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Genetic research
UMass Dartmouth supports multidisciplinary research through seed funding program

$127,936 in funding awarded to seven projects involving 19 faculty members

UMass Dartmouth leads Youth Civic Leadership Institute January 16-18

Institute includes visit to the EMK Institute in Boston and participation in MLK Day of Service events in New Bedford and Fall River

Kevin Powell
POSTPONED: Acclaimed writer and humanitarian Kevin Powell to keynote Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

President of BK Nation to offer keynote address at 14th annual MLK Breakfast February 9

LYM Board
New student group strives to warm heads and hearts of children battling cancer

Students bring Love Your Melon mission to UMass Dartmouth; credited for 148 hats sales with profits to go toward supporting children with cancer

shaad start up competition
A UMass Dartmouth Student Team wins the Global Startup Battle (GSB) attended by entrepreneurs across 60 countries

ECE student-team bag the 2015 year's overall global startup battle (GSB) Champion title in the Co Innovator's Track competition.

Darwin's finches
New professor part of study outlining potential extinction of ‘Darwin’s Finches’

Study argues efforts to control parasitic fly may save birds critical to inception of Darwin's theory of evolution

Corsair Innovations
$250K Head Health Challenge funding supports anti-brain injury technology developed by UMass Dartmouth College of Engineering researchers

Corsair Innovations receives funding from NFL/UnderArmour/GE/NIST to advance new helmet foam-replacement materials

Paris 2015 logo
Q&A on the Paris Agreement

School for Marine Science & Technology Dean Steven Lohrenz and Environmental Policy Professor Chad McGuire offer their reaction to the historic agreement and discuss President Obama’s legacy on climate.

Lucas Mann
Professor’s memoir on brother’s overdose receives end of the year book honors

English Assistant Professor Lucas Mann’s ‘Lord Fear’ earns best of 2015 recognition by ‘Kirkus Reviews’ and ‘Miami Herald’

UMassD C4 agreement
UMass Dartmouth and Cape Cod Community College to offer $30K bachelor’s degree

Online programs will break down time and distance barriers to degree completion

UMass Dartmouth and Cape Cod Community College to announce degree completion partnership

New agreement designed to accelerate bachelor’s degree completion for community college students

40 years of service
UMass Dartmouth community recognizes excellence in service at annual awards ceremony

Ceremony celebrates those who have been with the university 10 years or more in addition to the monthly CARES honorees

Justice Bridge attorneys
Celebration of UMass Law Justice Bridge incubator expansion from Boston to New Bedford takes place December 7

University and SouthCoast legal community come together in recognition of law incubator’s success made possible by a three-year $225,000 grant from the Bristol County Savings Bank

Toy Drive
Plenty of ways to be part of the season of giving at UMass Dartmouth

Successful ‘Quarters for Christmas’ fundraiser part of a series of campus initiatives dedicated to giving back during the holidays

Solar panels
UMass Dartmouth renews sustainability commitment

University signs on to President Obama’s Higher Education Climate Pledge and renews climate commitment with Second Nature leading up to GAEA Climate Summit

Tryon Woods
UMass Dartmouth professor to speak on police incidents Nov. 30

Assistant Professor of Crime and Justice Studies Tryon Woods to lead discussion at UMass Dartmouth ARNIE Talk

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CVPA NASAD Accreditation

UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) re-accreditation and renewal of membership in the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

CIE View
UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship to host maritime innovation conference December 2

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito to take part in inaugural conference to discuss major trends affecting marine technology in Massachusetts

Freight Farms
Freight Farm at UMass Dartmouth offers opportunity to grow farm-fresh produce on campus year-round

New farm-to-table initiative arrives to campus as 40 ft. insulated container for crop production; first planting scheduled for this Tuesday

As world leaders meet in Paris, UMass Dartmouth to host regional climate summit Dec. 3-4

Partnership with seven south-of-Boston daily newspapers, Island Foundation, New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park, and regional planning agencies will raise awareness of emerging climate change impacts and importance of resiliency planning

Undefeated Women’s Rugby heading to North Carolina to compete for National Championship

Corsairs will face Minnesota State University Moorhead in “final four” round of National Championship

Daniel Noyes
UMass Dartmouth engineering student wins New England regional competition for cyber security solution to strengthen USB from cyber-attacks

First-year engineering graduate student Daniel Noyes one of two winners at Advanced Cyber Security Center annual cyber security conference

Suzanne Schireson
Professor Suzanne Schireson discusses her work as a figurative artist

Internationally recognized artist and professor speaks at UMass Dartmouth ARNIE Talk

Katherine Deluca
New UMass Dartmouth course recognizes trending significance of social media

Special topics course on writing social media offered this spring will be taught by one of university’s newest faculty members

Arnie with basketball
Men’s and Women’s Basketball kick off seasons with Tournament Victories

Corsair basketball teams each start the 2015-2016 seasons with tournament wins

Undefeated UMass Dartmouth women’s rugby team begin play in National Small College Rugby Playoffs this weekend

UMass Dartmouth will face Franklin Pierce University in ‘Sweet 16’ this weekend at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire

Keith Middle School visit
300+ Fall River 7th graders to visit UMass Dartmouth campus this Monday through CONNECT Partnership College Immersion Program

Middle school students from Fall River to gain college experience during visit to campus

CIE View
Social entrepreneurship the focus of UMass Dartmouth’s Startup Weekend

Nearly 50 students to take part in startup competition at UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

4th annual TRED Conference takes place November 13-14

Transformative Researchers and Educators for Democracy (TRED) will hold annual graduate students conference at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School

SMAST Rendering Exterior
School for Marine Science and Technology hosts preview of coming attractions

A vision for the future of UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science and Technology

Hedrick Smith
Pulitzer Prize winning author Hedrick Smith to discuss new book and reclaiming the American Dream at UMass Dartmouth on November 12

UMass Dartmouth welcomes Pulitzer Prize Winning author Hedrick Smith to discuss new book ‘Who Stole the American Dream’

CVPA faculty and students bring history of New Bedford’s textile industry to Chicago art fair

‘Weaving with Light’ enticing visitors to experience textile production firsthand at SOFA CHICAGO

President Meehan
President Meehan to launch inaugural week with “Five Campuses, One Mission” Nov. 9

New president says “spotlight should always be on this university” and its “world-class campuses”

TedX Unbound
Two UMass Dartmouth alumni part of TEDx New Bedford: uNBound Conference

Dr. Michael Rocha ’97 and Joshua Encarnacion ’14 to speak on rethinking health and human potential during TEDx New Bedford

Tweets of the Month: October

Championships, breaking new ground, and meeting future Corsairs are just some of our favorite tweets from the UMassD community this month.

