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Prof. Freeley with student
UMass Law increases Commonwealth Fellows Scholarship

The scholarship provides additional financial support to Massachusetts students.

The Living Literature Series helps foster creativity and dialogue

The English Department has built an innovative community for students and creative writers alike.

History Professor Brian Williams arranges NYC trip to commemorate anniversary of 9/11

History Professor helps students in his Warfare and Terrorism course “experience” history.

UMass Dartmouth to hold 15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast February 3

Donovan Livingston, an award-winning educator, spoken word poet, and public speaker will discuss the idea that every child has the right to “lift off” and achieve their dreams.

NAACP chapter established at UMass Dartmouth

Follows 2016 Commencement address by national NAACP Chair Roslyn Brock

Memo from Chancellor Helm regarding Flag Policy

Statement from UMass Dartmouth Interim Chancellor Peyton R. Helm concerning the Black Lives Matter Flag

The Destruction of Cultural Heritage: From Napoléon to ISIS
Publication: Essays documenting the destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East

The Destruction of Cultural Heritage: From Napoléon to ISIS is a collection of original essays co-edited by CVPA art history professor Pamela Karimi.

New study highlights potential relationship between climate change and the Bay of Bengal

Study, co-authored by UMass Dartmouth professor of oceanography, explains global significance of the Bay of Bengal's oxygen minimum zone waters

Margaret Drew, UMass Law faculty
UMass Law launches clinic dedicated to protecting human rights within the U.S.

Human Rights at Home Clinic will focus on gender-based violence, unmet health needs and other human rights concerns in our local communities and beyond.

Professor Peltz-Steele speaks at Law & Society in South Africa, Dec. 10, 2016
Peltz-Steele speaks at Law and Society in Africa conference

Professor Peltz-Steele reports research on civil rights in Uganda as part of panel on gender and sexual equality at Law and Society in Africa conference at University of Cape Town

Law Professor Hillary Farber gives a lecture on drones and privacy
LegalTech News cites Farber research on drones

LegalTech News quotes and cites research by Professor Hillary Farber concerning drones and privacy

CJ Vachon (Law Faculty) portrait
Vachon participates in law-and-economics roundtable

Prof. Vachon talks law and small business at conference of Institute of Law and Economics

Building on the UMass Law commitment

Dean Eric Mitnick discusses impact of American Bar Association accreditation.

"Quarters for Christmas" Fund Raiser

The UMass Dartmouth Department of Public Safety is holding its 20th annual Quarters for Christmas fundraiser today until 2 p.m. at the Campus Center.

UMass School of Law Earns Full ABA Accreditation
UMass School of Law Earns Full ABA Accreditation

Commonwealth’s public law school building momentum to diversify the legal profession and expand access to justice for citizens

UMass Dartmouth welcomes Pedro Pires, President Emeritus of Cape Verde

UMass Dartmouth cordially welcomes the honorable Pedro Pires, President Emeritus of the Republic of Cape Verde, to campus on Tuesday, December 6 for a reception at 3:00 p.m. in the Claire T. Carney Library Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Grand Reading Room.

Law School Director of Bar Success Laurel (Lori) Albin (2010)
Albin presents at academic support conference on changing ABA bar standards

Professor Laurel Albin speaks on ABA Standard 316 and its impact on law schools

Law school will change your life
UMass Law students top $4.5 million in service to the community

“Mission to pursue justice” has delivered more than 87,000 hours of assistance since establishment of the state’s only public law school. Boston, Brockton, Cape Cod, Fall River, Lowell, New Bedford, Quincy, Springfield, Taunton, Worcester among the communities served.

Cross-border collaboration bolsters ocean tech opportunities

UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE) in Nova Scotia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen commercial and innovation ties.

Law Professor Richard Peltz-Steele visits a classroom at Stonington High School, Connecticut
Peltz-Steele visits law class at Stonington High School

Professor Peltz-Steele visits a Connecticut high school law class to talk about civil justice

UMass Dartmouth’s Jacob Miller earns Marshall Scholarship

A first generation college student from Fairhaven, MA, has been awarded the highly distinguished Marshall Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom

Law students Sache Rockamore and Jennifer Flemister give a presentation on freedom of information and public access to the judiciary as part of a public educational program they created for a project in Legal Skills III.
Students present public educational program on freedom of information

Students plan and present a public educational program on freedom of information law as a class project in Legal Skills III

Daina Bray, general counsel of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, visits to the Law School, with Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Vice President Mary Chaffee and founding President Anthony Doss, Nov. 16, 2016.
Animal-law attorney speaks at inaugural event of Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund holds its inaugural event with keynote speaker Daina Bray, general counsel of the International Fund for Animal Welfare

"What Just Happened? What Now?": A conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank Nov. 18

Forum will be moderated by UMass Dartmouth Journalism Lecturer Caitlin O'Neil

Law professor and alumnus propose prenatal opioid screenings for expectant mothers

Article will run in the Summer 2017 issue of the Harvard Journal on Legislation

Peltz-Steele PowerPoint slide re Right To Be Forgotten from National Communication Association, Nov. 12, 2016
Peltz-Steele speaks in Philadelphia on free speech, privacy, and 'the right to be forgotten'

Professor Peltz-Steele speaks on a national conference panel on freedom of expression, privacy rights, and 'the right to be forgotten' in data protection law

Jason Potter Burda (Law Faculty)
Potter Burda's research on HIV PrEP has impact on clinical guidelines and research

Professor Jason Potter Burda's HIV prevention scholarship appears in the Journal of the International AIDS Society and in provider educational materials by the U.S. Sexuality Information & Education Council

UMass Dartmouth establishes 62 all-gender restrooms across campus

Initiative uses single-occupancy restrooms to expand access and strengthen commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion

