News 2017

UMass Dartmouth receives Davis Educational Foundation Grant to improve budget transparency and accountability

Goal is to "make every dollar invested by families, taxpayers and donors count toward excellent education, groundbreaking research and meaningful community engagement."

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Charlton College of Business introduces qualitative research course

New elective involves using focus groups, comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, to assess and address specific client needs

Black Spaces Matter Exhibition
Black Spaces Matter: Exploring the Aesthetics and Architectonics of an Abolitionist Neighborhood

November 19, 2017 - January 29, 2018 at the McCormick Gallery in Boston.

Astronaut Scott Tingle
Q&A: UMassD alumnus and NASA astronaut reflects on his time on campus.

On Friday, December 1, NASA astronaut and UMass Dartmouth alumnus Scott Tingle (’87) was interviewed about his time at UMassD. Tingle is currently residing at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia to prepare for his upcoming space flight. He will be heading to the International Space Station on December 17.  

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Allen TenBusschen and Elena Peteva in 8th Tapped National Juried Exhibition

Allen TenBusschen, Painting graduate student, and Prof. Elena Peteva have been selected to be in the competitive TAPPED national juried exhibition at Manifest Gallery, in Cincinnati, December 15 – January 12, 2018.

Jay Zysk
English Professor publishes Shadow and Substance with the University of Notre Dame Press

English Professor Jason Zysk's first book discusses how religion plays a role in Shakespeare’s work and early English drama.

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Emerging Young Artists 2018 Juried Exhibition

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is pleased to announce the Emerging Young Artists 2018 Juried Exhibition

Center for Marketing Research releases 2017 report of social media usage trends

Study demonstrates usage trends among Fortune 500 Companies based on various platforms

UMass leaders express opposition to federal tax reform package

UMass President Marty Meehan and the chancellors of the five UMass campuses issued a statement opposing provisions of the federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” that they say will have a negative impact on UMass students and college students.

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Marcos Sastre-Cordova '14: PhD, Marine Observation Technologies

Alum Marcos Sastre-Cordova talks about his work as a systems engineer and explains how pursuing his doctorate degree at SMAST helped advance his career path.

Kekeli Performing at Wesleyan University
Kekeli African Music and Dance Benefit Concert

For the victims of water devastation in Flint, Michigan, and Puerto Rico

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Dr. Rebecca Uchill’s Recent Scholarly Activities

Dr. Uchill featured in international conferences and publications

Unlocking the Power of Waves

UMass Dartmouth experts discuss ocean waves as a source of sustainable, renewable energy

Deepwater Wind Pledges $1M Seed Funding for New Blue Economy Initiative at University of Massachusetts

New Research Effort Will Examine How Ocean Industries Can Coexist and Thrive

UMass Dartmouth scientists awarded $34,232 for study based on rapid response to Hurricane Harvey’s impacts

The research will determine Harvey’s impacts on coastal carbon cycle, metabolic balance, and ocean acidification.

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UMass Dartmouth receives $250,000 to advance research into cancer-fighting compounds of cranberries

$150,000 gift from Leo and Anne Albert Charitable Trust will be combined with $100,000 state public health investment to support Cranberry Health Research Center

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Ellen Mueller Spearheads New CAA Podcast

Weekly Online Conversations Related to Arts & Pedagogy

New course addresses significance of climate change

Introduction to Climate course offered this spring will equip undergraduates with an understanding of the effects of climate change.

