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UMass Law is one of few U.S. law schools where majority of tenured faculty are women

Among nearly 200 U.S. law schools, UMass Law ranks 15th for the percentage of women among its tenured faculty

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Year in Review: UMassD celebrates the top 20 stories of 2020

Even during a difficult year, students, faculty, and staff accomplished amazing things

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Alumna Lillian E. Webster, MFA '16, Selected For New England Juried Exhibition Chemical Exchanges

Lillian is one of sixteen artists whose work will be shown at the Brookline Arts Center in November 

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Associate Professor Erin Bromage helps the Boston Lyric Opera put on a safe holiday show

Associate Professor of Biology worked with the Boston Lyric Opera to hold a pandemic performance

2020 NECHE Accreditation Final Report

Acting Chancellor Preble provides updates on UMassD's 2020 accreditation results

UMass Law achieves ultimate bar pass rate of 92% for Class of 2018

Graduates strongly exceed minimum ABA requirement that is considered one of the best measures of the quality of a law school's legal education

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Update On Spring 2021 Athletic Competition

UMass Dartmouth administration announces intention to sponsor intercollegiate competition in most sports during the Spring 2021 semester

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Consortium forms for white shark study

SMAST scientists are among 13 organizations and institutions that have assembled to form the New England White Shark Research Consortium, which will enhance coordinated regional efforts to study white sharks.

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Dean Quinn Pens an Opinion Piece on the Electoral Process

Dean John Quinn pens an opinion piece on how to gain back confidence in the electoral process through electoral law.

Duncan’s Brief quoted by Justice Alito at the 2020 National Lawyer Convention of the Federalist Society

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito quoted UMass Law Professor Dwight Duncan in an address at the Federalist Society’s 2020 National Lawyer Convention.

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UMass Dartmouth and Bridgewater State University launch accelerated Physics and Electrical Engineering degree programs

Joint programs to create advanced STEM learning and research experience for students

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Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering chosen for esteemed Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellowship

Professor Honggang Wang recognized for important contributions to low power wireless for IoT and multimedia applications

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UMass Dartmouth faculty offer virtual discussion with Nobel Prize winner Kip Thorne

On December 2, UMassD faculty invite members of the public to explore the universe with famed Theoretical Physicist

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Charlton College of Business Master of Business Administration ranked 23rd in the nation for best return on investment

College Consensus found the UMassD MBA increased business professional’s future career opportunities

Farber Awarded Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by the Florence Project

Professor Hillary Farber was awarded named Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by the Florence Project.

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Marlan Presents at Harvard on Legalization of Psychedelics

Professor Dustin Marlan presented at Harvard Law’s webinar on legalization of psychedelics.

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Rice Quoted in the Boston Globe on the 2020 Presidential Election

Professor John Rice was quoted by the Boston Globe on the slim chances of legal success for President Trump’s battle in the 2020 presidential election.

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Mechanical Engineering Professor awarded $299,778 to research maritime fuel efficiency

Assistant Professor Hangjian Ling to study hydrodynamic interactions in boat propulsion

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Professor of Estuarine & Ocean Sciences chosen for distinguished American Geophysical Union Fellowship

Professor Mark Altabet joins prestigious group of individuals who have made exceptional contributions in the Earth sciences

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Third Annual Marine Renewable Energy Conference fosters international collaboration

On and Off the Grid featured industry insiders, policymakers, and academic researchers sharing their developments in ocean energy

Erin Dziedzic ’03: Art historian

UMassD recently connected with alum Erin Dziedzic to discuss her burgeoning career as well as the twists and turns she encountered when initially navigating her way through the world of arts.

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UMass Dartmouth professors to use fastest supercomputer in the nation for research

Professor Sigal Gottlieb and Professor Gaurav Khanna awarded opportunity to Oak Ridge National Lab's Summit supercomputer

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Rebecca Hutchinson: Midnight Blooms

Danforth Art Museum Solo Exhibition

Chancellor's Veterans Day message

Acting Chancellor Mark Preble shares his thanks and appreciation for service members of the UMassD community

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Mathematics Professor chosen for prestigious Association for Women in Mathematics Fellowship

Professor Sigal Gottlieb recognized for promoting the success of women in mathematical and computational sciences

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UMass Dartmouth Dean VanderGheynst contributes to worldwide microbiome discovery effort

Researchers from across the globe publish resource that expands known diversity of bacteria and archaea by 44%

Chancellor Message on Thanksgiving Break and end of fall semester

Information for students, faculty, and staff for the end of the fall 2020 semester

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College of Engineering welcomes new faculty

The college has hired 16 new faculty members since 2018 to help address the need to build programs in cybersecurity, expand the region’s blue economy, and transform engineering education.

