2021 2021

Office of the Provost announces 2022 Internal Seed Funding awardees

Projects were reviewed by faculty and deans and rated for their relevance and potential for external funding

Office of Undergraduate Research announces Winter/Spring 2022 grant recipients

Congratulations to students and faculty mentors for their research endeavors

Spring 2022 COVID update for students

Acting Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of Health Services provide updates to students on COVID-19 protocols for the Spring 2022 semester

Year in Review Top 2021
Year in Review: Top 21 stories of 2021

A return to campus brought UMass Dartmouth together to achieve new heights

Portuguese Republic MOU Signing
UMass Dartmouth begins ocean science and technology partnership with Portuguese government

The international collaboration will promote educational, research, and economic opportunities

Updated COVID Policies for Spring Semester

The Pandemic Emergency Response Team (PERT) provides updates for the upcoming spring semester

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UMass Dartmouth awarded for campus decarbonization efforts

University celebrated by Baker-Polito Administration during 15th Annual Leading by Example Awards

CVPA Recognized for Civic Engagement Work

The 2021 annual report of the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement features multiple contributions from the CVPA community.

Professor McGoldrick with senior students Jay Weygand, Axel Jeremie, and Alexis Canaday on the lighting installation day
Phillips Avenue Pocket Park Enhancements

Over the past year, Stephanie McGoldrick, faculty member in Interior Architecture + Design, has worked alongside her students to propose solutions for revitalizing a pocket park space in New Bedford.

UMassD students at Dell EMC
UMass Dartmouth & Dell Technologies continue partnership to diversify workforce

Since 2018, the "Changing the Face of Tech" partnership has provided 500+ STEM-related training & employment opportunities to UMassD students from historically underrepresented groups.

Jim LaCroix
UMass Dartmouth alum Jim LaCroix creates career opportunity for grad student

Brian Giordano expanded his software development skills via research assistantship opportunity at Huntington Ingalls Industries with the help of alum Jim LaCroix

UMass Dartmouth's new biodegradability lab aims to ease the impact of plastics in the world's oceans and landfills

With funding from PrimaLoft and the MassTech Collaborative, researchers bring focus to sustainability

Gracie the “Lab Lab”

Laboratory Labrador plays an important role spreading joy on campus

Professor Dilshod Achilov named U.S. Fulbright Scholar

Achilov will take residency at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Image by Detmold, courtesy Pixabay
UMass Dartmouth & Massachusetts Maritime Academy establish accelerated pathway program

Integrated degree program enables Massachusetts Maritime Academy students to earn a bachelor’s degree & professional science master’s degree in less time.

Fall campus photo
Message to students from Dean Kimberly Christopher as the fall semester concludes

Nursing students are encouraged to utilize available resources to finish the semester strong

View of night sky
NASA awards Robert Fisher $550K research grant

Through supercomputer simulations of supernovae, Professor Fisher and colleagues will shed light on the origin of exploding stars.

Nancy Holt Symposium
Nancy Holt: Massachusetts exhibits open to public

Two-gallery exhibition will remain open through Jan. 23, 2022.

Fall Semester COVID-19 Update

Co-chairs of the Pandemic Emergency Response Team (PERT) provide updates before Thanksgiving break

Kimberly Smith
UMass Dartmouth announces new Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Chancellor Fuller appointed Dr. Kimberly M. Scott as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, effective January 10, 2022

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UMass Dartmouth football team New England Bowl champions

The Corsairs top off an impressive 9-2 season with exciting 42-16 bowl game victory

Aubrey Church NBFC Then and Now panelist
Women in fisheries science

As part of their Women Work project, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center's "Then and Now" panel discussion features pioneering scientists & SMAST students who share their experiences as women in the field of fisheries science.

FSI wind tunnel at College of Engineering
Engineering students win "Best Paper Award"

Student team garners award for blue economy project presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Northeast Section Conference.

Spring into climate science

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

Dan Braha, PhD
Professor Dan Braha gives keynote address at The Design Society Seminar Series

Decision and Information Sciences professor spoke about the complex design network theory

UMass Officials posing
UMass Law celebrates 10 years of success with inspiring Arc of Justice Atrium unveiling

Newly renovated lobby and commissioned art pieces showcase the history and future potential of the Commonwealth’s only public law school

Professor Timothy Shea wins faculty civic leadership award

Management Information Systems professor has been teaching service-learning for over two decades

Juli Parker
UMass Dartmouth Associate VC for Student Affairs honored with Women of Distinction award from YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts

Juli Parker chosen for YWCA Yvonne M. Drayton Award for leadership and community activism

Cas Holman
Visiting Artist + Designer: Cas Holman

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 3:00pm

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UMass Dartmouth awarded nearly $1.2M for new Biodegradable Plastics Lab

Baker-Polito Administration awards $700k, PrimaLoft gives $450K in public-private investment to boost new marine tech research facility for the South Coast

UMass Dartmouth to debut exhibition featuring new interpretations of campus sculpture on November 11

Nancy Holt: Massachusetts celebrates the artist's regional connections and showcases new research

Ralph Clifford, UMass Law faculty
Clifford Quoted in Commonwealth Magazine on the Unconstitutionality of Tax Deeds

Professor Ralph Clifford was quoted in Commonwealth Magazine on municipalities foreclosing on homes with tax liens.