Startup Weekend
UMass Dartmouth’s second Startup Weekend to take place November 13-15

Student innovators and entrepreneurs invited to participate in Startup Weekend at UMass Dartmouth's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship November 13-15

Discussion on the legacy of Senator Edward Kennedy takes place at UMass Dartmouth November 2

Public invited to hear about the bipartisan approach of Senator Kennedy from two speakers who knew him well

Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, NOAA Administrator
UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology welcomes NOAA Administrator

Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan and SMAST faculty discuss the resiliency challenge and role of marine science and technology

Charlton Construction
UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business named to The Princeton Review’s 2016 list of “Best 295 Business Schools”

Exciting time for business school as construction of ‘Learning Pavilion’ expansion takes form

Carlos Santiago
UMass Dartmouth welcomes Massachusetts Higher Education Commissioner

Commissioner Carlos Santiago to discuss the role of public higher education in the Commonwealth's knowledge-based economy

UMass Dartmouth Alumnus William Hayden ‘62 donates historic "New Bedford Fifty Years Ago" lithograph during visit to campus

Lithograph donated in honor of Mr. Hayden’s mother, Josephine Hughes Hayden, who taught school in New Bedford for many years

MCLA 3+3
UMass Law signs 3+3 articulation agreement with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Undergraduates at MCLA can substitute first year at the Law School for their senior year at the College, earning Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor degree in six years

LEC Tennis Champions 2015
Women's Tennis clinches 2015 Little East Conference title

Corsairs defeat second-seeded Bridgewater State University Bears to claim 2015 Little East Conference Women's Tennis Championship

Ambassador Sherman
UMass Law to welcome U.S. Ambassador to Portugal

Ambassador Sherman will discuss his journey from law school graduate to Ambassador to Portugal tomorrow Monday, October 26, at noon at the law school’s Moot Court Room

CIE Unveil
UMass Dartmouth innovation incubator evolves to seize new opportunities for region

Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center to become Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

SMAST Groundbreaking
UMass Dartmouth breaks ground on a $55 million School for Marine Science and Technology facility

Collaboration with state Division of Marine Fisheries will create marine science hub in New Bedford

UMass Dartmouth announces campus Diversity Council

New panel will report directly to Chancellor Grossman and make recommendations related to campus climate, curriculum, and staffing

UMass Dartmouth women’s rugby team heads to championship match with undefeated record

Team will travel to Canton, MA this Sunday facing Endicott College for the Colonial Coast Rugby Conference Championship

Mural again
UMass Dartmouth celebrates new mural as centerpiece of Living Gallery initiative

Mural expresses hope for possible harmony of industry and nature

UMass Dartmouth to hold groundbreaking ceremony for $55 million School for Marine Science and Technology expansion October 23

76,000 square foot facility will be built in collaboration with Division of Marine Fisheries to create a comprehensive marine science campus in historic New Bedford

Mural coming together
24 piece mural coming together at UMass Dartmouth

UMass Dartmouth to celebrate installation of "The Fabric of Nature and Industry" mural October 21

Bill Hayden
UMass Dartmouth welcomes alumnus William Hayden ’62 to discuss career in public financing October 21

Alumnus and Managing Director of PNC Capital Markets to offer perspectives on a career in public financing of capital projects

UMass Law Building
UMass Law Open House to take place October 24

Law school will welcome prospective students on October 24 at 10 a.m.

Million Man
Students take part in Million Man March in Washington, D.C.

40+ students participate in 20th anniversary March to address social justice in communities all across the country

Mural fram
Frame complete, UMass Dartmouth mural installation to begin Monday October 19

UMass Dartmouth to celebrate installation of large outdoor mural October 21

Brian Williams
Q&A on ‘The Drone Papers’ with History Professor Brian Glyn Williams

Professor Williams offers his reaction to the release of the documents, the impact this could have on the U.S. drone program, and just how expansive the U.S. Predator/Reaper drone assassination program is.

UMass Dartmouth ready to start $55 million School for Marine Science and Technology expansion

76,000 square foot facility will be built in collaboration with Division of Marine Fisheries to create a comprehensive marine science campus in historic New Bedford

Mural artists
UMass Dartmouth to celebrate installation of large outdoor mural October 21

Unveiling of mural latest initiative in campus-wide Living Gallery Project designed to re-imagine the university as an artistic and architectural destination

Caitlin Oneil
UMass Dartmouth English professor publishes short story fiction on experiences of mother whose journalist son was executed abroad

‘The Body’ by English Professor Caitlin O’Neil published in ‘The Kenyon Review’

Toby Stapleton
UMass Dartmouth to relaunch innovation incubator in Fall River October 23

Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center to become Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Kristen Abatsis McHenry releases new book that investigates pink vs. green efforts in U.S. breast cancer movement

Dr. McHenry’s ‘The Green Solution to Breast Cancer: A Promise for Prevention’ examines converging aspects of U.S. breast cancer movement

Del Pozo
Professor joins UMass Dartmouth after receiving international award in Spain for poetry

