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UMassD 2019: Year In Review
Year In Review: UMassD 2019

The top 19 stories from 2019

Marketing students at dinner
Center for Marketing Research holds community industry dinner

SouthCoast industry clients celebrate student research

University officials posing with citation
Legislators honor the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

The meet and greet brought together Portuguese-American legislators and university officials

SouthCoast Development Partnership awarded $50,000 to further the Southeastern Massachusetts Blue Economy Corridor initiative

The latest state support of the project comes from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development

UMass leadership statement on the public higher education endowment match incentive program

UMass President and five Chancellors issue statement on the recent passage of the Endowment Match Program

Library at night
College Gazette names UMass Dartmouth as 7th best “Hidden Gem” public university in the nation

The university earned praise for learning outcomes and strong academic programs

Xoey Lee 1st Freshman / Sophomore Level category | Katherine Guinan 2nd Junior / Senior / Masters Level category
Interior Design Career Day 2019

UMass Dartmouth Interior Architecture + Design students receive awards for their projects developed in IA+D studio classes.

Nora Barnes
Center for Marketing Research launches new White Paper Series

The Series, sponsored by BayCoast Bank, will feature social media studies on American companies

Chemical spill in UMass Dartmouth laboratory

Spill was contained by state emergency officials; no injuries reported

Chancellor Johnson and students
University signs Commitment to reduce carbon emissions

The aspirational document looks to create a more sustainable UMassD

Julie Baker, UMass Law faculty
Baker Presents at Stetson Law School on Social Justice Advocacy

Professor Julie Baker presented on social justice advocacy at Stetson Law School’s ReImagining Advocacy Conference.

Flyer for Professor meet and greet
University announces new community research group

The Community Research and Partnership Initiative (CoRPI) looks to impact community wellbeing

NB Science Cafe
UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Sciences & Technology students to present at New Bedford Science Café

The December 3 event features a discussion on climate change and the impact on the fishing industry

Police officers and university officials around donated guns at gun giveback event
Leduc Center and local Police Departments hold successful gun giveback events

The events removed 116 firearms from the streets of the SouthCoast

Duncan Receives Honorable Joseph R. Nolan Award from the Catholic Lawyers Guild

UMass Law Professor Dwight Duncan was selected as the 2019 recipient of the Honorable Joseph R. Nolan Award from the Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Archdiocese of Boston.

Education students posing after awards
International Education Honor Society welcomes twelve new inductees

Kappa Delta Pi recognizes UMassD education students for their academic excellence

Hillary Farber, UMass Law faculty
Farber Presents on the Legal and Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S. Southern Border

Professor Hillary Farber gave a presentation at Northeastern University on the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border.

Image create of a black hole disruption
Professor discovers way to differentiate individual black holes

“Nearly extreme black holes attempt to grow hair”

UMass Law students and employees
UMass Law honored by SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce

Students in the Community Development Clinic helped integrate regional Chambers

Nick Christ and Chancellor
University receives $150,000 from BayCoast Bank to support Marine Science and Technology Corridor initiative

BayCoast Bank has pledged $150,000 over three years to the Blue Economy Initiative, a collaborative effort between the University and the SouthCoast Development Partnership

3D render of protein molecules
Gamers solve cryo-electron microscopy puzzles better than the pros through Professor's game

Citizen scientists can now create accurate protein models using computer game co-developed by Professor Firas Khatib

UMassD Hearts Veterans
Chancellor Johnson's Veterans Day 2019 Message

UMass Dartmouth is proud to have many faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are active service members or veterans and bring values such as courage, selflessness, and determination to our community every day.

Axel Jeremie, having some fun with Gregg Patten testing the strength of the TacTiles.
Interface LEED Green Associate Exam Sponsorship

Interface flooring sponsors five Interior Architecture + Design students to take the LEED Green Associate Exam.

US Supreme Court
Join the US Supreme Court Bar

Applications due by December 3

Guns for groceries - No Questions Asked
University partners with Fall River and New Bedford to hold “Guns for Groceries” events on November 23

Initiative inspired by the late Rev. Robert Lawrence encourages citizens to exchange guns for gift cards and coupons

Dear Harbor Radio by Plotform
Roaming Art Exhibition Showcasing The Ecology Of Eastern Massachusetts, Arrives At UMass Dartmouth

Acclaimed “Local Ecologies” Arrives At UMass Dartmouth’s University Art Gallery Nov. 7, Opening Reception And Panel Discussion Nov. 14

Undergrad research fair
UMass Dartmouth announces winners of fall 2019 undergraduate research awards

The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 2019 Fall Stipend Initiative award students for their innovative and impactful research projects.