New Report Provides a Comprehensive Outlook on Climate Resilience of Massachusetts Municipalities

Results of the study of 111 Bay State municipalities and planning agencies will be used to refine the mission of the Northeast Center for Coastal Resilience

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UMass Dartmouth named one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges for 10th year in a row

A decade worth of institutional sustainability efforts were awarded by Princeton Review’s latest rankings

UMass Dartmouth student voting participation jumped during 2020 election

Recently released data shows 65% of eligible UMassD students voted

The brutalist exterior of the Claire T. Carney Library
UMass Dartmouth and UMass Amherst host symposium on brutalist architecture

Collaborative two-day event celebrates the history, preservation, and future of brutalist architecture.

Cape Verdeans sitting outside
UMass Dartmouth researchers receive Mass Humanities grant to collect the lived experiences of Cape Verdeans on the SouthCoast

Interviews conducted will explore how Cape Verdeans have added to the economic, cultural, and social fabric of the Commonwealth

Empowering women in science & engineering

Engineering students receive a $1,000 scholarship awarded by the College of Engineering & Women in Defense—Greater Boston Chapter along with a 5-year scholarship from Women Innovation to support their goal of pursuing a career in the US STEM workforce.

Nancy Holt (American 1938-2014) Spinwinder 1991) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Photograph: Chris Diani, 2021.
Nancy Holt: Massachusetts

November 11, 2021 - January 23, 2022

April Cabral and her family
April Cabral ’03 brings awareness to breast cancer research

April uses her own diagnosis and the support of her UMassD friends and family to make a difference

Marianna Ramos Ortiz, La Peregrina, stenciled sand, 15' x 15', 2021
Visiting Artist: Mariana Ramos Ortiz

Artist Lecture November 4th at 6:00 pm, in person or via Zoom

Gaurav Khanna
UMass Dartmouth researcher named a prestigious American Physical Society Fellow

Adjunct faculty member Gaurav Khanna honored for Physics research on black holes

Prof. Shakhnoza at a computer
UMass Dartmouth researchers focus on equity and identity in STEM during Massachusetts STEM Week

Associate Professor Shakhnoza Kayumova and doctoral students presented research on teaching and learning best practices for students

CONNECT4WIND CEOs posing for group photo
UMass Dartmouth and CONNECT institutions expand CONNECT4WIND partnership

Expansion of MOU creates more educational and workforce development opportunities in Southeastern Massachusetts

UMassD students awarded in Beyond 5G Challenge

College of Engineering students garner "Best Team Award" in the Wright Brothers Institute & Air Force Research Lab annual Beyond 5G Challenge.

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Visiting Artist: Stephanie Pierce

Artist Lecture Monday, October 18, 1:30 pm

Arnie and students
UMass Dartmouth community celebrates Blue & Gold Weekend

Students, families, alumni, faculty, staff, and the community celebrate on campus

Brut-style architecture seating
UMass Brut Symposium announces interactive public art events

The free events are part of the two-day collaborative UMass symposium, "Brutalism + the Public University: Past, Present and Future"

Leduc Center Gift 2021
UMass Dartmouth receives $1M gift from Robert and Jeanne Leduc to support community engagement

Gift to further the impact of the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement

Food Summit 2021 Flier
UMass Dartmouth to co-host "Food Summit 2021"

Conversations about local food systems to feature Senator Montigny and Marion Institute research

Daniela Tishchenko
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

IESNA Boston Student Scholarship Design Competition 2021

UMass Law Springfield College
UMass Law and Springfield College launch accelerated law degree program

New 3+3 agreement between institutions to create innovative pipeline for law students

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Professor Jeremiah Ho authors chapter on teaching contracts through a critical race theory lens

Chapter offers techniques for teaching contract law with greater inclusiveness

UMassD Anti-Racism Resources

Chief Diversity Officer David Gomes provides the UMassD community with important information regarding anti-racism

From the desk of Chancellor Mark A. Fuller
UMass Dartmouth stands with UMass Amherst against racism

Chancellor Fuller asserts support for those affected by racist messaging at the University's sister campus

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SMAST & New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center partner to educate local students

SMAST students volunteer their time to engage 4th-graders in marine science activities related to fisheries oceanography and climate science during the “Something Fishy Camp.”

Library at night
UMass Dartmouth to host “Quest for Peace & Justice" Conference

The “Quest for Peace & Justice: An International Conference on the Decolonization Processes of Former UN Trusteeship Territories," will examine conflict in the Territory of Southern Cameroons

Julie Baker, UMass Law faculty
Baker Presents on “Moot Court: How to Coach Your Team to a Winning Competition Brief”

Professor Julie Baker presented “Moot Court: How to Coach Your Team to a Winning Competition Brief" on a panel identifying best practices for teaching brief-writing to competition students.

