News 2013: "A Celebration of Transformation:" UMass Dartmouth Chancellor's Inauguration to highlight student, faculty, alumni achievement

News 2013: "A Celebration of Transformation:" UMass Dartmouth Chancellor's Inauguration to highlight student, faculty, alumni achievement
"A Celebration of Transformation:" UMass Dartmouth Chancellor's Inauguration to highlight student, faculty, alumni achievement

UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman to be formally inaugurated on April 4, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Main Auditorium

Chancellor Divina Grossman will be officially inaugurated as the leader of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on April 4, as part of a week-long series of lectures, discussions and activities comprising a "Celebration of Transformation." The highlights include the best of UMass Dartmouth as it has evolved, and the transformative impact that the university has had on individuals and communities. 

All students, faculty and staff have been invited to the Inauguration ceremony and all surrounding activities. The public is also invited. 

The Chancellor's Fund for Student Success has been established through the UMass Dartmouth Foundation to raise funds to support scholarships, internships, and other activities that position students to succeed at the University and in life after graduation. 

For more information on the Inauguration events, or to give to the Chancellor's Fund for Student Success, please go to 

Many events will be live-streamed, and archived, at 

All events are free and open to the public, but as space is limited for some events, please RSVP where appropriate. 

Schedule of Events 

All events will be held at the Claire T. Carney Library unless otherwise noted. Details subject to change. Please check back at 
Monday, April 1, 2013 

12:00 p.m. | Library 319 
"Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurs" workshop. 
Come learn from a professional on starting businesses focused on being "socially green." This course is taught by a National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship-certified graduate student, Katrina Semich '11. 

3:00 p.m. | Library Living Room 
Opening of "Innovation at UMass Dartmouth" exhibit. 
The work of students from throughout the University will be on display, including Endeavor Scholars' Junior Year Global Projects, Three Minute Thesis presentations, digital media creations, and more. 

3:30 p.m. | Athletic Complex 
Baseball: Corsairs v. Bridgewater State Bears. 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 
Claire T. Carney Library Celebration 
Library tours will be available at 11:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. 
10:00 a.m. | Library Grand Reading Room 
"Embracing the Concrete: Architects and critics discuss Paul Rudolph's work." 
Professor Anna Dempsey moderates a panel discussion with Robert Miklos and Ben Youtz of Design Lab Architects and Jonathan Austin and Jennifer McGrory with Austin Architects, all of whom collaborated on the recently-completed Library renovation, along with Grattan Gill from the original Paul Rudolph team and joined by Library Assistant Dean Catherine Fortier-Barnes. A student symposium with four CVPA students will focus on the future of Brutalism and the UMass Dartmouth campus.  Sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library Associates. 

12:00 p.m. | Library Grand Reading Room 
"Law School and lawyering in today's economy" panel. 
Trustee MarDee Xifaras moderates a discussion on affordability, access, hiring and academic issues between UMass Law student Brenna Ferrick '14, S. Carolina Africano, Esq., JD '92 and Stephanie Perini-Hegarty, Esq., JD '96 with an esteemed faculty member Richard Peltz-Steele. Sponsored by Keches Law Group, PC and Ann Marie Maguire, Esq.

12:30 p.m. | CVPA 153 
David Bindman Ensemble performs. 

2:00 p.m. | Library Living Room 
"An Afternoon with Barney Frank." 
The recently retired congressman, known for his smarts and wit, announces the creation of his archives at the University and discusses issues that are transforming our nation. Followed by an hour-long Q+A moderated by Student Trustee Josh Encarnacion '14. Sponsored by BayCoast Bank. 

4:00 p.m. | Library Grand Reading Room 
"Pathways of Women to Succeed" panel discussion. 
Successful UMass Dartmouth alumnae discuss the power of education in their lives. Panelists include: Jan Baptist '88, educator, community leader; Sailynn Doyle '00, Owner, Home Instead; Amanda Martinez '95, Principal, Boston Scientific; Karen Dendy Smith '85, Principal & Co-founder, Kor Group; Elaine Varelas '79, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners. Co-sponsored by the Women's Fund at the Community Foundation of Southeastern MA, SouthCoast Media Group and CEO Resources, Inc. 

