recognition for commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement

Economic Hit Man, John Perkins, to Appear at UMass Dartmouth March 1

John Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, will make an appearance at UMass Dartmouth on Monday, March 1. A renowned economist, philanthropist, and controversial author, John Perkins is promoting his latest book, Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded--And What We Need To Do To Remake Them.

Study Abroad with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Exchange Program In Hessen, Germany

Hessen International exchange program is a 3-4 week summer program. The application deadline is early March. Students who have at least a 2.5 GPA are qualified.

Luso-American Foundation President Rui Machete To Lecture At Umass Darmouth March 4

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture announces a lecture, "Transatlantic Challenges in an Age of Global Transformations: Portugal-US Relations," by Rui Machete, President of the Luso-American Foundation, March 4, 2010 at 3 p.m.

UMass Dartmouth Alum and New York playwright Adam Szymkowicz to Speak at UMass March 9

New York Playwright, Adam Szymkowicz, a 1999 UMass Dartmouth alumnus will speak at UMass Dartmouth on March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Browsing Area at the UMass Dartmouth Campus, 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA.

Campus power outage

Old Westport Road automobile accident the cause.

Open House at UMass Dartmouth Observatory is Feb 20

Free open house and night-sky viewing session at the campus Observatory on Saturday, February 20, 7-10 p.m. Viewing will take place through the Observatory's 16-inch telescope and other telescopes operated by ASSNE members.

Weather Update

The campus is open. Ring Road parking ban lifted.

Black History Month events at UMass Dartmouth this Month

It's Black History Month and UMass Dartmouth is ready to celebrate with events that range from cultural to historical. Events include speakers, films, read-ins, and much more! Black History Month gives people the opportunity to discover, learn, and celebrate African-American history and culture.

Board of Higher Education approves law school

History made. Justice advanced in unanimous vote

Chancellor MacCormack welcomes SNESL to the UMass family

Message the history of the law school and dedication of its students, faculty, staff and trustees

"We did it!" -- Chancellor's announcement to campus of law school victory

"An extraordinary day" in the life of UMass Dartmouth.

Law school seeks final approval Feb. 2 -- Webcast available

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education meets Feb. 2 to consider final approval of UMass Dartmouth's proposal to offer the state's first public law degree program.

UMass Dartmouth Marine Science Dean receives national honor

Dr. Farrington was elected as an AAAS Fellow for his "distinguished contributions to the field of biogeochemistry and organic geochemistry of the oceans and for leadership in graduate education in oceanography."

UMass Dartmouth student receives State Farm Good Neighbor Grant to support two middle school food pantries

Dighton native creates innovative service program in Fall River schools

Campus mobilizes to support Haiti UPDATE

UMass Dartmouth students, faculty and staff are planning several events to build support for Haiti relief efforts and to support students affected by the earthquake.

Award-winning television journalist Liz Walker to deliver MLK keynote address Jan. 29 -- LIVE WEB STREAM AVAILABLE

Pastor Curtis Dias and People Acting in Community Endeavors (PACE) to be honored as "drum majors for justice"

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Associates to host a Children's Authors Literary Brunch on March 7 at the Wamsutta Club in New Bedford.

At the Children's Authors Literary Brunch on March 7 at the Wamsutta Club in New Bedford, four accomplished writers of children's literature will talk about their love and understanding of today's youth.

UMass Dartmouth mobilizes support for Haiti

Chancellor MacCormack issued the following message today to the UMass Dartmouth community which is mobilizing support for the earthquake-stricken nation of Haiti, and students, faculty and staff members concerned about friends and family affected by the tragedy.