CJ Vachon (Law Faculty) portrait
Vachon presents on business ethics and law of search engine advertising

Professor Vachon answers business ethics questions at a presentation at Endicott College

Daniel DeOliveira
Alumni board officers and members announced

Volunteers will help build national network of Corsairs

Dr. Yifei Li - RF Photonics Lab - Electrical and Computer Engineering
Innovative radio frequency photonics research opens up a high-tech future for the SouthCoast

Exploring technologies that integrate electronics, photonics, and nanofabrications

Law students at Fall River City Council to propose anti-domestic violence ordinance, Nov. 2016
Students in Drew's domestic violence course appear before Fall River City Council

Law students of Professor Drew appear before City Council to support passage of Freedom from Domestic Violence Resolution

School for Marine Science & Technology and Division of Marine Fisheries expand membership of joint institute promoting sustainable fisheries

Director of NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center and marine director of The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts join the Marine Fisheries Institute Advisory Council.

Profs. Vachon & Ho and 3L Jessica Cruzatti-Flavius present at the Law School Faculty Development Presentation Workshop on Nov. 3, 2016.
Faculty, student-scholar present at workshop on civil rights issues

Two faculty and 3L student present research at faculty workshop on civil rights issues, focusing on gender and sexual-identity equality

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Educational Leadership PhD Candidate set to speak at New Bedford’s TEDx talk

La Toya Robertson shares her story about adversity and triumph on November 4.

Peltz-Steele presents paper at Lenny Bruce conference

Professor Peltz-Steele presents paper on the language of comedy at Lenny Bruce conference, Comedy and the Constitution, at Brandeis University

DPS Advisory Board

DPS forms Public Safety Advisory Board comprised of community members representing faculty, staff and students.

Drug Disposal Kiosk

Department of Public Safety announces arrival of a new drug disposal kiosk

"Rethinking public schools" focus of conference November 18-19

Dr. Jonathan Kozol, author of Savage Inequalities, will offer remarks

Lee Blake earns K. Julie McCarthy Community Spirit Award

Director of Campus Compact was awarded the 2016 K. Julie McCarthy Community Spirit Awards, which recognizes individuals who are active in efforts to preserve buildings and educate about the importance of historic preservation.

Steven Lichtman, professor of political science at Shippensburg University, at the Law School, Oct. 26, 2016
Panel ponders a liberal majority on U.S. Supreme Court

Professors Duncan and Rudko join guest speaker Dr. Steven Lichtman to imagine a liberal majority on the U.S. Supreme Court

World-renowned Tibetan monks to perform “Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing” at UMass Dartmouth Nov. 2

Mystical Arts of Tibet celebration will also include week-long sand-painting demonstration and exhibit.

Margaret Drew (Law Faculty)
Drew, Ho, Scharf appear at New England Clinical Conference at Boston University

Three professors appear at New England Clinical Conference at Boston University

UMass Dartmouth earns top 20 national ranking for civic engagement for fourth straight year

University earns national finalist designation for economic opportunity initiatives, and national distinction for general community service, education, and interfaith efforts

Charlton College of Business celebrates opening of Learning Pavilion

$15 million, 22,000 square foot expansion made possible by Charlton Trust, creates technology-enriched teaching and learning spaces

Law Professor Ralph Clifford
Prof. Ralph Clifford elected Vice-Chair of the Lexington Zoning Board of Appeals

Professor Ralph Clifford has been elected Vice-Chair of the Lexington Zoning Board of Appeals

Charlton College of Business celebrates opening of Learning Pavilion

New facility, made possible by the Charlton Foundation, was led by businessman and philanthropist Chuck Charlton.

UMass Dartmouth doctoral candidate recognized for research on ecology of squid

Owen Nichols, who is pursing his studies at SMAST, is the second recipient of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s John Annala Fishery Leadership Award.

Megan Beyer JD '16 UMass Law
First UMass Law student awarded Rappaport Fellowship

Megan Beyer JD '16 is the first Rappaport Fellow from UMass Law.

Jeremy Hunt sitting on the ground
From UMass Dartmouth Corsair to Yale Bulldog: Jeremy Hunt’s Journey

Since graduating in 2012, Liberal Arts alum Jeremy Hunt has been following his passion. His lastest stop is New Haven, CT.

Frances Rudko
Rudko leads CLE panel

Professor Rudko led a Massachusetts CLE panel.

Jason Potter Burda (Law Faculty)
Burda presents at US AIDS Conference

Professor Jason Burda presented at the US Conference on AIDS

BIOSwimmer Side Scan Tail Movement, courtesy Boston Engineering
Seaport Economic Council grant advances marine robotics research & development

$600K grant to increase autonomy in the tuna-shaped BIOSwimmer

Dr. Jennifer Fugate begins her tenure-track position with the Psychology Department

Fugate’s path to UMass Dartmouth began in high school when she developed an interest in psychology during an introductory course.

Marine science facility reaches construction milestone

$55 million 76,000 square foot facility in New Bedford, the nation’s #1 fishing port, is being built in partnership with state Division of Marine Fisheries

John Quinn voted chair of New England Fishery Management Council
Dartmouth attorney, former legislator voted chair of New England Fishery Management Council

John F. Quinn, director of public interest law programs at UMass Law, was elected chairman of the New England Fishery Management Council.

UMass Dartmouth chancellor search launched

President Meehan: “Aiming high… and intend to attract the very best”

UMass Dartmouth researchers awarded $525,967 to test the positive “oyster effect” on estuaries and salt ponds endangered by high nitrogen levels

Initiative focused on Westport River is part of $4.6 million program to protect southeast New England coastal watersheds through innovative “soft solutions”

This We Believe 2016

UMass Dartmouth uses essay contest to engage new students in campus values.

