2022 2022

SMAST Coastal Systems Program Update

Program's mission to continue after the passing of Professor Brian Howes

Assistant Professor of Psychology Raina Lamade, PhD, photographed in The Grove.
Psychology professor appointed to prestigious APA panel and subcommittee

Assistant Professor Raina Lamade lauded for expertise in psycho-legal areas

Top stories of 2022 at UMassD
Year in Review: Top stories of 2022

A year full of momentum, accomplishments, and successes

Marcia Campbell, Marine Science & Technology MS student, pictured at latitude 90° North
SMAST student returns from the North Pole

Marine Science & Technology MS student Marcia Campbell stands on top of the world

UMassD students Brad Ferris, Kelly Grodecki, Patrice Strague, Parker Sowersby, and Taha Bin Amer with [names] at [place] celebrating the launch of their app prototype.
UMassD students launch app prototype at Global Entrepreneurship Week

Students across disciplines work together to create New Bedford-based restaurant review app "Downtown NB"

AVC Candidates headshots
University welcomes two new Deans of Students

Dr. Kevin Hamilton was appointed Dean of Student Belonging, and Heather Quire was appointed Dean of Campus Life

Drew Presents at X11 Conference on Teaching Externships Post-Covid

Professor Margaret Drew presented at Pepperdine Law School for the bi- annual Lextern National Conference.

Library leadership transition

Provost Huang provides an update on Claire T. Carney Library personnel

Winners of the Corsair Idea Challenge (L to R): Shawn Marcoux, Damian Guilbe Boscana, Christina Hart, and Ethan Osley
Three student teams win cash prizes at the Corsair Idea Challenge

Finalists will also receive a free six-month membership to the Co-Creative Center in downtown New Bedford

From the desk of Chancellor Mark A. Fuller
University statement on Colorado Springs Shooting

UMass Dartmouth strongly condemns this hateful act and stands with the LGBTQIA+ community and all historically marginalized communities that face discrimination and violence.

ALL IN Voter Award Graphic
UMass Dartmouth recognized as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting

University one of 394 college campuses recognized for its efforts to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement in the 2022 election

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Join the on-campus Watch Party to cheer on Football!

Watch with friends as the Corsairs take on Ithaca in the NCAA Tournament

UMassD Corsairs Football Team MASCAC Champs posing on field
Football wins MASCAC Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance

Corsairs will play Ithaca in a November 19 first-round matchup

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For 11th year in a row, UMass Dartmouth named one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges

University celebrated in the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition

Charlton College of Business building
Charlton College of Business to host multiple entrepreneurial events in November

Corsair Idea Challenge, Global Entrepreneurship Week, and NB100! present opportunities to connect top business school talent to local economy

Mid-semester Parking Update

The Parking Services Office provides updates to on-campus parking issues

UMassD Blue and Yellow Vote Sign
Ready to vote?

Information for students ahead of the November 8 Election

Veteran Day 5K poster
First annual Run for Veterans 5K to be held on November 11

Proceeds from the November 11 run on campus to support local veterans

Astronaut Scott Tingle '87 returns to campus to meet senior engineering majors
Astronaut Scott Tingle '87 returns to campus

Mechanical engineering alumnus shares how a STEM education prepared him for a career with NASA

Group shot of Police Officers holding award
Police Department receives reaccreditation

Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission praises Department's focus on high standards

Labor Education Banquet attendees sitting at tables
Labor Education Center holds annual awards banquet

The 2022 event recognized the accomplishments of long-time and new labor leaders

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UMass Law and Bridgewater State University sign innovative accelerated law degree program

Agreement to allow BSU students to earn undergrad and law degrees in six years

2022 Internal Seed Funding Awards to be presented on November 7, 2022

The Office of Research and Innovation is pleased to announce that the Annual Presentations for the 2022 Internal Seed Funding Awards is scheduled for Monday, November 7, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Grand Reading Room at the Claire T. Carney Library.