UMassD Blue and Gold Weekend
Blue & Gold Weekend celebrates UMassD pride

Students, families, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to join the festivities on October 8 and 9

Campus amphitheatre
UMass Dartmouth to host workshop on global COVID-19 impact with United Nations officials

Hybrid event to discuss new strategies for future public health crises

UMass Dartmouth Athletics
UMass Dartmouth begins search for next Director of Athletics and Recreation

12-person committee created and charged with searching for new Director

Students in front of Charlton College of Business
Charlton College of Business continues to climb rankings

U.S. News & World Report applauds undergraduate business programming

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Visiting Artist: Rick Griffith

UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts to host designer, activist, and visual artist Rick Griffith.

Students on the quad
UMass Dartmouth named a "2022 Best College” and a top performer in U.S. News & World Report student social mobility ranking

University rose to #59 in the nation for launching low-income students into trajectories of success

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UMass Dartmouth and UMass Amherst to Host a Symposium on our Brutalist Architectural Heritage Oct. 22-23

The two campuses will hold a two-day symposium: Brutalism + the Public University: Past, Present, and Future

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Second week of campus life at UMassD

Beginning of the semester continues to offer engaging experiences

Students preview Ives’s work in the CVPA Campus Gallery
The College of Visual and Performing Arts Presents Norman Ives: Constructions & Reconstructions

The exhibition in the CVPA Campus Gallery will run from September 7 through October 23. This major exhibition of Ives's work as artist and designer showcases some early works that will be on display for the first time.

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UMass Dartmouth kicks off fall semester

New and returning students, faculty, and staff reunite on campus

Kate Tremblay
Kate Tremblay joins Lynker Technologies

Kate talks about how pursuing her master's degree at the School for Marine Science & Technology prepared her for her new role as an oceanographic technical specialist with Lynker Technologies.

Journey into Afghanistan Brian Williams
Journey into Afghanistan – the real stories and people behind the Taliban Conquest

The latest virtual Corsair Chat will feature Professor Brian Glyn Williams, who will highlight the story of Afghanistan based on his extensive travels in the country and reports from people currently under Taliban rule

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UMass Dartmouth announces This We Believe essay contest winners

The first-year student tradition showcases the values of the University community

Margaret Drew, UMass Law faculty
Professor Drew Speaks on Human Rights at Home Clinic at Inter-American Clinical Conference

Professor Drew presented on a panel of human rights clinicians on how UMass Law’s Human Rights at Home Clinic focuses on human rights needs and violations within the United States.

COVID-19 Protocols for Fall 2021 Semester

Chancellor Fuller provides updates on coronavirus policies and protocols for the Fall 2021 semester

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Promoting life sciences to local students

UMassD & Massachusetts Life Sciences Center partner to offer internships to New Bedford High School students

Mogawer Walaa, professor of Civil and Environmenal Engineering at UMass Dartmouth
Reclaimed asphalt pavement study receives prestigious recognition

Study conducted by Dr. Walaa Mogawer selected as American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2021 Sweet Sixteen High Value Research project.

Welcome back to campus corsair checklist
Welcome Back to Campus: Your Corsair Checklist

Make sure you're ready for the fall semester at UMassD!

Make sure you’re ready for the fall at UMassD

Acting Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Preble provides updates to students about the vaccination requirement

A Message from Chancellor Fuller to Students

Chancellor Fuller provides an update on University requirements related to COVID-19

COVID-19 Protocols for Fall

Chancellor Fuller provides updates on health and safety protocols ahead of the Fall 2021 Semester

BCSB Justice Bridge
Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation awards $120,000 to UMass Law Justice Bridge Program

The three-year grant will support the program’s efforts to provide quality legal representation to economically disadvantaged clients

Patricia Perez, Knauss Fellow
SMAST student awarded Knauss Fellowship

Patricia Perez, one of 73 finalists for the NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, will spend a year in Washington, D.C. where she will explore how the government operates and makes national policy decisions regarding coastal and ocean resources.

Students in the lab
UMass Dartmouth faculty members receive MassVentures Acorn Innovation Fund grant

Professor Sukalyan Sengupta and Research Engineer Chen-Lu Yang awarded $15,000 for battery recycling technology

Julia Fang
UMass Dartmouth faculty member receives prestigious National Institutes of Health grant

Associate Professor Dr. Hua Fang awarded with first-ever NIH RO1 grant in University history

Emily Dillan
UMass Law student named to American Bar Association Commission

Emily Dillan (2L) chosen as the Law Student Division Liaison to the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence

Student design concept of coffee shop
UMass Dartmouth Interior Architecture + Design Program receives re-accreditation

One of the University’s newest programs quickly gains acclaim from industry

Chancellor Fuller
Mark Fuller named UMass Dartmouth Chancellor

Former UMass Amherst Vice Chancellor and Isenberg School of Management Dean selected after seven months of effective leadership as interim chancellor

South Coast Working Podcast
UMass Dartmouth Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center debuts new podcast

“South Coast Working” explores the challenges faced and victories won for working people in the region

Margaret Drew, UMass Law faculty
Drew Featured on American Bar Foundation’s “MeToo” Podcast Exploring Violence Against Women in the Context of Title IX

Professor Margaret Drew was interviewed on the ABF’s podcast “Who’s Law is it Anyway?” on the topic of “MeToo” and its effect on violence against women in the context of Title IX.