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Sage Perrott (aka Haypeep) To Visit UMass Dartmouth

Featuring Zine-making Workshop and Artist Talk

Dr. Kevin Stokesbury, Professor of Fisheries Oceanography at UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology
PBS’s NOVA Next profiles video survey that may help manage cod fishery

Live video camera designed by scientists at UMass Dartmouth may present a more accurate count of Atlantic cod fishery

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UMass Law bar pass rate surpasses three private Massachusetts law schools

At Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce meeting, Dean Eric Mitnick cites exam scores, expanded partnerships with Massachusetts colleges, 100,000 hours of service to the community

Joan Marie Kelly of Nanyang Technological University
Lecture by Professor Joan Marie Kelly of Nanyang Technological University

Participatory Art in South Asia: Painting with Bangladesh Foreign Workers in Singapore

Astronaut Scott Tingle
Capt. Scott Tingle, '87, heading for International Space Station Dec. 17

Will join astronauts from Russia and Germany for four-month mission

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A history professor's journey to war-torn Iraq to help save enslaved girl from ISIS captivity

It was a text message about a fourteen-year-old girl being sold by her ISIS captor for $17,000 that set everything into motion, and catapulted Professor Brian Glyn Williams into his most exciting adventure yet.

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UMass Dartmouth professor recognized for outstanding service

Dr. Steven Cadrin awarded for his contributions to the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

Eric Mitnick named Dean of UMass Law

UMass Dartmouth-based school of law earned national accreditation and multiple recognitions for excellence and service since 2016

Group of people cutting ribbon at SMAST East 2017
UMass Dartmouth opens marine science research facility in New Bedford

New teaching, research and policy center built in collaboration with the state Division of Marine Fisheries triples university’s marine science presence in nation’s top fishing port

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College of Engineering accreditation renewed

ABET seal of approval reaffirms excellence of undergraduate bioengineering, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering programs

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CVPA 2017-2018 Artist in Residence

Roz Crews will be working on a project that involves CVPA, the Housing and Residence Education department, and the Office of Faculty Development.

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Dr. Rebecca Uchill joins CVPA

Art History Full-Time Lecturer, Dr. Uchill joins us from MIT

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Art History at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Professor Pamela Karimi will present at the Chicago Cultural Center, Oct 4 2017 (5:00-8:00 pm)

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Forging Connections Between Arts and Library

Freshmen Art & Design Students Create Zines Examining Library Resources

400 young adults to gather at UMass Dartmouth Sept. 28 for substance abuse summit

Health care, law enforcement, student, and community leaders will focus on “help, hope, and recovery” as Massachusetts confronts opioid challenge

Peace pole to be dedicated International Day of Peace Sept. 21

University peace pole is one of more than 100,000 in 180 countries around the world

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CVPA Professor Victoria Crayhon awarded her second Fulbright

Professor Crayhon will embark on her second research and teaching Fulbright to Russia for six months beginning in January 2018.

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Gratitude Day & Talk Like a Pirate Day

Arrrr! We’re putting a Corsair spin on Gratitude Day, Sept. 19.

Black History 4 Seasons programming begins

UMass Dartmouth's Black History 4 Seasons Council announces events for the 2017-2018 academic year

Alumni Magazine Comes to Life with Interactive Video

Meet our new Chancellor in the latest issue of UMassD Magazine

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UMass Dartmouth moves up in U.S. News Tier 1 national rankings

After achieving Tier 1 status for the first time last year, the only Massachusetts Tier 1 research university south of Boston moves from 220 to 207 among 311 national universities. There are more than 3,000 degree-granting four-year institutions in the United States.

UMassD Believes essay contest winners
Engaging first-year students in UMassD campus values

This year's This We Believe winners wrote and read three heartfelt essays and allowed the Class of 2021 to share in their experiences.

Statements regarding DACA

Chancellor Johnson, President Meehan, other UMass chancellors respond to rescinding of DACA

Photo portrait of Ellen Mueller
Ellen Mueller joins CVPA faculty

Starting first semester with Social Practice Conference

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Professors, Alumni and Students Attend TypeCon2017

Professor Laura Franz and Professor Yoon Soo Lee presented at TypeCon Boston conference in August.

English student spearheads third annual HOPE on the Horizon Fun Run & Walk

Michaella Lesieur '18 is utilizing the skills gained as an English major to support a cause that she believes in.

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Chancellor Robert E. Johnson: "It's possible."