UMass Dartmouth's National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter was recognized for its outstanding efforts to engage and empower diverse students through professional development events
Tribe Academy breaks barriers into tech & business careers on UMassD campus

UMass Dartmouth, leading corporations, and Tribe Academy came together to sponsor the first-ever Tribe Academy Diversity & Career Conference to impact diverse students eager to break into business and tech careers

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Office of Undergraduate Research awards grants to undergraduate student researchers

Student researchers from across campus to conduct unique research during the fall

UMassD Corsair Cheerleaders on the football field
UMassD community celebrates during Blue & Gold Weekend

Students, families, alumni, faculty, and staff return to campus

Chancellor Fuller at podium for inauguration
Mark A. Fuller formally inaugurated as Chancellor of UMass Dartmouth

Chancellor Fuller honored by the UMassD community during a special ceremony

UMassD Blue and Gold Weekend
Blue & Gold Weekend on October 14-15 will celebrate all Corsairs

Blue & Gold Weekend features events for students, alumni, families, faculty, and staff

Message of Solidarity with Iranian students

Associate Provost for Graduate Studies Tesfay Meressi affirms the University's support for freedom of speech and expression worldwide

Sangram Majumdar, dance, magic, night, 2021, oil on canvas, 78 x 90 inches
Visiting Artist: Sangram Majumdar

Virtual Lecture, Friday, October 7, 2022, 12:30pm

Tribe academy poster
Tribe Academy's Diversity & Career Conference to bring professional opportunities to campus on on October 6

The event features diverse UMass Dartmouth students connecting with top corporations in Tech, Finance, Insurance, and more

Farber Speaks at International Workshop on Immigration Detention

Professor Hillary Farber presented her latest article at the International Workshop on Immigration Detention at the University of A Coruña, Spain.

Drew Attends the Bill Signing Ceremony that Ends Child Marriage in Massachusetts

Professor Margaret Drew attended the invitation-only ceremonial signing of a bill that eliminates child marriage in Massachusetts.

Michael Hasday
Hasday Presents at 33rd Stony Brook International Conference on Game Theory

Professor Hasday presented his article, “Randomly Selected Representative Committees,” at the 33rd Stony Brook International Conference on Game Theory.

Artist Ibrahim Said and his work
Visiting Artist: Ibrahim Said

Artist Lecture, Friday, September 30th, 9:00am

UMassD White Out
Wear white for UMassD on Friday

Student Alumni Association to sponsor student engagement event on Friday, September 30

Cover of Karimi’s book, Alternative Iran.
Professor Pamela Karimi Publishes New Book with Stanford University Press

Alternative Iran offers a unique contribution to the field of contemporary art

Portrait of Walker Peterson Downey
Dr. Walker Peterson Downey Joins the CVPA

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

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
New Provost Dr. Hanchen Huang sees “tremendous potential” for UMass Dartmouth’s growth

Vice chancellor for academic affairs plans to expand the excellence of UMassD’s education and research programs

The brutalist exterior of the Claire T. Carney Library
UMassBRUT campaign wins Docomomo US Modernism in America Award

Collaborative project celebrated for its efforts to raise awareness and appreciation of Brutalist architecture on the UMass Dartmouth and UMass Amherst campuses

Supreme Judicial Court Appoints Dunlap to the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission

UMass Law Professor Justine Dunlap was appointed to the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission by the SJC.

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New $1.2M Biodegradability Laboratory at the School for Marine Science & Technology officially opens

The lab, formed through a Commonwealth and private partner collaboration, will explore plastics biodegradation in the environment

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UMass Dartmouth sees program rankings climb in latest U.S. News & World Report

The University demonstrates continued excellence in student success through prestigious rankings

Marc Dion, Cabinet of Marine Debris – East Coast/West Coast, 2022
Visiting Artist: Mark Dion

Artist Lecture, Monday, September 19th at 4pm

Transatlantic Art Discourse Exhibition catalogue
Transatlantic Art Discourse Exhibition

UMass Dartmouth Painting and Drawing Faculty Exhibit in Bulgaria

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Massachusetts Life Sciences Center awards College of Nursing & Health Sciences $750,000 to diversify the life sciences

The grant will create opportunities for students to access cutting-edge equipment for in-demand careers in life sciences industries

Family moving into dorms
A new academic year begins

Thousands of students return to vibrancy of campus life

Sophia Wallace self portrait
Sophia Wallace | Cliteracy: The Art of Intimate Justice

UMassD CVPA Campus Gallery, September 13 - November 4, 2022

Ming Shao receives $512k CPS award from the National Science Foundation

Cyber-physical systems grant combines with Brigham and Women’s share to total $1.1 million in funds

Corinne Spencer: What we saw through the veil, 2021
Visiting Artist: Corinne Spencer

Artist Lecture, Thursday, September 8th, 12:30pm

James Miceli, Veterans Assistant for the 2022-2023 term
James Miceli named UMassD Veterans Assistant

Former U.S. Army healthcare specialist begins 2022-2023 term

Charlton College of Business building
Charlton College of Business partners with New Bedford Economic Development Council for "NB100!"