Hambre de imágenes (Hungry for Images) earns international award named for famous Spanish writer Antonio Gala

Pat Haddad
Massachusetts energy policy to be focus of upcoming SouthCoast Development Partnership meeting

Energy Forum with State Representative Patricia Haddad scheduled for Oct. 9

Amit Tandon
UMass Dartmouth researcher leads international expedition to unlock the mysteries of monsoons

Goal of Navy-funded endeavor is to improve long-range weather forecasting around the globe, predict rain for 1 billion-plus agrarian population around the Indian Ocean, and enhance ocean vessel safety

Children in Crossfire
UMass Law welcomes founder of charity helping children caught in the crossfire

Children in Crossfire founder Richard Moore to speak on international public interest work October 14

Loom model SOFA
Once again with homage to New Bedford’s historic past, UMass Dartmouth selected for prestigious art fair in Chicago for second year in a row

College of Visual & Performing Arts faculty and students to present at SOFA CHICAGO November 5-8

Dr. Craig P. O'Connell
Dr. Craig P. O’Connell: Focus on shark conservation

When he’s not conducting research on shark conservation or diving with great white sharks, O’Connell focuses on youth education.

The Dirty Side of Fashion
UMass Dartmouth professor's new book takes on dirty side of the garment industry

Assistant Public Policy Professor Nikolay Anguelov's "The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry" reveals the hidden costs of fast fashion

He and O'Connell
UMass Dartmouth alum Dr. Craig P. O'Connell honored at 45th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony

Dr. Craig P. O'Connell, who studied at UMassD's School for Marine Science and Technology was recently honored for his achievements at the 45th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony.

Dwight Duncan
Q&A on Pope Francis’ visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor and the Supreme Court case surrounding it

UMass Law Professor Dwight Duncan discusses the impact of Francis’ visit and if any past cases offer predictive value in how the Supreme Court will address this issue under the new healthcare law.

2015 Alumni Awards
UMass Dartmouth celebrates 45th annual Alumni Awards Ceremony

Annual awards ceremony celebrates achievement and service of University’s alumni

Keith Middle School visit
Keith Middle School students from New Bedford visit UMass Dartmouth campus through CONNECT Partnership College Immersion Program

300+ New Bedford 7th graders learn how to use a stethoscope and observe and feel the chest respirations of "Sim Man" at UMass Dartmouth

SMAST showcases research at 12th Annual Working Waterfront Festival

School for Marine Science and Technology faculty and students educate festival goers

Sarah Malakoff's Second Nature
Sarah Malakoff: Second Nature

In Second Nature, Sarah's photographs are a collection of private spaces that ask the viewer to imagine the people who inhabit them.

Tort Museum
UMass Law Visits the American Museum of Tort Law

Several members of the UMass Law community traveled to Winstead, Connecticut to attend the convocation of the American Museum of Tort Law.

1985 Football Team Captains
Founding members of UMass Dartmouth football program honored during Homecoming weekend

30 year celebration of football program at the Corsair Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Homecoming football game

Library campus
900+ New Bedford 7th graders to visit UMass Dartmouth campus through CONNECT Partnership College Immersion Program

Middle school students from New Bedford to gain college experience and take part in card making service project for seniors

Robert Pontbriand
Q&A on Pope Francis visit to the U.S.

Robert E. Pontbriand looks at historical nature of the Pope’s visit, the significance of his address to Congress, and what impact could the celebrity of Pope Francis have moving forward.

Under construction
Photographs of Brutalist architecture taken by UMass Dartmouth’s Gallery Director on display at Providence gallery

Work of Gallery Director Viera Levitt part of ‘Under Construction’ exhibit

Geoffrey Cowles
UMass Dartmouth researchers developing open source system for assessing fish movement

Geolocation methodologies could prove essential for fisheries management and catchability of Atlantic cod, yellowtail flounder, and monkfish

UMass Law Building
Director of Massachusetts Veterans Court Program and UMass Law Alumnus Edward Callahan to speak at law school September 21

Attorney Edward Callahan ’13 returns to UMass Law to speak with students on experience as inaugural director of veterans court program

Nora Barnes
Q&A on ‘Dislike’ button for Facebook

“Not every moment is a good moment.” – Mark Zuckerberg

Supreme Court
UMass Law professors to speak on hot button Supreme Court decisions

UMass Law faculty members will discuss three Supreme Court cases from the most recent term

SouthCoast Development Partnership UMassD
SouthCoast Development Partnership, UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business to collaborate on study on viability of increased regional real estate development

Charlton College of Business to survey 20 real estate developers with track record of developing in urban centers

Alumni Awards
UMass Dartmouth Alumni Awards Ceremony takes place September 27

Alumni invited to attend 45th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony

Students during homecoming festivities
Homecoming 2015 takes place September 25-27

University looks forward to welcoming back alumni for a wonderful weekend of reunions, social events, games, and good cheer

UMass Dartmouth students travel to Panama with engineering and civic engagement focus

Four engineering students return to campus following trip to Valle las Perlas centered on surveying, water testing, face-to-face meetings with villagers, and engagement with Panamanian Ministry of Health

Hungry Heart poster
UMass Dartmouth presents screening of prescription drug abuse and recovery documentary The Hungry Heart

Q&A with director of award-winning film to follow screening; free admission and open to the public

Service photo
UMass Dartmouth organizes national day of service and remembrance

Students to take part in in community service through the YMCA Sharing the Harvest Community Farm

UMass Dartmouth organizes memorial for benefactor and business leader Chuck Charlton

UMass Dartmouth will hold memorial service for Earle Perry “Chuck” Charlton II on September 18, 2015

Insane Inflatables
UMass Dartmouth once again to play host to Insane Inflatable 5K Saturday October 3

Dynamic and extreme obstacle race, made up solely of inflatable obstacles, to benefit Krystle Campbell Scholarship

Howard E. Michel
COE Professor Howard E. Michel Takes Support for Engineering Global As IEEE President and CEO

Prof. Michel, a faculty of College of Engineering, talks about his recent experiences as the President of IEEE, and why he joined IEEE.