Message to students, faculty, and staff encourages belief in possibility thinking, succeeding against the odds

Presence and Absence II solo exhibition
Presence and Absence II

A solo exhibition of work by Professor Elena Peteva

Megan Winton
Megan Winton: AFS Fellowship awardee

Megan Winton, a PhD student at SMAST, is conducting research that will improve the understanding of Cape Cod’s emerging white shark population and serve as the foundation for future monitoring and conservation efforts.

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Artifacts of the Future

Art History faculty in collaboration with Boston’s ICA features New Bedford native and internationally celebrated artist Mark Dion.

Arghavan Louhghalam and Mazdak Tootkaboni, Civil Engineering professors
UMassD to co-host Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference

Co-hosting the annual prime venue for engineering mechanics with MIT

Dr. Robert E. Johnson talking with students at the Claire T. Carney Library
Statement by Chancellor Robert E. Johnson

"It is only through civil discourse in a free and open society that we can deprive hate of its oxygen..."

Research Assistant Kate Tremblay gives i incoming Tabor Academy students a lesson on ocean technology.
SMAST hosts Tabor Academy high students

In addition to lessons on ocean technology, students gained knowledge about the vast career opportunities for aspiring marine scientists.The multi-week orientation is part of an ongoing collaboration between SMAST and the Tabor Academy.

Dahlia Medieros '12
Dahlia Medeiros ’12, environmental scientist and engineer

UMassD alum joins Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's Waterway Protection Program to help address Commonwealth's statewide concerns

Seth Rainville
CVPA alum named Artist in Residence

CVPA graduate Seth Rainville ’96 has been selected as a 2017-2018 Artist in Residence at the Ceramics Program – Office for the Arts at Harvard.

Marine science research on display August 13

Researchers at UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology will showcase work at 2017 Boston Seafood Festival

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UMass Dartmouth STEM research center gets new director on 10th anniversary

Dr. Chandra Orrill seeks to build on the late James Kaput’s vision of “democratizing math education”

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UMass Law students exceed 100,000 hours of community service

Since the establishment of the Commonwealth's first public law school in 2010, its students have contributed nearly $3 million of pro bono legal services and other assistance to community organizations

A message from Chancellor Robert Johnson

"It is an honor for me to join you in this endeavor, and stand with you on the shoulders of so many who have contributed to this institution for generations."

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UMass Dartmouth researchers partner with Gulf of Maine Research Institute to improve stock assessment

Multi-stage project brings together policymakers, fishermen, and scientists to help identify information to be included in new model aimed at improving existing models and data used to manage New England groundfish.

UMass Dartmouth completes transfer of WUMD-FM license to RIPR

University receives $1.5 million for need-based student aid and other initiatives; RIPR brings local public service journalism to region; WUMD goes online; UMass Dartmouth and RIPR to collaborate on new journalism efforts

Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture announces new Advisory Council members

Distinguished members of community and university will lend expertise and experience to the nation’s preeminent Center devoted to sharing the cultural and intellectual capital of the Lusophone world

End of an era at WUMD-FM, but WUMD.R0CKS ready to roll Monday

UMass Dartmouth’s radio station to celebrate 42 years of broadcasting, and begin anew as online station

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High Performance Computing Day 2017

Annual event showcases scientific research in Massachusetts that is enabled through high-performance computing.

Marketing Professor Nora Barnes wins prestigious Manning Prize for teaching and service

The award established in 2016 by UMass Lowell alumni Rob and Donna Manning to honor UMass professors from all five campuses

Alewife in herring catch
Balancing conservation and utilization along the US Atlantic coast

Researchers at the School for Marine Science & Technology and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries have developed a voluntary program to reduce the catch of threatened fishes

Katherine Deluca
Essential social media skills for the 21st century job-seeker

Starting on June 19, the "Writing for Social Media" course will be offered for graduate and undergraduate students to learn about new ways of writing rhetorically in social media spaces and to cultivate marketable skills for the professional world.