UMass Dartmouth announces hiring of 40 new faculty members

Appointments demonstrate ongoing investment in core mission

Richard Peltz-Steele
Peltz-Steele presents at sport conference

Professor Peltz-Steele has presented at a conference on sport policy.

CJ Vachon portrait
Vachon leads ABA meeting

Professor Vachon led a meeting of an ABA group.

UMass Dartmouth elevated to National Tier 1 status by US News

Charlton College of Business achieves Top 150 national ranking, College of Nursing PhD program cited as "Best Value" by ValueColleges

Nursing doctoral student earns prestigious Jonas Center scholarship

Goal of program is to increase number of nursing faculty and undergraduate program capacity

Leduc Center for Civic Engagement welcomes AmeriCorps member

Medora LaPlante began her service at 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance High School Civic Leadership Institute

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $862,000 in Seaport Economic Council grants to College of Engineering and Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Funding will support the maritime economy by fostering a trained workforce, investing in essential infrastructure, and supporting advanced research and development

Richard Peltz-Steele
Peltz-Steele publishes in Ind. journal

Professor Peltz-Steele published an article in the Indiana Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Richard Peltz-Steele
Peltz-Steele publishes in ABA compilation

Peltz-Steele has published a contribution to an ABA compilation.

Underwater vehicle technology firm emerges from technology incubator

Ocean Server Technology will employ 17 in Fall River after move from Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Peltz-Steele launches blog

Professor Peltz-Steele has launched a new blog, "The Savory Tort."

Lt. Governor to attend underwater vehicle tech firm graduation from UMass Dartmouth incubator September 8

Ocean Server Technology will employ 17 in Fall River after move from Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Randy Helm
Chancellor Helm welcomes and challenges new students

Calls on Class of 2020 to "encounter each other with open minds, acknowledging that our preconceived notions may be wrong, that others may be right, that we learn more by listening than by shouting."

Move-in Day
UMass Dartmouth prepares for new academic year

Class of 2020 arrives Sept. 4, new Charlton College building opens, university-wide “This We Believe” dialogue launched

UMass Dartmouth celebrates connection with Town of Dartmouth

Construction of memorial site in recognition of Town’s 350th birthday and University’s 50th birthday underway

Charlton Classroom
Charlton Learning Pavilion ready to embrace students

The technology-rich environment is designed to enhance teaching and learning experience

UMass Dartmouth researchers receive funding for offshore wind research project

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center funds Massachusetts Research Partnership between UMass Dartmouth and five area academic and research institutions.

Biology student sitting in front of Mayo Clinic sign
Biology student becomes Ivy Leaguer for 12 weeks

Biology student Elizabeth Cross experiences life as an Ivy League researcher and learns more about kidneys than she thought possible.

CJ Vachon (Law Faculty) portrait
Vachon publishes article on big companies in small towns

Professor Vachon analyzes Market Basket events of summer 2014 and describes importance of effective management when big business comes to small towns

Jeremiah Ho (Law Faculty)
Ho publishes in Ky. journal

Professor Ho has published an article in the Kentucky Law Journal

Tuesdays with Morrie author Mitch Albom to speak at UMass Dartmouth October 6

“Giving is Living” event inaugurates the Rev. Dr. Robert Lawrence Lecture Series

CJ Vachon portrait
Vachon publishes in Mitchell Hamline Law Review

Professor Vachon has published an article in the Mitchell Hamline Law Review.

Steel Beam
Steel work for School for Marine Science & Technology expansion project near completion

Steel beam makes it way to UMass Dartmouth quad in celebration of new building construction milestone

Block Island
UMass Dartmouth researchers receive funding to build and maintain coastal ocean observing system

Coastal observing system will assist in capturing ocean data on several Northeastern islands

Jason Potter Burda (Law Faculty)
Burda presents at Lavender Law

Professor Jason Potter Burda presented at Lavender Law.

UMass Dartmouth, Republic of Iceland sign marine science, biotech research agreement

Pact results from 2015 university visit by Iceland delegation and U.S. Ambassador Robert Barber

Renee Denno is making her dream a reality

This past spring Renee joined UMass Dartmouth's online community as a Liberal Arts major with concentrations in Sociology and English.

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51-year-old Larry Emmons uses education as a catalyst to change his life and overcome his disabilities.

Veteran returns to college as a way to cope with life after his military service.

Professor Nancy O’Connor creates rare marine biology REU site

Professor Nancy O’Connor and Professor Tara Rajaniemi were awarded a $343,070 grant through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Grant Program to provide hands-on research opportunities for young undergraduate researchers and scientists.

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UMass Dartmouth College of Arts and Sciences shines a spotlight for high school students

The Spotlight Program brings students to campus, so they can experience college while still in high school.

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Erin Cournoyer ’14 on a path to a doctoral degree in Sociology

Crime and Justice Studies alumna uses her passion as the foundation for her doctoral studies.

Work of UMassD marine scientists on display August 7

Researchers at UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology will showcase work at Fifth Annual Boston Seafood Festival

Cranberries in the bog, October 2011 Photo courtesy of Prapti Behera
New study finds cranberry juice compounds that help prevent bacterial infections

UMass Dartmoutth, WPI scientists partner on research published in international journal

Mark Paige
Professor's new book challenges use of test scores to evaluate teachers

Public Policy Professor Mark Paige: Linking employment status value-added models based on standardized test scores “is unfair and flawed”

SMAST boat
SMAST researchers' newly patented strategy would enhance fisheries management

Onboard 3D camera system aimed at reducing monitoring costs and increasing fish count accuracy

Yu Zhang with model
Sea ice: a key regional feature of the Arctic Ocean and a sign of global climate change

UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) researchers examine significant impact of climate change on sea ice variation

James J. Karam Scholarships awarded to six area students

Six area students will share $28,000 in scholarships from the James J. Karam Scholarship Fund.