Chancellor COVID-19 update regarding latest Massachusetts guidance

Chancellor Preble remarks on the latest updates to Massachusetts' COVID-19 health and safety guidelines

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Clifford Cited by Michigan Supreme Court on Property Tax Case

Professor Clifford’s article Massachusetts Has a Problem—The Unconstitutionality of the Tax Deed was cited by the Michigan Supreme Court in Rafaeli, LLC v Oakland Cnty.

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Diane (Belcher) Phillips '84: The power of networking

Diane, the newest member of the Dean of Engineering Advisory Board, talks about working with the Dean of the College of Engineering and the Women in Defense—Greater Boston Chapter to launch a scholarship for Women in Engineering at UMassD.

Rice Presents at SEALS on Employment Discrimination and the Future of Work

Professor John Rice joined two panels of law professors at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2020 Annual Meeting to discuss issues relating to employment discrimination and the impact of technology on the workplace. Professor. Rice commented on the impact of the Supreme Court’s opinion Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga. and the likely emergence of remote working as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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How many sea scallops are there and why does it matter?

Groundbreaking research conducted by Dr. Kevin Stokesbury of SMAST appears as this month's cover story in the Ecological Society of America's "Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment" journal.

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For the 9th year in a row, UMass Dartmouth named one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges

The award is part of the Princeton Review’s latest rankings based on institutional sustainability efforts

Chancellor's pre-election message

Acting Chancellor Preble offers guidance on civility and safety before the election

2020 Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum
UMass Dartmouth student honored at 2020 Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum

Baker-Polito Administration highlights Massachusetts college students and mentors for helping address diversity and equity in industry workforce

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Mathematics Professor builds model to help detect black hole mergers

Listening to the cosmos unveils interesting results

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UMassD 2020 Election Events

Want to know more about the upcoming election and what the results mean? UMassD Votes has you covered!

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UMass Dartmouth announces $4.2M grant from U.S. Navy to fund new marine technology research projects

The latest award is the second in a series of grants from the Office of Naval Research to promote research between university faculty and regional partners

Virtual Open House events begin Saturday, October 24

UMass Dartmouth kicks off a week of virtual events

Update on spring 2021 semester

Acting Chancellor Preble offers updated guidance on the spring 2021 semester

Corsair Chat - Carbon Neutrality
Corsair Chats: Carbon Neutrality

Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 11:00 a.m.

UMass Dartmouth named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity

The University hailed for its cybersecurity teaching and research by federal agencies

Chancellor COVID-19 Update

Chancellor Preble offers some updates on the rise of COVID-19 cases across the country

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New advanced graduate certificate in psychiatric mental health offered by College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Program will prepare nurses for board certification as psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners

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UMassD welcomes Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

Dr. Billings-Ladson, author and affiliate faculty member at the University of Wisconsin, will discuss "Educating for Diversity in the Midst of Pandemics."

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UMass Dartmouth joins national electric vehicle purchasing collaborative

The University is a member of the first-ever group of higher education institutions to join the sustainability commitment

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UMass Law is nationally recognized by preLaw magazine for graduate employment

Named to publication’s Employment Honor Roll for Class of 2019 employment rate that exceeds projections by 6%

A statement in opposition to racism

A message from David Gomes, Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator, on Breonna Taylor

September 26 Chancellor COVID-19 Update

Chancellor Preble provides an update on recent COVID-19 related news

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NSF awards Alfa Heryudono & Mehdi Raessi $200K

Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. Heryudono & Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Raessi will collaborate on a project to develop fast and accurate methods to numerically simulate the deposition of eye drops on biomimetic 3D models of human eye.

MUST Principal Investigator Professor Pia Moisander and her student have a new manuscript accepted for publication

Professor Pia Moisander and her student, Abhishek Naik, who is supported by MUST, will have their work on biofouling published

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Leduc Center for Civic Engagement partners with Jumpstart for Young Children

The student-led program will support youth language, literacy, and social-emotional development

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Chancellor's message on National Voter Registration Day

Acting Chancellor Preble encourages students to register to vote in time for the 2020 presidential election

MUST student, Michael St. Pierre, passes his thesis defense

On September 18, 2020, Michael St. Pierre presented his Master of Science thesis defense and passed

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Corsair Chats: Creating your personal brand

Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 11:00 a.m.

