2024 2024

Associate Professor of Crime and Justice Studies, Erin Krafft, PhD
Erin Krafft awarded Manning Prize for Teaching Excellence

Associate Professor of Crime and Justice Studies recognized for exemplary teaching and service

PhD graduate Shabnam Mohammadshahi in Dr. Ling's lab
Newly minted PhDs receive prestigious post-doc, tenure-track faculty appointments

Two class of 2024 engineering PhD graduates are moving on to highly competitive postdoctoral research and tenure-track faculty positions

Anoo Vyas
Vyas Presents at Intellectual Property Workshop

Professor Vyas presented at a conference on AI as a use case for blockchain technology.

Sylvia Participates in Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence

UMass Law’s Erica Sylvia was invited to participate on a panel hosted by the Sturgis Library entitled: AI & You

Dr. Lauran Brewster on a boat with wind turbines in the background
New Assistant Professor Lauran Brewster starts research lab at UMassD-SMAST

The newly established Brewster Lab will focus on the effects of climate change and human activity on fishes

Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Remembering Joan K. Jacobs

The legacy of Joan K. Jacobs lives on through programs at UMass Dartmouth that support her commitment to education

Navarro (left) and Beigzadeh (right)
CVPA students and alumni featured in ceramics exhibition

"Earthworks: Tradition, Influence, Innovation" will run May 11 to June 23 at the Umbrella Arts Center in Concord, MA

Students in graduation regalia sitting at ceremony
UMass Law Class of 2024 graduates ready to pursue justice

Students urged to use their skills to champion the rule of law

Two students in graduation regalia smiling
Class of 2024 Undergraduate Students honored in unforgettable ceremony

Despite the weather, students and guests commemorated success and received a surprise gift from philanthropist Robert and Karen Hale

Senior Appointments in the Provost's Office

Provost Ramprasad Balasubramanian announces two leadership appointments in the Provost's Office

Madan Annavarjula Headshot
New Dean for the Charlton College of Business appointed

Madan Annavarjula, Dean of the College of Business and Professor of International Business at Bryant University begins September 1

students in caps and gowns sitting at graduation
Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony details

Student success celebrated during four ceremonies

SMAST faculty receive $4.9 million through sea scallop research program

Scallop research set-aside programs support research while promoting collaboration between scientists and fishermen

Aerial view of UMass Dartmouth's main quad.
UMass Dartmouth is trending up

Highlights of an extraordinary academic year

Winners of the Universal Design Symposium
CVPA students win awards at "Design-athon"

Universal Design Symposium event focused on accessibility and universal design

Assistant Teaching Professor of Public Policy Kathryn Wassel
Kathryn Wassel receives $270,000 grant for climate pollution reduction planning

Grant aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in RI and the MA SouthCoast

Prof. Shaun Spencer
Spencer Secures “Win for Women” at Supreme Judicial Court

UMass Law Associate Dean Shaun Spencer secured a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision preserving an alimony award that reflected the pattern of savings that the parties followed during their marriage.

Anna Foro - Margot, oil on paper, 8 x 10 inches
Painting and drawing students selected for highly competitive national juried exhibition

Anna Foro and Connor Chan to exhibit in RITES OF PASSAGE Emerging Artists Exhibition

Mel Yoken Headshot
Claire T. Carney Library Associates to host annual meeting on May 23

The Associates will hold annual meeting at 4 p.m. in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library

The 2024 University Scholars and Research Fellows announced

Provost Balasubramanian awards five UMassD faculty members for their innovative work

3+3 partnership
UMass Law and Dean College partner to offer an accelerated law degree program

Agreement will enable Dean College students to earn an undergraduate and law degree in six years instead of seven

Four Student Commencement Speakers headshots
Class of 2024 Student Commencement Speakers announced

Alexis Petty, Zemen Berhe, Susie Furtado, and Natalia Vargas to deliver speeches that exemplify determination and success

Leadership Awards Group Photo
Student leaders celebrated during 2024 Student Leadership Awards

The UMassD community came together to honor student achievements

Summer 2024 undergraduate student researcher awards announced

Winners of the Office of Undergraduate Research's awards exemplify research excellence

ALL IN 2024 Student Voting Honor Roll
UMass Dartmouth student recognized on ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll

Junior Finance student Christopher Wornham is one of 137 college students recognized for their nonpartisan democratic engagement work during the 2023 election cycle

Wind turbines at Block Island Wind RI
UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology receives grant to create new offshore wind graduate certificate program

The new program in Ocean Observing, Modeling, and Management of Offshore Wind will begin enrolling students in spring 2025

PhD student David Anchieta in Sydney, Australia
Electrical engineering PhD student wins Best Paper Award from Acoustical Society of America

David Campos Anchieta recently received the award for a paper he presented at the ASA meeting in Sydney, Australia

Recipients and Chancellor Mark Fuller
Corsairs honored: 51st Alumni Awards celebrate extraordinary excellence

Students, faculty, alumni, and friends of UMass Dartmouth convened in the Marketplace on campus to honor five Corsairs for their outstanding professional and community contributions.