Tammy Silva
Tracking toothed whale activity

Toothed whales are considered key to maintaining healthy ecosystems. PhD candidate Tammy Silva is collaborating with SMAST scientists and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to understand how the species influences the health of Massachusetts Bay.

Mark Altabet
Tracing sources of excess nitrates in water

Mark Altabet, UMassD Professor of Oceanography, has developed a new cost-efficient method for identifying sources of excess levels of nitrates in marine and fresh waters, which will aid water quality improvement in impacted areas around the world.

Dean Eric Mitnick accepting the Massachusetts Bar Association Public Service Award on behalf of UMass Law.
UMass Law receives Massachusetts Bar Association's Public Service Award

UMass Law received the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Public Service Award at the MBA’s House of Delegates meeting on May 18.

UMass Dartmouth online Public Policy program earns top 10 ranking ranks programs based on “career support services, available specializations, student outcomes, and course availability”

UMass Dartmouth and Rhode Island Public Radio enter final stage of license transfer

WUMD 89.3 expected to go fully online by end of June following May 1 FCC approval; proceeds to support need-based student aid and community engagement initiatives at UMass Dartmouth

Miles Sundermeyer
National Science Foundation awards UMassD professor $283,425 for numerical ocean modeling study

The collaborative project will help determine the distribution and fate of water-mass properties, nutrients, and dissolved gases in the ocean.

Eric Mitnick
Q & A with Dean Eric Mitnick

As part of the Oklahoma Legal Group's series on law school deans, Dean Eric Mitnick described his views on the changing landscape of legal education and practice.

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Local science cafe debuts in New Bedford

UMass Dartmouth Biology professor Jennifer Koop has partnered with Ann Parson, a local science writer, to bring the New Bedford Science Cafe to life, offering the chance for the general public to learn and engage with the scientific community.

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Fall River Portraits - Making Things

On June 3, the Fall River Portraits ~ Making Things exhibit will take place from 1pm-3pm at the Narrows Center for the Arts. The exhibit, which is open to the public, is a collaboration between UMass Dartmouth students and Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School students.

An artist's rendition of the final moments of a pair of black holes. The generation of waves in the curvature of space and time surrounding the merging black holes is one primary focus of research of Prof. Khanna's group in the Physics Department at UMass Dartmouth. Credits: R. Hurt/Caltech-JPL
Physics Department a leading UMassD contributor to new index of research productivity

The Nature Index tracks research publications among a selection of 68 high-impact journals.

Southern Poverty Law Center founder Morris Dees urges UMass Law graduates to defend the rule of law over the “rule of the mob”

49 Juris Doctor degrees awarded to Class of 2017 that performed more than 7,000 hours of pro bono and other law-related service to the community.

Highlights from UMassD 2017 Commencement
Celebrations of success: 2017 Commencement ceremonies

Photos and videos are now available for UMass Dartmouth's and UMass Law's 2017 Commencement ceremonies.

UMass Dartmouth awards 1,529 undergraduate degrees at Xfinity Center

National Public Radio Legal Correspondent Nina Totenberg awarded honorary degree, urges Class of 2017, “don’t just listen to things you agree with.” Obama-era White House Photographer Pete Souza awarded Chancellor’s Medal for capturing “the essence of the powerful and the powerless and the momentous events that have engulfed them both.”

UMass Dartmouth awards 535 graduate degrees at Xfinity Center

MacArthur Foundation Managing Director Cecilia Conrad awarded honorary degree, urges master’s and doctorate graduates to “shape environments that inspire creativity.” Author LGBT activist Jennifer Finney Boylan awarded Chancellor’s Medal for her “unyielding commitment to recognizing and protecting the core truth of every individual.”

Share the Dream 2017
Share the Dream Banquet 2017

College Now/START students celebrated their achievements at the 49th annual Share the Dream banquet.

UMassD scientists survey scallops on Banquereau Bank

Examination of scallop population and benthic environment using video survey will produce information on habitat and ecology of the area, which may lead to better understanding of fishing impacts and species interactions.

