2023 2023

Owens and Tabor Represent UMass Law at Northeastern Conference

UMass Law professors Lisa Owens and AnnaMarie Tabor present at Northeastern University

Geoffrey McDonald
McDonald Interviewed on the Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Case

Professor McDonald was interviewed on the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case, which brings attention to the opioid epidemic.

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2024 Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast to celebrate the civil rights leader and explore Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The January 26 event will feature a keynote from Theo E.J. Wilson that analyzes the challenges and opportunities of implementing DEI initiatives

Alyssa Giordano, a 2021 biology graduate.
Biology alumna and associate professor win Journal of Zoology's "Paper of the Year"

Paper explores ecological consequences of chronic road noise near predatory environments

UMass Law Adjunct Professor Judge George Phelan Reflects on a Busy 2023 and His Unlikely Path to the Judiciary

Judge George Phelan reflects on a busy 2023, while focusing on the year ahead.

UMass offering $5,000 annual scholarships for Massachusetts community college graduates finishing in top 10% of their class

The UMass Community College Advantage Scholarship is designed to encourage timely associate’s degree completion, expand access to a four-year college degree for historically underrepresented students, and strengthen the Commonwealth’s talent pipeline

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The sun rises on new careers for accelerated nursing program graduates

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program graduates receive their nursing pins after completing the 17-month program

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Model United Nations wins three awards in Germany

Two UMassD student groups won awards in the group's first international competition

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Year in Review: Top stories of 2023

Corsairs soar to new heights

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College of Engineering and College of Visual and Performing Arts students join forces to revitalize Fall River waterfront

Students in civil engineering and interior architecture and design work together to benefit the city's future and leave their mark on the SouthCoast.

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UMass Dartmouth appoints first-ever Chief Marketing Officer

Sam Mead to lead the University's Enrollment Marketing efforts

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Commonwealth Professor Hong Liu named Leo M. Sullivan Teacher of the Year

The UMass Dartmouth Faculty Federation named Dr. Liu the 2023 recipient of the the Leo M. Sullivan Teacher of the Year award

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UMass Dartmouth partners with local high schools

From remote lectures to campus visits, local students find a supportive early college pathway through the Commonwealth Collegiate Academy program.

Pamela Karimi
CVPA Professor wins Faculty Federation Scholar of the Year

Art History and Art Education Professor Pamela Karimi awarded prestigious honor

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Ramprasad Balasubramanian named Provost

Chancellor Mark Fuller appointed Dr. Ramprasad Balasubramanian, better known as Ram Bala, to serve as UMass Dartmouth’s next Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

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U.S. Supreme Court hears maritime insurance case researched by Jonathan Goldman, JD '21

First maritime law case heard by the Court in nearly 70 years could change insurance rulings across the U.S.

December 6, 2023
UMass Dartmouth's Medical Laboratory Science Program celebrates equipment upgrades

Grant of $750,000 for professional laboratory equipment was awarded by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to prepare students for in-demand life sciences careers

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CVPA students bring captivating color to New Bedford

Illustration and fashion design students bring life to electrical boxes

Prof. Shaun Spencer
Spencer Argues at Supreme Judicial Court on Alimony Law

UMass Law’s Shaun Spencer argued before the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court that the state’s alimony law should allow alimony awards that maintain patterns of savings that the parties followed during their marriage.

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Dylan Cantara '24 and Christian Fall '24 win the 2023 Corsair Idea Challenge

$1,000 of cash prizes awarded in eighth annual pitch competition

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Hangjian Ling receives NSF CAREER award

The $505K award provides funding for research and student training in hydrodynamics and marine technology.

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College of Engineering adjunct faculty finds new evidence for ringing black holes

A study led by Collin Capano, adjunct faculty in the Department of Physics, has been published in Physical Review Letters.

Anna Marie Tabor
Tabor Testifies Before ERISA Advisory Council on Record Keeping in the Digital Age

Professor Anna-Marie Tabor tells the U.S. Department of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council why retirees need stronger benefit protections.