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Dean Mitnick on the passing of Massachusetts Chief Justice Gants

A message from the deans of the nine Massachusetts law schools on the lasting contributions of Chief Justice Ralph Gants

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Gaurav Khanna awarded $75K for black hole research

Dr. Khanna’s research sheds light on many different aspects of black hole physics.

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NSF awards $650,000 grant to Associate Professor Yanlai Chen and colleagues to support and prepare students for STEM workforce

ACCOMPLISH grant will provide financial support and mentoring for low-income students over five years while emphasizing authentic computer-aided problem solving in core STEM courses

Update on COVID-19 testing and positive case reporting

Going forward, positive results will not be reported via email, but rather through the testing dashboard.

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Former UMassD student-athlete Nate Tellier joins Boston Red Sox

UMass Dartmouth pitcher Nate Tellier ('20) signed a three-year free agent contract with the Red Sox

Acting Chancellor Preble's "Welcome Back" message

A message to start off the fall 2020 semester

Tips for virtual learning

Strategies and tips from Brittany Raposa '12, JD '15

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Leduc Center for Civic Engagement to host virtual Food Security Summit

Senator Mark Montigny and others discuss the region’s efforts to strengthen food system

Updated event and visitor policies for fall 2020

Due occupancy limits and the need to keep campus de-densified, UMass Dartmouth has updated protocols for gatherings

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Researchers featured in National Geographic series

Researchers at the School for Marine Science & Technology document their journey at sea in the National Geographic’s “A Gathering Storm” series, which airs this Saturday, August 29.

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UMass Dartmouth Associate Provost appointed to Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Board of Directors

Dr. Ramprasad Balasubramanian chosen as UMass designee to important energy group

Update on symptom and testing protocols

Introducing our testing website and dashboard

Corsair Chat with Scott Tingle '87

Watch our recent Corsair Chat with NASA astronaut Scott Tingle '87

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Corsair Chat: Biking across the US for Cancer

Thursday, September 3, 11:00 a.m.

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Dr. Vijaya Chalivendra named ASME Fellow

Dr. Chalivendra has been elected fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering for his expertise, significant achievements, and distinctive contributions spanning more than a decade.

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Academic Resource Center awarded $2.35M TRIO grant

The highly competitive grant helps provide support services to students pursuing business and STEM studies.

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UMass Law first-year student enrollment up more than 30 percent for fall 2020

Overall enrollment nearly doubled over past four years with academic stature soaring while maintaining the smallest typical first-year doctrinal course size among MA law schools

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Biochemistry professor receives funding to research rare neurodevelopmental condition

Professor Maolin Guo (Chemistry & Biochemistry) received a $150,000 grant from the Orphan Disease Center and Loulou Foundation to study CDKL5 disorder

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Mathematics professor receives NSF grant to create algorithms that break down the dynamics in physics, engineering, and biological sciences

Professor Cheng Wang will administer $150,000 of the grant to study highly efficient, structure-preserving numerical schemes for nonlinear gradient equations with singular energy potentials

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New update from Dean Kimberly Christopher

Two in-person undergraduate nursing classes and one MLS class will switch to remote delivery while clinical experiences remain at health care agencies

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James Karam Scholarship Fund awards $50,000 in UMass scholarships to 10 SouthCoast students

Awards honor students’ academic achievement and community engagement

UMass Dartmouth announces new Chief Diversity Officer

David Gomes named as Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator

Update on October Commencement Ceremonies

October Commencement ceremonies postponed for the Class of 2020 until 2021.

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UMass joins ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

National initiative seeks 100 percent voter participation by college students in 2020 elections

Important updates to fall 2020 re-opening plans

All lecture-style instruction will be held in a fully remote modality while labs, studios, clinicals, and other instruction that require on-campus facilities will be face-to-face. In addition, only students that are required to travel the greatest distance to participate in required on-campus instruction, as well as students who, due to personal circumstances, rely upon on-campus services will be allowed to live in residence halls.

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UMassD students help power the Blue Economy

Engineering and business student team wins 2nd Place overall & "Best Poster" award at inaugural Marine Energy Collegiate Competition

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Town hall scheduled for CVPA alumni

Tuesday, August 18 at 12:00 p.m.

