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Renowned educator, anthropologist Johnnetta Cole to speak at UMass Dartmouth's 10th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast February 3

Johnnetta Cole, the first African-American woman to head the nation's foremost college for African-American women, will be the featured speaker at UMass Dartmouth's 10th annual MLK breakfast on February 3 at 8:30 a.m. at the University's Woodland Commons

UMass Dartmouth creates pioneering Portuguese Studies Program in Lisbon, the "European City of Year"

UMass in Lisbon will be only U.S. program of its kind in Portugal, place UMass faculty oversees and offer program at no additional cost

UMass Dartmouth professor honored by Congress for "job well done"

Mechanical Engineering's Peter Friedman praised for service as Congressional Fellow

UMass Board of Trustees approves SMAST land transfer

Action paves way for major marine science expansion in New Bedford

UMass Biology major wins undergraduate competition at BioNES conference

Biology New England South Discuss Regional Research Programs

UMass School of Law Dartmouth Open House is January 25

The UMass School of Law Dartmouth open house is on January 25(snow date Feb 1) from 6:30 p.m-8:30 p.m. The Law School campus is located at 333 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth.

UMass Dartmouth announces partnership with University of Sao Paulo

The UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) and the University of Sao Paulo Institute of Oceanography (IOUSP) today signed an agreement creating dual PhD degrees in Oceanography and Marine Sciences. The signing ceremony was held during Governor Deval Patrick's trade mission to Brazil.

UMass Dartmouth College of Engineering programs earn accreditation renewal

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has received its re-accreditation for its degree programs in Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Alumni honored for achievement and service

James Karam, '71; Margaret Xifaras,'78; Gregory Tapis, '04; Michael Knodler, '99; Donald Burton '97; Christopher Markey, JD '94; Alicia Brown, JD '11; Dr. Brian Howes receive awards.

UMass Dartmouth chosen for innovative U.S.-Brazil academic exchange

One of 18 U.S. colleges and universities chosen by the Institute of International Education for the 2012 Brazil initiative.

Strong showing by first UMass Law bar exam takers

More than three quarters of inaugural group of UMass Law graduates to take the Massachusetts bar exam passed on the first attempt.

Interim Dean Appointed To Lead UMass Law

UMass School of Law Associate Dean and Professor Michael G. Hillinger has been appointed Interim Dean by UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack.

UMass Dartmouth researcher: Carbon emissions and nutrient run-off creates a "double whammy" that may endanger coastal fishery habitats

Study published in Nature Geosciences journal shows atmospheric carbon dioxide, combined with river nitrogen outflows may lead to deteriorating conditions for ocean wildlife near coastlines

State Board Approves New Doctoral Program in Engineering and Applied Science at UMass Dartmouth

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has approved a new doctoral program in engineering and applied science (EAS) at UMass Dartmouth, and university officials say they will admit the first students to the program in spring 2012.

Regional Manufacturing Consortium Launched

Based at UMass Dartmouth Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center, the goal is to increase degreed workforce

UMass Dartmouth professor's Afghanistan field manual for U.S. soldiers goes public on 10-year anniversary of America's longest war

Dr. Brian Glyn Williams' "Afghanistan Declassified," issued to thousands of troops as they embarked for Central Asia, offers comprehensive guide to the history and culture of a strife-torn land; includes new chapter on Bin Laden's demise

UMass Dartmouth awarded $3.5 million by National Science Foundation to improve science and math education

Grants awarded to Center for University, School, and Community Partnerships and Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education will focus on teacher development and improving teaching strategies in New Bedford, Fall River, and Wareham

South Africa freedom celebrated through Oct. 14

Discussion of post-apartheid South Africa enlivened by exhibit, including a life-like replica of Nelson Mandela's prison cell.

UMass Dartmouth Calls For Nominations For 2012 Drum Major Award In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr.

UMass Dartmouth is now accepting nominations for its 10th Annual Drum Major Award to memorialize the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations must be received on or before Friday, November 4, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.

2011 SMAST Scallop Video Survey

On Tuesday evening (8/16/11) the F/V Edgartown returned to New Bedford from surveying the central historic scallop fishing grounds in the Gulf of Maine (Platt's Bank, Fippennies, Cashes and Jefferies Ledges) marking the completion of the 2011 cooperative SMAST-Industry scallop video survey.