Nursing Faculty Scholarship Celebration on November 4, 2023
Nursing faculty enthusiastically present their research at Biennial Nursing Faculty Scholarship Celebration

Event provides an opportunity for nursing faculty to share their research with colleagues and students who were inspired by their professors' work

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UMassD hosts Fall River Entrepreneurship Day

Charlton College of Business presents regional tourism panel to community stakeholders

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Chaudhry Presents in Berlin on Real Estate Taxation

Professor Chaudhry presented his latest research on real estate taxation and affordable housing in Berlin.

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CVPA first-years embark on Envision Resilience Challenge

Visual & Performing Arts students explore historical public art collections in New Bedford

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UMass Law students assist newly arrived migrant families in MA shelter

Students experienced real-world issues in international law

Improv workshop & dinner
The future is female: UMassD students, professionals celebrate women in STEM industries

Over a dinner and engaging professional development workshop, Corsairs represented the blossoming future of STEM fields and six received a scholarship that supports their educational journeys.

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Visiting Artist: Ann Agee

Friday, November 17th, 2023

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Dunlap joins the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission

UMass Law Professor Justine Dunlap joined the executive committee of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission.

UMass Law and Nichols College establish an accelerated law degree partnership

Nichols becomes the 16th institution to offer a joint undergraduate and UMass Law degree in six years

Students in FIN 301 use Bloomberg Terminals in the Charlton Technology Center
UMassD Student Investment Fund performs best in UMass system

Fund beats S&P 500 by 7.12%, up 26.71% in FY23

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University lands on list of nation's most environmentally responsible colleges for 12th year straight

The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2024 Edition hails campus sustainability

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Visiting Artist: Danielle Rante

Virtual Artist Talk and Cyanotype Demo, 8:00 AM, Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

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Visiting Artist: Jacinda Russell

Metaphorical Antipodes: Stories of Ice, Virtual Artist Talk, 3:00 PM, Monday, November 6th, 2023

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Office of Undergraduate Research announces Fall 2023 award winning student researchers

Awards are given to undergraduate students to fund research projects alongside a faculty supervisor

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Honors College enrollment increases by 32% in just three years

Growth follows change from a program to college, higher admission standards, and increased Honors courses and opportunities

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Dr. June Andrews Horowitz elected president of international family nursing organization

Also honored with the Excellence in Family Nursing Award during annual conference that featured presentations by CNHS graduate students and faculty

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UMass Dartmouth generated $618 Million in annual economic impact for Massachusetts

New UMass Donahue Institute study shows more than 4,000 jobs sustained by the University

Yaribel Matos measures out vanilla to flavor the homemade ice cream the students would make using their newly-acquired knowledge of thermodynamics. Photo courtesy: Morgan Beard, Dartmouth Week
UMassD hosts 11th STEM4Girls Day

200 3rd to 8th-grade girls attend day of engaging STEM activities and conversations

Waging Liberation: The dynamics of Race and labor
Conference on intersection of race and labor to bring national experts to campus

"Waging Liberation: Dynamics of Race & Labor" will feature discussions and presentations by scholars and activists

Sylvia Discusses the Legal Ramifications of Using Generative Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

With conversational and generative AI systems like ChatGPT on the rise, Professor Sylvia gave a talk on the ramifications of using artificial intelligence in the professional sphere.

Lisa Owens
Owens Publishes a New Article in Special Issue of Frontiers in Sociology

Professor Owens recently published a new Article in a special issue of Frontiers in Sociology on Ethnography in the Open Science and Digital Age. The Article, Encountering Deception in Virtual Spaces: Guidelines for Virtual Ethnography, draws from an experience of deception in virtual fieldwork and considers implications for those designing methodologies for virtual ethnographies.

Graphic courtesy Tia Martineau '18 (Physics)
UMassD PhD students and faculty gain new insights on binary black holes

PhD students lead international study on gravitational waves and black hole mergers

2023 Internal Seed Funding & Fellows Awards

Celebrate faculty research excellence

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UMass Law bar pass rate soars in latest results

80% first time pass rate on July 2023 Massachusetts Bar Exam among best in state

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Rain or shine: UMassD pride prevails during Blue & Gold Weekend festivities

As the UMass Dartmouth community united on campus for a weekend to remember, fun events like the Corsair Tailgate put their university pride on display.