Multi-cultural, multi-faith memorial commemoration to mark September 11 anniversary at UMass Dartmouth

UMass Dartmouth Center for Religious and Spiritual Life organizes 9/11 memorial commemoration

Deb Goldberg
UMass Dartmouth to host regional roundtable on wage equality best practices

Chancellor Divina Grossman joins Treasurer Deb Goldberg for roundtable on how to close the wage gap

Cindy Pilskaln
Funds awarded for “Sustainable Seafood Collaboratory” project

School for Marine Science and Technology Professors Cynthia Pilskaln and Brian Howes awarded grant for project focusing on shellfish health and development

Convocation Procession
UMass Dartmouth welcomes Class of 2019

Class of 2019 made up of 1,460 students from 235 Massachusetts communities, 18 states, and 34 countries

ISpace: Media Lab and Visual Resource Center

A new space that fosters innovative learning, support interdisciplinary collaboration and exploration.

Image of Blood Drum Spirit
Completing the Circle of Jazz and its African Roots

The Blood Drum Spirit Global Jazz Ensemble, led by UMass Dartmouth Music Professor, Royal Hartigan, completed a video recording and performance project as part of his J. William Fulbright activities in Ghana, West Africa.

Photograph of Haiping Xu
Dr. Haiping Xu delivers a talk at the 26th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2014)

Dr. Xu, a CIS faculty, was invited to give a talk on "Future Research Directions of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering" at the 26th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2014).

“This We Believe—UMass Dartmouth” project engages Class of 2019 to share beliefs, hopes, and values

Hundreds of new students and faculty and staff take part in first year of project to engage community in UMass Dartmouth’s values

Move in bins
UMass Dartmouth welcomes Class of 2019 for move-in day

New Corsairs set to arrive ahead of upcoming academic year

Class of 19
UMass Dartmouth ready to welcome new class of promise and excellence inside and outside the classroom

Class of 2019 made up of 1,460 students from 235 Massachusetts communities, 18 states, and 34 countries

Colombia trip
UMass students experience “true tropics” through international course and field work in Colombia

International collaboration between UMass Dartmouth, the University of Reading (UK), Universidad EAFIT (Colombia), and Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia) provides students opportunity to explore the abundance and diversity of microbial life

Jumpin' Juice logo
First student-run business on UMass Dartmouth campus set to open this fall

Student entrepreneurs will run Jumpin’ Juice smoothie bar adjacent to Fitness Center

Provost Karim
UMass Dartmouth recruits 39 new faculty members from across U.S.

New faculty members join intellectual community of UMass Dartmouth for 2015-2016 academic year

Photograph of Mazdak Tootkaboni
Cross-disciplinary research to focus on the enhancement of reliable mechanics

Dr. Tootkaboni researches integrating advances in stochastic modeling, applied statistics, and data analytics with methods of applied and computational mechanics to develop techniques that help the structural mechanics community move toward more reliable, resource-efficient, and resilient solutions.

UMass Dartmouth researchers designing new technology to reduce the catch of undersized haddock on Georges Bank

School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) Professor Pingguo He part of research team testing European technology to improve size of caught haddock and maximize fishing opportunity for the industry

Gaurav Khanna
This PS3 isn't just for games: it can help science

Dr. Gaurav Khanna, an astrophysicist and a supercomputer genius, used an extraordinary combination of science and software to research black holes. He networked 16 PlayStation 3 consoles to help model black-hole collisions.

Washington Monthly 2015
UMass Dartmouth earns Top 25 U.S. ranking from Washington Monthly

Washington Monthly ranks UMass Dartmouth at #24 on its list of best master's institutions in the United States; Ranking based on “contribution to the public good”: social mobility, civic engagement, and research

Lance Fiondella
Software Reliability Algorithm for an automated tool: a magic wand for software and reliability engineers

Dr. Lance Fiondella is leading a project to develop software reliability algorithms for an automated tool that can be used by software and reliability engineers.

Ted Powers
Approaching weight loss as a family affair

UMass Dartmouth Psychology Professor Ted Powers researching spouses’ support for weight loss

Jeff Duchemin
CEO Alumnus Jeffrey Duchemin ’89 to address Class of 2019 at Convocation Ceremony

UMass Dartmouth's 2015 Convocation Ceremony will take place Tuesday, September 1, at 11 a.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Peace Memorial Amphitheater

UMass Dartmouth ranks among best for its online MBA in Healthcare Management degree program

MBA with Health Systems Management concentration ranks 11th in nation according to TheBestSchools.org

Star Store
UMass Dartmouth’s Star Store campus location of New England writers conference

Aspiring writers invited to learn from and network with industry professionals and creative writing enthusiasts

Service photo
UMass Dartmouth organizes High School Civic Leadership Institute to support youth service ambassadors

40+ SouthCoast high school students to take part in community service activities this Friday and Saturday

UMass Dartmouth receives $343,070 National Science Foundation grant to support next generation of marine biology researchers

‘Integrative Marine Biology for the 21st Century’ project will support 10 students each summer for three years to conduct research projects with UMass Dartmouth faculty mentors

UMass Dartmouth professor presents at national conference on cancer fighting ability of cranberries

Latest research finds cranberry extracts fed to mice with colon cancer diminished size and number of tumors

Bay of Bengal MoU photo
UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science & Technology helps establish Bay of Bengal Coastal Observatory in India

Research center will create new collaborative climate change-related research opportunities for SMAST scientists near one of the world’s least-studied oceans with one billion people living on its shores

UMass Dartmouth alumni awarded Fellowships by New York Foundation for the Arts

MFA alumni Xiying Yang ’08 and Honglei Li ’07 among 95 artists selected out of 2,606 applicants