John Williams, Dean of the Charlton College of Business, lands $50,000 for entrepreneurship support program

James Karam Scholarship Fund awards $45,000 in UMass scholarships to six SouthCoast students

Awards honor students’ academic achievement and community engagement

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Everything you need to know for the beginning of the fall semester at UMassD

Make sure you get your semester started right with our guide

UMassD Believes Logo Fall 22
Winners of the UMassD Believe essay contest announced

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

Claire T. Carney Library Associates 14th annual Authors’ Brunch announces visiting authors

The Library Associates are delighted to feature three outstanding authors, Barbara Delinsky, Jacquelyn Mitchard and Steven Manchester.

Lance Fiondella meeting with graduate students
UMass Dartmouth receives $500K Skills Capital Grant Program award

The funding will be used to create an Intelligent Industrial Robotics and Cybersecurity Testbed to support students and gain career-relevant technical experience.

Bhargavi Govardhanam '23 designs app for diabetes research

Easy-to-use, not-for-profit app DiaFriend hopes to benefit diabetics in the SouthCoast and beyond

SMAST & New Bedford High School partner to address diversity in field of marine science

New summer internship program exposes students from underrepresented populations to the world of higher education and marine science careers

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University Advancement closes out fiscal year 2022 with $6.1 million raised in new gifts and commitments

The UMass Dartmouth community raised $6,140,188 in new gifts and commitments, plus an additional $3.1 million in state grants during fiscal year 2022.

Preparing high school students for the workforce

Eight New Bedford High School students have been selected for the 2022-23 Mass Life Science Center High School Apprenticeship Challenge taking place this summer at the College of Engineering.

Collaborative project by students in Social Practice Topics I (AXD 217) and City Life: Introduction to Urban Studies (URB 201).
Exploring Justice on Campus

A collaboration with Crime and Justice Studies convened students in discussions about local justice issues on the UMass campus.

Professor Hutchinson's students at work on the empty bowls project in the ceramics studio at the Star Store (spring 2021)
CVPA Ceramics in Public Service

CVPA Ceramics Professor Rebecca Hutchinson continues her longstanding commitment to art in public service.

Gokhan Kul
UMass Dartmouth Cybersecurity Center recognized

The Center recently garnered a designation certificate presented at the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Designation Ceremony.

Track & Field stars Kaitlyn Bernier and Edward Lundy
Two Student-athletes named Little East Conference Woman and Man of the Year

Track & Field stars Kaitlyn Bernier and Edward Lundy honored for academic and athletic achievements

UMassD Chancellor Professor Ron DiPippo
New scholarship preserves the values of retired Chancellor Professor Ron DiPippo

Mechanical engineering alumni establish scholarship honoring their influential professor

Drew and Rudko Join Expert Panel to Provide Answers on Overturning of Roe v. Wade

Professors Margaret Drew and Frances Rudko sat on an expert panel to take questions and provide answers to the south coast community on the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Ming Shao
Ming Shao receives $498K CAREER award from National Science Foundation

The CAREER Program is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.

Audra Palmer, organic chemistry major
New program prepares students for advanced materials workforce

As part of a 10-week summer program funded by the National Science Foundation, a cohort of community college students will conduct cutting-edge research relevant to the region’s marine economy and other industries.

UMass President and Chancellors sign on to national non-partisan student voter commitment

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge’s goal is 100 percent student voter registration and participation in all elections

Student testing in MLS lab
A perfect score for Medical Laboratory Science

UMass Dartmouth’s Medical Laboratory Science major achieves 100% graduation, employment, and national certification examination pass rates for the Class of 2021

Offshore wind grant recipients from UMass Dartmouth and eight other institutions gathered with Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito
UMass Dartmouth awarded $748,000 to support student learning experiences in hands-on offshore wind internships

Funding from industry partners and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will allow students to expand their skills in the growing offshore wind sector

MLS students doing summer internships
Medical Laboratory Science students selected for prestigious summer internships

Tajaun Francis ’23 will intern at the Mayo Clinic while Taonga Horace ’23 will work at UMass Chan Medical School

Scharf Receives Congratulatory Retirement Award from Connecticut Senator and UMass Law Alumnus

UMass Law alumnus Senator Dennis Bradley awarded Professor Scharf an Official Citation of Congratulations on retirement.