Hero of South Africa anti-apartheid movement at UMass Dartmouth Sept. 26

Panel discussion to coincide with Kathrada Exhibition depicting life and work of Mandela prison mate and confidante

UMass Dartmouth Ranked #1 Public Regional University In New England By U.S. News & World Report

College of Engineering undergraduate program listed among best in the nation

UMass Dartmouth Library Associates host Heirloom Discovery Day on October 2

The Claire T. Carney Library Associates are hosting an Heirloom Discovery Day at UMass Dartmouth School of Law, 333 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, MA. The event will be Sunday, October 2 at 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the 1st floor of the law school library in the Larkin Moot Court Room.

Mass Dartmouth to Observe Constitution Day at UMass Law School September 19

UMass Dartmouth will host a panel discussion on "Reading the Constitution: Rights, Liberties, Freedoms, Politics," in observance of Constitution Day. The event is 3-5pm, Monday, September 19, at the UMass Law School moot courtroom, at 333 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth.

The Schooner Ernestina's history to be preserved by UMass Dartmouth

Records, photos, and films documenting fishing, immigration and scientific voyages to be donated to Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections by the Schooner Ernestina Commission

New Bedford Clemente Course in the Humanities, offering free college classes for low-income adults

The New Bedford Clemente Course in the Humanities is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year. Classes begin on September 15.

UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack announces retirement

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack announced today that she will retire from the University at the end of this academic year.

UMass Dartmouth unveils new student dining experience

Key ingredients: flexibility and sustainability

Campus prepares for arrival of students

Thousands of students will be returning to UMass Dartmouth, beginning this weekend, and will find a campus undergoing a physical and technological transformation designed to better connect students to each other, their faculty, and campus services while also advancing the University's sustainability mission.

New student dining experience to be unveiled Sept. 2

UMass Dartmouth will unveil a new student dining experience, including a $1.6 million transformation of its resident dining hall on Friday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m., just days before thousands of students descend on campus for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Storm Update

Please return to this page throughout the day for updates related to Hurricane Irene.

Mass. Life Sciences Center/UMass Dartmouth highlight area life science student interns

UMass Dartmouth and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center highlighted the work of Massachusetts student interns and the companies they have been working with this summer.

New Editor-in-Chief of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies

Starting this month, Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies will have a new editor-in-chief, João Cezar de Castro Rocha

Publication of Move Over, Scopes and Other Writings by Julian Silva

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth and the University Press of New England (UPNE) announce the publication of Move Over, Scopes and Other Writings by Julian Silva.

Sean D. Duarte Scholarship will support UMass Dartmouth civil engineering students using their education to help others

Taunton native graduated in 2004 planned to bring math and science excitement into southeastern Massachusetts classrooms prior to passing away last September

UMD Portuguese Summer Program receives $10,000 FLAD grant

July 1, 2011 -- Dartmouth, MA. The UMass Dartmouth Summer Program in Portuguese, now in its 18th year, has received a number of prestigious grants from both Portugal and the local Portuguese-American community for its yearly calendar of lectures and other cultural activities.

UMass Dartmouth professors urge return to traditional reading to excite students about learning

New book argues that online culture damages students' ability to achieve understanding, wisdom, and judgment

UMass Dartmouth to support Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District educators through grant from Edith Glick Shoolman Children's Foundation

Focus will be on improving early literacy instruction and student achievement at the K-3 levels. Model based on teaching of medicine.

Bristol County Savings Bank Freedom Festival at UMass Dartmouth July 1

The Bristol County Savings Bank Freedom Festival at UMass Dartmouth, featuring Santa Mamba, Entrain, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet and fireworks is July 1.

Campus status

All UMass Dartmouth sites will be open as usual on Thursday, June 2.

Net Impact UMass Dartmouth chapter earns highest global honors

NORTH DARTMOUTH --The Net Impact UMass Dartmouth chapter at the Charlton College of Business was awarded the highest distinction of Gold Chapter in the international Net Impact.

UMass Dartmouth awards 1,589 undergraduate degrees

UMass President advises graduates, "Never give up. Never give in."