UMass Dartmouth receives $1M from Greater Fall River Development Corporation with $500,000 in matching funds from the UMass Foundation for local student scholarships

Greater Fall River Development Corporation Scholarship will support Fall River area students while at UMass Dartmouth

Left to Right: Adam Katz '97, owner of PLAY Arcade, and senior marketing majors Vanessa Pino, Kalvin Garcia, and Kristine Yancey
Marketing majors partner with local New Bedford businesses

Senior marketing management class helps NB100! small businesses develop brand identity and create strategic marketing plan

The 2024 Outstanding Scholarship Mentorship awards announced

Awards were given for Outstanding Scholarship by Graduate and Undergraduate students and Outstanding Mentorship by Faculty on Scholarship

Justice Geraldine Hines, Martin Kurzweil, and Steve Pemberton
UMass Dartmouth to award compassionate and innovative leaders with Honorary Degrees during Commencement

Justice Geraldine Hines, Martin Kurzweil, and Steve Pemberton to be honored during 2024 Commencement Ceremony

Lai speak to students and donors
Echoes of impact: Students, donors bond over brunch at Scholar Day

Students and donors gathered in the Marketplace on campus to acknowledge the undeniable impact of scholarships on academic and professional success.

Light + Fashion 2024 banner
Light + Fashion

Join us Saturday, April 20th, 2024, 6:30pm for LIGHT + FASHION, a night of fashion on the runway in the MacLean Campus Center Main Auditorium followed by a Festival of Lights and Interaction Festival!

Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Nefeli Bompoti
Assistant Professor Nefeli Bompoti wins $1M in federal grants in first year at UMassD

The civil and environmental engineering faculty member recently received her second $500K award from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Derek Eller Gallery
Visiting Critic: Derek Eller

Lecture: 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Students and SMART scholarship winners Chris Brunette and James Bourgeois stand side by side in the library
Two UMassD students receive prestigious SMART Scholarship

The Department of Defense SMART Scholarship awards full tuition and a stipend, and guarantees employment after graduation.

Sculpture Monster! A Creature from the Plasticine Era (now)

Made from 30,000 collected, non-recyclable plastic bottles + recyclable materials

UMass Dartmouth architecture
UMass Dartmouth and Roger Williams University launch 4+1 engineering program partnership

UMassD and RWU to provide joint accelerated master's programs in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and civil engineering

Students mingling with alumni
Seniors eager to begin next chapter with help from UMassD alumni at Senior Shift

On March 28, students gathered in the Marketplace to discuss career trajectories and professional experiences with successful university alumni from various industries.

All winners of the 3MT competition gathered
Winners of 2024 Three Minute Thesis announced

The competition presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research showcased in exemplary student scholarship

Andrea Bowers: Art that Activates lecture poster for April 10, 2024
Andrea Bowers: Art that Activates

Artist Lecture on Wednesday, April 10th at 3 pm

Installation view of Andrea Bowers, Dear Earth Art and Hope in a Time of Crisis, 2023, photo credit: Mark Blower. Courtesy the Hayward Gallery.
Visiting Artist: Andrea Bowers

Visiting Artist Lecture: Art That Activates, 3:00 PM, April 10, 2024, CVPA 153

2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition postcard image
UMass Dartmouth 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition Presented in New Bedford and Fall River

April 4 - May 17, 2024 at The Ignition Space | April 11 - May 17, 2024 at New Bedford Art Museum

Claire T. Carney photo at event
The Passing of Former Trustee Claire T. Carney ‘73

Chancellor Fuller reflects on the legacy of Claire T. Carney

tribe academy externship group photo
Students explore career opportunities and develop skills during Tech and Innovation Externship

The cohort of students from traditionally underrepresented groups gained essential career skills, networking experience, and first-hand interactions with companies in high-growth industries

Law Review E-Board
UMass Law Review hosts symposium on “Social Equity in the Cannabis Industry”

Students learn about a new area of law from speakers and panelists representing industry, law, and government

UMassD nursing students pictured in the Azores, Portugal during their alternative spring break.
UMassD students return from alternative spring break trips

From Portugal to Panama, UMassD students use spring break to make a difference

Zachary Gay and Moly Gedutis
Future biologist and bioengineer receive 2024 Founders' Scholarship

Scholarship offers a four-year "full ride" for two high-achieving Massachusetts residents

Susan O'Byrne, Goat, 27Hx33Lx14W, porcelain. Image credit: Shannon Toffs
Visiting Artist: Susan O'Byrne

Virtual Artist Talk: 9:00am – 12:00pm, April 5th, 2024

UMass President Marty Meehan delivers 2024 State of the University

Speech touts the system’s early college initiatives including UMassD’s innovative regional high school partnerships