Southeastern Massachusetts STEM Network
Southeastern Massachusetts STEM Network to host Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Programs

Programs look to address Diversity, Equity, Inclusion while advancing STEM education in the workplace, in communities, and in educational settings

Adrienne and Lukas of SMAST aboard the R/V Neil Armstrong
Uncovering how the Gulf Stream impacts the fisheries & the ecosystem on the Southern New England Shelf

Dr. Avijit Gangopadhyay and his research team were involved in a multi-institutional research cruise for their collaborative research project funded by the National Science Foundation that seeks to unfold the impact of the changing nature of the Gulf Stream and its rings on the ecosystem in the continental shelf and slope region of the northeast U.S.

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Nine SouthCoast students awarded $45,000 in UMass scholarships through the James Karam Scholarship Fund

Scholarship fund recognizes local students’ academic achievements and community engagement

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Managing sea-level rise

SMAST Research Assistant Professor Robert Griffin and his colleagues at Stanford University and UT Arlington explore alternative ways to manage the dramatic increase of sea-level rise affecting coastal communities.

Law students talking
UMass Law partners with Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation to provide legal education pathways

Truman Scholars attending UMass Law will receive tuition support in Foundation’s first dedicated law school partnership

UMass Dartmouth Research Report 2020
UMass Dartmouth published Annual Research Report 2020

The report is a celebration of scholarship that highlights the innovative research, and scholarly and creative activities that were conducted by UMassD students, faculty, and staff despite the pandemic.

Hong Liu and graduate students at UMass Dartmouth
National Science Foundation awards $79K to UMassD professors

Dr. Hong Liu & Dr. Trina Kershaw receive funding to support their collaborative research project that pilots creative approaches to graduate education and knowledge generation.

COVID-19 Vaccine Van on Campus – July 9

Deputy Chancellor / Acting Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Mark Preble provides details about vaccinaation opportunities on campus

Reminder for students - COVID Vaccine Requirement

Deputy Chancellor / Acting Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Mark Preble provides an update on vaccination requirements

June Horowitz
Associate Dean June Horowitz elected president-elect of international nursing association

International collaborations will benefit CNHS faculty and graduate students

Professor Ronald Sherwin
UMass Dartmouth Professor making a change in the world through choral music

Associate Professor Ronald Sherwin uses song to enact social change in communities

UMass Dartmouth faculty members receive OTCV grant awards

The UMass Office of Technology Commercialization and Ventures awarded Professor Sukalyan Sengupta, Professor Amit Tandon for innovative research proposals

Financial Aid Services offers summer Zoom Labs for students

The virtual meetings will help students understand FAFSA, Student Employment, Scholarships, and more

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UMass Dartmouth graduates honored on campus during Commencement Weekend

Four in-person ceremonies celebrated the UMassD and UMass Law Classes of 2020 and 2021

Juneteenth Celebration 2021 - Thursday, June 17th, 11am - 12pm
UMass Dartmouth celebrates Juneteenth

On June 17, the University will host a webinar that discusses the historical context and present-day implications of the holiday

Patagonian scallops captured by SMAST researcher Kyle Cassidy during research cruise to Argentina.
Sea Scallops: Sentinels of the Deep

The Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute & School for Marine Science and Technology collaborate to feature an exhibit highlighting scientific archival photography pivotal in the revival of the scallop industry.

Professor and students at Bloomberg terminal
UMass Dartmouth Student Investment Fund named top undergraduate UMass managed fund for the third year in a row

Bloomberg Lab offers students first-hand business and investing experience on-campus

Students at ALANA graduation
ALANA Graduation Kente Stole Ceremony

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 11:00 a.m tune in to the livestream!

Commencement Weekend Student Speakers
UMass Dartmouth announces student speakers for 2021 Commencement Weekend

The Class of 2020 and 2021 student speakers to inspire their fellow graduates with their personal stories and different experiences that led to their success

Sue Cunha and Jeffrey Beaudry
Staff recognized for outstanding service

Sue Cunha and Jeff Beaudry are the recipients of the 2021 College of Engineering award for exemplary service to students, faculty, and staff.

Student-athletes at Podium
UMass Dartmouth Student-Athlete Earns All-America Honors at 2021 NCAA Division III Championships

Sophomore Cameron Rodgers became first Corsair 400-meter hurdler to earn All-America honors after finishing third at 2021 Track & Field Championships

Lance Fiondella meeting with graduate students
Fiondella receives 2021 award for excellence in equity, diversity, & inclusion

Dr. Lance Fiondella is associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UMass Dartmouth's College of Engineering.

From the desk of Chancellor Mark A. Fuller
Update on Massachusetts Health and Safety Guidance

Chancellor Fuller provides information on University policy changes ahead of the May 29 Massachusetts reopening plan implementation

End of Semester Update on Massachusetts Health and Safety Guidance

Chancellor Fuller provides information on the Commonwealth's latest guidance

Jim Anderson appointed as Interim Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

Anderson will bring decades of higher education enrollment experience as the University strengthens its admissions outreach

Student with custom made model bridge
UMass Dartmouth and Bishop Connolly High School students hold engineering competition

Students teamed up to create a bridge building competition to test engineering design principles

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Charting the blue economy

Clean energy project earns UMassD student team “Best Poster” award in the Marine Energy Collegiate Competition.