Professor Mulnix outdoors
Philosophy Professor receives Manning Prize for teaching excellence

Professor Jennifer Wilson Mulnix recognized for exemplary teaching and service

Mockup of painted electrical box
New Bedford Electrical Boxes Become Artist Canvases

Students of CVPA Foundations classes bring new color to New Bedford with painted electrical boxes!

Diego Marroquin volunteering serving food
Biology student named one of "29 Who Shine" by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Diego Alejandro Marroquin '22 awarded for commitment to community

Ⓒ Corinne Spencer: Rose of Sharon, 2021

Exhibition on view May 24 - September 8, 2022 at the UMass Dartmouth University Art Gallery, Star Store Campus

Michael Dukakis Public Service Internships awarded to two UMassD students

Efe Oboh-Idahosa ‘23 and Jennifer A. White, JD ’23 awarded for their dedication to public service

Cameron Rogers and David Bennett of the UMassD Men's Track and Field team
David Bennett and Cam Rodgers to race in NCAA National Championships

Rodgers will compete in the 400-meter hurdles; Bennett to race in the 400-meter dash, both in Geneva, Ohio.

University of Massachusetts
UMass System announces $250,000 in Technology Development Fund awards

Seed-funding program aims to commercialize scientific breakthroughs across the five-campus UMass system

Tracie Ferreira
Tracie Ferreira receives 2022 award for excellence in equity, diversity, & inclusion

Ferreira serves as associate professor and chairperson for the Department of Bioengineering.

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Staff recognized for outstanding service

Joyce Yokel and Paul Sousa receive the 2022 College of Engineering award for exemplary service.

Law students sitting in a row in Main Auditorium
UMass Law salutes a “special” Class of 2022

Dean Eric Mitnick urges graduates to Pursue Justice “actively, vigorously, and urgently”

From the desk of Chancellor Mark A. Fuller
UMassD's Next Provost and VC for Academic Affairs

Chancellor Fuller announces the appointment of Dr. Hanchen Huang as the next Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

UMass Dartmouth announces appointment of new Provost

Dr. Hanchen Huang chosen as the next Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective July 18

Students gathered on stage with their nursing pins
Class of 2022 Pinning Ceremony celebrates nursing graduates’ accomplishments “against all odds”

While their nursing education was interrupted by the pandemic, 90 students proudly received their nursing pins in a time-honored ceremony

UMassD statement about recent mass shootings

Chancellor Fuller comments on the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York

Man standing at top of staircase
Ryan Beemer collaborates on the first study of underground deployable geosystems

Collaborative project can lead to new ways of designing foundations and underground construction to create more efficient and reliable infrastructure

Commencement 2022 Walking
UMass Dartmouth celebrates the Class of 2022 during graduation

Thousands came to campus to honor student perseverance and accomplishments

Massachusetts invests $73M in UMass Dartmouth learning facilities

Commonwealth funding to continue the modernization of campus classrooms and laboratories

Team Gateway Snow
UMassD teams among top winners in Techstars' Startup Weekend Competition

Team Gateway Snow earned second place for their design of a new style of snowboard binding & Team ScubNav placed third for their self-titled project ScubNav, a GPS system that enhances divers’ security.

Prof. Shaun Spencer
Spencer Presents at International Symposium on Social Media Regulation and the First Amendment

UMass Law’s Shaun Spencer presented at an international symposium on social media regulation and the First Amendment.

UMass Law and Johnson & Wales University establish an accelerated undergraduate and law degree program

New 3+3 agreement is the 14th partnership for the law school and the first outside MA

UMassD students win first place at DataFest 2022

UMass Dartmouth Big Data Club team won the American Statistical Association's Best Visualization award for the fourth consecutive year

Maxwell White '23, standing in front of the campus quad
Maxwell White '23 elected as UMassD student trustee for 2022-2023

White will succeed Narcisse Kunda '22 at the start of the fiscal year on July 1

ECE student
SMART Scholarship awardees

College of Engineering students selected for the SMART Scholarship receive full tuition, annual stipends, & guaranteed employment with the Department of Defense.

