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Press Releases of the last Month


Following is the list of all the press releases since February 27, 2015, sorted in descending order of date.

Title Date Summary
UMassD Q&A on copyright fight over "Happy Birthday To You" with UMass Law Professor Ralph Clifford March 26, 2015 One of the more popular, well-known songs in the world is at the center of a court battle with a federal judge in California set to decide whether a music publisher unlawfully collected licensing fees for the copyright to "Happy Birthday to You." UMass Law Professor Ralph Clifford discusses the complications surrounding copyright law and the factual issues of "Happy Birthday to You." [more]
UMassD Q&A on Israel election aftermath with Political Science Professor Avery Plaw March 26, 2015 Last week Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a decisive victory in the country's elections. However, his campaign to seek a second term may have put U.S.-Israeli relations on a path toward a head-on collision. UMass Dartmouth Associate Professor of Political Science Avery Plaw discusses the damage Benjamin Netanyahu the candidate has done to Benjamin Netanyahu the Prime Minister and where the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict stands following these elections. [more]
Retired healthcare CEO Diane Desmarais Souza '79 to address UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business Class of 2015 at May 15 Commencement March 26, 2015 Former UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits CEO and UMass Dartmouth Alumna to receive Honorary Degree and offer Keynote Address at May 15 Commencement ceremony [more]
UMass Dartmouth professor's research helps improve teamwork of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) March 26, 2015 Office of Naval Research awards Engineering Professor Ramprasad Balasubramanian $225,000 grant to address communication challenges in achieving multi-UUV autonomy [more]
National Book Award winner Carlos Eire to address UMass Dartmouth College of Arts & Sciences Class of 2015 March 24, 2015 Acclaimed author of Waiting for Snow in Havana, based on his experience as one of 14,000 children airlifted from Cuba to the United States in the early 1960s, will do public reading at UMass Dartmouth March 30 [more]
UMassD Q&A on President Obama's Executive Order to address Climate Change with Environmental Policy Professor Chad McGuire March 20, 2015 "...From the government perspective, the optimal scenario is to see a legislature capable of passing meaningful climate change legislation." - Professor Chad McGuire [more]
UMass Dartmouth to celebrate National Poetry Month March 19, 2015 Series of poetry readings planned on campus this April during national literary celebration [more]
U.S. Ambassador to Portugal to visit UMass Dartmouth March 31 March 19, 2015 Ambassador Robert A. Sherman to discuss his first year in Lisbon, U.S. and Portugal common interests [more]
UMass Dartmouth students learn and serve during alternative spring break with the Wampanoag Tribe on Martha's Vineyard March 19, 2015 10 UMass Dartmouth students from nine Massachusetts communities take part in Alternative Spring Break March 18-21 [more]
UMass Dartmouth senior Renee Laurencelle of Tyngsboro to run in Boston Marathon for Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund March 19, 2015 Senior to run for second year in a row to raise funds for former UMass Boston student who lost life in April 2013 bombings at Boston Marathon [more]
UMass Dartmouth hosts 2nd Annual Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge March 17, 2015 Today more than 200 students from 15 area schools will vie for the title of Titan Champion at UMass Dartmouth [more]
U.S. Ambassador to Iceland and Iceland Ocean Cluster CEO to tour UMass Dartmouth Bioengineering labs March 18 March 17, 2015 UMass Dartmouth will welcome the United States Ambassador to Iceland Robert C. Barber and Iceland Ocean Cluster CEO Dr. Thor Sigfusson tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 10 a.m., for a tour of the University's new Bioengineering Laboratory. [more]
UMass Dartmouth welcomes Miami-Dade County Public Schools "Superintendent of the Year" March 23 March 16, 2015 Superintendent Alberto Carvalho to take part in public forum on collaborative approach to PK-12 schools [more]
UMass Law professor to speak on government use of drones March 16, 2015 Professor Hillary Farber leads discussion on unmanned aerial surveillance and the Fourth Amendment [more]
UMass Dartmouth welcomes University of Michigan Institute for Social Research's Marvin Parnes March 13, 2015 Managing Director of University of Michigan research institute visits campus to discuss UMassDTransform2020, research, and related opportunities for UMass Dartmouth faculty [more]
UMassD Q&A on Letter to Iran with UMass Law Professor Dwight Duncan March 13, 2015 "The message was to President Obama that we want you to obey the law, we want you to understand the separation of powers." - Senator Rand Paul "My reaction to the letter was utter disbelief." Secretary of State John Kerry [more]
UMass Dartmouth and University of São Paulo Institute of Oceanography announce first dual-degree PhD graduate March 13, 2015 Ana Paula Krelling successfully defends her PhD in dual degree program [more]
UMass Dartmouth hosts First Robotics event March 13-14 March 12, 2015 The Robots are coming to the Tripp Athletic Center as high school students compete in regional competition [more]
UMassD Q&A on Pi Day with Mathematics Professor Saeja Kim March 12, 2015 Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (3/14) annually around the world. The day and the symbol π has become a cultural phenomenon for mathematicians and also the general public. UMass Dartmouth Mathematics Professor Saeja Kim discusses the significance of pi and how she intends to celebrate. [more]
UMass Dartmouth nursing students travel to Azores and Haiti over Spring Break for experiential learning opportunities in Community Health March 11, 2015 23 students from 21 Massachusetts communities traveling to the University of the Azores and Port au Prince, Haiti to assess health needs of deportees and new mothers [more]
UMassD Q&A on Hillary Clinton server-gate with Political Science Professor Doug Roscoe March 11, 2015 "Can a Secretary of State make an unofficial, offhand or casual comment in an email to a foreign official in the same way she might in person? What about by text message? Snapchat?" -- Doug Roscoe [more]
Memorial celebration scheduled for Chancellor Professor Naseer Aruri March 11, 2015 Family, friends, and colleagues will gather April 12 at 11 a.m. at Woodland Commons to celebrate the life of the late Chancellor Professor Naseer Aruri. [more]
National legal analyst and best-selling author Rikki Klieman to address UMass Law Class of 2015 at May 18 Commencement March 09, 2015 One of the nation's most celebrated lawyers and legal authorities to receive honorary degree from the Commonwealth's public law school [more]
UMass Dartmouth Boivin Center's to celebrate 30th Anniversary with French Chef Jacques Pepin April 1 March 04, 2015 It is with great pride that the Boivin Center for French language and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in celebration of its 30th Anniversary, presents a very special program featuring the award-winning French chef, Jacques Pépin. This event will take place in the Woodland Commons on the UMass Dartmouth campus on April 1st 2015 at 4 PM. The event which will include a cooking demonstration, lecture, Q&A and book signing is free and open to the public with occupancy limited to 175. The second part of the event will be an elegant six-course dinner honoring Monsieur Pépin and will cost $100 per person.  Admission to the second program is limited to 72 guests. Reservations for the dinner must be received by March 15.  A silent auction with items donated by local businesses will be featured.  Parking to both events is in lot 7. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Associates Ninth Annual Authors' Brunch and Fundraiser is March 29 March 04, 2015 The Claire T. Carney Library Associates ninth annual authors' brunch and fundraiser is Sunday, March 29 at UMass Dartmouth Woodland Commons 285 Old Westport Rd. North Dartmouth at 12 p.m. [more]
UMass Dartmouth announces Women's History Month events March 04, 2015 UMass Dartmouth's Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality (CWGS) invites the university community and general public to a series of events to celebrate Women's History Month. [more]
Interfaith Peace and Unity vigil takes place today at UMass Dartmouth March 03, 2015 University community invited to light a candle to honor victims of prejudice and violence in our world today [more]

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