Crime and justice studies faculty and alumni contribute to new book

"Abolish Criminology" features contributions by abolitionist professors, artists, poets, imprisoned and formerly imprisoned scholars from around the country

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Engineering Professor Iren Valova Named ELATES Fellow in National Leadership Program

Dr. Valova is one of 38 faculty across the U.S. and Canada selected for national leadership development program designed to promote women in academic STEM fields.

From the desk of Chancellor Mark A. Fuller
Chancellor Statement Regarding Violence in Israel

Chancellor Fuller releases statement on the ongoing violence in Israel

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Leduc Center honors during 2023 Civic Leadership Awards

The ceremony featured students, faculty, and trustee winners

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UMass Dartmouth signs first international accelerated MS degree agreement

International agreement will create an accelerated pathway for MS degree in mechanical engineering with an industrial and systems engineering option

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Honors College launches students' achievements through individual advising, mentoring, and funding

Staff supports students in meeting their goals and prepares them for graduate school and career success

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College of Nursing & Health Sciences' undergraduate nursing program jumps to top 8% of the nation’s best

The college's standing in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings attributed to "supportive and inclusive" student learning

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Heeseop Yoon: Adrift

CVPA Campus Gallery | September 26 - November 12, 2023

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UMassD unveils new Esports arena

Corsair Esports to play in new state-of-the-art gaming space

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UMass Dartmouth continues to climb in latest U.S. News & World Report national rankings

Trend of upward trajectory vaults University and its programs on the national stage

Claire T. Carney Library Associates to host 15th Annual Authors Brunch

The October 15 event to feature Jacquelyn Mitchard, Sara Paretsky, and Adriana Trigiani

CVPA professor and alumna curate solo exhibition commemorating Iran's "Woman, Life, Freedom" uprising

Sept. 22 exhibition features the works of Tehran-based activist artist Meysam Azarzad

From the desk of Chancellor Mark A. Fuller
Chancellor's Fall 2023 Update

Chancellor Fuller provides updates to the campus community at the start of the fall semester

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Students return to Dartmouth to begin the 2023 academic year

The campus community joined together to celebrate the start of the fall semester

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UMass Dartmouth premieres renovations, reopens Hirshfeld-Dowd Observatory

After over a decade of harsh New England winters, the observatory’s rotatable dome now sits atop a rebuilt, well-sealed foundation, ready to resume scholarly use.

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Blue & Gold Weekend: Join the Fun, Community, and Celebration on October 5-7!

As days tick by, anticipation is rising on campus for the upcoming Blue & Gold Weekend festivities, including a tailgate with live music.

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UMassD Believes essay contest winners announced

The longstanding tradition showcases first-year student stories as they enter the campus community

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Christopher Norton '24 wins prestigious Google scholarship for student veterans

The electrical engineering major is 1 of 8 recipients nationwide.

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Ready for the fall semester at UMassD?

Here's your guide to getting your 2023 academic year started off right

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New date announced for second annual Run for Veterans 5K

Proceeds from the October 22 community run to support student veterans

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Jiawei Yuan receives $299K NSF grant

Associate professor of computer and information science receives grant for research on artificial intelligence and unmanned aerial vehicles

The Jia Lab, photographed on the campus quad in the spring of 2023
Xiaofei Jia awarded two NIH R01 grants to study HIV-1 eradication

Biochemistry professor wins two R01 grants in two months

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Liudong Xing receives $420K NSF grant

Professor of electrical and computer engineering awarded $420K for research on modeling and mitigating cascading failures in the Internet of Things.

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UMass Dartmouth students participate in reciprocal exchange with U.K. charity

Students explore careers in the offshore wind industry on both continents

State Rep Carole Fiola poses with alumna Thais Sousa
Thais Sousa ’17, DNP ’22 changes the law with evidence uncovered in doctoral thesis

When Sousa’s doctoral thesis exposed overwhelming evidence that pointed to mothers in recovery needing an outspoken advocate, she didn’t hesitate to rise to the occasion.