Peer health educator among "29 Who Shine" statewide

Evangeline Sarah Kuzmech described as “a living billboard for the UMass Dartmouth motto, ‘Corsairs Care.’”

Librarians examine 'fine-free' environment in recent article

Law librarians Almeida and Wood author article for American Library Association journal

UMass Dartmouth Commencement 2017 student speakers announced

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies doctorate candidate Michael Savaria of Westport; undergraduate psychology major Brandi Bass of Springfield, and law degree candidate Sheyla Lors of Brooklyn, New York will deliver remarks to classmates May 13-15

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Peltz-Steele cited by former student, now state supreme court judge

Peltz-Steele cited in Arkansas Supreme Court opinion authored by former student, now associate justice

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SMAST Expansion project nearing completion

New campus, located on Clark's Cove in New Bedford, on target to open this fall.

Professor, student present papers at political science conference

Peltz-Steele and JD/MPP student Lauren Sylvia present papers at regional conference for political science researchers

National NAACP approves UMass Dartmouth chapter

Student-led organization will collaborate with New Bedford NAACP Branch and New Bedford NAACP Youth Council

Margaret Drew (Law Faculty)
Potter Burda, Drew publish results of HIV-AIDS study

Potter Burda, Drew publish results of study of needs of people living with HIV, AIDS in South Coast, Mass.

UMass Law student Shayla Mombeleur to receive 2017 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship from Massachusetts Bar Association

It has long been her dream to attend law school with an aim to help the most vulnerable in society.

Commencement 2017 honorees announced

NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg, Southern Poverty Law Center founder Morris Dees, MacArthur Foundation Managing Director Cecilia Conrad to be awarded honorary degrees. Obama White House Chief Photographer and Dartmouth native Pete Souza, author and LGBT activist Jennifer Finney Boylan to receive Chancellor’s Medals.

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Professor Bridget Teboh receives highly sought-after fellowship

Dr. Bridget Teboh has been awarded the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (ADF), allowing her the chance to contribute to the improvement of higher education in Africa.

UMass Dartmouth honor society gives back to community

Alpha Eta Alpha integrates service with learning and creates a path towards better educational opportunities.

Drew on Gorsuch quoted by Ms. Magazine blog

Ms. Magazine blog quotes Professor Drew on record on women's issues of Judge Neil Gorsuch, since confirmed to Supreme Court

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Urban Studies launches bus tours

Urban Studies Bus Tours connects the university community with the cities of our region in a fun, informative, and innovative way.

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UMass Dartmouth’s College of Arts and Sciences welcomes John T. La Barbera

John T. La Barbera, Academy Award-nominated film score composer and guitar and stringed instrument virtuoso, will present two newly composed scores.

Confronting the opioid crisis earns nursing student Newman Civic Fellowship

Callie Nunez of Whitman wants to “set a standard for other colleges.”

Professor Christyne Vachon ARNIE talk on U.S. multinational business and women's rights, March 30, 2017
Professor Vachon delivers ARNIE talk on multinational business and women's rights

Professor Christyne J. Vachon delivers campus ARNIE talk on impact of U.S. multinational business on women's rights

Emma Wood (Law Librarian)
National library association features Wood

American Library Association features law librarian Emma Wood for development of legal research resource in evolving LGBT area

Improved long-range weather forecasting goal of Fulbright Scholar’s work

Dr. Amit Tandon will collaborate with scientists from multiple universities in study of Bay of Bengal monsoons.

UMass Law student’s patient safety ideas win national award for legal writing

Mary Chaffee ’17 is one of ten students from across the country who will be presented with the prestigious Burton Award at the Library of Congress in May

“Making Her Mark” CVPA student capstone exhibition highlights 19th century women artists

Show opens April 12 at the main campus art gallery with reception and gallery talk

Jodi Benson
SMAST announces summer internship opportunities

Interns will conduct a wide range of lab and field work on the Cape for school's Coastal Systems Program

Student innovators make their case on Azores business trip.