Rebecca Hutchinson
Rebecca Hutchinson Artist Lecture, Distinguished Artist Lecture Series, Renwick, Smithsonian

Rebecca Hutchinson will present an Artist lecture as part of the James Renwick Alliance's Distinguished Artist Lecture Series, Sunday, November 17 2019.

Spring into climate science

Introduction to Climate course offers an in-depth look at the effects of climate change.

Crowd at Blue Economy Event
UMass Dartmouth releases study of regional marine science and technology sector

U.S. Economic Development Administration-supported analysis by UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Center offers guidance to build sector across SouthCoast, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island

Solar Panels on campus building roof
UMass Dartmouth named one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges for 8th year in a row

The Princeton Review recognized the university for its sustainability and refuse diversion efforts

Event banner for blue economy symposium 2019
UMass Dartmouth to host second annual Marine Science and Technology symposium

The event will bring together industry, academia, and policy leaders to promote marine-related growth

Vignette courtesy of Professor Michael Swartz
CVPA Shines at the Imagining America National Gathering

Faculty, students, and New Bedford community stakeholders take the Black Spaces Matter project to New Mexico.

Peltz-Steele Presents on Works-in-Progress Panel at American Society of Comparative Law, Attends Play the Game World Meeting

Professor Rick Peltz-Steele presented on a works-in-progress panel at the annual meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law at the University of Missouri Law School. Peltz-Steele presented the most recent iteration of his work on access to information law. While away from UMass, Peltz-Steele also attended the biennial international conference of Play the Game, a Danish organization dedicated to transparency and accountability in world sport.

Shaun B. Spencer
UMass Law Ranked in Top 41 Law Schools for Privacy Law

UMass Law ranked among the nation’s top 41 law schools for privacy law according to the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Design students posing in front of slideshow
UMass Dartmouth secures approval to offer only accredited public interior architecture design program in New England

Program, which originated at Mount Ida, will prepare students to excel in a fast-growing profession

Homecoming 2019 October 25-27 Banner
Celebrate UMass Dartmouth during Homecoming Weekend 2019

The entire Corsair community will come together to celebrate everything that makes us proud to be UMassD

UMass Law to hold fall Open House October 29

Interested students can experience the life of a law student

UMassD students posing together
UMass Dartmouth student voting doubled in 2018 mid-term election

34.6 percent of UMass Dartmouth students voted last year compared to 16.9 percent in 2014 mid-term

Master of Ceremonies Eric M. Haydel, Principal Eric Haydel, Haley Jackson, winner, Junior IAD UMassD.  Kristan McLaughlin General Manager Innovation & Design Building/Boston Design Center
Design Showdown 2019

Interior Architecture & Design Students Present Projects in Shark-Tank Style Set Up at Boston Design Center

Rebecca Flanagan
Professor Flanagan Publishes Article on Student Learning in Law School

UMass Law professor Rebecca Flanagan’s article, Anthrogogy: Towards Inclusive Law School Learning, was recently accepted for publication by Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal.

Julie Baker, UMass Law faculty
Baker Awarded a Teaching Fellowship for UMass Dartmouth’s “Online Learning 20 Years Later” Program.

UMass Law Professor Julie Baker was awarded an Office of Faculty Development Teaching Fellowship for UMass Dartmouth’s “Online Learning 20 Years Later” Program.

Albin and Flanagan Publish Bar Examiner Article on Building Bar Success

UMass Law Professors Lori Albin and Rebecca Flanagan published an article discussing elements of UMass Law’s bar success in The Bar Examiner.

CVPA artist in residence Tracey Cockrell
Tracey Cockrell: CVPA artist-in-residence

Tracey Cockrell, the CVPA’s artist-in-residence for the 2020-2021 academic year, will offer an engaging perspective on the arts with her “Fall River WaterMark” project as part of the 2nd annual Fall River Fabric Arts Festival.

Student conducting basic research
UMass Dartmouth increased external grant awards by 26% in FY19

Marine science drove $16M in new external funding

Supernovas in space
UMass Dartmouth Physics professor on international team that discovered new effects of supernova

The group observed light acting in ways that challenge current understandings of the universe

Being Material book cover
CVPA faculty member Dr. Rebecca Uchill publishes co-edited Being Material with MIT Press

Explorations of the many ways of being material in the digital age.

