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July 12, 2017 UMass Dartmouth STEM research center gets new director on 10th anniversary Dr. Chandra Orrill seeks to build on the late James Kaput’s vision of “democratizing math education”
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June 28, 2017 UMass Dartmouth researchers partner with Gulf of Maine Research Institute to improve stock assessment Multi-stage project brings together policymakers, fishermen, and scientists to help identify information to be included in new model aimed at improving existing models and data used to manage New England groundfish.
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June 19, 2017 Balancing conservation and utilization along the US Atlantic coast Researchers at the School for Marine Science & Technology and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries have developed a voluntary program to reduce the catch of threatened fishes
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June 9, 2017 Tracking toothed whale activity Toothed whales are considered key to maintaining healthy ecosystems. PhD candidate Tammy Silva is collaborating with SMAST scientists and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to understand how the species influences the health of Massachusetts Bay.
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June 5, 2017 Tracing sources of excess nitrates in water Mark Altabet, UMassD Professor of Oceanography, has developed a new cost-efficient method for identifying sources of excess levels of nitrates in marine and fresh waters, which will aid water quality improvement in impacted areas around the world.
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May 25, 2017 National Science Foundation awards UMassD professor $283,425 for numerical ocean modeling study The collaborative project will help determine the distribution and fate of water-mass properties, nutrients, and dissolved gases in the ocean.
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May 11, 2017 UMassD scientists survey scallops on Banquereau Bank Examination of scallop population and benthic environment using video survey will produce information on habitat and ecology of the area, which may lead to better understanding of fishing impacts and species interactions.
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March 29, 2017 Improved long-range weather forecasting goal of Fulbright Scholar’s work Dr. Amit Tandon will collaborate with scientists from multiple universities in study of Bay of Bengal monsoons.
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March 16, 2017 UMass Dartmouth sociology professor wins Fulbright to study sexual violence in Hungary Research will focus on underreporting of rape and sexual assault in Hungary, and training of legal and victim response professionals to improve reporting and understanding of sexual violence.
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March 16, 2017 National Institutes of Health awards UMass Dartmouth researcher $616,170 to study how type 2 diabetes increases risk of bone fractures Largest ever NIH grant to UMass Dartmouth will help bioengineering Assistant Professor Lamya Karim’s team to investigate diabetes-related skeletal fragility to improve prevention and management.

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