Start Up Weekend held at Nonagon Science and Technology Park. Projects to be presented Tuesday, March 28 at 5 p.m. at Charlton College of Business

UMass Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Colloquium 2017, Boston: Lisa Maya Knauer, Jeremiah Ho, John Brigham, and Christyne J. Vachon
UMass Law hosts 2017 Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Colloquium in Boston

UMass Law hosts faculty from across university system to present interdisciplinary legal research in progress at colloquium in Boston

UMass Law Professor Shaun Spencer
Spencer presents at Ohio State on surveillance law

At Ohio State University, Professor Shaun Spencer examines mass surveillance and Fourth Amendment rights

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Web Team launches new university home page

Responsive home page for UMass Dartmouth

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Professor Coppélia Kahn visits campus to give lecture on Romeo and Juliet

Internationally recognized Shakespeare scholar and Professor Emerita of English and Gender Studies at Brown University to deliver a public lecture on April 3, at 4 p.m. at the Charlton College of Business.

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NOAA awards SMAST scientists $1M for fisheries research

New science designed to improve management of scallop and flounder fisheries

What’s behind the increase in halibut in US waters?

SMAST researchers partner with The Nature Conservancy and Division of Marine Fisheries to investigate current management structure of the species in the US and Canada

UMass Dartmouth sociology professor wins Fulbright to study sexual violence in Hungary

Research will focus on underreporting of rape and sexual assault in Hungary, and training of legal and victim response professionals to improve reporting and understanding of sexual violence.

National Institutes of Health awards UMass Dartmouth researcher $616,170 to study how type 2 diabetes increases risk of bone fractures

Largest ever NIH grant to UMass Dartmouth will help bioengineering Assistant Professor Lamya Karim’s team to investigate diabetes-related skeletal fragility to improve prevention and management.

1,000-plus New Bedford 7th graders to visit UMass Dartmouth March 21, 23, 28

More than 1,000 seventh grade students from Keith Middle School, Normandin Middle School, and Roosevelt Middle School in New Bedford will visit UMass Dartmouth on March 21, 23 and 28 to get an up close look at college life.

Aminda O'Hare
Psychology professor to teach course to Tibetan monks

Dr. Aminda O'Hare has been accepted by the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative to teach a two-week course in affective neuroscience to Tibetan monks at Sera Monastery.

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Pazzi Lazzi Troupe performs at UMass Dartmouth

Pazzi Lazzi Troupe introduces you to the rich culture of Italy by giving you the opportunity to experience the ancient tradition of Commedia dell’Arte.

Peltz-Steele joins comparative law panel in Poland to talk about Internet filtering, free speech, and rights of children

Professor Peltz-Steele joins comparative law panel in Poland to talk law and policy of Internet filtering to shield children from pornography

Acclaimed filmmaker Clennon L. King to visit UMassD

Award-winning film Passage at St. Augustine chronicles movement that led to passage of Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Stokesbury video survey
SMAST research on display at Commercial Marine Expo

Expo provides platform for ocean stakeholders to engage with SMAST scientists on sustainable fisheries management

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UMass Law awarded Massachusetts Bar Association's Public Service Award

The Massachusetts Bar Association has recognized UMass Law for its commitment to providing an excellent, affordable, and accessible legal education.

Law student Mary Chaffee, '17
UMass Law student wins 2017 Burton award for legal scholarship

Third-year law student Mary Chaffee wins “2017 Distinguished Legal Writing Award” from Burton Awards for Legal Achievement

Nora Barnes
Dr. Nora Ganim Barnes awarded 2017 Manning Prize

Barnes’ teaching portfolio shows a sustained program of reflective and innovative teaching practice.