Student in a lab writing
Office of Undergraduate Research awards grants to undergraduate student researchers

Student researchers from across campus to conduct unique research during the summer

Carol M. Highsmith, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
History Department and Center for Religious and Spiritual Life present Holocaust Remembrance Day

Event will feature special screening of two noted Holocaust films and a discussion with directors Roger Lyons and Allan Holzman

Ukraine War History Webinar
Political Science Department and History Department to host expert panel on Russian-Ukraine War

"Ukraine, Russia and Europe: What's Happening and What It All Means" on April 27 to look at evolving nature of conflict

Katy Rodden Walker Enmeshed (detail), 2022, clay slip, cheese cloth, glue, led lights, wire, string, ~9’ x 10’ x 5’
Katy Rodden Walker, MFA ‘22, receives Outstanding Student Award from SDA

Graduate ceramics student’s “Enmeshed” (2022) rewarded for innovative work in textile and fiber media by a student artist

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Mental Health for Wealth Week Resources

The Counseling Center is sponsoring 15 events to promote self-care, relaxation, and release.

Part of an architectural tour of New Bedford. The style shown here is the Second Empire. Photograph courtesy of Pamela Karimi.
CVPA Student Awarded Fellowship

Art History major Kayla Rausch is the 2022 recipient of the New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks! Fellowship.

Bhen Alan, recycled plastic and canvas, 2022
Bhen Alan, BFA '19 Awarded Fulbright

CVPA alum, Bhen Alan, receives the 2022-2023 Fulbright award to the Philippines to study indigenous mat weaving.

UMass Dartmouth awarded $30M to modernize key learning facility for undergraduates

Funding from DCAMM will provide crucial infrastructure upgrades to Liberal Arts Building (LARTS)

Alumni Award winner
Alumni and community members honored at 49th Annual Alumni Awards

Brian Helgeland ’83, Carol Spencer-Monteiro, LMHC ’92, MA ’96, Lisa Tedeschi Vergara ’83, Jeanne Leduc, and Christiaan Rees ’12 honored for career accomplishments and support of the UMass Dartmouth community

Abe Morell
Visiting Artist: Abelardo Morell

Artist Lecture, Thursday, April 14, 2022, 10:30am

2022 Commencement speakers
Student speakers for 2022 Commencement Ceremonies announced

The Class of 2022 student speakers to tell stories of personal and academic success

Michelle Fisher headshot
Visiting Artist: Michelle Millar Fisher

Artist Lecture, Monday, April 11, 2022, 10:30am

Brian Glyn Williams Webinar graphic
Professor Brian Glyn Williams to give second Corsair Chat on the latest updates in the Ukraine war

Williams will use his extensive field research in the region to explain the latest news in the ongoing turmoil in Europe

Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy headshot
Visiting Artist: Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy

Artist Lecture, Thursday, April 7, 2022, 9:30 am

Law professor standing in front of bookcases
UMass Law Associate Professor Jeremiah Ho receives top prize for LGBTQ legal scholarship

Ho is one of four recipients of the Dukeminier Award from the Williams Institute at UCLA Law School

Ralph Clifford, UMass Law faculty
Clifford and UMass Dartmouth Colleagues Publish an Article on Creative Variability in Computer Programming

UMass Law Professor Ralph Clifford co-published an article on computer programs as creative works.

McKenzie Ferrari
Mckenzie Ferrari named a 2022 Goldwater Scholar

The physics major is the first UMassD recipient of the award established to support sophomore and junior-level students who show exceptional promise in becoming the nation's next-generation leaders.

Robert in Mother’s Chair, oil on canvas, 48”x42”, 2019
Visiting Artist: Ann Gale

Artist Lecture, Thursday, March 31, 2022, 1:30pm

Banafsheh Seyed Aghazadeh
Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh garners $508K research award

The Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award will provide Seyed-Aghazadeh with laboratory support for research in the area of aerodynamics and Fluid-Structure Interactions in flexible structures.

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Partnership with Bristol Community College formed to promote theatre arts

The return to the stage begins with April 7 joint production of Pippin

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President Meehan's State of the University 2022

Watch President Meehan's full 2022 State of the University address to the UMass community.

UMass School of Law Dartmouth building
UMass Law now accepts GRE test results for law school admission

While most applicants continue to apply with the LSAT, the GRE option is expected to draw more diverse applicants, make law school admission more accessible, and reduce barriers to the legal profession.