College Awareness on the SouthCoast

Chancellor Fuller discusses the importance of higher education in the region and UMass Dartmouth's role in the SouthCoast community

2024 preLaw magazine
UMass Law repeats strong practical training ranking by preLaw magazine

A- ranking places law school 2nd in MA and 3rd in New England for "Best Schools for Practical Training" for 2024

A student presents an idea for a startup venture in just 60 seconds.
UMassD students win prizes at 10th annual Startup Weekend

45 participants competed on 7 teams to present the best startup venture ideas

Father, two sons, and daughter standing together
Jonathan Goldman, JD '21 wins U.S. Supreme Court case in unanimous decision

Justices rule in favor of choice of law in maritime insurance case

2024 White Coat Ceremony: Symbolizing a mantle of responsibility, compassion, and dedication

Sophomore nursing students celebrate their transition to clinical education

Jared Gula '24 accepts his award for
Animation & game arts major wins 1st place in JoyArt Boston competition

Jared Gula's "Atlas Resprite" places first in Pixel Art category

51st annual Alumni Awards
UMassD Alumni Association to host 51st annual Alumni Awards

Members of the UMass Dartmouth community will celebrate the career accomplishments and impactful service of several Corsairs who have hearts of blue and gold.

Ellen Altfest Green Spot 2017 Oil on canvas 8 5/16 x 6 7/8 in. (21.11 x 17.46 cm) © Ellen Altfest. Photo © White Cube (Christopher Burke, New York)
Visiting Artist: Ellen Altfest

Artist Lecture, 3:00 pm, Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Celebrating Women's History Month at UMass Dartmouth
Women’s History Month 2024

The Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality hosts events to celebrate and educate

Naomi Mwangi '25 pictured in the Grove
Psychology student wins spot in NSF's REU program

Naomi Mwangi will study Mind, Brain, Body, and Behavior at Emory University in Atlanta

New UMass Law faculty fall 2024
Contracts and criminal law professors to join UMass Law faculty in fall 2024

They will teach in the areas of consumer protection and criminal law and procedure

Chancellor Mark Fuller, Dean Sam Panarella, Amb. Robert Sherman, and
Atty. and former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman visits UMass Law

In speaking with law students, Sherman advocates for the value of a legal education

The College Now/START program first-year class poses in celebration of becoming degree candidates at UMass Dartmouth.
College Now students "Share the Dream"

College Now/START students celebrate achievements at 56th annual banquet

Chancellor's Spring 2024 Update

Chancellor Fuller provides faculty and staff with an update heading into the spring

Psych Research Fair Student Gathering
Spring 2024 winners of Office of Undergraduate Research awards announced

Undergraduate students have been recognized and awarded for their outstanding research projects

Nursing Study Abroad program
Study abroad program in Spain offered to nursing majors next fall semester

Students will take nursing courses at the University of Seville to stay on track with their major while immersed in Spanish culture

Load North Sea
Visiting Artist: Jeremy Jernegan

Artist Talk and Demo, 9:00-11:00am, March 1st, 2024

Class of 2023 pass rate story
Class of 2023 nursing graduates achieve a 96% pass rate on national nursing licensing exam

Accelerated program graduates reach a 94% pass rate as both programs exceed the national average

Credit: LISA mission
NASA, ESA move forward on science supported by UMass Dartmouth faculty

UMassD faculty and students play prominent role in probing the history of the universe

Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with UMass Dartmouth

The campus community celebrates Black History Month 2024 through in-person cultural and educational events

Between Thresholds III, 2021, North Carolina, unfired porcelain, fiber, fishing line,
Visiting Artist: Kate Roberts

Virtual Artist Talk: Practicing Vulnerability, 9:00-10:20am, Friday, February 2, 2024

Student leaders gather for group photo
Become the 2024 UMass Dartmouth Newman Civic Fellow

Fellowship provides firsthand experience in civic life and problem solving for communites

Some members of the UMass Law team
UMass Law students champion funding for civil legal aid

Students and faculty participate in "Walk to the Hill" for the 8th consecutive year

EYAD 2024 poster designed by Fernando Goyret
Emerging Young Artists and Designers 2024 Juried Exhibition

Virtual Exhibition Opening, Reception, and Awards Presentation: Friday, January 26, 4:30pm

JD/MPP '24 and '25
UMass Law students publish and present their research in law journals and at an international conference

Students probe current topics of interest while working with faculty advisors

UMass Law Alumna
Shayla Mombeleur, JD ’17 elected Secretary of Massachusetts Bar Association

An associate at Todd & Weld LLP, UMass Law alumna Mombeleur will use this position to uphold the administration of justice in the state with special focus on DEI initiatives.

Chelsea Fernandes Headshot
New Librarian Archivist for Portuguese American Archives appointed

Chelsea Fernandes will oversee Ferreira Mendes Portuguese American Archives and the Luso Afro Brazilian Archives Collections

22nd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast event header
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