SMAST PhD student Megan Winton on a boat conducting research on Cape Cod
SMAST PhD candidate Megan Winton '23 publishes groundbreaking study on white sharks

SMAST PhD candidate is published in Marine Ecology Progress Series and featured on National Geographic TV special "Return of the White Shark."

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Biology class studies microbial diversity in Iceland

Students earn three credits in two weeks with European peers

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Jiawei Yuan receives $240K NSF grant

Dr. Jiawei Yuan, associate professor of computer and information science, was recently awarded a $240K grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote cybersecurity education.

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Matthew Napoli '24 awarded highly competitive Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant

Painting MFA student awarded $12,900 from international foundation

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UMass Dartmouth offers multiple paid internships to New Bedford High School students

Meeting the demand for a diverse and highly skilled workforce in some of the fastest growing industries

Response to recent Supreme Court decisions

Chief Diversity Officer David A. Gomes discusses the affirmative action ruling

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Two faculty members named U.S. Fulbright Scholars

Professors Arpita Joardar and Shakhnoza Kayumova to conduct research internationally

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Shakhnoza Kayumova named U.S. Fulbright Scholar

Associate Professor of STEM Education will conduct research in Uzbekistan during the spring semester of 2024

Associate Professor of management & marketing Arpita Joardar
Arpita Joardar named U.S. Fulbright Scholar

Associate Professor of Management & Marketing will teach in India during the spring 2024 semester

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Cate O’Keefe ’13 named Executive Director of New England Fishery Management Council

O’Keefe’s impressive 20-year career in fisheries science and management sparked at UMass Dartmouth’s SMAST and resulted in her recent promotion to a new position.

Stephanie McGoldrick, Professor of Interior Architecture and Design
Stephanie McGoldrick receives Manning Prize for teaching excellence

Assistant Teaching Professor of Interior Architecture + Design recognized for exemplary teaching and service

Lisa Owens
Owens Publishes “The Court of Student Excuses” in a Teaching Resources & Innovation Library

Professor Owens recently published a discussion-based activity she developed to help students learn more about the function and concepts of law and society. The exercise encourages students to build a new ‘court’ in the classroom which will adjudicate the excuses that students communicate to instructors.

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New Dean of the Claire T. Carney Library appointed

Nancy M. Godleski, former Associate University Librarian at Vanderbilt University, named Dean

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New Dean of the School of Law appointed

Sam Panarella, professor of Law and former Executive Director of the Max S. Baucus Institute, named Dean

Dean Jean VanderGheynst and Banafsheh Seyed Aghazadeh
College of Engineering recognizes faculty and staff for outstanding service

The College of Engineering honors Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh and Dapeng Li, winners of the 2023 Faculty Award for Excellence in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the 2023 Outstanding Staff Award

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College of Engineering announces inaugural Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

PhD candidate Merin Bosco '24 is the award's first recipient

Samples of Dylan’s branding solutions for the Cambodian Community of Fall River. Courtesy of Dylan Kaplowitz.
Dylan Kaplowitz Receives the 2023 Art & Civic Engagement Award

Branding solutions for the Cambodian Community of Fall River

View of the exhibition, “Sound in Space, Sound in Place.” at the New Bedford Art Museum. Photo courtesy of Walker Downey.
Sound in Space, Sound in Place

Art History Featured in Celebrated “Sound Art” Exhibition at the New Bedford Art Museum

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New Dean of the School for Marine Science & Technology appointed

Kevin Stokesbury selected as Dean after decades of leadership with SMAST

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Kevin Stokesbury awarded $1.4 million from NOAA Fisheries

This funding will support four scallop research projects through the 2023-2024 Scallop Research Set-Aside Program.

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Class of 2023 honored during Commencement ceremonies

1,800 examples of student success celebrated during four ceremonies across campus

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Inaugural Dean of the Honors College appointed

Amy Shapiro selected as Dean after serving as Director of the Honors College since September 2021

Artwork by Rosie Amato '22
UMassD’s Rosie Amato ’22 lands residency at Arrowmont School of Arts & Craft

Amato will join four other artists for an eleven-month program that strengthens their creative talents in Gatlinburg, TN.

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Institutional design class partners with CO-OP for service-learning experience

IAD 302 class redesigns local nonprofit's facility for practical learning experience