UMass Dartmouth to take part in 20th annual Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) conference

Chancellor Grossman, Student Trustee Jacob Miller, University faculty and officials to present on UMass Dartmouth civic engagement initiatives

UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman will join Student Trustee Jacob Miller, alumna Emily Reinauer '14, UMass Dartmouth faculty members, and members of her leadership team for the 20th annual Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) conference hosted by Syracuse University, October 5-7, 2014. Chancellor Grossman serves on the Executive Committee of CUMU - the longest- running and largest organization committed to serving and connecting the world's urban and metropolitan universities and their partners. CUMU focuses on strengthening institutions that are developing new responses to the pressing educational, economic, and social issues of the day.

UMass Dartmouth led seminar, poster and roundtable presentations include:

The 350th Anniversary of the Town of Dartmouth: Blending Student Engagement, Transnational Research, and Community in a Challenging Service-Learning Course for History Majors
Presenter: Associate Professor of History Cristina Mehrtens

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Experience: Transforming Individuals and Communities Through Engaged Education
Presenters: Chancellor Grossman, Assistant Vice Chancellor Civic Engagement Dr. Matthew Roy

Changing Lives Through Literature
Presenter: English Professor Robert Waxler
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Culture, Community and Engaged Scholarship With New Bedford's Central American Immigrant Community
Presenter: Associate Professor of Sociology / Anthropology Lisa Maya Knauer

Measuring the Impact of Service Learning on Student Retention and Civic Skills
Presenter: Dr. Roy

Student Engagement and Community Revitalization in the American Post-Industrial City
Presenters: Assistant Professor of Art History Pamela Karimi, Emily Reinauer '14

UMass Dartmouth Living Gallery: Creative Placemaking in the South Coast of Massachusetts
Presenters: Chancellor Grossman, College of Visual & Performing Arts Dean Adrian Tio

From Miss Representation to Mass Representation: Educating for Change
Presenters: Assistant Dean of Students / Director of Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality Juli Parker

New Bedford Seaport Cultural District
Presenters: Dean Tio, Student Trustee Jacob Miller

Stone Soup Arts Project
Presenter: Associate Professor English and African & African-American Studies, Director of African & African American Studies Morgan James Peters, (aka, Mwalim)

The Clemente Course in the Humanities and the Urban University
Presenter: Associate Professor of History Mark Santow

Fleet Tracking, a Mobility Management Tool
Presenters: Physics Professor Marguerite Zarrillo, Dr. Roy

Use of a Critical Reflective Inquiry Framework to Enhance Student Nurses' Experiential Learning in International Initiatives
Presenters: Assistant Professor of Nursing Maryellen Brisbois, Associate Professor of Nursing Marilyn Asselin

"Bones: Your Inner Animal"--University Biology Students Teaching Evolutionary Concepts to K-8 Students
Presenter: Assistant Professor of Biology Kathryn Kavanagh

CUMU members share a passion for collaboration, student access and success, community development and revitalization, and discovery and innovation in teaching, learning, and research that enhance the knowledge resources that support advancement in higher education and our cities.

UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research resulting in personal and lifelong student success. The University serves as an intellectual catalyst for economic, social, and cultural transformation on a global, national, and regional scale.



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