UMass Dartmouth Hosts Sister Cities Delegation from Azores and England September 9

Chancellor Grossman welcomes officials from Povoacao, Sao Miguel and Dartmouth, Devon for tour of SouthCoast

UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman and University officials will welcome a delegation from the Town of Dartmouth's sister cities, Tuesday, September 9, 2014, for a tour of the SouthCoast. Officials from Povoacao, Sao Miguel, Azores and Dartmouth, Devon, England will take part in the tour, which will include stops on the main UMass Dartmouth campus, as well as, New Bedford and Fall River. 

Sister Cities Tour Itinerary: 

8:30 a.m. -- Delegations meet at Dartmouth Town Hall 

9 a.m. -- Tour of UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology 

10 a.m. -- Tour of Fort Taber and Operation Tiger Memorial 

11 a.m. -- Tour of UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual and Performing Arts Star Store Campus 

12:30 p.m. -- Tour of UMass Dartmouth's Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center 

2:30 p.m. -- Tour of the Ferreira Mendes Portuguese American Archives 

The Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, which was ratified in 1386, between England and Portugal is the oldest alliance in the world that is still in place today. 

UMass Dartmouth's Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. The Center promotes outreach efforts in the arts, education, economic development, health, and politics related to the Portuguese-speaking communities of the United States. 

UMass Dartmouth is also home to the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, named for the pioneer Portuguese-language radio and newspaper personality, Affonso Gil Mendes Ferreira. The archives hold the largest collection of historical material documenting the experience of Portuguese immigrants and their descendants in the United States.

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