Prof. Klobucka
UMass Dartmouth faculty member named a Fulbright Scholar

Professor of Portuguese Anna M. Klobucka to research women’s literary and cultural history in Portugal

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UMass Dartmouth receives Massachusetts Board of Higher Education grant to create innovative curriculum for a Transformative Justice Certification Program

The University and partners Massasoit Community College and UMass School of Law were awarded $150,000 to bolster Southeastern Massachusetts workforce readiness in justice-related occupations

Students celebrating at Commencement
UMass Dartmouth expands Commencement Weekend

With statewide COVID-19 restrictions lifted on May 29, the University will hold larger ceremonies and host up to 6 guests for each graduate

College of Engineering capstone team
Innovating ways to power the blue economy

UMassD College of Engineering capstone student team wins “Best Build” & “Best Pitch” categories at the 2021 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition.

Image by Detmold, courtesy Pixabay
Marine science key factor in Record of Decision

Research efforts led by SMAST scientists at the forefront of Decision of Record for Vineyard Wind’s commercial offshore wind project–the first in the nation.

Tripp Center in the spring
UMass Dartmouth to Reinstate Women’s Tennis and Women’s Swimming & Diving

Due to changing demographics within the UMass Dartmouth student population and given the current collegiate sports environment, the University has revisited its July 2020 decision to discontinue eight intercollegiate athletic programs

Jeremiah Ho, UMass Law faculty
Professor Ho Quoted Regarding First Circuit Whole Foods Employment Suit

Professor Jeremiah Ho commented on Law 360 regarding a class action employment suit between Whole Foods and its employees currently on appeal with the First Circuit.

Professor Teboh
UMass Dartmouth faculty member awarded third Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

Professor Bridget A. Teboh to use fellowship to travel to Nigeria to transform Africa’s “Brain Drain” into “Brain Circulation”

Maggie Sullivan
UMass Dartmouth student named to Massachusetts Department of Higher Education “29 Who Shine”

Education champion, Maggie Sullivan ‘21, honored on May 13 in virtual State House ceremony

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UMass Dartmouth faculty to participate in 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase: COVID, Equity & Social Justice

Faculty members Chandra Orrill, Shakhnoza Kayumova, and Ramprasad Balasubramanian to present “Computational Thinking Counts in Elementary Grades”

Geoffrey Cowles and Kevin Stokesbury
SMAST scientists awarded NOAA grants

UMass Dartmouth Professors Geoffrey Cowles & Kevin Stokesbury are among NOAA Fisheries’ awardees selected to receive research set-aside funds to support research that informs fishery management and stock assessments.

short film made by the students of Gabo Camnitzer’s AXD 217 Social Practice
Lost at Home; a short film made by the students of Gabo Camnitzer’s AXD 217: Social Practice

For their final project in AXD 217: Social Practice, students Finn Bates, Mako Burke, Maddy Keating, Adam Moniz, Kane Reese, and Riley Thomas worked collectively to make a short documentary reflecting on life during COVID.

Art of the Gardens: Double Bloom exhibition announcement
Ceramics Professor Rebecca Hutchinson in a two person show in Provincetown MA

Art of the Gardens: Double Bloom at Providence Art Association and Museum

Holt Electrical System Sculpture
UMass Dartmouth exhibition "Nancy Holt: Massachusetts” receives Luce Foundation grant

New exhibition celebrates artist Nancy Holt’s regional connections, features Holt’s room-sized installation Electrical System, and showcases gifts of artworks by Holt/Smithson Foundation

Kiley Medeiros
UMass Dartmouth Nursing Professor Kiley Medeiros receives Manning Prize for teaching excellence

Award recognizes exemplary teaching and service across five UMass campuses

A statement from College of Nursing & Health Sciences Dean Kimberly Christopher affirming the College's values

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences will continue to advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion within our chosen healthcare professions, amongst our student body, and within society at large

From the desk of Chancellor Mark A. Fuller
Updates on vaccinations and on-campus testing

Chancellor Fuller provides an update on University requirements related to the COVID-19 vaccine and schedule for on-campus testing

Michelle Bowers recognized by the Type Directors Club
Michelle Bowers recognized by the Type Directors Club

Michelle Bowers, CVPA Graphic Design Professor, has poster published in prestigious international typography annual and part of traveling exhibit to eleven countries

A reminder on academic policy changes regarding grading for Spring 2021

Provost Goodman updates the campus community on important academic policy changes

Donated items to Archive and staff members posing
Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives receives a donation from the Associação Académica

The materials, which include the Associação Académica flag, the portraits of past club presidents, team photos, opposition team pennants and other ephemera, will be collected and curated at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

Steven Cadrin
NOAA Fisheries invites Dr. Steve Cadrin

Dr. Cadrin will discuss “Optimal Spatial Boundaries and Strata for Stock Assessment…and confronting practical realities” during NOAA Fisheries' National Stock Assessment Seminar on May 6.