5:30 p.m. | Library Living Room 
Claire T. Carney Library dedication ceremony. 
The campus community caps a three-year, $45 million renovation with a reception to honor Claire T. Carney '73 '90H. Sponsored by James '71 '01H and Janis Karam. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 
Library tours will be available at 10:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. 
9:00 a.m. | Library Grand Reading Room 
"Measuring the City: An Introduction to the Urban Indicators Project." 
Colleen Dawicki MPP '12 of the University's Urban Initiative discusses their new, innovative website,, and its role in data-driven change in Fall River and New Bedford. Joined by graduate assistants Robert Golder and Jason Hill. 

11:00 a.m. | Library Grand Reading Room 
"Healthcare in America" panel discussion.   
Alumni leaders in the healthcare field discuss the changing landscape of health care in the Library's Grand Reading Room. Moderated by Jim Rattray of Southcoast Health System. Panelists include: Esther Emard '75, COO emeritus, National Commitee for Quality Assurance; Susan Annicelli '78, Col., USA (Ret.) and former Deputy Commander for Nursing, Walter Reed NMMC; Joan Vitello '78, Associate Chief Nurse, Brigham and Women's Hospital; and Stephen Pires '83, Vice President, Risk Services, Southcoast Health System. Sponsored by Southcoast Health System. 

1:00 p.m. | Library Grand Reading Room 
"Alumni Innovators" panel discussion. 
Alumni leaders in research and business discuss how they manage innovation enterprises. Moderated by Dr. Michael Goodman, Chairman, Department of Public Policy. Panelists include: Bob Tavares '85, President, Electronics Group, Crane Aerospace & Electronics; Sanford Russell '82, Director, Personal Systems Group Marketing, NVIDIA; Jim French '78, President, Research & Development, Panasonic; and Karen Dendy Smith '85, Principal & Co-founder, Kor Group. Sponsored by Earle P. "Chuck" Charlton II. 

3:00 p.m. 
"Past Presidents and Chancellors" panel discussion. 
Drs. John Brazil, Peter Cressy and Jean MacCormack discuss the trends in higher education and change affecting the University and the region. Moderated by former Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Karam '67 '91H. 

5:00 p.m. 
"Chancellor's Colloquium X 2." | Woodland Commons 
Design Professor Laura Franz on "Web Typography: Where Tradition Meets Technology" and History Professor Mark Santow on "Ghosts: Vietnam, Afghanistan, and the Lessons of History." 

8:00 p.m. | Main Auditorium 
"High Notes of UMass Dartmouth" concert. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013 
Inauguration Day 

2:00 p.m. 
Inauguration of Chancellor Divina Grossman at the Main Auditorium. 

3:30 p.m. 
Reception in Campus Center. 

4:30 p.m. 
Multicultural Concert featuring students, faculty, and community members at the Main Auditorium. 
Friday, April 5, 2013 
A Day of Civic Engagement 
Sponsored by BayCoast Bank. 

9:00 a.m. | Campus Center 
Connecting to SouthCoast Schools* 
Fall River students from the Doran and Greene Elementary Schools will visit campus for a tour and a conversation with Chancellor Grossman. Remarks by Chancellor Grossman, Mayor William Flanagan and Fall River native Andrew Raposo '15. 

1:00 p.m. | Dartmouth High School 
Mural painting* 
Dartmouth high school students will join CVPA Professor Kathy Miraglia and Chancellor Grossman to paint a mural at Dartmouth High School. 

2:00 p.m. | Unity House 
David Bindman Ensemble performs with poets at Frederick Douglass Unity House. 
Saturday, April 6, 2013 

11:00 a.m. | Athletic Complex 
Men's and Women's Outdoor Track team hosts Corsair Classic Track Meet. 

12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. | Athletic Complex 
Corsairs Baseball v. Keene State Owls doubleheader at Athletic Complex. 

1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. | Athletic Complex 
Corsairs Softball v. Keene State Owls doubleheader at Athletic Complex. 

1:00 p.m. | Athletic Complex 
Corsairs Women's Lacrosse v. Plymouth State Panthers at Athletic Complex. 

3:00 p.m. | Star Store 
MFA Thesis Exhibition 
The University's biggest visual event of the academic year opens at the Star Store in downtown New Bedford. 

6:00 p.m. | St. Paul's Church 
David Bindman Ensemble performs with UMass Dartmouth Gospel Choir. 
St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 884 Kempton St., New Bedford. 

*Not a public event.