Chancellor's Report
Chancellor’s Report: 2017-2019 In Review

During the past two years, UMass Dartmouth has undertaken impactful initiatives that have built momentum for the future. Read about student, faculty, and staff accomplishments inside the Chancellor’s Report.

New Bedford Whaling Museum's Grand Panorama
Charlotte Hamlin speaking at Yale's Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Conserving the History and Fabric of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World

New Bedford Police Officers and Law Student
UMass Law announces new scholarship with local police officers

Hispanic police offers from New Bedford look to give opportunities to Bristol County students

The Regional Blue Economy: Viewing a Healthy Ocean as Economic Opportunity and Moral Obligation

Chancellor Johnson contributed an op-ed in the New England Board of Higher Education Journal about the university's marine science and technology initiative

Observatory at night
UMass Dartmouth Observatory announces fall 2019 observation sessions

The UMass Dartmouth Observatory invites the public to three night-sky viewing opportunities

Peltz-Steele Joins Inaugural Editorial Board of New Journal

The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida has launched a new research journal, The Journal of Civic Information, and UMass Law’s Professor Rick Peltz-Steele is serving on the inaugural editorial board.

Understanding the effects of increased warm core rings

Study results show extreme warming conditions occurring from the Mid-Atlantic Bight to Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank may be due to an upsurge of warm core rings over a period of years.

Irene Scharf, UMass Law faculty
Scharf Volunteers as a Mentor at Justice Bridge-Boston’s Grand Rounds

UMass Law Professor Irene Scharf has volunteered over the past three months as an on-site mentor at Justice Bridge-Boston’s Grand Rounds.

Poster for fall 2019 Lawrence Lecture event
Nataly Kogan to speak at annual Reverend Lawrence Lecture on Oct. 16

Acclaimed author and founder of wellness initiative Happier to speak on campus

Rebecca Hutchinson, Purple Overlap
Rebecca Hutchinson Fall 2019 Exhibitions

CVPA Ceramics Professor is exhibiting at the Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis and the Daum Museum of Art.

Elena Peteva: Turmoil and Silence exhibition announcement
Elena Peteva: Turmoil and Silence

September 4 – October 3, 2019

Teacher helping elementary students
UMass Dartmouth researchers receive $2.1M National Science Foundation grant to help educators empower the digital generation

The grant will provide elementary school teachers with resources to develop computational thinking-based problem-solving skills in their students

Peltz-Steele Authors Book Chapter on Law Teaching in Pop-Culture Age

Professor Rick Peltz-Steele has authored a chapter in a new book, The Media Method: Teaching Law with Popular Culture. Professor Peltz-Steele’s chapter talks specifically about using popular culture as a teaching aid in the 1L Torts class.

UMass Law Adjunct Professor Francomano Receives Mass. Bar Association Volunteer Award

UMass Law Adjunct Professor Patrick Francomano was honored with the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Volunteer Recognition Award. Francomano’s decades of service evidence his belief that lawyers are called to public service as well and that education and social justice are essential to a healthy democracy.

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Incoming UMass Dartmouth students blog about life experiences before heading to campus

This We Believe offers a platform for first-year students to engage with their new peers

ASEE Diversity Recognition Program
The American Society for Engineering Education honors the College of Engineering for diversity

One of 28 institutions recognized as "exemplar" in program's inaugural year

Campus at Night
UMass Dartmouth announces new Honors College and expands scope of College of Nursing to add Health Sciences for the fall

Two innovative educational initiatives to offer UMass Dartmouth students high-impact enrichment opportunities

Richard Peltz-Steele
As Free Speech Heads to Mass. High Court, Globe Quotes Peltz-Steele

A free speech defense bound for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) pits the UMass Boston student newspaper and the Massachusetts Attorney General against a plaintiff who claims he was defamed, and The Boston Globe quoted Professor Rick Peltz-Steele to analyze the case in July.

Peltz-Steele Talks Teaching with Pop Culture in Law School

At the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools in Boca Raton, Florida, in July, Professor Rick Peltz-Steele joined a panel of law professors discussing the use of popular culture in legal education. The presenting professors, including Peltz-Steele, are collaborating on a book.