$1 million gift to support student scholarships

Harold and Virginia Lash Scholarships will support students in nursing, bioengineering, computer science, management information systems, and English

Great white shark
Can humans and sharks co-exist?

UMassD alum and shark expert Dr. Craig P. O’Connell tests his harmless shark repellent on recent episode of Shark Week

Quinn News
UMass Law's John Quinn Wins Chancellor's Award

John Quinn, Director of Public Interest Law Program and External Partnerships at the UMass School of Law - Dartmouth, is the July 2016 CARES recipient (Chancellor's Award Recognizing Excellence in Service).

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Cranberry and fisheries research funding included in budget passed by Legislature

Budget includes $450,000 for School for Marine Science and Technology and $100,000 for Cranberry Health Research Center.

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Dr. Jennifer Koop earns NOAA grant to work with Atlantic sea scallops

Dr. Koop was awarded a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for her proposal, "Transmission of apicomplexan infection and development of gray meat in Atlantic sea scallops, Placopecten magellanicus."

National Science Foundation awards grant to School for Marine Science & Technology researcher

Three-year study based on nitrous oxide cycling will provide relevant data to the Arctic science community and contribute to STEM workforce development

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship building a business bridge from the SouthCoast to India

Initiative seeks to bring innovative educational, research and product prototyping capabilities to the institutes, universities and commercial enterprises in India while also generating revenue to support the CIE’s regional business incubation efforts.

Dr. Cynthia Pilskaln, UMass Dartmouth Professor of Oceanography, talks climate science with policymakers

Leading scientist at School for Marine Science & Technology shares her expertise on the impacts of climate change

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Michael Dueñas receives an Association of Corporate Counsel Northeast Chapter Ethics Award

The award is give 12 regional law students who demonstrate a comprehension of the ethical challenges faced in law practice.

Pamela Karimi portrait
President Meehan awards 4 faculty members sci-tech and creative economy grants

Grants include UMass Dartmouth research and outreach related to New Bedford's anti-slavery history, concussion-preventing materials, bio-degradable plastics for medical use, and partnership with Provincetown

Interim Dean
Dr. Eric Mitnick Appointed Interim Dean of UMass Law

The Office of the Provost at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is happy to announce that Dr. Eric Mitnick has been appointed the Interim Dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth, where he has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs since 2014.

Jane Tompkins
UMass Dartmouth hosts the 2016 Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL) conference

The AEPL conference will explore layers of literacy−from immersion to reflection−in hopes of suggesting a shift in how schools approach teaching.

Randy Helm
Chancellor Helm addresses regional business leaders

Describes economic, cultural and civic impact of UMass Dartmouth

Photograph of Campanile
UMass Dartmouth bells to ring in memory of Orlando victims

UMass Dartmouth's to honor victims of Orlando tragedy June 16 with bells, rainbow lighting and flags lowered to half staff.

Tracking evidence of a changing climate

UMass Dartmouth puts policy and science into action

Community Companions: Collaboration and Celebration!

Community Companions: Collaboration and Celebration! is an event that celebrates a 15-year commitment to community service through experiential learning.

NOAA awards $270,000 grant to School for Marine Science & Technology researchers

Research team will tag juvenile monkfish to track movement and estimate growth

College of Arts and Sciences releases Chancellor’s and Dean’s List for Spring 2016

CAS recognizes and celebrates student academic achievement

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UMass Dartmouth generates nearly half billion dollar annual economic impact

Donahue Institute study finds return on state investment is nearly 7 to 1, including 2,255 jobs beyond the campus

Matching software with might: Assessing the reliability of military aircraft and weapons systems

College of Engineering Assistant Professor Lance Fiondella awarded Office of Naval Research Summer Fellowship

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Students working at UMass Law's community clinics recognized for public service

Community Development Clinic (CDC) students provided legal services to varied clients during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Michael Weber
It’s never too late to join the online community

Online student Michael Weber will complete his undergraduate education after a fifteen-year hiatus.

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Q&A on the gig economy

Public Policy Center Executive Director Michael Goodman offers his thoughts on some new economic realities

Chad McGuire at the New Bedford waterfront
Environmental Policy Professor Chad McGuire to take part in panel on preparing for climate change

Professor McGuire to speak on coastal resiliency planning June 13

Glider Blue
SMAST underwater robot on mission to capture valuable ocean data

School for Marine Science & Technology Professor Wendell Brown and team have deployed ocean glider “Blue” to capture ocean data in preparation for summer hurricane season

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Boston art gallery showcases MFA Thesis Exhibition

Artwork of MFA graduates on display at Bromfield Gallery through June 26

Common project
UMassD students create publication highlighting civic engagement experiences

Jacob Miller ’16 and James Ferguson ’16 create “The Common Project” to inspire, promote, and sustain community through story telling

UMass Dartmouth announces David Klamen as Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts

Over the past four years, Mr. Klamen has served as Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Northwest

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What’s next for the Class of 2016

Members of the Class of 2016 share their plans for what comes next following their time at UMassD

Underwater robot begins mission to track ocean data

UMass Dartmouth’s ocean glider “Blue” captures late spring Cold Pool ocean data in preparation for the summer hurricane season

Kappa Delta Pi inducts new members

UMass Dartmouth's Alpha Eta Alpha Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi recognize the best of the best and induct them into the International Honor Society of Education

Psychology Alumna gains faculty position at Brown University

Kristina Monteiro ’10 MA ’12 earns PhD and is the Assistant Director of Assessment & Evaluation at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

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Words of wisdom from the Class of 2016

Members of the Class of 2016 offer words of wisdom and advice to current and future Corsairs

English and Women's and Gender Studies alumna sees everything fall in to place

Katrina Semich, English and Women's and Gender Studies alumna, recently secured a position as a development associate with Marie Stopes International-US (MSI-US).