Psychology Department to host Spring 2021 Research Conference

The May 3 virtual event will feature faculty talks and student research poster presentations

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Statement from UMass leadership regarding the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin trial

Statement from UMass President Marty Meehan, UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, UMass Boston Chancellor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Mark Fuller, UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Maloney, and UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael Collins

Corsair Chat with Juli Parker
Watch: Strategies for being trans-inclusive

Corsair Chat with Juli Parker, Assistant dean of students & director of the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality

Festival of Light and Fashion 2021
Festival of Light + Fashion

Live stream virtual event Friday, April 23rd, 2021

The Commons What's next for our local economies? May 4th 7pm-8pm Sponosred by: The Public's Radio, UMass Dartmouth, and Grow Smart RI
UMass Dartmouth to co-host virtual event on Rhode Island and Massachusetts economic collaborations

The Commons - What’s Next for our Local Economies? sponsored by the Public’s Radio, UMassD, and Grow Smart RI to examine cross-border relationship

Supporting Our Community Amid Continuing Racialized Violence

Chancellor Fuller writes to the UMassD community about the continued violence against communities of color in America

Prof. Shaun Spencer
Spencer and Volokh Discuss the First Amendment and Content Moderation on Social Media Platforms

UMass Law’s Shaun Spencer and UCLA Law’s Eugene Volokh discussed First Amendment issues raised by potential legislation limiting social media deplatforming.

UMass Dartmouth receives second grant for LED light fixture upgrades

New efficient light bulbs in the UMass Law School building funded by Eversource

Francesca DiMattio in studio
Visiting Artist: Francesca DiMattio

Virtual Lecture, April 23, 2021

Massachusetts to expand eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 16+ and older on April 19

Director of Health Services Marianne Sullivan provides information on vaccinations and the University’s expectations ahead of the Phase 3 eligibility pool increase

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UMass Board of Trustees approves Massachusetts student tuition freeze for 2021-2022 academic year

Board approval marks second consecutive tuition freeze for in-state students and complements increased financial aid and federal emergency aid

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UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Search Committee named

Board of Trustees invites diverse group of students, faculty, staff and community leaders to assist in identifying strong candidates to lead the South Coast’s national research university

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A message from Board of Trustees Chairman Manning on chancellor search

Chairman Robert J. Manning announced the formation of a 19-member search committee to find the next UMass Dartmouth Chancellor

UMassD business and engineering students participate in the 2021 DataFest
Students take 1st place in DataFest

UMassD Big Data Club members win "Best data visualization" for the third consecutive year & become runners-up in the "Best Insight" category during the 2021 virtual DataFest.

Petah Coyne, The Memory Police (detail), 2019
Visiting Artist: Petah Coyne

Virtual Lecture, April 16, 2021

Corsair Challenge raises funds for UMassD students and programs

Over $75,000 raised during the annual giving day

Hutchinson Art
Professor Rebecca Hutchinson featured in groundbreaking exhibition

CVPA Ceramics Professor work part of international Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated

María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Blue Refuge.
Visiting Artist: María Magdalena Campos-Pons

2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition Reception + CVPA Star Series (outside) AHA! Night, Thursday, April 8th, 6:00 pm

UMassD Corsair Challenge
Support UMassD students during the Corsair Challenge

April 6-7: Two days of giving, events, and prizes

UMassD Celebrates Earth Month
UMass Dartmouth celebrates Earth Month

The SouthCoast Earth Month Coalition has announced a variety of ways to engage and celebrate a 100% sustainable future throughout the month of April both on the ground and virtually

Dustin Marlan
Marlan Publishes Article Opposing the Labeling of Individuals as “Consumers” in Trademark Law

Professor Marlan published an article condemning the usage of the word “consumer” as a label for the public in trademark law.

Mechanical engineering student LeYi Chen
Leyi Chen: Women in Engineering scholarship recipient

Leyi Chen ’24 is the inaugural recipient of the 2020 Women in Defense Greater Boston Chapter/UMassD Scholarship for Women in Engineering.

The Perfect pasta dish
The Perfect Pasta Dish 

Wednesday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m.

Corsair Network
How to Connect on the Corsair Network

Tuesday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Zoey Frank. After the Pool, 2021, oil on linen, 72
Visiting Artist: Zoey Frank

Virtual Lecture, April 2, 2021

Student professor research mechanical engineering
Office of Undergraduate Research awards grants to student researchers

Student researchers aim to uncover wide range of topics in novel research projects

Artificial intelligence
Engineering professors awarded $404K for artificial intelligence project

Assistant Professors Ming Shao & Jiawei Yuan have received a $404,620 National Science Foundation award for their research experiences undergraduate site, which will intertwine AI research with cybersecurity and systems engineering in a portfolio of synergistic projects.