Margaret Drew, UMass Law faculty
Drew Appointed Chair of ABA AIDS Coordinating Committee and Special Advisor to the ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence

UMass Law Professor Margaret Drew was appointed Chair of the ABA AIDS Coordinating Committee and Special Advisor to the ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Tesla Battery Pack
University announces launch of largest public battery storage system in Massachusetts

New system updates campus sustainability infrastructure and offers savings

Chancellor Robert E. Johnson on the future of civility and education

A civil society requires new mindset for future of citizenship

UMass Law building
UMass Law and Salem State University Sign Innovative Agreement for Fast Track Law Degree

Salem State students can earn bachelor’s degree and law degree in six years

Old whaling logbook
Professor uses historical whaling ship data to chart climate change

A joint research effort by faculty at UMassD and WHOI looks to provide valuable data

Peltz-Steele Speaks in Dubai

Professor Rick Peltz-Steele delivered a plenary address at a conference of mass communication scholars in Dubai and attended a global conference of digital human rights advocates in Tunisia.

Professor Ho
Faculty highlights

Recent publications, presentations, and professional development by UMass Law faculty

Peltz-Steele Comments on SCOTUS Tort Case

Professor Rick Peltz-Steele recorded an audio commentary, published by the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, about a spring decision of the U.S. Supreme Court involving tort law and sovereign immunity.

WasteWise and UMassD Logos
University recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a 2018 WasteWise Partner of the Year

Creative efforts by Dining Services led to reduced food waste and improved community relations

Audience at Blue Economy Event
UMass Dartmouth and SouthCoast Development Partnership convene regional marine science and technology corridor event

The event brought together academics, business leaders, and government officials to focus on collaboration

student on service trip in Puerto Rico
Students broaden their worldviews during service trip to Puerto Rico

12 students spend winter break at Plenitud, a educational and service-based farm

Blue Economy Corridor
Waves of a Blue Economy rush into UMassD

UMassD leads the charge in bringing together the region’s marine-based assets

Chef and students at cooking demonstration
Grants bring new foods and sustainability awareness to campus

Kendall Foundation Food Vision Prizes will fund educational opportunities for students to learn about local, sustainable foods

Students scholars gathering
James Karam Scholarship Fund honors eight UMass students for academic excellence

Scholarship fund was established by the former Board of Trustees chairman

Joseph Bradley Award
Engineering alumnus Joseph Bradley '83 earns prestigious award

Honored at Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association conference

Associate Director of the Frederick Douglass Unity House LaSella Hall featured on Comcast Newsmakers

In May 2019, Comcast Newsmakers visited campus to hold conversations with business leaders, educators, and nonprofit leaders on the SouthCoast

Director Chandra Orrill
Kaput Center Director Chandra Orrill featured on Comcast Newsmakers

In May 2019, Comcast Newsmakers visited campus to hold conversations with business leaders, educators, and nonprofit leaders on the SouthCoast

Professor Brian Williams
Professor Brian Glyn Williams featured on Comcast Newsmakers

In May 2019, Comcast Newsmakers visited campus to hold conversations with business leaders, educators, and nonprofit leaders on the SouthCoast

College of Engineering Dean Jean VanderGheynst featured on Comcast Newsmakers

In May 2019, Comcast Newsmakers visited campus to hold conversations with business leaders, educators, and nonprofit leaders on the SouthCoast

Image of a cyclone from space
Tracking Cyclone Fani

UMassD professor Avijit Gangopadhyay explains how advanced communication systems, computer technology, & ocean technology played a major role in saving millions of lives during the recent cyclone in India.

Scharf Lobbied Congress at American Immigration Lawyers Association National Day of Action

UMass Law Professor Irene Scharf participated the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s National Day of Action.

Nursing student and faculty member standing together after 2019 Pinning Ceremony
Pinning Ceremony symbolizes transition from nursing student to professional nurse

Graduates celebrated during 45th annual College of Nursing ceremony

Peltz-Steele Talks Teaching Trump at Academic Conference

Professor Richard Peltz-Steele presented on a panel called “Teaching Law in the Trump Era” at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association (LSA) in Washington, D.C., on June 1. Peltz-Steele talked specifically about teaching 1L Torts with the defamation claims of Summer Zervos against the President, and First Lady Melania Trump against blogger Webster Tarpley.

Jeremiah Ho, UMass Law faculty
Professor Ho in the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism

UMass Law Professor Jeremiah Ho’s article Queer Sacrifice in Masterpiece Cakeshop soon to appear in the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism.

