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Press Releases of 2002


Following is the list of all the press releases for the year 2002, sorted in descending order of date.

Title Date Summary
Annual Chemistry Magic Show for kids and adults is Dec 28 and Dec 29 at UMass Dartmouth December 28, 2002 Celebrate the holidays with a Boom! UMass Dartmouth chemistry professors Dr. W. Toby Dills and Dr. J.A. Golen will delight youngsters and adults alike at free Chemistry Magic Shows from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, and Sunday, Dec 29 in the Main Auditorium. Parking is in lot 5 and 6 [more]
UMass Dartmouth SMAST Scallop Survey overview December 22, 2002 Since 1999 the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) and members of the commercial sea scallop industry have completed 27 video and tagging cruises to Georges Bank, resulting in 700 hours of video footage and 17,000 digital images. This research on the Georges Bank sea scallop population has had a profound impact on understanding of this unique ecosystem. [more]
Center for Jewish Culture at UMass Dartmouth presents Holocaust scholar December 11, 2002 Holocaust scholar Lawrence Langer will speak on Interpreting Survivors Testimonies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth library browsing area at 7 p.m December 12. The free program is sponsored by the Center for Jewish Culture. Parking is in lot 13 [more]
UMass Dartmouth to present ?Madeiran Heritage? quilts to Madeiran Museum, Carney Academy in New Bedf December 09, 2002 UMass Dartmouth to present ?Madeiran Heritage? quilts to Madeiran Museum, Carney Academy in New Bedford at reception December 12 at university [more]
UMass Dartmouth students host 32nd annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party Dec. 7 December 07, 2002 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth students will host their 32nd annual Senior Citizen's Christmas Party for more than 600 on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The party, which features a full-course turkey dinner and dancing, is organized, paid for, and staffed by the UMass Dartmouth Student Senate, and the classes of 03,04,05 and 06. It's held in the Residence Hall Cafeteria, parking lot 5 [more]
Center for Policy Analysis develops Community Report Card for Sandwich, Mass. Public Schools December 03, 2002 The Center for Policy Analysis at UMass Dartmouth, in partnership with the Sandwich, Massachusetts Public Schools, has collaborated for the past six years in producing a Community Report Card. The Community Report Card is a set of objective indicators that measures the Town of Sandwich's progress in achieving its major educational goals [more]
Suffolk Construction Completes 820 Bed Residence Complex in Nine Months December 03, 2002 Dartmouth, Massachusetts & Suffolk Construction Company Inc. of Boston recently celebrated the grand opening of the UMass Dartmouth student residence halls that were completed on time for the start of the fall semester. Ceremonies were held in October at the UMass Dartmouth campus located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. [more]
UMass Dartmouth to offer graduate certificate program in forensics beginning in January December 01, 2002 UMass Dartmouth to offer graduate certificate program in forensics beginning in January [more]
International friendship family pumpkin carving party at October 27, 2002 The public is invited to the Oct. 27 free pumpkin carving party sponsored each year by the International Friendship Family, a volunteer organization which brings together UMass Dartmouth international students and with families throughout the region. [more]
Mexican folkloric dances at UMass Dartmouth October 22, 2002 Direct from Mexico City, a spectacular program of folkloric dances and authentic music from several regions of Mexico will be performed by the widely acclaimed Ballet Gran Folkloric de Mexico on October 22 at 8 pm in the Main Auditorium of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. [more]
UMass Dartmouth's Resident Halls October 08, 2002 MEDIA ADVISORY Grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony for UMass Dartmouth [more]
SMAST scallop research resumes aboard F/V Liberty of New Bedford October 07, 2002 Eight researchers and students from the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth set sail on September 5, 2002 on their second scientific cruise of the season with the F/V Liberty. [more]
Heartstarter FR2 Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D) available at UMass Dartmouth September 29, 2002 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Department of Public Safety has acquired a Heartstarter FR2 Automated External Defibrillator. [more]
Department of Portuguese hosts international colloquium October 11 and 12 on Camoes; brings pr September 28, 2002 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Department of Portuguese hosts international colloquium October 11 and 12 on Camoes; brings preeminent scholars to UMD [more]
UMass Dartmouth marketing students stage fashion show November 13 September 28, 2002 UMass Dartmouth marketing students stage fashion show November 13 Marketing students at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will present the clothing of local retailers worn by student models at the Cosmopolitan Collections fashion show in the Main Auditorium [more]
UMass Dartmouth Observatory announces public hours from October through May September 24, 2002 Observations of the Moon, planets, and other celestial objects will be carried out using the Observatory's 16-inch telescope. [more]
Senator Paul Simon to speak on language at UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 24 September 24, 2002 The Honorable Paul Simon, retired senator from Illinois, will speak on foreign languages at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on September 24. The free, 4 p.m. le cture will be held in the first floor browsing area of the UMass Dartmouth library. Parking is in lot 13. [more]
Foreign Minister for East Timor, Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta on September 20; September 20, 2002 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture will host the foreign minister of East Timor, the world's newest democracy, on September 20. Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m., followed by a brief lecture and a question period. The public is invited to these events in the first floor browsing area of the UMass Dartmouth library. [more]
UMass Dartmouth awarded $35,000 to establish SouthCoast Compeer and aid mentally ill September 18, 2002 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth was awarded a $35,000 Faith in Action grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to establish Southcoast Compeer [more]
The Ora M. De Jesus Memorial Lecture at UMass Dartmouth is September 18 September 18, 2002 The Gerontological Society of Southeastern New England and the UMass Gerontology Center will present Assistant District Attorney Bernard H. Herman who will speak on September 18 on the topic "Facts and Myths about the Graying of America."The public is invited to attend. [more]