First 53 UMass Law Graduates Conferred Degrees

Supreme Judical Court Chief Justice Roderick Ireland urges 483 graduate students to "reach out and reach back" to those less fortunate

Commencement 2011 Updates

Please return to this page for the latest bulletins related to Commencement 2011.

UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate And Graduate Commencement Details

The graduate ceremony, including the conferral of 483 Masters, Juris Doctor, and Doctoral degrees will be Saturday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m. A ceremony honoring the history-making first 50 graduates of the UMass School of Law -- Dartmouth will be held Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. at the law school, 333 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth. The undergraduate ceremony, including the conferring of 1,589 Bachelors Degrees, will be Sunday, May 22 at 10:15 a.m.

Watch commencement on your mobile device

The live video feed from May 21-22 Commencement Exercises will be available through UMassD Mobile at umassd.edu.

UMass Dartmouth receives national recognition for community service

One of 15 campuses in New England and one of 7 in Massachusetts named "with distinction" to President's Honor Roll

Public Policy student among the Massachusetts "29 Who Shine"

Full details on the "29 Who Shine" can be found at www.mass.edu.

First UMass Law class to graduate

History-making first School of Law degrees to be awarded on May 21.

UMass Dartmouth Choirs Concert at St. Anthony of Padua Parish is May 1

The UMass Dartmouth choirs will perform in concert on Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 1359 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA.

Open House at UMass Dartmouth Observatory on April 30

The UMass Dartmouth Observatory and the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) invite the general public to a free night-sky viewing session on Saturday, April 30, at 8:30 p.m.

UMass Dartmouth Choirs In Concert May 5

The choirs of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will perform in concert on Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m.

UMass Dartmouth Percussion Ensembles Concert is May 2

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Department of Music presents a performance of the UMass Dartmouth Percussion Ensemble and Steel Drum Band on May 2 at 7:00 PM.

UMass Dartmouth Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert is May 9

The UMass Dartmouth Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert is Monday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

UMass Dartmouth Opera Workshop Performance May 11

An Evening Of Opera Scenes And Arias

Cape Cod NAACP Names UMass Dartmouth Professor As Their "Educator of the Year"

Annual Unsung Heroes Award Ceremony Recognized The Career Achievements of A Mashpee Artist & Arts Educator.

Green Light for Girls in Science Day at UMass Dartmouth is June 11

Registration is now open for the June 11 greenlight for girls Day at UMass Dartmouth, a free event to to encourage 11 to 15 year old girls to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and math, by emphasizing the link between science and fun. The event will take place on Saturday, June 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the university's main campus.

New dining services firm chosen for campus

Chartwells chosen based on student, faculty and staff feedback seeking greater choice and flexibility

Poll finds widespread satisfaction with Bay State public schools but concerns about teacher quality and school safety issues

Significant numbers are ambivalent about education reform and high stakes testing policies and are concerned about the role of unions and politics in K-12 Education

Economic Anxiety Remains High for Bay State Households

Jobs, the cost of health care and the affordability of higher education top the list of policy concerns in the Commonwealth according to the inaugural UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Poll

"Strengthening forensic science" discussion at UMass Law April 23

The Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the UMass School of Law will present a discussion of the use of forensic evidence at trial at the law school campus at 333 Faunce Corner in North Dartmouth on April 23rd from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Javanese Gamelan Music featured at UMass Dartmouth April 27

A concert of Indonesian music is at College of Visual and Performing Arts building, room 104, 285 Old Westport Road North Dartmouth on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

UMass Dartmouth Wind Ensemble Spring Concert is April 26

The UMass Dartmouth Wind Ensemble Spring Concert is April 26 at 7:30 P.M. The concert, held in the UMass Dartmouth Main Auditorium at 285 Old Westport Rd, is free.

UMass Dartmouth announces 2011 commencement speakers and honorees

UMass President Jack Wilson and Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick Ireland to deliver keynotes; New Bedford Symphony Conductor David MacKenzie, late dean Richard Ward, SMAST Dean John Farrington and sustainability innovator Janine Benyus also to be honored.

UMass Dartmouth students organize dodgeball fundraiser for Children's Museum of Greater Fall River

A UMass Dartmouth sports marketing class group assignment to hold a non-profit fundraiser has produced a community effort to raise money to benefit the Children's Museum of Greater Fall River. The event will have teams of all ages from the community playing dodgeball on April 30 at BMC Durfee High School.