Dwight Duncan
Duncan Publishes in Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

UMass Law Professor Dwight Duncan published an article in the Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law proposing to modify the Supreme Court’s handling of constitutional challenges to legislation.

UMass Law Faculty Members Host Interdisciplinary Colloquium

UMass Law faculty members hosted the fifth annual UMass Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Colloquium at the UMass Club in Boston.

CIE Director
UMass Dartmouth appoints Phil Adams director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Fall River

Former tech CEO will also expand university connection to corporate community as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Corporate Engagement

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Four Art Projects Connected by a Theme of Wind

Summer Programming at Star Store Campus in Downtown New Bedford 

Laptop running Fold-It game
Professor among team that developed video game to help create vaccines, cancer therapies, and more

Foldit was designed to allow citizen scientists of all education levels the chance to design impactful new proteins

Lecture in Main Auditorium
UMass Dartmouth hosts Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

Rainer Weiss, Nobel laureate and professor emeritus at MIT, discussed gravitational waves

Fish on a baking sheet
SMAST to host "Eat Like a Fish" on June 6

Special guest Kate Masury, program director at Eating with the Ecosystem, will present findings from an innovative research effort called the Eat Like a Fish citizen science project.

Undergraduate and graduate nursing poster contest winners with Dean Christopher
Nursing Scholarship Day celebrates students’ research and academic success

Held in honor of Sister Madeleine Clemence Vaillot, first dean of the College of Nursing

University promotes six to rank of Chancellor Professor

The first faculty members to be awarded the title since 2003

Athlete Jordan Entwistle throwing javelin
Student-athlete Jordan Entwistle becomes NCAA champion

Entwistle placed first in the country for NCAA Division III Men's Javelin

NOAA announces UMass Dartmouth as cooperative institute partner

UMass Dartmouth’s SMAST is one of various research institutions tapped for focusing on high priority scientific research as part of NOAA’s goals for the North Atlantic Region.

Nicholas Brown and Sarah Kanouse, still from forthcoming commission for Local Ecologies, 2019
Local Ecologies

A traveling exhibition with newly commissioned artworks, site specific installations, and public programs focusing on natural and cultural ecologies of Eastern Massachusetts.

Justice Cypher receiving honorary degree at UMass Law 2019 Commencement
Justice Elspeth B. Cypher addresses the UMass Law Class of 2019

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Elspeth B. Cypher addressed the graduates at UMass Law's May 13 Commencement ceremony.

Swain alumni art exhibit
Exhibit to feature artwork from Swain alumni

Curated collection on display at Gallery X, May 29-June 30

Richard Peltz-Steele
Peltz-Steele Speaks, Serves at Political Science Conference

Professor Rick Peltz-Steele attended and spoke at the annual meeting of the New England Political Science Association (NEPSA) in Portland, Maine, in April. He presented in his own research in comparative law and moderated a panel on American politics.

Shannon Jenkins
UMass Dartmouth professor awarded Manning Prize for teaching excellence

Award recognizes extraordinary faculty on each UMass campus

Commencement procession
Reasons to be "Proud to be UMassD"

Chancellor Johnson's year-end message to UMassD alumni

Law students at commencement
UMass Law holds 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Law school graduates ready to continue pursuing justice

Student graduating in regalia
UMass Dartmouth celebrates the Class of 2019

University awards nearly 2,000 degrees

James and Jean-Francois at exhibition opening
Beloved professors retiring, moving on to new challenges

Jean-Francois Allaux and James Edwards retiring from CVPA

Rainer Weiss Nobel Laureate
UMass Dartmouth to host Nobel Prize Winner in Physics for lecture on the Universe on May 31

Nobel laureate and professor emeritus at MIT, Rainer Weiss, will discuss gravitational waves

Winning team of five students and two faculty mentors standing on the stairs in Claire T. Carney Library
Engineering students win first hackathon sponsored by Target Corporation

Team created a natural adhesive for flame-retardant sleepwear that will be further developed through a summer grant

Josue Rivera
UMass Dartmouth senior named one of “29 Who Shine” by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Honors student and active volunteer, Josue Rivera ‘19, honored on May 3 in State House ceremony

UMassD Alumni Association Board
Apply to join the UMassD Alumni Association Board

Submit a nomination by Friday, May 10

SMAST awarded funds for sustainable fisheries project

The joint project focuses on river herring catch reduction.