UMass President Marty Meehan to join UMass Dartmouth community for start of new academic year

UMass Dartmouth welcomes President Meehan for Convocation Breakfast followed by ceremony welcoming Class of 2019

SouthCoast recipients announced for James J. Karam Scholarship Fund

Scholarships support top SouthCoast students across UMass system

A supercomputer in the palm of your hand

UMass Dartmouth researchers leading effort to democratize science in the age of big data

UMass Law Alumna Isabel Saavedra joins family immigrant detention pro bono project

Serving as contract attorney, Isabel Saavedra '14 will assist women and children detained at Dilley, Texas detention facility

FSI Engineering
60+ first-year engineering students arrive to UMass Dartmouth campus for Freshman Summer Institute

First-year engineering students work with other new freshmen, faculty, and student teaching assistants on a week-long engineering project

Statement from Chancellor Divina Grossman on "Women on Boards" resolution

The Massachusetts Senate this week voted in favor of S1007, the "Women on Boards" resolution to encourage corporations to appoint more women to board seats.

Judith Rosellon-Druker awarded $500 for excellence in doctoral research

Judith Rosellon-Druker has been selected to receive an American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) Clark Hubbs Research Assistance Award in the amount of $500 for excellence in graduate-level research.

Construction of UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business expansion underway

22,000 sq ft 'Learning Pavilion' will contain classrooms, meeting spaces, auditorium, and technology enhanced learning areas

UMass Dartmouth receives $250,000 anonymous gift for online undergraduate students in memory of 2015 graduate

Gift from anonymous donor in the amount of $250,000 is tribute to Ryan David Reaves, an online student from Texas who graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Liberal Arts

Dwight Duncan to Discuss Religious Freedom at St. Thomas More Parish Hall

UMass Law Professor Dwight Duncan will speak at the St. Thomas More Parish Hall in Braintree, MA on July 28th at 6:30 pm.

Federally funded awards totaling $701,306 support UMass Dartmouth academic success

Grants from National Endowment for the Humanities and Department of Education support University's student services and faculty-led projects

Congressman Kennedy to address SouthCoast Development Partnership

Meeting open to media, will include discussion with Congressman Kennedy on the political climate in Washington, D.C. and economic development on the SouthCoast.

UMass Dartmouth professor's new books deal with the pitfalls of economic sanctions and dirty side of the garment industry

Assistant Public Policy Professor Nikolay Anguelov's "Economic Sanctions vs. Soft Power" and "The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry" out this July and September

Q&A on the legal consequences of a pocket-dial call

"Privacy isn't free. If your privacy is important to you, you have to take reasonable steps to protect it." -- UMass Law Professor Shaun Spencer

UMass Dartmouth is turning waste to opportunity

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth prevented hundreds of pounds of waste from filling the landfill by partnering with a company called Waste Hub, in June, to handle this recycling challenge.

Southeast MA STEM Network hosts Envision the Future Program

Forty-eight girls from seventeen local communities within the CONNECT Partnership's catchment area will be participating in a week-long residential STEM program

Diversifying the nursing workforce is goal of UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing federal grant project

Nursing Workforce Diversity grant from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration grant will leverage local partnerships and innovative teaching, learning, and research to create nursing workforce that more closely reflects the SouthCoast population

UMass Dartmouth mathematics professor awarded Air Force grant to improve simulations in designing better planes

Professor Sigal Gottlieb receives $271,299 grant from Air Force Office of Scientific Research

State budget passed by Massachusetts Legislature funds critical UMass Dartmouth needs

State budget passed by Massachusetts Legislature funds critical UMass Dartmouth needs

Patrick Cappillino
UMass Dartmouth Chemistry/Biochemistry Assistant Professor Patrick Cappillino one of three researchers selected as Electrochemical Society Toyota Young Investigator Fellow

UMass Dartmouth Chemistry/Biochemistry Assistant Professor Patrick Cappillino one of three researchers selected as Electrochemical Society Toyota Young Investigator Fellow for work in green energy technology

Q&A on Iran Nuclear Deal

UMass Dartmouth Professor Dr. Brian Glyn Williams, who has published extensively on issues related to terrorism and war in the Middle East, offers reaction to the significance of the Iran Deal.

UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science & Technology collaborative research focused on improving stock assessment and understanding fisheries habitat

UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science & Technology collaborative research focused on improving stock assessment and understanding fisheries habitat

UMass Dartmouth professor researching if re-refined engine oil in asphalt mix can past the test on New England roads

Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Walaa Mogawer receives $550,131 from MassDOT to evaluate performance of a New England asphalt mixture designed using asphalt binders modified with Re-Refined Engine Oil Bottoms (REOB)

UMass Dartmouth New2U program produces another successful green move out

UMass Dartmouth's New2U program (previously titled Green Move Out) worked diligently throughout the University's Residence Halls to collect donated items during Finals Week and Commencement ceremonies

UMass Dartmouth Professor Emeritus Jeanne Leffers to be inducted into American Academy of Nursing 2015 Class of New Fellows

Dr. Leffers, an educator for more than 30 years, one of six Academy fellows representing Massachusetts in the 2015 class

UMass Law Professor Jeremiah Ho reacts to Supreme Court decision on marriage equality

"They say that June is historically the month of weddings. But since the 1970s and 1980s, it has also become the national month of pride fests and parades..."

NOAA Fisheries awards SMAST researchers more than $950,000 in Saltonstall-Kennedy grants‌

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded SMAST $956,000 under the 2014-2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program for six projects that help build and maintain sustainable fisheries.

New Charlton College of Business PhD approved by UMass Board of Trustees

Designed to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation in the region

Q&A on Cardinals-Astros 'Hacking' Investigation

This first of its kind investigation for the MLB is examined by Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Lance Fiondella

Q&A on Pope Francis Climate Encyclical

Today Pope Francis issued an encyclical focused on climate change delivering a strong message on the environment and supporting a moral framing of the threats posed by climate change.