A note of thanks from Interim Chancellor Helm

Faculty and staff from all corners of the university came together this weekend to create Commencement 2016. The festivities conclude Monday with the School of Law ceremony.

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NAACP Chair challenges UMass Dartmouth graduates “to raise their voices in the public square”

University celebrates engineering, visual and performing arts, nursing, and marine science students during afternoon ceremony

Charlton Commencement
Future business leaders spurred to “Go for it!” at UMass Dartmouth commencement ceremony

582 students earn degrees from Charlton College of Business; 147 MBAs awarded

Megan Beyer JD '16: First UMass Law Rappaport fellow

The first student from UMass Law to be accepted as a Rappaport fellow, Megan Beyer JD '16 chose UMass Law because of its public interest mission.

UMass Dartmouth student, Fairhaven native among ‘29 Who Shine’

Truman Scholar Jacob Miller ’16 recognized for academic and civic achievements

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UMass Dartmouth 2016 Commencement details

University celebrates first graduating class as Doctoral Research University

UMass Dartmouth Police Department is awarded “Re-Accreditation” status

Accreditation is the highest award a Massachusetts police department can earn by the Commission

UMassD junior prepares for cross country bike trip this summer in support of Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

John Ferguson ’17 prepares for 70 day, 4,000 mile journey of a lifetime from Baltimore to Portland, Oregon through 4K for Cancer program

Student speakers 2016
UMass Dartmouth announces 2016 student commencement speakers

Nearly 2,000 members of the Class of 2016 will receive undergraduate and graduate diplomas over the course of four Commencement ceremonies

Professor Morgan James Peters (aka, Mwalim) receives civic leadership award at annual Civic Engagement Summit

UMass Dartmouth shines spotlight on faculty commitment to civic engagement

Michelle Roberts
Bristol County Savings Bank’s Michele L. Roberts receives civic leadership award at Civic Engagement Summit

UMass Dartmouth shines spotlight on community commitment to civic engagement

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UMassD announces 2016 Commencement honorees

Nearly 2,000 to receive diplomas

Irene S
Q&A on Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ suspension

UMass Law Professor Irene Scharf offers her reaction to the 2-1 decision and what legal options are left for the three-time Super Bowl MVP

UMassD professor of physical oceanography talks career options with junior high school students

Dr. Miles Sundermeyer recently participated in the STEM Academy’s inaugural “Exploration & Discovery Day" to discuss career paths in the field of ocean sciences with 7th and 8th grade students.

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Close to 60 students participating in UMass Dartmouth Startup Weekend

Upwards of 40 teams coming together to compete in 54-hour, weekend-long startup competition

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UMass Dartmouth welcomes renowned poet Claudia Rankine April 25

Highly acclaimed poet to read from award winning works as part of University’s celebration of National Poetry Month

Interim Chancellor Peyton R. Helm: The University and the Community

In his op-ed for The Standard-Times, Dr. Helm highlights the many ways in which UMass Dartmouth is "deeply, firmly rooted in the SouthCoast."

Spring is research season at UMass Dartmouth

Sigma Xi Exhibit beginning today part of a series of events and program showcasing intellectual prowess and research at the undergraduate and graduate level

UMass Dartmouth students organize Relay For Life event for April 23

Hundreds of students, families, and community members to participate in event raising funds toward American Cancer Society

Amit Tandon
UMass Dartmouth researcher to discuss work in unlocking the mysteries of monsoons

Professor Amit Tandon to discuss U.S.-India collaboration to study the conditions that create monsoons April 19

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Research of UMass Dartmouth undergraduate and graduate students on display at Sigma Xi Research Exhibit April 20-21

Close to 100 poster exhibitions will be on display demonstrating intellectual prowess and research of UMass Dartmouth undergraduate and graduate students

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UMass Dartmouth student recognized for lifting lives out of poverty in his native Dominican Republic

Ausubel Pichardo '16 among honorees at Reverend Dr. Robert Lawrence Civic Engagement Summit

CIE View
Student innovators and entrepreneurs invited to make their mark in three-day startup competition

University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to host Startup Weekend April 22-24

The Center for Indic Studies presents Amit Tandon

Umass Dartmouth professor of engineering and marine science unlocks the mysteries of monsoons.

Chancellor Helm
Chancellor Helm: Getting Real about Sexual Assault on Campus

The following is an opinion piece, published in the April 14-21, 2016 issue of 'The Torch', written by Interim Chancellor Peyton R. Helm on the issue of sexual assaults on college campuses.

Mike Souza
Liberal Arts Alumnus Succeeds in Science Management

Michael Souza values the skills he learned as a liberal arts major, and he shares how they help make him successful today.

Law school outside
UMass professors to gather for interdisciplinary discussion on hot button legal issues

Privacy, racial profiling, Supreme Court, immigration, and more to be discussed at UMass Club in Boston

Renee Laurencelle
Alumna to run in Boston Marathon for Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund

Renee Laurencelle ’15, of Tyngsboro, MA to run for third year in a row as a member of the Run For Krystle team

Barney Frank Poster
UMassD welcomes back former congressman Barney Frank for documentary screening

University community invited to screening of ‘Compared to What?’ followed by Q&A with the former congressman

UMass Dartmouth organizes community service projects to celebrate National Volunteer Week

70-plus students to volunteer during week dedicated to those who give back

Hillary B. Farber
School of Law professor to discuss commercial, recreational, and privacy challenges of drones

Professor Hillary Farber to offer insight on recent cases and controversies involving drones