UMass Dartmouth begins deployment of East Coast's first University-based long-range mobile wireless broadband (WiMAX) network

Initiative made possible by partnership with Northern Michigan University will make wireless connectivity available to UMass Dartmouth students, faculty and staff across campus and within two miles of the campus bell tower.

UMass Dartmouth professor helps ID stock market crash signal

Charlton College of Business' Dan Braha part of team that offers framework for early warning system so policy makers can mitigate the economic damage.

UMass Dartmouth Improvisation and Jazz ensembles in concert April 19

The UMass Dartmouth Improvisation Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will appear in concert April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall (Room 153) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts Building, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA.

UMass Dartmouth alumnus, Acushnet native to discuss history-making archaeological discovery April 13

Dr. Bruce Bachand's uncovering of the oldest known pyramid tomb in Mesoamerica has generated international attention

Role of youth in Middle East change

A Conversation with Sherif El-Wakil

Theatre Company to present Jekyll and Hyde April 14-17

The UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company will present Jekyll & Hyde at the Main Auditorium April 14 - 17.

Student Government Elections March 31 through April 8

For more information, please contact senate@umassd.edu or stop by our office or visit UMass Dartmouth SGA on Facebook.

UMass Dartmouth alumni association sponsors Take Me Out to the Ball Game on Friday April 8 at the Waterfront Grill

The take me out to the ballgame event is April 8 at the Waterfront Grille, 36 Homers Wharf, New Bedford, first pitch is 2:05 p.m. Admission is $10 per person in advance; $12 per person at the door. Admission includes two beverage tickets and two food tickets. Proceeds from this event will support the Alumni Scholarship Fund.

UMass Dartmouth faculty leveraging technology to enhance learning

April 1 forum to feature "Educating the Net Generation" author

UMass Dartmouth announces the 2011 Robert S. Karam Scholars

The following University of Massachusetts students have been awarded the 2011 Robert S. Karam Scholarship, made possible by a major donation from Fall River business leader Robert Karam, a 1967 graduate of UMass Dartmouth and a former chairman of the UMass Board of Trustees.

Dr. Heward will speak on March 30 at UMass Dartmouth about improving education of students with Autism Spectrum disorders

UMD, the Evergreen Center and Beacon present Applied Behavior Analysis speaker series on March 30.Guest speaker is Dr. Heward, Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University

Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at Women's Resource Center/Women's Studies fundraiser March 29

Susan Faludi, former Wall Street Journal writer and author of Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man, will keynote event.

Global reputation survey ranks UMass as the 19th highest-rated university in the world

University of Massachusetts President Jack M. Wilson today said the new Times of London survey that ranks the University of Massachusetts as the 19th best university in the world based on reputation for teaching and research, "confirms that the academic and research programs of the University of Massachusetts are being recognized for their cutting-edge excellence and quality."

UMass Dartmouth announces the 2011 Esposito Visiting Faculty Fellow

Mary Jo Bona, noted author and editor of works on Italian American women writers, will present the Esposito Visiting Faculty Fellow lecture March 24, 4 - 6 p.m. in the Foster Administration Building, Room 333.

Judith Klein Art Gallery will host UMass Dartmouth Student exhibitions

Judith Klein Art Gallery is showcasing an exhibition of work by selected UMass Dartmouth graduate students living and studying in New Bedford. Opening Reception is March 19.

UMass Law Open House March 26

The UMass School of Law will host an open house for prospective students on March 26 at 10 a.m.

UMass Dartmouth to move ahead with wind turbine

Project will be one part of comprehensive effort to reduce energy costs and shrink the campus carbon footprint

UMass Dartmouth Observatory Open House is March 5

The UMass Dartmouth Observatory staff and the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) invite the public to a FREE night-sky viewing sessions on the following dates: March 5, 2011, 7 p.m. April 2, 2011, 8 p.m. April 30, 2011, 8:30 p.m. Viewing will take place through the Observatory's 16-inch telescope and other telescopes operated by ASSNE members.

UMass Dartmouth events in March to celebrate Women's History Month

This year's Women's History Month entitled, Knowing our History, Knowing Ourselves, include events with informative speakers, writers, films and activities.

