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Press Releases of the last 12 Months


Following is the list of all the press releases since May 29, 2015, sorted in descending order of date.

Title Date Summary
A supercomputer in the palm of your hand August 05, 2015 UMass Dartmouth researchers leading effort to democratize science in the age of big data [more]
UMass Law Alumna Isabel Saavedra joins family immigrant detention pro bono project August 03, 2015 Serving as contract attorney, Isabel Saavedra '14 will assist women and children detained at Dilley, Texas detention facility [more]
60+ first-year engineering students arrive to UMass Dartmouth campus for Freshman Summer Institute August 03, 2015 First-year engineering students work with other new freshmen, faculty, and student teaching assistants on a week-long engineering project [more]
Statement from Chancellor Divina Grossman on "Women on Boards" resolution August 01, 2015 The Massachusetts Senate this week voted in favor of S1007,  the "Women on Boards" resolution to encourage corporations to appoint more women to board seats. Senator Karen Spilka and lead co-sponsor Representative Pat Haddad filed the resolution in recognition of consistent research showing positive business impacts of equitable and diverse gender representation on boards of companies. [more]
Construction of UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business expansion underway July 27, 2015 22,000 sq ft 'Learning Pavilion' will contain classrooms, meeting spaces, auditorium, and technology enhanced learning areas [more]
UMass Dartmouth receives $250,000 anonymous gift for online undergraduate students in memory of 2015 graduate July 27, 2015 Gift from anonymous donor in the amount of $250,000 is tribute to Ryan David Reaves, an online student from Texas who graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Liberal Arts [more]
Federally funded awards totaling $701,306 support UMass Dartmouth academic success July 24, 2015 Grants from National Endowment for the Humanities and Department of Education support University's student services and faculty-led projects [more]
Congressman Kennedy to address SouthCoast Development Partnership July 23, 2015 Meeting open to media, will include discussion with Congressman Kennedy on the political climate in Washington, D.C. and economic development on the SouthCoast. [more]
UMass Dartmouth professor's new books deal with the pitfalls of economic sanctions and dirty side of the garment industry July 23, 2015 Assistant Public Policy Professor Nikolay Anguelov's "Economic Sanctions vs. Soft Power" and "The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry" out this July and September [more]
Q&A on the legal consequences of a pocket-dial call July 22, 2015 "Privacy isn't free. If your privacy is important to you, you have to take reasonable steps to protect it." -- UMass Law Professor Shaun Spencer [more]
UMass Dartmouth is turning waste to opportunity July 21, 2015 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth prevented hundreds of pounds of waste  from filling the landfill by partnering with a company called Waste Hub, in June, to handle this recycling challenge. [more]
Southeast MA STEM Network hosts Envision the Future Program July 20, 2015 Forty-eight girls from seventeen local communities within the CONNECT Partnership's catchment area will be participating in a week-long residential STEM program [more]
UMass Dartmouth Chemistry/Biochemistry Assistant Professor Patrick Cappillino one of three researchers selected as Electrochemical Society Toyota Young Investigator Fellow for work in green energy technology July 16, 2015 Dr. Cappillino's research points to molecule in mushrooms as potential key to powering clean energy grid [more]
Q&A on Iran Nuclear Deal July 15, 2015 UMass Dartmouth Professor Dr. Brian Glyn Williams, who has published extensively on issues related to terrorism and war in the Middle East, offers reaction to the significance of the Iran Deal, the ripple effect it could have across the Middle East, and how it could affect U.S.-Israel relations. [more]
UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science & Technology collaborative research focused on improving stock assessment and understanding fisheries habitat July 10, 2015 Funding from EDF, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), and SCeMFiS provide funding for SMAST research [more]
State budget passed by Massachusetts Legislature funds critical UMass Dartmouth needs July 10, 2015 SouthCoast delegation-driven efforts support fisheries research and College of Visual and Performing Arts support [more]
UMass Dartmouth mathematics professor awarded Air Force grant to improve simulations in designing better planes July 09, 2015 Professor Sigal Gottlieb receives $271,299 grant from Air Force Office of Scientific Research [more]
UMass Dartmouth professor researching if re-refined engine oil in asphalt mix can past the test on New England roads July 08, 2015 Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Walaa Mogawer receives $550,131 from MassDOT to evaluate performance of a New England asphalt mixture designed using asphalt binders modified with Re-Refined Engine Oil Bottoms (REOB) [more]