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Guidance for Rhode Island residents traveling to campus

The Baker Administration removed Rhode Island from the list of low-risk states which has many implications for people across campus

A Message from Acting Chancellor Mark Preble - August 4, 2020

Acting Chancellor Mark Preble provides an introductory message to the UMassD community

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FAQ on the Fall 2020 reopening of UMass Law

Information for new and returning students regarding academics, student life, and campus health and safety

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UMass President Meehan announces Acting Chancellor & Provost

Vice Chancellor Mark Preble to serve as acting chancellor and Professor Michael Goodman as acting provost.

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Updated regulations for individuals traveling to Massachusetts

Updates on necessary criteria for coming to campus

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A memo regarding health and safety on campus and in clinical settings

Unified effort required to stay safe while following CDC guidelines and government recommendations

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An update on the Fall 2020 semester from Dean Kimberly Christopher

In-person instruction and health agency-based clinicals will be held this fall

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Marine science student awarded $14K

Michael Coute garners a $14,536 research grant from the Northeast SARE for his project focusing on the tautog species and sustainable seafood efforts.

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Update on UMassD COVID-19 Testing Policy

UMass Dartmouth has developed a robust asymptomatic surveillance testing program for the fall semester

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Greenshields Grants Awarded to UMassD Painting Students

The prestigious grants have been awarded to Shabnam Jannesari (MFA ’21) and Taylor Maroney (MFA '20) for their studio-based research.

Message from Vice Chancellor David Gingerella on fall sports

The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference and Little East Conference cancel fall sports

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UMass Dartmouth announces suspension of fall 2020 semester athletic competition

Decision comes after recent Little East Conference announcement

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A farewell message from Chancellor Johnson

Robert E. Johnson reflects on his tenure as Chancellor of UMassD

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UMass freezes in-state undergraduate and graduate student tuition for the 2020-21 academic year

Action is part of FY21 balanced budget plan that includes difficult decisions but preserves financial stability at a time of unprecedented challenges

Professor Jeremiah Ho Receives the Manning Prize for Teaching Excellence

Professor Jeremiah Ho recently received the Manning Prize for Teaching Excellence from UMass President Marty Meehan.

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Professor Ho’s Supreme Court Commentary Mentioned on SCOTUSBlog

Professor Jeremiah Ho’s recent two commentaries on the Human Rights at Home Blog regarding recent Supreme Court decision garnered separate mentions on SCOTUSBlog.

Professor Tabor Publishes Recommendations for Pensions and Economic Recovery During COVID-19

Professor Anna Tabor, who joins UMass Law this fall in an honorary faculty appointment, recently published her article Unclaimed Defined Benefit Pensions Can Help COVID-19 Economic Recovery in the Journal of Aging & Social Policy. In her article, she observed that people retiring during the current public health crisis may find it particularly difficult to access their defined benefit pensions and recommends specific actions that police makers at the Congress and Department of Labor ought to take to ensure easier access to pensions, which could enhance economic recovery after COVID-19.

Alumni Association Board announces new members and executive officers

The UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association Board recently welcomed new members to its Board of Directors and announced its executive officers for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

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Baker Presents at Mary & William’s National Conference on Online Student Engagement

Professor Julie Baker presented at William and Mary’s national conference on building and maintaining online student engagement.

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Jiawei Yuan receives $150K NSF award

Dr. Yuan, assistant professor of Computer & Information Science, will lead a three-year project aimed at building awareness and competence to respond to a dynamic and rapidly developing array of cyber threats.

Duncan Quoted by Supreme Court in Little Sisters Case, Going Two for Two in Amicus Briefs in Support of Religious Freedom this Past Term

Professor Duncan was quoted by the Supreme Court and helped win two for two cases this term involving religious freedom. He participated in both cases as an amicus curiae, or friend of the court.

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Rice Responds with Optimism and Commendation to SCOTUS Ruling in Favor of Employment Discrimination Protections

Professor John Rice commented on the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, in which the Court construed the statutory prohibition against workplace “discrimination on the basis of . . . sex” to protect against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Rice noted that the Court’s decision has been widely hailed as a victory for civil rights and equality and welcomed the ruling with “cautious optimism.”

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Engineering graduates accept tenure track faculty appointments

Prinkle Sharma and Vidhyashree Nagaraju, who completed their PhDs in Computer Engineering, have accepted tenure track faculty appointments at nationally ranked universities.