SouthCoast Matters logo
Chancellor Johnson visits SouthCoast Matters to discuss the future of the university and the region

Chancellor Johnson stopped by SouthCoast Matters to talk about UMass Dartmouth's momentum and how the SouthCoast is evolving

Congressman, Chancelor, Colonel, and Dean pose
UMass Dartmouth and Air National Guard sign cybersecurity education and workforce development agreement

University and 102nd Intelligence Wing at Joint Base Cape Cod will collaborate on program development

UMassD Alumni Awards
UMassD Alumni Association presents 2019 Alumni Awards

Augustyn, Sullivan, Spinnato, and Lawrence recognized for their career achievements and service to UMassD

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UMass Dartmouth professor wins Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

Dr. Bridget A. Teboh is a two-time recipient of the prestigious award

Students at UMass Law Community Clinic
UMass Law named one of the Best Schools for Practical Training

The school ranked second in Massachusetts for experiential learning according to preLaw Magazine

Bluring Lines Fashion Show
Blurring Lines Fashion Show

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Richard Peltz-Steele
Peltz-Steele Reports Mass. Tech Case in International Law Journal

UMass Law Professor Rick Peltz-Steele reported on a Massachusetts internet jurisdiction case in the Europe-based International Journal of Procedural Law.

Irene Scharf, UMass Law faculty
Scharf Interviewed by the Cardozo Law Review Podcast on Her Latest Article

UMass Law Professor Irene Scharf was interviewed by the Cardozo Law Review Podcast about her recently published article, Second Class Citizenship? The Plight of Naturalized Special Immigrant Juveniles.

Casey Shannon
Casey Shannon named as student speaker for 2019 Law Commencement ceremony

Business/Conference Editor of the UMass Law Review during the 2018-2019 academic year will share her experiences with her peers during graduation

Students working on a computer
UMass Dartmouth to host mobile app development camp for high school students

The summer camp will help students learn software skills alongside College of Engineering faculty and students

Farber Represents Detainees at Mexico-US Border

Professor Farber blogs about her experiences working with migrants and refugees on the Mexico-United States border.

Group photo of student award winners
Annual Student Leadership Awards honors campus changemakers

The Annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet was held on Wednesday, April 17 in Woodland Commons.

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UMass Dartmouth announces student speakers for 2019 Commencement

The class of 2019 student speakers come from across the Commonwealth and around the world and offer a wide range of experiences to share with their fellow graduates

Dan Borelli: Chasing Color Exhibition
CVPA Visiting Artist Dan Borelli

Awarded artist residency at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

UMass Dartmouth celebrates Earth Day with week of activities

Over a week of programming includes informational and hands-on ways to learn about sustainability

Leaders in global public health Joia Mukherjee and Julia Plotnick
College of Nursing students learn that access to health care is a basic human right, both locally and globally

Keynote speakers at Global Health Summit convey message of quality care for all based on their work in Third World countries

Student award winners with Chancellor
UMass Dartmouth Leduc Center for Civic Engagement presents awards at annual board meeting

Students, faculty, and community members honored with awards

CVPA Student with painting
UMass Dartmouth student named a Fulbright Scholar

MFA Candidate Robert Najlis receives Fulbright Research Scholarship to study art in China

Margaret Drew, UMass Law faculty
Drew Publishes Article on Massachusetts Child Marriage

UMass Law Professor Margaret Drew published an article on Massachusetts child marriage, and new legislation that will protect minors from forced marriage.

Students posing at Southern Poverty Law Center
UMass Dartmouth Students and Faculty Take Alternative Spring Break to Study Civil Rights Movement

Based on a class about civil rights in the South in the 1950s and 1960s, Professor Santow and his students got the chance to live history

Kevin Stokesbury
SMAST professor recognized for outstanding service

Dr. Kevin Stokesbury receives service award from International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

Four students sitting around a table with their laptops
UMassDartmouth CIS team wins Hoya Hacks competition at Georgetown University

Project to aid the visually impaired takes top prize in the Equity & Access category

UMass Dartmouth professor receives federal grant to continue veteran education program

A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities allows Professor Mark Santow to offer opportunities for veteran educational attainment

Shaun B. Spencer
Spencer Presents on Consumer Privacy Legislation at Ohio State University

Associate Dean Shaun Spencer presented on consumer privacy legislation at Ohio State University’s Center for Ethics and Human Values.