Sonya Renee Taylor poster - The Body is Not an Apology
UMass Dartmouth among national group hosting Women’s History Month closing keynote

Activist Sonya Renee Taylor speech part of a co-sponsored event by the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality

Corsair Network
Introducing the Corsair Network

Exclusive online community for UMassD alumni

Updated timeline for Massachusetts vaccine distribution

Director of Health Services Marianne Sullivan explains the latest updates on the Massachusetts vaccine rollout

From the desk of Chancellor Mark A. Fuller
Condemning Anti-Asian Bigotry and Violence

Chancellor Fuller remarks on the deeply disturbing nationwide trend of increasing harassment and violence directed towards people of Asian descent

Deborah Zlotsky, 24 Hours
Visiting Artist: Deborah Zlotsky

Virtual Lecture, March 26, 2021

Students researching
UMass Dartmouth undergraduate researchers to participate in Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference

Twenty-one students from across the University to present at April 23 virtual event

Answering the Call: State of the University 2021

In his address, President Meehan recommends tuition freeze for the second straight year as the university prepares for Massachusetts economic recovery

Students at ribbon cutting
UMass Dartmouth announces new scholarship for student entrepreneurs

The Jumpin’ into Entrepreneurship Scholarship rewards equity in innovation

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What's Afta?

An evening with four of CVPA Graphic Design Alumni, Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Nathalie Miebach, The Burden of Every Drop
Visiting Artist: Nathalie Miebach

Virtual Lecture, March 23, 2021

startup weekend
Engineering students pitch winning ideas

UMassD's College of Engineering students win first- & second-place for presenting innovative sustainable energy pitches during Techstars' recent Startup Weekend.

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Statement by UMass President Meehan and UMass Chancellors on passage of the American Rescue Plan Act

Statement by UMass President Marty Meehan, UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, UMass Boston Chancellor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Mark Fuller, UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, and UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael Collins on passage of the American Rescue Plan Act

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Associate Professor of Public Policy featured in “Fast Fashion” documentary

Nikolay Anguelov was interviewed by a French documentary team about his research on the issues related to the fashion industry

Hua Fang
Professor receives patent for breakthrough invention

Associate Professor Hua Fang has received a patent for her "system and methods for trajectory pattern recognition" invention, which can help aid in clinical trials, policy implementation, consumer behavior, & business intelligence.

Game Jam March 2021
UMass Dartmouth to host video game design event

Collaboration with MassDiGI offers computer science and animation design skills to students

Imagery of scallops at high density captured with underwater video technology developed by Dr.Kevin Stokesbury
Counting stock for sustainability

Dr. Kevin Stokesbury's image-based, drop camera survey has been pivotal in the revival of the scallop industry, and has helped the city of New Bedford maintain its position as the nation’s No.1 fishing port for two decades.

Core rings courtesy of Adrienne Silver
Researchers shed light on the effects of ring formation

A new study explores how the formation of cold core rings and warm core rings from the Gulf Stream has changed over the last 40 years and might have long-term effects on the ecosystem.

Celebrating Women's History Month at UMass Dartmouth
UMass Dartmouth celebrates Women’s History Month

Virtual events bring together UMassD faculty expertise and celebrations of Women’s History

Former UMassD professor John Twomey
John Twomey: A land for all seasons

A virtual presentation on March 25

UMassD Cares about food insecurity

Access to resources for those seeking food for themselves and their families

Spring Break updates & reminders

Deputy Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer Mark Preble informs the UMassD community about health and safety protocols related to Spring Break

Watch: Peter Pereira '92 on photojournalism

The latest in the Corsair Chat series

From the desk of Chancellor Mark A. Fuller
UMass Dartmouth's Intention to Reopen in Fall 2021

Chancellor Fuller provides information on the University's anticipated return to campus

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Visiting Artist: David Hicks

Virtual Lecture, March 5, 2021

Ralph Clifford, UMass Law faculty
Clifford Quoted on Property Tax Law in Mass. Lawyers Weekly

Professor Ralph Clifford was quoted in Mass. Lawyers Weekly about the injustices of Property Tax law.

Eric Wheary
Visiting Artist: Erin Wheary

Virtual Lecture, February 26, 2021

Join the UMass Vaccine Corps

The UMass System seeks volunteers to help the Commonwealth's vaccination efforts

2021 Virtual IMS Research Symposium
Virtual IMS Research Symposium

The annual symposium showcases marine science-related research being conducted by students, faculty, & staff across all UMass campuses.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault
UMass Dartmouth and New Bedford Light to host journalism discussion with Charlayne Hunter-Gault

The civil rights activist and journalism icon will discuss Disinformation and the Pursuit of Truth

Military Friendly Rankings
UMass Dartmouth named one of America’s top Military Friendly® universities

Personal, academic, and professional resources for student veterans give UMassD distinction

Prof. Shaun Spencer
Spencer Analyzes Potential First Amendment Challenges to Consumer Privacy Laws

UMass Law Associate Dean Shaun Spencer published an analysis on potential First Amendment challenges to consumer privacy laws

From the desk of Chancellor Mark A. Fuller
Building Inclusive Community

Chancellor Fuller discusses the need for everyone to recommit to equity in society

Kevin Stokesbury
National Academy of Sciences elects SMAST professor

Dr. Kevin Stokesbury has been appointed committee member of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's Environmental Studies Program by the National Academy of Sciences.