Stephanie McGoldrick, Professor of Interior Architecture and Design
Stephanie McGoldrick awarded two international interior design honors

Professor of Interior Architecture and Design recognized for revitalization efforts in local community

Revell using controlled skiing cart
Professor to compete in adaptive skiing race to bring awareness to Paralympic sports

Associate Professor Andrew Revell to use the world’s only joystick-controlled ski unit in Utah competition

Dr. Sherwin leads the group in an outdoor performance in Bridgewater, April 2021.
Music with “a message of change”

Community choral group’s work goes beyond the recital hall

Zoi Burns headshot
Political Science student honored as Newman Civic Fellow

Zoi Burns recognized for commitment to solving public problems

Campus Photo - Fall
Grant awarded for creation of Transformative Justice Center

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education awarded the University and partners Massasoit Community College and UMass Law $150,000 to establish a Transformative Justice Program and Center

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Leduc Center for Civic Engagement hosting Walk-a-thon for Ukraine

The March 26 event, co-hosted by MASSPIRG, will donate all proceeds to Ukrainian refugees

Corsair Chat with Brian Glyn Williams
Watch: Professor Brian Glyn Williams' Corsair Chat on the Russian war in Ukraine

Williams explored how the two countries have reached the point of armed combat, based on his extensive field research and experiences in Russia, Crimea, and Ukraine

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UMassD Men's Basketball advances to second round of NCAA Tourney

Corsairs erased a 21-point deficit to defeat Emerson

Brian Williams Ukraine Webinar Poster
Professor Brian Glyn Williams to give Corsair Chat on the Russian war in Ukraine

Williams has written three books on the subject based on his extensive field research and experiences in Russia, Crimea, and Ukraine

UMassD Alumni Awards
UMassD Alumni Association announces 49th annual Alumni Awards recipients

Alumni and community members will be honored at a ceremony on Thursday, April 7

Hong Liu
National Science Foundation awards Professor Hong Liu $79K

In response to evolving cybersecurity challenges, Dr. Liu and collaborators will pilot a model for the co-creation of cross-disciplinary educational content to help prepare students for success in the workforce.

From the desk of Chancellor Mark A. Fuller
UMass Dartmouth Stands with the People of Ukraine

Chancellor Fuller affirms the University's support

Ruolin Zhou
Office of Naval Research awards $299K to Ruolin Zhou for groundbreaking research project

Dr. Ruolin Zhou received the award for her project “An Adaptive Deep Learning-based Platform with FPGA Acceleration for Continuously Monitoring and Characterizing Operations and Promptly Reconfiguring SDR in Spectrum Contested Environments.”

women's history month 2022
UMass Dartmouth celebrates Women's HERstory Month

In-person and virtual events to celebrate and inform

Ruolin Zhou
National Science Foundation awards Ruolin Zhou

Dr. Ruolin Zhou, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received a National Science Foundation award of $199,902 for her research project “ERI: An Adaptive Incremental Deep Learning Architecture for Real-Time Inference of RF Signals in Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Environments.”

Social Movements and Civic Engagement in the Lusophone World
UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture to host International Colloquium on April 8 and 9

International colloquium will examine Social Movements and Civic Engagement in the Lusophone World

Scott Soares ('92)
White House appoints Scott Soares ('92) as USDA State Director for Rural Development in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut

Biology and marine biology alumnus offers over 25 years of experience in aquaculture, agriculture, fisheries, and food systems.

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UMass Dartmouth Men's Basketball headed to NCAA Tournament

Corsairs to travel to Rochester, N.Y. on March 4 to face Emerson in the first round

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Kimberly Scott aims to build strong relationships with students as an advocate and partner

Wants to open students’ eyes, hearts, minds, and spirits to campus life as they “find their voice, passion, and calling”

Important Updates About UMassD COVID-19 Policies for Residential Students

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kimberly Scott provides information on policy changes for residential students

LEC Track Awards
UMass Dartmouth Takes Home Track & Field Major Awards

Rodgers, Bernier, Bennett and the Coaching Staff were honored

Introduction to Ocean Circulation and Modeling

Professor Avijit Gangopadhyay’s newly released textbook provides the basics for the study of physical oceanography covering ocean properties and circulations and their modeling.

At-home COVID tests for Spring Break

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kimberly M. Scott informs students of at-home tests available to students

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UMass Dartmouth achieves continuation of Carnegie Research University Classification

Chancellor Fuller announces the extension of the University's Doctoral Research University - High Research Activity (R2) status

Students in Professor Pamela Karimi's class, Modern Architecture: A Global History, on a tour of architectural styles of New Bedford. Tour was spearheaded by Karimi and the New Bedford Historical Society.
Architectural Styles of New Bedford

Travel through history with an architectural walking tour of New Bedford led by Prof. Pamela Karimi and the New Bedford Preservation Society!