Peltz-Steele Visits, Lectures at SUNY Oswego

Professor Rick Peltz-Steele was welcomed to the State University of New York (SUNY) in Oswego in March to participate in the induction of undergraduate students to Pi Sigma Alpha, a national political science association. While visiting SUNY Oswego for two days, Peltz-Steele visited a class on civil liberties, met with political science students, delivered remarks at the Pi Sigma Alpha induction ceremony, and gave a campus-wide lecture on his research on indecency and the First Amendment.

UMass Law and Assumption College Develop Accelerated Law Degree Program

Assumption students can earn a bachelor’s and law degree in significantly less time

Student helped into white coat during 2019 ceremony
Nearly 100 nursing students receive white coats in special ceremony

Tradition celebrates sophomore nursing students as they begin clinical training

Law Students Graduating
UMass Law ranked among the best in the east for black students

Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools & Firms applauds Commonwealth’s public law school for high percentage of black students earning a JD

Justice Elspeth Cypher
UMass Law Announces 2019 Commencement Speaker

Law ceremony planned for May 13 on campus

Ralph Clifford, UMass Law faculty
Clifford Quoted on Delinquent Utility Bills Resulting in Tax Lien Foreclosure

UMass Law Professor Ralph Clifford was quoted on homeowners whose overdue utility bills and other taxes lead to home foreclosures.

Professor Ho Presents on Implicit Bias at the Mass. Bar Association’s Practicing with Professionalism Program

Professor Ho presented on implicit bias and diversity in the legal profession as part of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Practicing with Professionalism Program.

Headshots of 2019 Commencement Speakers
UMass Dartmouth Announces 2019 Commencement Speakers

Undergraduate ceremonies planned for May 10 on campus; Graduate School and School of Law ceremonies May 13 on campus

Peltz-Steele Records Commentary on SCOTUS Oral Argument

Professor Rick Peltz-Steele recorded an audio commentary, published by the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, about a case pending in the U.S. Supreme Court involving tort law and sovereign immunity.

Telescope and inside of campus observatory
UMass Dartmouth Observatory announces spring 2019 observation hours

The UMass Dartmouth Observatory invites the public to night-sky viewing sessions

Law Review Flier 2019
UMass Law announces line-up for 2019 Law Review Symposium

The UMass Law Review presents panels by local and national experts on the intersection of media and law

Chancellor's Statement on New Zealand Mosque Shootings

"No one should fear for their life or safety because they are simply searching for a better life for themselves and their families."

IMS art work
SMAST to host marine science research symposium

The 2019 UMass Intercampus Marine Science Research Symposium on April 4 will highlight cutting-edge research being conducted by students and faculty from all five UMass campuses.

Library Glass
UMass Dartmouth to host the Claire T. Carney Library Associates Annual Authors’ Brunch

Event will introduce acclaimed authors and raise funds for the library

Campus PD Officers
UMass Dartmouth Police Department receive re-accreditation

A team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission certified the department

Chancellor Johnson and Trustee Jeffries on Talk Show
Chancellor Johnson discusses diversity in higher ed with Trustee Jeffries

Chancellor Johnson joined Boston Neighborhood News discuss the importance of diversity in higher ed and the meaningful impact UMass Dartmouth makes on students of color with Trustee Jeffries

Students and Arnie at commencement
Commencement ceremonies return to main campus in 2019 after two years at the Xfinity Center

Four ceremonies scheduled for May 10 and May 13 will allow for unlimited family and friends to attend

Law students
UMass Law hosts Law Review launch event

The latest volume of the UMass Law Review will debut alongside student presentations

Ralph Clifford
Clifford Receives Grant to Study Creative Process of Software Development to Gain Insight on Copyright Laws

UMass Law Professor Ralph Clifford received a grant for his study of the creative aspects of computer programming.

Irene Scharf, UMass Law faculty
Scharf Publishes Article on Naturalized Special Immigrant Juveniles

UMass Law Professor Irene Scharf published an article on the impacts of discrimination on Naturalized Specialized Immigrant Juveniles.

Margaret Drew, UMass Law faculty
Drew Presents on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Intimate Partner Abuse

UMass Law Professor Margaret Drew presented for the American Bar Association on the intersection of HIV/AIDS and intimate partner abuse.