Appointment of Robert Johnson as chancellor earns praise

Governor Baker and other leaders from across Massachusetts cite Dr. Johnson's innovative leadership, energy, and vision

Dr. Robert E. Johnson named Chancellor of UMass Dartmouth

Selection praised as innovative leader with entrepreneurial spirit

Members of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund with State Senator Mark Montigny
Student group hosts legislator, professor for National Justice for Animals Week

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund hosts state Senator Montigny and Professor Vachon to talk justice for animals

Dwight Duncan
Duncan pens op-eds on future of Roe v. Wade

Professor Duncan publishes two op-eds on future of Roe v. Wade in Trump-era Supreme Court

UMass Dartmouth student joins Sen. Warren for President Trump's address to Congress
UMass Dartmouth student joins Sen. Warren for President Trump's address to Congress

Tiba Faraj '18 came to the U.S. after a seven-year journey from Iraq, earned citizenship, and is now studying accounting.

UMass Dartmouth chancellor finalist visits announced

Three candidates scheduled to meet with students, faculty, staff and community leaders March 1-3

An Update on the University's Flag Policy

Decision to refer the current flag policy back to a small working group for refinement and clarification.

Chancellor's Statement on Transgender Rights

The University considers transgender rights to be human rights, and remains fully committed to supporting transgender students, staff, and faculty.

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Katherine Thompson lands new career as scientist

UMassD alum talks about her career path, academic experience, and new position at Maine's Department of Marine Resources

Charlton to celebrate opening of Technology Center Feb. 23

The inaugural ceremony, featuring demonstration of Bloomberg Trading Terminals, will immediately be followed by Chambers of Commerce Business After Hours event dedicated to the memory of Dr. Godwin Ariguzo.


The winner of the Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching for 2017 is Nora Ganim Barnes of the Department of Management and Marketing.

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UMass Dartmouth to host two-day teach-in focused on diversity and social justice

Multiple events on March 1-2 designed to promote active civic engagement and open dialogue

Collaborative learning focus of $457,755 NSF grant

Goal is to teach middle and high school students science and math through collaborative problem solving

Statement of the UMass Dartmouth Faculty Regarding the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”

The following statement was approved by the UMass Dartmouth Faculty Senate at its February 13, 2017 meeting.

Area UMass Dartmouth students deliver 2,000 pounds of basic need supplies to Haiti

Share Esperanza, a UMass Dartmouth student organization, collected and delivered 2,096 pounds of basic need supplies, including personal care packages, food, water, clothing, and school supplies to the la Plaine region of Haiti in January.

UMass Dartmouth professor wins grant to develop new course on the role of Islam in shaping the political landscape of the Middle East

University of Notre Dame-based Global Religion Research Initiative program designed to promote understanding of the role of religion in the lives of individuals and societies worldwide

Law students Katelyn Golsby and Mary McBride at the ABA Client Counseling Competition at Boston University
Law students advance to semi-finals at ABA Client Counseling Competition

UMass Law team competes in four rounds and advances to semi-finals in regional ABA Client Counseling Competition focused on privacy law

Villanova Law Professor Diane Penneys Edelman
Villanova Law professor speaks at UMass on 'internationalisation' of legal education

Villanova law professor Diane Penneys Edelman speaks to faculty and students at UMass Law on 'internationalisation' of U.S. legal education

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Peltz-Steele co-authors book on state freedom of information law

Professor Peltz-Steele co-authors book on Arkansas Freedom of Information Act

Law student Mary Chaffee, '17
Third-year law student publishes op-ed on female genital mutilation bill

Third-year law student Mary Chaffee publishes op-ed on bill against female genital mutilation introduced in Mass. legislature

Dwight Duncan
UMass Law professors comment on Gorsuch SCOTUS nomination

UMass Law professors comment on President's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court

Irene Scharf, UMass Law faculty
Q&A: UMass Law professor on immigration executive order

President Trump's Executive Order banning immigration from seven countries has been contested in federal courts here in Massachusetts and several others. The order has left thousands of visa-holders in limbo, and has left universities and companies across the country considering the impacts. UMass Law Professor Irene Scharf directs the UMass Law Immigration Clinic and has been teaching and practicing immigration law since the 1970s. Here are her responses to two questions on the issue:

Memo on Executive Order

The strength of our university rests in our ability to attract the best students and faculty from across the world to our programs regardless of nationality, religious affiliation, or immigration status. The strength of our university is directly linked to our diverse community of faculty, staff, and students and to our shared engagement in creating and transmitting knowledge that enhances lives.