Mask Advisory Update for Faculty and Staff

Chancellor Fuller provides an update on COVID-19 protocols for the remainder of the Spring Semester

Mask Advisory Update for Students

Chancellor Fuller provides an update on COVID-19 protocols for the remainder of the Spring Semester

Professor Hillary Farber
Farber Appointed to Governor’s Task Force on Law Enforcement Body-Worn Cameras

Professor Farber was selected as one of Governor Baker’s appointees to the law enforcement body-worn camera task force.

Associate Dean, CNHS
MommaConnect mobile app, under development by Dr. June Andrews Horowitz and team, receives MassVentures Acorn Award

The mHealth app incorporates a holistic approach for mother-infant health by reducing the severity of post-partum depression symptoms and promoting healthy mother-infant interaction

Librarians Wood and Peltz-Steele Publish Paper About Open Access Alternatives to the Traditional Casebook

UMass Law Librarians Wood and Peltz-Steele have co-authored an article explaining how to integrate low-cost, openly-licensed material into legal education.

Pingguo He
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea recognizes Dr. Pingguo He for outstanding service

Dr. He served as chair of the organization’s Working Group on Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour, which initiates and reviews investigations of scientists and technologists concerned with the design, planning, and testing of fishing gears for bycatch and discard reduction.

ONR Grant Announcement
UMass Dartmouth receives $4.3M grant from the U.S. Navy for continued focus on marine technology development

The third award in as many years from the Office of Naval Research will further the University's research efforts in the blue economy and offshore wind sectors

SMAST 2022 IMS Symposium
SMAST to host research symposium on March 23

The annual Intercampus Marine Science Research symposium, hosted by the School for Marine Science & Technology, showcases research being conducted by students, faculty, and staff across all UMass campuses.

Sailing to Freedom (2021)
Professor Timothy Walker to appear on panel describing Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad

Event sponsored by the Library of Congress in tribute to Black History Month will broadcast Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.

Graphic design students worked with curator Jamie Uretsky to design branding and identity for the exhibition Uncommon Threads: The Works of Ruth E. Carter at the New Bedford Art Museum (Spring 2021)
CVPA Graphic Design learns through community engagement

AXD451 has a long history of working with community partners

UMass Dartmouth Nursing students in simulation lab taking notes
UMass Dartmouth faculty awarded grant to develop training in the treatment of opioid use disorder

The $595,485 grant from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) will aid future nursing students in addressing stigma towards opioid use disorder

Vijaya Chalivendra
Professor Vijaya Chalivendra awarded $430K by National Science Foundation

Dr. Chalivendra received the $430,631 award from the NSF's Division of Materials Research for his“REU site: Advanced Interdisciplinary Materials Research for Maritime Applications” project, which will host a summer cohort of community college students who will conduct cutting-edge research on advanced marine materials.

COVID-19 Informational Webinar
UMass Dartmouth COVID-19 Informational Webinar

Associate Professor Erin Bromage and Director of Health Services Marianne Sullivan host a webinar to discuss the past, present, and future of the COVID-19 pandemic

Untitled photograph by Mary Roberts
Labor Education Center Artist Residencies

CVPA Community Engagement Initiatives is pleased to collaborate with the Labor Education Center (LEC) on two new CVPA student artist in residence fellowships!

Black History Month
UMass Dartmouth celebrates Black History Month

The campus community celebrates Black History Month 2022 through virtual and in-person cultural and educational events

Career Center Staff
UMass Dartmouth Career Center takes services to the next level

New educational programs and networking events to give UMassD students an advantage

Abigail Keith lab working
Office of Naval Research awards Dr. John Buck $434K to create acoustic signal processing models

Project combines noninvasive brain imaging techniques, animal behavior experiments, & signal processing models to gain a better understanding of how animals use echolocation to gather information about their environment.

Graphic courtesy Tia Martineau '18 (Physics)
UMass Dartmouth professor and students discover fast-moving black hole

Professor Scott Field Ph.D., and graduate students Tousif Islam and Feroz H. Shaik found the first evidence for a large recoil velocity from a black hole merger

Startup Weekend 2022
UMass Dartmouth to host 2022 Techstars Startup Weekend

The 54-hour immersive experience will focus on finding sustainable solutions through entrepreneurship

Information on start of Spring Semester

PERT co-chairs Ramprasad Balasubramanian and Deborah Majewski update faculty and staff on campus re-entry after winter break

UMassD Engaged Scholarship Symposium 2022
UMass Dartmouth to host 2022 Engaged Scholarship Symposium

The 9th annual Leduc Center for Civic Engagement event will examine academic contributions to community development

Dunlap Named Faculty Fellow by UMass Dartmouth’s Office of Faculty Development

Professor Dunlap named Spring '22 Faculty Fellow by UMass Dartmouth’s Office of Faculty Development.