Q&A on non-traditional candidates running for office

UMass Dartmouth Political Science Professor Doug Roscoe discusses the advantages and disadvantages of non-traditional candidates, the impact they can have, and if we will see more outsider candidates gain traction in American politics.

UMass Dartmouth team that used PS3s to build supercomputers now turning to bitcoin mining computers

Bitcoin mining investors donate supercomputers to aid research at UMass Dartmouth

SMAST to study new toxic invader

WHOI/MIT Sea Grant has awarded Prof. Jefferson Turner $150,000 to study the toxic dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides

UMass Dartmouth hosts international workshop on monsoon research

This May UMass Dartmouth hosted 50 scientists from 19 institutions in the U.S. and India a conference to discuss their planned research cruise in the Bay of Bengal to study monsoons.

Rolling Stone: UMass Dartmouth Professor's book inspired Grammy Award-winning rock band's new album

Concept for Muse's "Drones" began with lead singer's reading of Dr. Brian Glyn Williams' Predators: The CIA's Drone War on al Qaeda

Q&A on hepatitis C epidemic in Appalachian states

"One person could be Typhoid Mary of HIV." - Dr. Jennifer Havens, epidemiologist at the University of Kentucky's Center on Drug and Alcohol Research

Bristol County Savings Bank Freedom Festival at UMass Dartmouth July 3 (Rain Date July 5)

Festival featuring El Caribe, Santa Mamba, Entrain and the Dartmouth Community Band to draw thousands

Building Community Capacity for HIV-Positive Individuals in Southcoast, Massachusetts: A Pathway to an Interdisciplinary Academic-Community Partnership

UMass Law professors granted $32,000 toward research in building community capacity for HIV positive individuals.

UMass Dartmouth goes Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free, and Electronic Cigarette-Free

University continues robust "Breathe Free UMassD" program

Fall River Portraits 2015
300+ photographs from 50 photographers snaps portrait of City of Fall River

"Fall River Portraits 2015" expands community project capturing the people, places, and culture of city

Students weigh in on international fisheries management‌‌

Since 2009, SMAST students have been participating directly in international fisheries science and management through the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).

UMass Dartmouth professor's research shines light on iron deficiency, overload in human body

Chemistry/Biochemistry Professor Maolin Guo's lab develops new imaging probes capable of detecting iron pools in living cells

Underwater robots dive into competition at UMass Dartmouth May 29-30

100+ teams from across U.S. travel to UMass Dartmouth for 2015 National SeaPerch Challenge

Global Aquaculture Alliance and Preferred Freezer Services partnership empowers UMass Dartmouth students to build global aquaculture facilities database

UMass Dartmouth launches Preferred Freezer Services/Global Aquaculture Alliance Summer Internship Project

SouthCoast Development Partnership meeting to focus on MassBiologics in Fall River

The SouthCoast Development Partnership will host its next meeting tomorrow, Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8-9 a.m., at Mass Biologics (1240 Innovation Way, Fall River, MA)

Two UMass Dartmouth students set to begin cross country bike trip in support of Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Zachary Boyer '16 and Evan Foster '16 prepare for 4000 mile, 70-day journey from Baltimore to Seattle through 4K for Cancer program

Data Science for a Sustainable Future

UMass Dartmouth will be kicking off the Preferred Freezer Services/Global Aquaculture Alliance Summer Internship Project on Tuesday, May 26 at 11:00 AM at the Foster Administration Building, Board of Trustees Room.

UMass Law graduates diverse '15 class

UMass Law's Commencement Exercises were held on Monday, May 18, 2015, featuring commencement speaker Rikki Kileman.

National legal analyst Rikki Klieman to address UMass Law Class of 2015

Celebration of UMass Law Class of 2015 today at the Bailey Auditorium

Award-winning author Carlos Eire urges Class of 2015 to "never dare to stop daring"

UMass Dartmouth celebrates Class of 2015 College of Arts & Sciences

UMass Dartmouth 2015 College of Arts & Sciences Commencement ceremony takes place today

National Book Award Winner Carlos Eire to receive honorary degree and offer keynote address to Class of 2015

Senator Edward Markey encourages students that "For every selfie you take, consider what action you can take selflessly"

UMass Dartmouth celebrates Class of 2015 College of Nursing, College of Engineering, College of Visual & Performing Arts, and School for Marine Science & Technology

UMass Dartmouth 2015 Charlton College of Business Commencement ceremony

Former UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits CEO Diane Desmarais Souza '79 to address business students; U.S. Senator Edward Markey to offer address at combined ceremony

NOAA grants to support scallop survey/bycatch avoidance‌

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $534,660 to SMAST for research to benefit the sea scallop fishery, $373,922 to support “Broadscale Video Survey of Georges Bank Scallop Open Areas” (Prof. Kevin Stokesbury, PI), and $160,738 to fund “Scallop Fishery Bycatch Avoidance System 2015” (Dr. Catherine O’Keefe, PI).

Reverend Robert Lawrence receives lifetime achievement award from Corporation for National and Community Service

Spiritual leader to deliver invocations at UMass Dartmouth commencement ceremonies this weekend

UMass Dartmouth 2015 Commencement Details

UMass Dartmouth celebrates Class of 2015 May 15-18

UMass Law Justice Bridge incubator expansion from Boston to New Bedford and Taunton made possible by $225,000 grant from Bristol County Savings Bank

Goals include confronting unmet civic legal needs, providing mentorship and employment for new attorneys, creating a new financial model for law practices, and refining law school curriculum

UMass Dartmouth announces 2015 Student Commencement Speakers

Student speakers reflect diverse excellence of Class of 2015

Ana Paula Krelling
Ana Paula Krelling: first PhD graduate of SMAST & IOUSP

Ana Paula Krelling is the first first dual-degree Ph.D. graduate of UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science (SMAST) and the University of São Paulo Institute of Oceanography (IOUSP).