Students break world snowball record

Team rolls 23 foot-plus ice sphere.

University of Massachusetts Endowment Surpasses $500 Million

Fund grew by 23 percent in Fiscal Year 2010

UMass Dartmouth and Alliance Plus begin partnership with signing ceremony March 1

UMass Dartmouth, through its Division of Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) and the Charlton College of Business, will establish an educational collaborative partnership with Alliance Plus at a formal signing ceremony on March 1 at UMass Dartmouth. This Partnership will serve the telecommunication industry, both in Massachusetts and throughout the United States.

UMass Dartmouth's Celebrates International Women's Day with Author Minrose Gwin on March 8

Minrose Gwin, author of The Queen of Palmyra, will be reading and discussing her novel as the keynote speaker for International Women's Day at UMass Dartmouth on March 8th from 12:30-2:30pm in Woodland Commons.

UMass Dartmouth Professors Map the Global Digital Divide

18 countries now outperform the U.S. according to study

The UMass Dartmouth's Women's Resource Center to present a production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues on February 18 and 19

The two performances of The Vagina Monologues held at the UMass Dartmouth Main Auditorium on February 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. are part of the V-Day global movement to increase awareness about worldwide violence against women and girls. The program is meant to generate attention and provide funds to create and nurture innovative programs to stop the violence.

Study: Going green promotes employee job satisfaction

UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business research indicates environmental performance is more likely than financial performance to improve employee morale

UMass Dartmouth College of Visual And Performing Arts Business of Art Series begins Feb 23

The lectures are at the UMass Dartmouth College Visual and Performing Arts Star Store Campus, 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The series is open to artists, designers, students, faculty, and interested parties who wish to obtain knowledge and learn techniques to navigate their career in the world of art. All lectures are free of charge and open to the public.

UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Associates will host the annual Literary Brunch March 20

The Literary Brunch at the UMass Dartmouth Campus Center March 20, hosted by UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Professor Emeritus Mel Yoken will feature the insights of four successful contemporary authors and the process each writer uses to create award-winning and powerful literature. Sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library Associates and the Buzzards Bay Writing Project, the event is from 10:30 a.m. -- 1 p.m. and includes a light buffet of fruits and pastries. Tickets are $ 25

New Bedford Art Museum winter exhibit to feature UMD artists and curators

UMass Dartmouth alumni and faculty will play major roles in the New Bedford Art Museum's upcoming winter exhibits that will run from Feb. 9 through May 22. The New Bedford Art Museum is located at 608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford.

Weather Update

Updated Wednesday, February 2, 2011 -- 8 p.m.

Public policy professor named to statewide economic panel

Dr. Michael Goodman will serve on the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) Board of Economic Advisors.

UMass Dartmouth Professor Joins AIM's Board of Economic Advisors

Dr. Michael Goodman, chair of the Department of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has accepted an invitation to serve on the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) Board of Economic Advisors.

Patrick-Murray Administration advances UMass Dartmouth bio-manufacturing center in Fall River

Facility will anchor bio-park, provide education, training, research and testing facilities for emerging companies, faculty and students

Inc. 500 Continue to Embrace Social Media and Add New Tools According to 4th Annual Benchmarking Study

Eighty-three percent of these companies are active with Facebook, Twitter, Blogging or other social media platforms.

UMass Dartmouth Black History Month Events during February

UMass Dartmouth will celebrate Black History Month in February with events coordinated by the staff at the Frederick Douglass Unity House. The events listed below are open to the public and free unless otherwise indicated.

New UMass system president named

Towson University President Robert L. Caret will succeed retiring UMass President Jack M. Wilson. Chancellor MacCormack praises Dr. Caret as a "distinguished and dynamic leader."

A "most inspirational" project

Eric Holmes (Physics '10) wins scholarship to Germany exchange program

New Graduate World Class Certificate In Sustainable Development At Umass Dartmouth

Starting January 24, 2011, UMass Dartmouth is going live with an online Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Development.

UMass Dartmouth announces new dean for School for Marine Science and Technology

Dr. Steven Lohrenz of the University of Southern Mississippi chosen to build on SMAST success in fisheries, ocean modeling, coastal preservation, marine renewable energy and other fields critical to the region, Commonwealth and nation