Law networking
Law Career Networking Panel

Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Carson Fox in studio 2021
Visiting Artist: Carson Fox

Virtual Lecture, February 19, 2021

Chynna Monforte
Visiting Artist: Chynna Monforte

Virtual Lecture, February 16th, 2021

Commencement Update 2021
UMass Dartmouth announces virtual Commencement ceremony for Class of 2021

May 15 and May 17 virtual ceremonies to honor student accomplishments

Black History 4 Seasons
UMass Dartmouth celebrates Black History Month

Organizations from across campus and the region to host cultural events to appreciate the contributions of Americans of African descent

Launching a graphic design career

Corsair Chat with James Grady '99

Steven Cadrin
Haddock study selected as Editor’s Choice

A study co-authored by UMass Dartmouth Professor Dr. Steven Cadrin has been selected as the Editor’s Choice for the ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Dr. Arghavan Louhghalam receives NSF CAREER award

The National Science Foundation has awarded Dr. Louhghalam $524,940 to support research that will lead to significant reductions in economic loss and negative social impacts of natural hazards.

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CVPA Star Series

The 13-weeklong series showcases visual and performing arts from the inside out

Greg Homol and Marianne Sullivan
UMass Dartmouth COVID Testing Center leads receive Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service

Marianne Sullivan and Greg Homol earned the prestigious honor for their efforts operating the University’s testing center

IIDA New England Student Scholarship Competition

Two UMASSD Interior Architecture and Design Seniors selected as scholarship recipients.

Art History major Rosie Bauer
CVPA student awarded fellowship

Integrated Studio Art major Rosalia Elizabeth Amato Bauer is the inaugural recipient of the New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks! Fellowship

In Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chief Diversity Officer David Gomes reflects on the life of Dr. King

Black Hole rendering
Professor finds breakthrough in black hole research

Physics Professor Gaurav Khanna and his team continue to unravel the universe

UMass convenes virtual applied science summits on discoveries that could propel Massachusetts’ post-pandemic economic recovery

The University of Massachusetts “zoom summits” will introduce industry leaders, their colleagues in business strategy and government relations, to some of the most important breakthroughs of recent years

Power of Mentoring panel
Virtual community panel discussion on the power of mentoring

On Jan. 26, Senator Montigny, Big Brothers Big Sisters, UMassD, and the New Bedford Housing Authority will discuss mentoring and social justice

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UMass Dartmouth Statement on MASCAC Fall Sports Cancellation Announcement

A message from the University on the Conference's fall sports decision

2020 NCLX pass rate story
College of Nursing & Health Sciences Class of 2020 achieves a 95% pass rate on national licensure exam

Students who completed their degrees at the start of the pandemic exceed the national average on NCLEX exam

19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Breakfast with a keynote speech by social justice activist Tamika Mallory
UMass Dartmouth to host 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

The Jan. 29 virtual event will feature musical performances and a keynote address from activist Tamika D. Mallory

From the desk of Chancellor Mark A. Fuller
Chancellor's first day of classes message to students

Chancellor Fuller welcomes students back to UMassD for their spring semester

Dwight Duncan
Duncan Weighs in on Employment Law Case in Mass Lawyers Weekly

Professor Dwight Duncan was quoted by Mass. Lawyers Weekly on the DeWeese-Boyd v. Gordon College case.

Hoover Dam being contructed
Inter-disciplinary team of faculty receive $99,947 National Endowment for the Humanities grant

The project, led by Associate Professor Anthony Arrigo, will explore the history of the Hoover Dam using virtual reality

Join Dining Services & FINE for a Virtual Sea Summit

On February 4, UMass Dartmouth Dining Services & Farm and Institution New England will present an online summit focused on leveraging institutions to support local seafood producers, kelp, and underutilized species.

UMassD Engaged Scholarship Symposium 2021
UMass Dartmouth to host 2021 Engaged Scholarship Symposium

The Leduc Center for Civic Engagement event will focus on building community during the pandemic

Startup Weekend 2021
UMassD hosts virtual Startup Weekend

The 54-hour online event, which takes place February 19-21, is an engaging, risk‐free experience designed to help students across all disciplines get their startup ideas off the ground.

A message from Mark Fuller
A Message from Interim Chancellor Mark Fuller

Newly appointed Interim Chancellor Mark Fuller introduces himself to the UMassD community

A Message Regarding Leadership at UMass Dartmouth

UMass President Marty Meehan provides an update on leadership at UMassD

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UMass Dartmouth Names Mark Fuller as Interim Chancellor

12-Year UMass Veteran Brings Deep Experience, Proven Leadership, and University Pride

Join the Alumni Association Board

Nominations due February 19

James Grady ’99
Corsair Chat: James Grady '99 and Design Pedagogy

Wednesday, January 27 at 11:30 a.m.

Steven Cadrin
UMassD professor recognized for outstanding service

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

Rice Discusses Supreme Court Justice’s Speech with Boston Globe

Professor Rice was quoted by the Boston Globe on Supreme Court Justice Alito’s keynote remarks to the Federalist Society Annual Convention. Professor Rice discussed the historical composition of the Court and the ethical implications and public perceptions of a justice making public comment on political issues.

Campus message regarding January 6 events

Acting Chancellor Preble remarks on events that transpired in Washington, D.C.

Assistant Dean of SMAST Michael Marino
Michael Marino receives recognition award

Michael Marino, Assistant Dean at the School for Marine Science & Technology, is the recipient of the 2020 Citation for Outstanding Performance from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.