Dr. Jane Goodall Inspiration
Relive Dr. Jane Goodall's visit to UMassD

Dr. Jane Goodall's visit to campus spreads message of inspiration and hope

Anna Marravali
Students pen essays on how to make the world a better place

Winners announced for essay contest held in conjunction with Dr. Jane Goodall’s visit to UMass Dartmouth

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UMass Dartmouth students form Roots & Shoots chapter in lead up to Dr. Jane Goodall visit

Students form local chapter of youth-led community action and learning program of the Jane Goodall Institute

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Schedule of Dr. Jane Goodall’s April 7 visit to UMass Dartmouth

Details regarding Green Fair, Essay Contest, Eco-Float parade, and public lecture

Brenda Marie
UMass Dartmouth to celebrate national poetry month

Series of poetry readings are planned on campus during the national literary celebration

Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Center for Women, Gender, & Sexuality organizes events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Series of events planned to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it

Engineering student attempting to commercialize electric motorcycle design

Dustin Roderigues ’17, of Westport, MA utilizing resources at University’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship to help launch open source electric vehicle company

Participate in a student housing survey

Participate in survery for opportunity to win Apple iPad mini, Apple TV console, and tickets to the Red Sox

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Students to promote dental hygiene through Smile Drive initiative

Pre-Dental Society plans several oral health presentations for local youth this month

Faculty to discuss legal issues surrounding drones

Massachusetts Bar Association organizes panel on the impact of drones on individual rights

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Let your voice be heard: Student Government elections are this April

Election packets now available for students interested in holding a position as a Student Government Association Senator, Student Trustee, Class Officer, or Student Fee Allocation Committee Member

Shaun B. Spencer
Q&A on Apple vs. FBI

School of Law Professor Shaun Spencer offers his reaction to the battle being watched by anyone and everyone who owns a smartphone.

Student-run business open forums on April 4

All majors welcome to learn about how to start a student-run business on campus

Civic Engagement invite
Reverend Dr. Robert Lawrence Civic Engagement Summit takes place April 15

University community and general public invited to join a discussion on race, religion, and service-building bridges that empower and strengthen our communities

Professor Kristen Abatsis to speak on the politics of the pink ribbon

Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Kristen Abatsis, author of ‘The Green Solution to Breast Cancer: A Promise for Prevention’, to speak on breast cancer activism March 30

Marge Piercy
UMass Dartmouth welcomes Marge Piercy

Novelist, Poet, and Memoirist will perform a reading of her poetry during National Poetry Month

Kevin Powell
Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast rescheduled for March 30

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

IMS 2016 coordinators
Marine science faculty and students present their research at the 2016 IMS Symposium

More than 60 members of the UMass system attended the annual symposium to present the research being conducted across all UMass campuses.

Kip Thorne
UMassD welcomes renowned physicist Dr. Kip Thorne March 29

Faculty to join Dr. Thorne to discuss the science of ‘Interstellar’

Law review speaker
School of Law students look toward solutions to opioid crisis

UMass Law Review to host roundtable discussion featuring police chiefs, judges, and doctors April 8

Dan Mac
New technology could be ‘game changer’ in wave energy industry

UMass Dartmouth researchers awarded $239,898 through Commonwealth’s Seaport Economic Council Program

Habitat 1
UMass Dartmouth Habitat For Humanity chapter put ‘sweat’ into building homes in North Carolina

19 students from across Massachusetts travel to Durham to help build homes for families in need during Alternative Spring Break

Waxler award
Accepting nominations for Jonathan Blake Waxler Prize for Social Justice

Applications/Nominations are due Friday, April 1st by 5 p.m.

Azores Nursing
Nursing students and faculty traveling to Azores to research community health issues of deportees

Now in its second year, ‘Bridging the Atlantic’ project continues research completed in the Azores last year related to men who were deported from the U.S. to the Azores

SMAST glider
Work of marine science researchers across UMass system on display March 25

UMass Dartmouth hosts 2016 University of Massachusetts Intercampus Marine Science (IMS) Research Symposium

SMAST rendering
Demolition begins at School for Marine Science & Technology expansion site

Demolition of Naval Reserve Building clears way for construction of new 76,000-square-foot facility for University’s School for Marine Science and Technology

John T. La Barbera plays the guitar
Academy Award Nominated film score composer and guitar and stringed instrument virtuoso performs on campus

In his recital, John T. La Barbera traces the history of stringed instruments from Renaissance Italy to the jazz scene in Brazil.

Sigma Xi
Call for Abstracts: 22nd annual Sigma Xi Research Exhibition

Members of University community are cordially invited to participate in exhibition to learn about the research being performed by their UMassD colleagues and students

Charlton expanding
Charlton College of Business ranks among best for online master’s programs in healthcare administration

University’s Master of Science in Healthcare Management earns high marks from Master’s Programs Guide; MS in Healthcare Management to be offered online beginning Fall 2016

First robotics
Robots designed by high school students set to ‘defend their castle’ March 19-20

UMass Dartmouth to once again host FIRST® Robotics Competition at Tripp Athletic Center

Randy Helm
First day message from Chancellor Helm

Message from Chancellor Randy Helm to the campus community on his first day

Kip Thorne
Faculty to join renowned physicist Kip Thorne to discuss the science of ‘Interstellar’

Screenings of film and panel discussion on the science behind it planned for March 29

Work of junior design students on display at campus gallery

70-plus students showcase works in ‘Together: Junior Design Exhibition’

UMassD's School for Marine Science & Technology hosts annual research symposium

The Intercampus Marine Science Research Symposium celebrates cutting-edge research being conducted by students and faculty from all five UMass campuses.