UMass Dartmouth New2U program produces another successful green move out July 03, 2015 For the third consecutive year UMass Dartmouth's New2U program (previously titled Green Move Out) worked diligently throughout the University's Residence Halls to collect donated items during Finals Week and Commencement ceremonies collecting unwanted clothing, appliances, household goods, and nonperishable food [more]
Diversifying the nursing workforce is goal of UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing federal grant project July 02, 2015 Nursing Workforce Diversity grant from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration grant will leverage local partnerships and innovative teaching, learning, and research to create nursing workforce that more closely reflects the SouthCoast population [more]
NOAA Fisheries recommends $956,040 for SMAST projects through Saltonstall-Kennedy program July 01, 2015 This June NOAA Fisheries announced that it is recommending six UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) projects for a total of $956,040 under the 2014-2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant Program. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Professor Emeritus Jeanne Leffers to be inducted into American Academy of Nursing 2015 Class of New Fellows July 01, 2015 Dr. Leffers, an educator for more than 30 years, one of six Academy fellows representing Massachusetts in the 2015 class [more]
UMass Law Professor Jeremiah Ho reacts to Supreme Court decision on marriage equality June 26, 2015 "They say that June is historically the month of weddings.  But since the 1970s and 1980s, it has also become the national month of pride fests and parades.  And thanks recently to a few Supreme Court Justices, June is now the month for landmark same-sex marriage decisions.  Obergefell v. Hodges now makes it three within the last three years." [more]
New Charlton College of Business PhD approved by UMass Board of Trustees June 23, 2015 Designed to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation in the region [more]
Q&A on Cardinals-Astros 'Hacking' Investigation June 19, 2015 This first of its kind investigation for the MLB is examined by Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Lance Fiondella [more]
Q&A on Pope Francis Climate Encyclical June 18, 2015 Today Pope Francis issued an encyclical focused on climate change delivering a strong message on the environment and supporting a moral framing of the threats posed by climate change. No pope has ever issued a statement about the environment on this level of document. Environmental Policy Professor Chad McGuire and Business Law and Sustainable Development Professor Adam Sulkowski discuss the significance and impact of Pope Francis' climate encyclical. [more]
Q&A on non-traditional candidates running for office June 17, 2015 Mass Dartmouth Political Science Professor Doug Roscoe discusses the advantages and disadvantages of non-traditional candidates, the impact they can have, and if we will see more outsider candidates gain traction in American politics. [more]
UMass Dartmouth team that used PS3s to build supercomputers now turning to bitcoin mining computers June 16, 2015 Bitcoin mining investors donate supercomputers to aid research at UMass Dartmouth [more]
UMass Dartmouth hosts international workshop on monsoon research June 06, 2015 This May UMass Dartmouth hosted 50 scientists from 19 institutions in the U.S. and India a conference to discuss their planned research cruise in the Bay of Bengal to study monsoons. [more]
Rolling Stone: UMass Dartmouth Professor's book inspired Grammy Award-winning rock band's new album June 05, 2015 Concept for Muse's "Drones"  began with lead singer's reading of Dr. Brian Glyn Williams' Predators: The CIA's Drone War on al Qaeda [more]
Q&A on hepatitis C epidemic in Appalachian states June 05, 2015 "One person could be Typhoid Mary of HIV." - Dr. Jennifer Havens, epidemiologist at the University of Kentucky's Center on Drug and Alcohol Research [more]
Bristol County Savings Bank Freedom Festival at UMass Dartmouth July 3 (Rain Date July 5) June 04, 2015 Festival featuring El Caribe, Santa Mamba, Entrain and the Dartmouth Community Band to draw thousands [more]
UMass Dartmouth goes Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free, and Electronic Cigarette-Free June 03, 2015 University continues robust "Breathe Free UMassD" program [more]
300+ photographs from 50 photographers snaps portrait of City of Fall River June 03, 2015 "Fall River Portraits 2015" expands community project capturing the people, places, and culture of city [more]
UMass Dartmouth professor's research shines light on iron deficiency, overload in human body June 01, 2015 Chemistry/Biochemistry Professor Maolin Guo's lab develops new imaging probes capable of detecting iron pools in living cells [more]

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