Society of Women Engineers
Society of Women Engineers partners with Acushnet Middle School

Society of Women Engineers introduces middle-grade students to the field of engineering and STEM career options.

Plato sculpture in UMass Law lobby
UMass Law reflects on year of accomplishments

2021 saw record enrollment and applications, a new Arc of Justice Atrium, and expanded opportunities for students

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chief Diversity Officer David A. Gomes remarks on the legacy of Dr. King

Spring 2022 Semester Update for Staff and Faculty

Chancellor Fuller provides updates on health and safety protocols before the start of the spring semester

Prof. Sigal Gottlieb, Mathematics
U.S. Air Force awards mathematics professor with $600,000 grant

Chancellor Professor Sigal Gottlieb, Ph.D. receives grant for computing cluster needed to develop and implement robust and scalable numerical algorithms

Re. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
UMass Dartmouth to celebrate 20th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Breakfast

The January 28 virtual event will feature inspiring remarks, musical performances, and a keynote address from best-selling author Michael Eric Dyson

Bringing researchers together to solve socio-economic issues through "coastal literacy"

Associate Professor Gavin Fay awarded $149,000 planning grant to host collaborative research workshops to examine coastal resiliency holistically

Professor Tracie Ferreira
UMass Dartmouth awarded $1.49M from the National Science Foundation to develop leadership skills and engineering identity in graduate students

The award led by Dr. Tracie Ferreira will provide $900,000 in scholarships to prepare graduate students to excel as skilled leaders in entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation in an effort to build the South Coast’s blue economy.

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UMass Dartmouth appoints Lori Hendricks as Director of Athletics and Recreation

Hendricks spent eight years as the Director of Athletics at Mount Holyoke College

Spring 2022 Re-entry Update for Commuter Students

Deputy Chancellor Preble provides updates on the vaccine booster requirement and required re-entry testing

Spring 2022 Re-entry Update for Residential Students

Deputy Chancellor Preble provides updates on the vaccine booster requirement and required re-entry testing

Banafsheh Seyed Aghazadeh
Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Award supports Seyed-Aghazadeh’s research efforts in the area of fluid dynamics, shedding light on the fundamentals of fluid-structure-surface interactions in underwater flexible bodies, including near-surface arrays of energy harvesters and underwater soft robots.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly featuring Professor Dwight Duncan
Duncan Quoted by Mass. Lawyers Weekly on the U.S. Supreme Court Shadow Docket

Professor Dwight Duncan was featured in Mass. Lawyers Weekly to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s use of shadow dockets.

Dunlap Article Warns That Mandatory Reporting Regulations May Harm Survivors of Sexual Assault

Professor Dunlap’s article details how a flawed approach to mandatory reporting under Title IX regulations can inhibit disclosure of sexual assault and in fact violate Title IX.

Baker Co-Leads Advanced Appellate Advocacy Session at Stetson Law’s Educating Advocacy Teachers Conference

Professor Julie A. Baker joined William and Mary’s Professor Jennifer Franklin to lead a breakout session at Stetson Law’s national Educating Advocacy Teachers conference on techniques for teaching advanced appellate advocacy.

Fisheries Oceanography professors receive $1M to assess fisheries and ecosystem impact of the soon-to-be-built wind farms offshore of Southern New England

While the story of American offshore wind is long and complex, He and Stokesbury's research on the fish and shellfish in the zone off Martha's Vineyard has laid the groundwork

ERISA Preemption & State Single-Payer Health Care: Oregon Legislative Task Force on Universal Health Care
McCuskey Leads Session for Oregon Legislature’s Joint Task Force on Universal Health Care

Professor Elizabeth McCuskey led an information session for Oregon’s Legislators devoted to the issue of ERISA preemption for states pursuing single-payer and public-option programs.

Elizabeth McCuskey
McCuskey Speaks to Legislators at NCOIL Conference on State Health Reform

Professor McCuskey presented at the annual NCOIL conference, highlighting the potential for state-level health care reform.