Alum In Panel
College of Engineering welcomes backs alumni for innovation panel

Alumni returned to campus to join conversation on innovation March 8

March of the unwave
Art of public safety officers on display at Star Store campus

Reception for ‘March of the Unwavering’ takes place during AHA! Night March 10

UMass Dartmouth hosts 2016 LusoFest March 9-12

University’s Fitzpatrick Luso-American Endowment and Fall River Public Schools Fine Arts Department invite community to join celebration of Portuguese heritage and culture

Dr Jefferson T. Turner
The Biology Seminar Series presents Dr. Jefferson Turner

Dr. Turner will discuss his research results based on nearly 30 years of environmental monitoring in Buzzards Bay.

WHM 2016
UMass Dartmouth announces Women's History Month events

University’s Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality (CWGS) organizes series of events to celebrate Women's History Month

Doug Zemeckis & Steve Cadrin
Spawning dynamics, seasonal movements, & population structure of Atlantic cod

UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology associate professor and research associate shed light on cod population dynamics and address fisheries problems by using various tagging methods.

Temper 2016
Student literary review now accepting submissions

‘Temper Literary Review’ now accepting writing and artwork submissions for 2016 edition

Arnie votes
Super Tuesday voting information for students

Transportation available to off-campus polling places

MA State House
School of Law alumni putting degrees into action

Three recent law graduates to return to campus to discuss how they are utilizing their JDs at the Massachusetts State House

Lizz Winstead
UMass Dartmouth welcomes co-creator of ‘The Daily Show’ Lizz Winstead March 1

Comedian, writer, producer, and blogger to offer keynote remarks at Women’s History Month kick-off event

UMass Dartmouth accepting nominations for Community Civic Leadership Award

Award to recognize community member who has demonstrated sustained commitment to civic engagement

Roscoe Jenkins
Going local wins in party politics according to new book by UMass Dartmouth professors

‘Local Party Organizations in the Twenty-First Century’ examines critically important role of local political parties in American politics

set of Facebook reaction icons
Q&A on Facebook reactions

Charlton College of Business Marketing Professor Dr. Nora Barnes offers her reaction to the social media network going beyond the ‘like’

Malakoff work
CVPA professor’s photography explores ‘second nature’ of domestic spaces

Assistant Professor of Photography Sarah Malakoff to discuss her recent work at ARNIE Talk March 9

Moot room
UMass Law welcomes two distinguished judges this March

Superior Court Judge Rafi Yessayan and former U.S. Federal Justice Ted Harrington to speak with law faculty and students this coming month

Binary Code
Online engineering design programs earn Top 50 national ranking

Online offerings earn high marks in ‘ValueColleges’ ranking of User Experience Design Programs

MA State House
Public Higher Education Advocacy Day March 7

Two events provide the opportunity to advocate, engage, and share your research and passions with your state leaders.

Bethany Berube's field placement with a civil law firm provided experience with state & federal court systems

Her "externship" was an opportunity to observe the application of ethical rules in a lawyer's daily work.

Step Afrika
Black History 4 Season’s schedule of events February 24-27

History of Stepping show presented by Step Afrika! takes place February 24

Mathematicians under the sea: Studying echolocation skills of dolphins could unlock advances in sonar technology

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor John R. Buck and students collaborate with Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame) and University of Hawaii researchers to better understand ‘sonar secret’ of bottlenose dolphins

Q&A on presidential politics post Iowa and New Hampshire

Associate Professor of Political Science Doug Roscoe discusses Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary aftermath.

Dr. Jane Goodall with chimp
UMass Dartmouth welcomes world-renowned conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall April 7

Engagement of young people in sustainability efforts and establishment of Roots & Shoots chapters among the goals

RPS and DD
Q&A on the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

UMass Law professors Richard Peltz-Steele and Dwight Duncan offer their reaction to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court
Faculty reaction to passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Law and Political Science faculty offer their reaction to the passing of Justice Scalia

Black History 4 Season’s schedule of events February 18-21

Members of University community invited to share poetry and readings from favorite African-American authors at annual African American Read-In

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UMass Law News Roundup

Keep up with UMass Law in the news.

White Coat Nursing Ceremony
Sophomore nursing students to earn rite of passage at White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony underpins idea that compassionate care is the hallmark of clinical practice

Merging black holes
Q&A on the discovery of gravitational waves

Physics professors Robert Fisher and Gaurav Khanna offer their reaction to this discovery being heralded as opening a new window to our universe.

Black Hole rendering
Supercomputing offers peek inside a rotating black hole

Researchers at UMass Dartmouth, Georgia Gwinnett College, and University of Maryland develop first-ever computer simulation of the interior of a rotating black hole

Kevin Stokesbury
SMAST scientists improving cod counting technology

Initial tests of new video system show promise in effort to assist policy-makers and regulators in making science-based decisions

Q&A on Valentine's Day

Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Mahzad Hojjat explores the connection between Cupid's holiday and relationships.

Library Associates Brunch
Claire T. Carney Library Associates announce tenth annual authors brunch

Event will feature Anita Diamant, Peggy W. Fellouris, Alex Kershaw and Joyce Maynard

Black History 4 Season’s schedule of events February 9-13

This February, Black History Month becomes Black History 4 Seasons at UMass Dartmouth.