Chancellor Helm
Chancellor Helm reaffirms university commitment to a "safe and welcoming environment"

Statement reiterates policies and values related to diversity

N.Y. immigration attorney George Akst speaks at Law School
N.Y. immigration attorney George Akst speaks on President Trump's executive orders

New York immigration attorney George Akst speaks at the Law School about President Trump's latest round of executive orders blocking immigration of refugees and persons from predominantly Muslim countries

Statement from professors Mazdak Tootkaboni and Arghavan Louhghalam

These faculty members are scholars in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Law professor Margaret Drew in Washington, D.C., January 21, 2017
Professors describe experiences at women's marches

Law professors Davis, Drew, and Farber talk with UMass community about their participation in recent marches

A message to the UMass Dartmouth community

Chancellor Helm and Provost Karim react to detention of two faculty members at Logan Airport

Maureen in India
Professor Maureen Hall creates and endows scholarship for students to teach and study in India

In memory of her parents, Dr. Maureen Hall established a scholarship for students and teachers to teach and learn overseas.

Jeremiah Ho (Law Faculty)
Ho receives mention on SCOTUSblog

Professor Jeremiah Ho’s perspective on U.S. Supreme Court intellectual property-free expression case reaches SCOTUSblog

SouthCoast Food Security Forum

UMass Dartmouth will host the SouthCoast Food Security Forum on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Charlton College of Business Learning Pavilion and Auditorium.

UMass Dartmouth scientists deploy new video system to survey Atlantic Cod population on the Stellwagen Bank fishing grounds

School for Marine Science and Technology team aims to measure abundance, density, and size distribution to aid in management of the fishery

Julie Baker, Lecturer in Law
Baker pens inaugural guest post on Potter Burda course blog in Sexuality, Identity, and Law

Professor Baker authors opening post on new course blog from Professor Potter Burda on hidden biases and LGBTQ speech

Dwight Duncan
Duncan reviews Trump book, 'Great Again'

Professor Duncan reviews book by President Trump, 'Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America,' and ponders what it means to make America 'great again'

Pingguo He
UMass Dartmouth professor of fisheries oceanography recognized for outstanding service

Dr. Pingguo He receives award for his contributions to the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

CJ Vachon (Law Faculty) portrait
Vachon participates in discussion at 2017 AALS meeting

Professor Vachon discusses transactional law and its possible influence on today’s students and law school curricula

Randy Helm
Chancellor letter: Looking backwards and forwards

"We are starting a new semester and a new year."

Peltz-Steele contributes article on teaching to ABA newsletter

Prof. Peltz-Steele contributes article to ABA International Section newsletter for legal educators

UMass Dartmouth and Rhode Island Public Radio create new collaboration

The University will transfer its WUMD-FM broadcast license to RIPR. The University will receive $1.5 million to endow student need-based financial aid and community engagement activity. RIPR will also provide on-air promotion for the University and collaborate with UMASS Dartmouth on internships and other academic efforts. RIPR will nearly double its geographical footprint, providing its audience with consistent, immediate, locally-sourced coverage and access to National Public Radio content. WUMD will move to a fully online global program format.

Margaret Drew, UMass Law faculty
Drew and Ho receive mention on SCOTUSBlog on transgender case

Professors Drew and Ho receive mention on SCOTUSBlog commenting on upcoming case over transgender high school student seeking to use men's bathroom

Margaret Drew, UMass Law faculty
Drew cited on SCOTUS Blog

A blog post by Professor Margaret Drew was cited on SCOTUS Blog.