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Message from Chancellor Johnson on recent ICE regulations

Chancellor Robert E. Johnson and UMass Dartmouth stand with our international scholars

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UMass Law Dean Eric Mitnick announces plan for Fall 2020 reopening

In-person and online instruction to begin on August 20

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UMass Dartmouth awarded grant to study carbon emissions on campus

Award part of Baker-Polito Administration grants to support clean energy at Massachusetts universities

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Statement by UMass President Marty Meehan regarding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guidance on international students

UMass President Marty Meehan shares his thoughts on the latest regulations regarding remote learning and international students

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UMass Dartmouth to offer on-campus learning and living this fall

The University to offer a combination of face-to-face and remote classes with living on campus

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Chancellor Johnson announces fall 2020 plans for on-campus learning and living

Chancellor Johnson announces a return to campus for students for the fall 2020 semester

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Duncan Quoted on SCOTUS Religious Freedom Case

UMass Law professor Dwight Duncan was quoted on the SCOTUS case Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.

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Alumni Virtual 5K

August 6-9, Supporting Access to Excellence

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Engineering professor honored for outstanding commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Dr. Arghavan Louhghalam is the recipient of the 2020 College of Engineering Faculty Award for Excellence in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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UMass Law graduates lead in public service employment

Over the past five years, UMass Law ranks second in Massachusetts and New England for the percentage of public service lawyers

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Frequently Asked Questions on the recent Athletics decision

UMass Dartmouth announces discontinuation of eight intercollegiate athletic programs

UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson announced today the decision to discontinue eight intercollegiate athletic programs, effective immediately.

A message from Chancellor Johnson on changes to Athletics

Chancellor Johnson provides an important update on changes within the Department of Athletics & Recreation

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UMass Dartmouth announces new College of Business Dean

John A. Williams begins his tenure as Dean of the Charlton College of Business on July 1

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Drew Re-Appointed Chair of ABA HIV Impact Project and Special Advisor to the ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence

UMass Law Professor Margaret Drew was re-appointed Chair of the ABA HIV Impact Project and Special Advisor to the ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Corsair Kitchen: Beef Lo Mein with Chef Helder

Chef Helder Costa prepares beef lo mein from the kitchen at UMassD Dining

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Professor Jeremiah Ho receives Manning Prize for teaching excellence

Award recognizes exemplary teaching and service on each UMass campus

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June 22nd message from Chancellor Johnson on the fall 2020 semester

Chancellor Johnson provides updates on the fall 2020 reopening planning process

UMass Law graduates succeed in employment

UMass Law 2019 graduates succeed in employment, outperforming graduates from area private schools

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UMass research and development expenditures rise to record $684 million

Fiscal Year 2019 UMass Dartmouth research expenditures grew by more than 5% over the prior year

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College of Engineering professors receive $452,178 research grant from the National Institute of Health for development of statistical learning tool

Associate Professor Hua Fang (Computer & Information Science) and Associate Professor Honggang Wang (Electrical & Computer Engineering) to use innovative tool to analyze studies on diets and health implications

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Engineering staff recognized for outstanding service

Anne-Marie Bedard and Fernanda Botelho are the recipients of the 2020 College of Engineering award for exemplary service to students, faculty, and staff.

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"The Office" Trivia Night

Thursday, June 25

UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Johnson announces resignation

After a successful three-year tenure, Robert E. Johnson to leave UMass Dartmouth

UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Center releases report on region's essential workers

Data shows region more reliant on essential workers – disproportionately low wage and female – than rest of state

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A message from Chancellor Johnson to the UMassD community

After a successful three-year tenure, Chancellor Johnson to leave UMass Dartmouth in September

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UMass Dartmouth announces new Director of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture

Dr. Paula Celeste Gomes Noversa to lead the Center as it expands its international leadership in Portuguese education

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Doctoral student awarded 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Doctoral STEM Education student Akira Harper joins an elite group of education researchers

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A letter to the UMassD community from Police Chief Fioravanti

Chief Emil Fioravanti on the need for police to build trust within their communities

SMAST to help guide regional offshore wind development
SMAST to help guide regional offshore wind growth

The Baker-Polito Administration, in partnership with the State of Rhode Island and the BOEM, announced UMass Dartmouth as one of four institutions selected as part of a Southern New England pilot regional fisheries studies project worth $1.1 million.