Animation program ranks #1 in Massachusetts, second in New England, and 40th in U.S.

UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual and Perming Arts #1 in Massachusetts for Public Animation Schools and Colleges according to Animation Career Review

Marino Heidel Studios chosen as finalist for large outdoor mural for UMass Dartmouth Living Gallery

Muralist Angelina Marino Heidel and Collaborating Artist Joel Heidel unveil vision for latest initiative in the campus-wide Living Gallery Project designed to re-imagine the university as an artistic and architectural destination

Author Robert Waxler to discuss latest work and how "books can change lives"

Two readings scheduled at White's of Westport and Southworth Library in Dartmouth

UMass Dartmouth student, New Bedford, MA native, receives 2015 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award

Junior Gabrielle Monteiro one of 201 in U.S. community-engaged students recognized for demonstrating an investment in their community

Finalist chosen for large outdoor mural at UMass Dartmouth

Artist presentation takes place this Tuesday May 5 at College of Visual & Performing Arts Gallery; Latest initiative in the campus-wide Living Gallery Project designed to re-imagine the university as an artistic and architectural destination

$450,000 in state funding of cooperative fisheries research at UMass Dartmouth holds promise of better habitat management

Massachusetts House of Representatives adopts amendment to further support fisheries research

UMass Dartmouth joins 40+ schools for International Write-In

International Write-In unites student writers

UMass Dartmouth recognizes 14 faculty members for their sponsored research accomplishments during this academic year

UMass Dartmouth recently recognized 14 faculty members for their sponsored research accomplishments during this academic year.

For closing event of National Poetry Month, UMass Dartmouth students to share original works

Community reading celebrates publishing of annual literary review tonight at UMass Dartmouth

UMass Dartmouth holds Student Leadership Banquet

Students awarded for leadership, scholarship, and excellence

Engineering student Matthew Crossman (ECE) wins Best Paper Award at the Homeland Security Conference

Matthew A. Crossman, ECE Senior, won the Conference Best Paper Award, jointly with his advisor Prof. Hong Liu, at 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST), for their paper titled "Study of Authentication with IoT Testbed".

New SouthCoast Development Partnership launched to seize emerging opportunities

New director hired to build regional collaboration Innovation, entrepreneurship, workforce development, educational attainment pillars of strategy

UMassD Q&A on World Book Day with English Professor Robert Waxler

Today, April 23, 2015 is World Book Day celebrating, authors, illustrators, books, and reading. Professor Waxler discusses why reading books still matters and his own list of 10 books we should read before we die.

3D Printed "Infinity Qube" wins 1st place at UMass Dartmouth Startup Weekend

First and second place teams win three months rent free space at Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center in Fall River

UMass Law invites Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund President and ACLU Massachusetts Staff Attorney for debate on Ferguson and the role of policing

Racial profiling, stop-and-frisk among the topics to be discussed at UMass Law Moot Court Room April 23

40 students competing in Startup Weekend at UMass Dartmouth

With workspace and entrepreneurial support on the line, seven teams competing in 54-hour challenge with final pitches, judging and awards taking place this Sunday

Public invited to screenings of award-winning documentary on a community of Mexican immigrants revitalizing Irish-Catholic Church

"Adelante" to be screened at UMass Dartmouth Frederick Douglass Unity House and St. Anthony's Church in New Bedford April 23

UMass Dartmouth welcomes Ana Vinagre for lecture-performance on Portuguese Fado April 21

Ana Vinagre is the first participant in the Fitzpatrick Luso-American Performance Residency at UMass Dartmouth

UMass Dartmouth to welcome 2015 Langston Hughes Award Winner Everett Hoagland during National Poetry Month

Former New Bedford Poet Laureate to visit UMass Dartmouth tomorrow April 21 for poetry reading

UMass Dartmouth winner of national community service innovation challenge

Grant will fund community health initiative designed by Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and the College of Nursing

UMass Dartmouth Service Rally and Civic Engagement Summit taking place during National Volunteer Week

Service Rally takes place at Battleship Cove today; Civic Engagement Summit takes place tomorrow at Woodland Commons

UMass Dartmouth student, Fairhaven native, named one of 58 Truman Scholars in US

Jacob Miller is lone recipient from Massachusetts college or university; competed against nearly 700 applicants nationwide to receive one of the country's most prestigious scholarships in public service leadership

Students and faculty from University of Azores visit UMass Dartmouth through "Bridging the Atlantic" nursing exchange

Eight students and two faculty members to present on healthcare and nursing in Portugal and understanding the health status of deportees today in Dion Building

UMass Dartmouth psychology professor to discuss if mindfulness training has real benefits or is just another fad

Assistant Professor Aminda O'Hare to talk on mindfulness and the brain today at the Claire T. Carney Library

UMass Law Professor Margaret Drew receives Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence 20/20 Vision Award

Professor Drew recognized for instrumental role in mobilizing the legal profession against domestic and sexual violence

150+ middle and high school students from SouthCoast to learn the fun in STEM at UMass Dartmouth

UMass Dartmouth Kaput Center & Greenlight for Girls to host 5th annual Greenlight for Girls Day SouthCoast

UMass Dartmouth College of Visual & Performing Arts taking over Downtown New Bedford with four exhibitions

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition joins three other shows in New Bedford open beginning Saturday April 11

Intellectual prowess and research of UMass Dartmouth undergraduate and graduate students on display at Sigma Xi Research Exhibit April 22-23

Intellectual prowess and research of UMass Dartmouth undergraduate and graduate students on display at Sigma Xi Research Exhibit April 22-23

UMass Dartmouth to celebrate Green Innovation Day April 16

Green innovation and sustainability discussion and Q&A with UMass Dartmouth alumnus Jacob Vaillancourt '12, Co-Founder of Waste Hub to take place at Claire T. Carney

UMass Dartmouth to host the first Startup Weekend on the SouthCoast

Student innovators and entrepreneurs invited to attend UMass Dartmouth's Charlton College of Business Startup Weekend April 17-19

Photography students chosen for Flash Forward Festival exhibition

Photography students Brandon Dunning and Yulin Wu were accepted into Flash Forward Festival's exhibition "Undergraduate Photography Now".