Val and Tom Stanwood
Thomas and Valerie Stanwood: Eight Years Later

Thomas and Valerie began their lifelong connection at UMass Dartmouth

Dave Bethoney holding up a large fish
Joint initiative awarded funds through Atlantic Herring Research Set-Aside Program

SMAST and MA Division of Marine Fisheries project focuses on sustaining, improving and evaluating portside sampling and river herring incidental catch reduction in the Atlantic herring mid-water trawl fishery

Weaving With Light again
‘Weaving with Light’ exhibition comes home

College of Visual & Performing Arts SOFA CHICAGO installation paying homage to New Bedford’s textile industry to be showcased at Campus Gallery

DRU final1
National doctoral research status of UMass Dartmouth finalized

New Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education released today; UMass Dartmouth only south-of-Boston doctoral research university in Massachusetts

Black and white photographs of land and sea creatures on display at Star Store beginning February 4

‘Animalia’ exhibition to showcase photography of New Bedford native Henry Horenstein

Dr. Thomas Ranuga
Black History 4 Season’s schedule of events February 4-6

Celebration begins with screening of the PBS documentary followed by public lecture and book signing by Chancellor Professor Emeritus Dr. Thomas Ranuga

Black History 4 Seasons Logo
UMass Dartmouth expands celebration of Black History Month to year-round

University’s Black History 4 Seasons Council set to plan celebration of Black history throughout the year at UMass Dartmouth

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Dr. Kenneth Brink joins the School for Marine Science and Technology as adjunct faculty member

Accomplished scholar and physical oceanography will contribute his expertise to UMass Dartmouth's SMAST

Growing green blooming for UMass Dartmouth dining

Lettuce grown in Freight Farms container beginning to be served this week; Farm-to-table initiative part of series of new and revamped dining offerings

150+ artworks from Massachusetts high school students on display at UMass Dartmouth Campus Gallery

34 schools participating in College of Visual & Performing Arts Emerging Young Artists 2016 Invitational Exhibition

Randy Helm
Greetings from the interim Chancellor

Interim Chancellor Helm introduces himself to UMass Dartmouth community

President Meehan: Introducing UMass Dartmouth's Interim Chancellor

Message from President Meehan on appointment of Dr. Peyton R. Helm

Modeling and Designing for Sustainable Utilization of Haddock

Pingguo He Professor, School for Marine Science and Technology

Measuring, Modeling, and Exploring Carbon Dioxide Exchange

Steven E. Lohrenz Dean and Professor, School for Marine Science and Technology

Randy Helm
Former Muhlenberg College president appointed interim chancellor of UMass Dartmouth

Will bring presidential leadership experience and record of achievement on fundraising, enrollment and campus facilities to interim post

Center for Policy Analysis offers lecture series

"Globalization: The Process and Its Domestic Impact," is the theme of an upcoming lecture series sponsored by the Center for Policy Analysis at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Alan Hirshfeld
Q&A on “Planet Nine”

Physics Professor Alan Hirshfeld offers his reaction Planet Nine, which has a mass about 10 times that of Earth.

Karam contributes additional $50,000 to UMass scholarship fund

$600,000 endowment supports high-achieving students of need from SouthCoast

NOAA model
Q&A on 2015 as hottest year

School for Marine Science & Technology Dean Steven Lohrenz and Environmental Policy Professor Chad McGuire offer their reaction to the hottest year in recorded history and the policy and science of the state of our climate.

Walk on the Hill
UMass Law students advocate for increased civil legal aid at 17th annual Walk to the Hill

Law students join Massachusetts legal community in one of largest advocacy events on Beacon Hill

The robots are coming March 19-20

UMassD will once again host FIRST® Robotics Competition at Tripp Athletic Center

CIE View
Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship announces two new advisory board members

CIE announces Jennifer Schwall Rousseau and Craig Costa as new advisory board members

Jay Ash
Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash to address next SouthCoast Development Partnership meeting

Secretary Ash to discuss regional economic development and the Commonwealth’s Economic Development Bill at January 25 meeting

MBA students
Charlton MBA students competing in ‘The Economist’ investment case study competition

Three MBA students analyze long-term investment strategy of Amazon vs. Walmart

Men's basketball's Jordan Rezendes surpasses 1,000 career point mark

Senior from Onset, MA reaches career milestone

History Professor Len Travers publishes his fourth book

Dr. Travers tells the untold story of fifty American soldiers

Dwight Duncan Talks with the New Boston Post About Religious Liberty

Dwight Duncan talks with the New Boston Post about religious liberty in response to a recent court decision regarding Fontbonne Academy's standing as a religious institution.

Robert Fisher
Physics Associate Professor Robert Fisher to discuss our place in the cosmos of exploding stars

Dr. Fisher to discuss his research to unravel the cosmic mystery of supernovae

Hillary B. Farber: Let's make it easy to be responsible with drones

UMass Law professor Hillary B. Farber's editorial "Let's make it easy to be responsible with drones" was featured recently in the Providence Journal.

Public Policy Professor embraces his passion for education and policy

Professor Mark Paige's teaching background, along with his educational law background, allows him to investigate and scrutinize areas he understands well.

Put your social media savviness to the test

The College of Arts and Sciences has decided to up their social media game by expanding their platform usage. They want you to join them.

Megan Ronaghan
Women's basketball's Megan Ronaghan surpasses 1,000 career point mark

Megan Ronaghan, of North Attleboro, MA, reaches another career milestone

Gifts to Give
UMass Dartmouth organizes MLK Day of Service projects across SouthCoast

Hundreds of middle and high school students to take part in day of service at GiftsToGive in Acushnet and the Boys & Girls Club of Fall River

Nikolay Anguelov
Q&A on North Korea and the claim of a hydrogen bomb

Assistant Public Policy Professor Nikolay Anguelov discusses the potential responses from the U.S. and the rest of the international community.

Genetic research
UMass Dartmouth achieves national doctoral research status

Carnegie designation of only south-of-Boston research university strengthens regional and statewide innovation ecosystem

David Kagan
Prof. David Kagan of the Physics Department is selected for the 2015-2016 Faculty Federation Scholar of the Year

A faculty of the Physics department bags the Faculty Scholar of the Year award.

Tweets of the Month: December

Season of giving and impact are part of our favorite tweets from the UMassD community this month.