Town and University officials signing Dartmouth Town/Gown Compact
UMass Dartmouth and Town of Dartmouth sign Town-Gown Compact

Initial activity includes internship opportunities and restoration of the Freedom Festival

Students sitting in a Law school class
UMass Law hosts Open House on March 19, 2019

Prospective students can visit and learn about the only public law school in Massachusetts

Casual photo of a large group of young children with College of Nursing students in bright sunshine in Haiti.
College of Nursing to host Global Health Summit on March 5 with international leaders in public health

Highlighting the work of Partners in Health and overseas initiatives led by UMassD faculty and students

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CCB Alumni Networking

Wednesday, April 17

UMass Dartmouth campus quad with students walking
College of Engineering to host special events for Engineers Week

Events hosted by student groups highlight various engineering fields

UMassD Alumni Awards
Alumni Awards

Thursday, April 25

David Gingerella appointed new Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

Gingerella will bring nearly three decades of experience at a diverse set of higher education institutions as the University positions itself for the future

Chancellor Johnson speaking at podium
Chancellor Robert Johnson's Speech at 2019 Martin Luther King Breakfast

Watch Chancellor Johnson speak about how love is the foundation to all equality movements

UMass Dartmouth Engineers Week - Middle School Event, Watch Disney's Big Hero 6 and Learn how to design and test armor for Baymax
Society of Women Engineers to host event for middle school students during “Engineers Week”

The student-run group will introduce young students to basic concepts of engineering through interactive activities

BigBrothersBigSisters at UMassD
UMass Dartmouth launches campus-based mentoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay

Children from the New Bedford Housing Authority to travel to campus to be mentored by UMassD students

Dan Borelli, The Ashland-Nyanza Project: Illuminating Futures, 2016.
Dan Borelli: Chasing Color

Upcoming Exhibition, February 15 - April 1, 2019

Justine Dunlap
Dunlap Publishes Article on Funding Civil Legal Aid

Professor Dunlap published an article in the Standard Times on the importance of funding civil legal aid for low-income people.

Students in 3D printing lab
Chancellor Johnson publishes chapter on the evolution of higher education

Colleges and universities need to adapt in order to equip students with not only current skills but skills that will allow success in a future of unknowns

Peltz-Steele Publishes on Development Accountability in India

Professor Richard J. Peltz-Steele has published a research article on accountability in international development in an Indian social science journal. The article appears in the peer-reviewed Research Journal Social Sciences, a publication of Panjab University in Chandigarh, India.

Rebecca Flanagan
Flanagan Named Co-Director of Annual New York Academic Support Workshop

UMass Law Professor Rebecca Flanagan was named co-director of the New York Academic Support Workshop alongside Professor Kris Franklin.

UMass Law holds Justice Week 2019

Starting February 11, the weeklong celebration will focus on contemporary social justice issues like the #MeToo movement, immigration, Bail Reform, and many more.

Social Practice Artist Negar Farajiani
Participatory Art at UMassD Quad

An Afternoon of Art Performance and Lectures by Social Practice Artist Negar Farajiani

Peltz-Steele Publishes in Villanova Law Review on Access-to-Information Law

Professor Richard J. Peltz-Steele published comparative research in the Villanova Law Review proposing reform of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) inspired by South African law.

Military Friendly School
UMass Dartmouth named one of the Nation’s Top Military Friendly Schools

University identified as “Better for Veterans” due to support services and campus culture

Peltz-Steele Featured in Video Commentary on SCOTUS Case

Professor Rick Peltz-Steele was featured in a video commentary, published by the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, about a case pending in the U.S. Supreme Court involving tort law, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation.

Ralph Clifford, UMass Law faculty
Clifford Quoted in WGBH Article on Tax Lien Foreclosure Cases

UMass Law Professor Ralph Clifford was quoted in a WGBH article on home owners over-due tax liens resulting in home foreclosure.

UMassD Nursing student
Matt Machado '19

Nursing student and grateful scholarship recipient

Duncan Publishes Articles on MLK’s Letter from Birmingham Jail

Professor Duncan illustrates MLK Day lesson of resisting unjust law by contrasting the experiences of two Nazi-occupied islands during the Second World War.

SMAST East by Ellenzweig
A framework for offshore wind energy innovation

UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology is among the various institutions that comprise the Massachusetts Research Partnership in Offshore Wind.

EYA 2019 Juried Exhibition poster detail
Emerging Young Artists 2019 Juried Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: January 22 – February 9, 2019

MLK Banner 2019
UMass Dartmouth to host 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast on Feb 1.

The event will honor the legacy of Dr. King and explore building momentum for equality