Assessing knowledge of breast cancer, attitude toward concussions in college students, health literacy in Type 2 Diabetes among UMass Dartmouth undergraduate research projects receiving awards

14 Nursing, Psychology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Art Education, and Medical Laboratory Science students receive grants for undergraduate research projects this semester

UMass Dartmouth student awarded Krystle Campbell Scholarship

Junior Miriam Asangong of Framingham one of two UMass students to receive $5,000 scholarship in honor of Boston Marathon victim

Five UMass Dartmouth alumni to take part in Engineering and Business Innovation Panel April 8

UMass Dartmouth's College of Engineering and Charlton College of Business will welcome five alumni to campus for a panel discussion on careers in innovative industries tomorrow, Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Largest SouthCoast jobs fair ever tomorrow April 8 at UMass Dartmouth

Record number of employers and applicants, on-the-spot interviews, and LinkedIn tutorial booth all part of SouthCoast Jobs Fair

UMass Dartmouth Department of Educational Leadership welcomes two guest lectures from University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professors Gloria J. Ladson-Billings and Thomas Popkewitz to offer lectures in Fairhaven and New Bedford April 9-10

New Bedford Festival Theatre leaders to be honored at UMass Dartmouth Commencement May 15

Armand Marchand and George Charbonneau to be recognized with Chancellor's Medal for a quarter century of artistic contribution to the region

UMass Law welcomes General Counsel to U.S. Senator Marco Rubio April 9

Gregg Nunziata to speak on judicial nominating process at UMass Law

UMass Dartmouth professors to participate in K-16 community event April 8

Building Community III: Bringing Theory to Practice

In newest book UMass Dartmouth professor details story of memory and addiction

"Lord Fear is a psychological and artistic juggernaut." --Anthony Swofford, author of "Jarhead"

UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business Professor Adam Sulkowski joins Run For Krystle campaign for 2015 Boston Marathon

Professor Sulkowski teams up with Renee Laurencelle '15 to raise funds for former UMass Boston business student who lost her life in 2013 at Boston Marathon

UMass Dartmouth welcomes Poet Laureate of San Antonio and TED Talker Laurie Ann Guerrero

Laurie Ann Guerrero to give talk on "Education as Revolution" and take part in roundtable discussion at Frederick Douglass Unity House April 2-3

UMass Dartmouth Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality organize events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

UMass Dartmouth's Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality (CWGS) have organized a series of events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April.

WANTED: Student innovators and entrepreneurs for Startup Weekend

The UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business will host a Startup Weekend for student innovators and entrepreneurs on April 17-19 at the Robert F. Stoico/FirstFed Charitable Foundation

UMass Dartmouth professor's research helps improve teamwork of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV)

Office of Naval Research awards Engineering Professor Ramprasad Balasubramanian $225,000 grant to address communication challenges in achieving multi-UUV autonomy

UMassD Q&A on copyright fight over "Happy Birthday To You" with UMass Law Professor Ralph Clifford

One of the more popular, well-known songs in the world is at the center of a court battle with a federal judge in California set to decide whether a music publisher unlawfully collected licensing fees for the copyright to "Happy Birthday to You."

UMass Dartmouth nursing students travel to Azores and Haiti over Spring Break for experiential learning opportunities in Community Health

23 students from 21 Massachusetts communities traveling to the University of the Azores and Port au Prince, Haiti to assess health needs of deportees and new mothers

National legal analyst and best-selling author Rikki Klieman to address UMass Law Class of 2015 at May 18 Commencement

One of the nation's most celebrated lawyers and legal authorities to receive honorary degree from the Commonwealth's public law school

UMassD Q&A on first-ever U.S. Special Envoy for LGBT Rights with Law Professor Jeremiah Ho

"Defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT persons is at the core of our commitment to advancing human rights globally—the heart and conscience of our diplomacy." — United States Secretary of State John Kerry

"Layers of Learning" exhibition underway at UMass Dartmouth Campus Gallery

More than 70 works of students and UMass Dartmouth alumni on display through February 24

UMass Dartmouth College of Visual & Performing Arts exhibition showcases works of Ceramics program alumni

"The Uncommon Object" displays works of 10 UMass Dartmouth alumni at University Art Gallery in New Bedford

UMassD Q&A on Jon Stewart stepping down as anchor of 'The Daily Show' with Political Science Professor Doug Roscoe

"Through his unique voice and vision, 'The Daily Show' has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come." -- Michele Ganeless, Comedy Central President

UMass Dartmouth student proposes drones in the air to help drivers find parking spots on the ground

Doctoral candidate Amir Ehsani Zonouz wins Siemens Mobility IDEA Contest for Smart Parking System

UMassD Q&A on Deflategate with Mechanical Engineering Professor Alex Fowler

The National Football League is currently investigating the New England Patriots to determine why game balls used AFC Championship game were under-inflated. UMass Dartmouth Mechanical Engineering Professor Alex Fowler provides his thoughts.

UMassD Q&A on Asteroid heading past Earth with Physics Professor Alan Hirshfeld

"I may grab my favorite binoculars and give it a shot myself." -- Don Yeomans, manager of NASA's Near Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California

UMassD Q&A on Cyber Security with Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Lance Fiondella

"If we're going to be connected, then we need to be protected." -- President Obama

UMass Dartmouth #1 in Massachusetts for Online Bachelor's program according to U.S. News

UMass Dartmouth's online bachelor's degree program is ranked #1 in Massachusetts, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Online Programs Rankings released today