Corsair Kitchen: Marketplace favorites

Chef Kevin prepares omelettes, a Marketplace favorite

Statement from UMass President Marty Meehan on the killing of George Floyd

UMass System President Marty Meehan shares his thoughts on George Floyd and why action is needed

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Summer Innovation Program expands to UMassD

College of Engineering and College of Visual & Performing Arts students will participate in the 2020 MassDigi Summer Innovation Program, a 12-week internship focused on game development.

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Breathe Again - An Open Letter to the UMassD Community from Chancellor Johnson

Chancellor Robert E. Johnson shares his life experiences as an African American and the need for inclusivity and equality

Corsair Chats: Managing Human Capital with Elaine Varelas '79

View the recording from the June 2 webinar

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UMass Dartmouth partners with Salve Regina University to offer a path to data science degrees

The 3+2 BA/MS in mathematics and data science will allow students to fast-track their education in an in-demand field

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We Are All Contagious

UMass Dartmouth Online Exhibition

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A message from Chancellor Johnson on the killing of George Floyd

Chancellor Johnson reflects on the need for inclusivity

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Center for Marketing Research releases new report on school choice

The study examines school choice options across the nation and how Massachusetts compares

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Southcoast Health COVID-19 surge hospital at UMass Dartmouth to close

The 98-bed facility was constructed to guard the region against a spring surge

Corsair Chats: Elaine Varelas '79 on managing human capital in your organization

Varelas, managing partner at Keystone Partners, will deliver webinar on June 2

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UMass Dartmouth to host virtual open house experiences for MBA programs

The Charlton College of Business MBA’s offer flexible scheduling and innovative concentrations

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Dr. Uchill's Book, Being Material, Wins AIGA Award

The book integrates graphic design, printed ink, machine learning, and computer vision to create a book that is a hybrid of being digital-material.

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President Meehan to propose UMass tuition freeze for upcoming academic year

Nearly 50,000 in-state undergraduate students impacted

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CVPA Online Summer Courses 2020

Non-credit online summer art courses in ceramics, printmaking, and textiles, June 2 - August 6, 2020

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Increasing the safety of self-driving vehicles

National Science Foundation awards UMassD professors Honggang Wang and Hua Fang $153K for their project, which uses artificial intelligence and wireless communication to help ensure optimal performance of autonomous vehicles.

Corsair Kitchen

Chef Kevin of UMassD Dining Services teaches you how to make a simple salad dressing

Webinar Recording: COVID-19 Updates

Presented by College of Nursing & Health Sciences faculty

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UMass Dartmouth student-athletes on the frontlines of COVID-19

Stars in the classroom, on the field, and in the medical community

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UMass Dartmouth plans for fall 2020 Commencement

Celebrating the Class of 2020 on campus planned for October

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Detecting COVID-19

Dr. Yong Kim, professor of bioengineering, is the developer of materials used in COVID-19 test kits.

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UMass Dartmouth Biology Professor gains international attention for COVID-19 blog

Associate Professor Erin Bromage has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, and the New York Times for his work on the practical spread of COVID-19

May 13th message from Chancellor Johnson on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

The University will take the summer to plan for fall 2020 re-opening.

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The College of Nursing & Health Sciences is committed to high-quality education in a technology-rich environment this fall

CNHS is proactively preparing for either on-campus or online delivery of classes while maintaining quality instruction, faculty research, and supporting operations to prepare students for a successful career.

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UMass Dartmouth celebrates the Class of 2020 virtually

More than 1,900 Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law students honored for their hard work

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2020 Art + Design Senior Exhibition

Online exhibition showcases the work of 95 BFA and BS seniors

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UMass Dartmouth graduate student aids in quest to understand black holes

Nur Rifat developed a new model to discover gravitational wave discoveries

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UMass Dartmouth professor featured in National Science Foundation virtual showcase

Dr. Shakhnoza Kayumova and “STEAM Your Way 2 College” program in the spotlight

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Painting Alumni News

Bhen Alan (BFA'19, Painting Concentration) to join RISD's highly-selective MFA Program in Painting in Fall '20

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Guidance on Massachusetts Face Covering Mandate

Guidance regarding Governor Baker’s Executive Order of a face-covering mandate that will go into effect on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

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Online business program earns high marks

Master’s degree program in Healthcare Management offered at the Charlton College of Business ranks high on the 2020 best online colleges list for affordability and return on investment (ROI).

Research foundation appoints new director

The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation has named Dr. N. David Bethoney, Research Assistant Professor at the School for Marine Science & Technology, as executive director.

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Webinar Recording: Economic outlook for Massachusetts

Presented by Professor Mike Goodman of the Public Policy Center

Duncan Interviewed by Court TV on the Little Sisters of the Poor Case at the Supreme Court

UMass Law Professor Dwight Duncan was interviewed by Court TV on the Little Sisters of the Poor case at the Supreme Court discussing religious freedom in healthcare.

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COVID-19 field hospital opens on campus

Effort to protect the health of the SouthCoast brings the region together

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UMass Law named one of the best law schools in the U.S. for practical training for second consecutive year

The law school ranked 3rd in Massachusetts and tied with Yale University for a 5th -place ranking in New England, according to preLaw magazine

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UMass Law continues bar pass rate success

82.6 percent pass rate demonstrates success just three years after Commonwealth’s only public law school achieved full ABA accreditation

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UMass Law first-year student enrollment up 21.5 percent

Overall enrollment now 279, up 50 percent since 2016 as LSAT scores and GPAs also increase

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Crime & Justice Studies among top programs

The program, which bridges social science and the humanities and offers a broad-based study of the criminal justice system, ranks #5 on GradReports’ 2020 Best Colleges list of 25 Best Colleges for Criminology.

Arghavan Louhghalam
New app helps combat climate change

The Carbin app, created by Dr. Arghavan Louhghalam and team, is designed to reduce carbon pollution, conserve fuel, and minimize the environmental impact of driving.

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Message from Chancellor Johnson regarding on-campus surge hospital

University announces the hosting of a surge hospital in partnership with Southcoast Health

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BS in Finance program among top 25

Program offered at UMass Dartmouth’s Charlton College of Business ranks high on the 2020 "Best Online Colleges" list for return on investment (ROI).

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Download a UMassD Zoom background

Show your Corsair pride at your next Zoom meeting

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Tips for working remotely from the Alumni Association Board

Navigating our new world online learning and working

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2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition is Online

The MFA Thesis Exhibition originally scheduled through May 10th is available to view online and will now remain in the University Art Gallery through September 10th, 2020

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April 3rd message from Chancellor Johnson on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Community Notification – Positive Case of COVID-19

The UMass Dartmouth community grows stronger during challenging times

"Distance does not diminish the fact that we are a united community of learners that strive to make a difference in the world" - Chancellor Johnson

Emma Wood
Wood Publishes an Article on Public Libraries as a Community Symbol and Unrestricted Space

UMass Law Librarian Emma Wood published an article on public libraries as a community symbol and unrestricted space.

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Academic Policy Changes for Spring 2020

Provost Karim provides updates on grading policies

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Corsair Pet Madness Contest

Enter your pet in this bracket-style contest

Grad Reports Best Colleges 2020, uploaded 4/5/23
Crime & Justice Studies program ranks #5

The program, which bridges social sciences and the humanities, is among the top 25 on GradReports’ 2020 list of Best Colleges for Criminology.

COVID-19 Update
Chancellor Johnson's message to students on cost adjustments

Chancellor provides updates on the financial implications caused by COVID-19

UMassD Alumni Virtual Book Club
Virtual book club launches for alumni

Join the online group to discuss a new book each month

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March 23rd message from Chancellor Johnson on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Latest coronavirus preperation updates from UMassD

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March 16th message from Chancellor Johnson on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Please review the latest updates from Chancellor Johnson.

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March 14th message from Chancellor Johnson on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Please review the latest updates from Chancellor Johnson.

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March 11th message from Chancellor Johnson on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Latest updates regarding UMass Dartmouth's proactive response to coronavirus

COVID-19 Update
March 9th message from Chancellor Johnson on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Chancellor Johnson shares updates on the latest coronavirus planning and procedures

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Observatory announces spring 2020 viewing nights

The UMass Dartmouth Observatory opens to the public on a monthly basis during the University's Fall and Spring semesters.

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March 5th message from Chancellor Johnson on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Chancellor Johnson shares updates on the latest coronavirus planning and procedures

Apply to join the Law alumni board

Submit your application by March 23

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March 4th message from Chancellor Johnson on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Chancellor Johnson shares updates on the latest coronavirus planning and procedures

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New academic programs offered by the College of Nursing & Health Sciences

A new minor in Global Health open to all majors and an online MLS degree completion program were introduced this semester

Ralph Clifford
Clifford Submits a Brief to the Supreme Court for the Case Google v. Oracle

UMass Law Professor Ralph Clifford submitted a brief with a team of UMass Dartmouth and UMass Lowell researchers to the Supreme Court for the case Google v. Oracle.

UMass Dartmouth COVID-19 Informational Forum

University faculty and staff provide science-backed facts on the coronavirus

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March 1st message from Chancellor Johnson on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Chancellor Johnson provides updates and guidance on the global coronavirus situation.

Professor Hillary Farber
Farber Presents at Yale Law School’s Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference

Professor Hillary Farber presented at Yale Law School’s annual Rebellious Lawyering conference on border enforcement at the US-Mexico border.

Alan Austin, PhD student at SMAST
Water quality and the environment

PhD student Alan Austin is shedding light on the importance of water quality to help stakeholders better manage the ecological health of estuaries in parts of New England and Brazil.

Professor Rice Presents on Teaching Advocacy, Social Justice, and the Rule of Law at New Approaches in Teaching and Learning Conference

Professor Rice presented at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s New Approaches in Teaching and Learning Conference in January 2020. As part of a panel on “Teaching Controversial Topics,” Rice explored the challenges of teaching social justice, advocacy, and the rule of law.

Students from the Azores
UMass Dartmouth hosts student delegation from University of the Azores

Students presented their projects on international issues

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Black History 4 Seasons announces spring 2020 events

Events focus on engaging students and the community in conversations about the African American experience

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College of Nursing & Health Sciences presents annual summit on the impact of childhood adversity on health

Summit on March 3 will feature speakers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University with a viewing of the documentary film, No Small Matter

Faye Wattleton
Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality celebrates 50th anniversary

March 18th event is postponed until further notice

Contemporary Iranian Art & the Historical Imagination Exhibition
Contemporary Iranian Art & the Historical Imagination

UMass Dartmouth Campus Gallery, February 20 - April 1, 2020

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
UMass Dartmouth solicits Public Comments as part of accreditation process

The university welcomes community input on the quality of the institution

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Center for Marketing Research to host Scholarship Dinner with Celtics legend Paul Pierce

The 10-time NBA All Star will celebrate UMassD student scholarship success

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UMass Dartmouth to host 2020 Engaged Scholarship Symposium

The Leduc Center for Civic Engagement event will focus on building and celebrating community

Engineering Student Competing
UMass Dartmouth student engineers challenge local high school students to engineering competition

Engineers Without Borders club had students build bridges and put them to the test

Student holding V-O-T-E signs
UMassD Votes Coalition unveils VOTE sculptures

The student-made sculptures represent important causes to urge students to vote

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UMass Dartmouth announces $4.6M grant from the U.S. Navy for marine technology research

The largest grant in university history will fund innovative projects between university faculty and regional partners

Office of Undergraduate Research announces winners of 2019 Winter grants

The overall quality of the applications demonstrated the high level of undergraduate research conducted at UMass Dartmouth

BankFive President and CEO William Eccles, Jr. and UMassD Chancellor Robert E. Johnson
UMass Dartmouth announces $75,000 pledge from BankFive for further development of Blue Economy initiative

The university-based SouthCoast Development Partnership will use funds to a create regional marine science and technology alliance

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Nursing students far exceed national averages on 2019 nursing exam

Nursing graduates of the College of Nursing & Health Sciences continue to score above the national average on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)

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Engineering students on the front line of systems security

Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering students benefit from Lance Fiondella’s array of research awards

Rebecca Hutchinson, Tri-Form Purple
Rebecca Hutchinson - 2020 Collection Acquisitions

Rebecca Hutchinson has two new acquisitions in two collections starting off 2020. Her wall piece Tri-Form Purple will be displayed in the Boston Children's Hospital's New NICU Reception area. She also has two hanging sculptures which will be displayed at The Waldorf Astoria Maldives on Ithaafushi Island.

From the desk of Chancellor Johnson
Welcome back message from Chancellor Johnson

There is much to celebrate and look forward to in 2020

UMassD Alumni Awards
Nominations open for 2020 Alumni Awards

Recognize an alumnus or community member for their achievements and commitment to UMassD

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The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives launch new publication examining citizenship

The UMass Dartmouth-based Archive to release The Final Report: a History of the Portuguese American Citizenship Project and hold discussion with project staff

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UMass Law recognized by Equal Justice Coalition for advocacy

Awards recognize exceptional participation in Walk to the Hill