UMass Dartmouth offers algebra for Middle School students starting September 18 September 18, 2002 An innovative, technology based algebra class for 7th, 8th and 9th grade students will be offered by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, beginning September 18. The course, now in its fourth year, is suggested not only for students who are already doing well in their math classes, but also for students who are having difficulty understanding the foundations of algebra. [more]
Center for Jewish Culture at UMass Dartmouth fall events calendar September 18, 2002 Center for Jewish Culture at UMass Dartmouth fall events calendar The Center for Jewish Culture and Hillel at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will sponsor these free, public events on September 18, October 23, November 13, and December 12: [more]
U.S. News and World Report September 17, 2002 U.S. News and World Report ranks the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as a Top Public Master's Level University in the North, according to its annual survey of America's Best Colleges. [more]
Star Store University Art Gallery September 12, 2002 The exhibition, Frank Stella's Moby Dick: The Waves 1985-89, will be open to the public from Thursday, September 12 -- 5-9 PM during the AHA! Night celebration -- and will continue through October 19. The gallery is located on 715 Purchase Street and open Monday-Saturday from 2-5 PM, closed Sunday. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. [more]
SMAST scallop research resumes aboard F/V Liberty of New Bedford September 05, 2002 Eight researchers and students from the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth set sail on September 5, 2002 on their second scientific cruise of the season with the F/V Liberty. [more]
International friendship family pumpkin carving party at September 04, 2002 International friendship family pumpkin carving party at UMass Dartmouth October 27 [more]
UMass Dartmouth Homecoming Weekend is Oct. 4, 5, and 6 September 01, 2002 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will welcome alumni back to campus for Homecoming Weekend 2002 on October 4, 5, and 6. [more]
Jimmy Tingle featured in new UMass Dartmouth radio commercials September 01, 2002 Jimmy Tingle, comedian, political commentator and UMD alumnus, featured in new UMass Dartmouth radio commercials When Jimmy Tingle graduated from UMass Dartmouth, he never dreamed he'd have a career in stand up comedy or would one day work as a humorist and commentator for '60 Minutes II.' But, that's the great thing about a good education. It helps you to reach goals beyond your dreams. [more]
UMass Dartmouth students return to campus September 01, 2002 UMass Dartmouth students return to campus September 1 and 2, start classes on September 3. University prepares to make them welcome and offers new programs [more]
Writing about Grief: September 11 perspective September 01, 2002 August 5, 2002 What: Writing about Grief: September 11 perspective Who: Dr. Mary Hallet, Assistant Professor of English and Director of First Year English, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Contacts: Dr. Hallet's UMass Dartmouth office: 508/ 999-8291, or contact News director Maeve Hickok at 508/999-8765. [more]
UMass Dartmouth opens Professional and Continuing Education Center in Fall River August 26, 2002 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's new Professional and Continuing Education Center in Fall River will open this September at 139 South Main Street in the former Cherry & Webb building. Open houses at the center will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. August 26 and 27. Call 508-678-3636, or stop by the Professional and Continuing Education Center. [more]
Senator Paul Simon to speak on language at UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 24 August 24, 2002 The Honorable Paul Simon, retired senator from Illinois, will speak on foreign languages at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on September 24 [more]
SouthCoast Summer Books Program gives books to 28,000 July 30, 2002 July 30, 2002 SouthCoast Summer Books Program gives books to 28,000 Is your child reading a good book? If your answer is yes, chances are he or she is one of 28,000 children in grades 1-8 from Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, New Bedford, Wareham and Westport who was given a book through the SouthCoast Summer Books Program [more]
UMass Dartmouth announces new theatre programs July 30, 2002 July 30, 2002 UMass Dartmouth announces new theatre programs in artistic partnership with faculty at Bridgewater State College The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts is beginning a new program of theater classes and multi-arts programs on the Dartmouth and New Bedford campuses. The courses begin in September, and are open to special students as well as UMass Dartmouth undergraduates. [more]
SMAST offers cooperative master?s degree in cooperation with Naval Undersea Warfare Center July 28, 2002 Cooperative master?s degree in cooperation with Naval Undersea Warfare Center [more]
Hollywood Writer Returns For Umass Dartmouth Writing Seminar July 26, 2002 TV Writer Neal Boushell returns to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus to teach his 'Sitcom Writing Seminar' on July 26-27, 2002. The two-day seminar covers the nuts and bolts of Hollywood sitcom writing and will cover such topics as how networks find writers, writing a 'spec' script, breaking into the business and finding an agent. [more]
Second-Hand Smoke Survey II in 14 Southeastern Massachusetts communities July 25, 2002 Residents of 14 towns in Southeastern Massachusetts have received the Southeastern Massachusetts Second-Hand Smoke Survey in their mailboxes, giving them the chance to express their views on this issue and shape public policy. [more]
Umd Engineering Freshmen To Get Jump Start July 24, 2002 July 25, 2002 One hundred freshman who will enter the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth this September are going to get a taste of college life this summer. The UMD Engineering Freshman Summer Institute from August 4-9 is intended to help them cross the bridge from a high school environment to a university setting and strengthen their prospects for success in what is generally considered a challenging academic discipline. [more]
Upward Bound alumnus Dr. Patricia Andrade to receive award July 08, 2002 Dr. Patricia Andrade, a local surgeon and chairwoman of the New Bedford Board of Public Health, has been selected by the Council on Opportunity in Education (COE) to receive a National TRIO Achievers Award. She will be presented the award during the COE's 21st Annual Conference in Washington, DC this September. [more]
Latoya Wilson and Joseph Almeida to represent Upward Bound Program July 08, 2002 Ms. Latoya Wilson, a junior at New Bedford High School, was selected to represent the UMass Dartmouth Upward Bound Program at the 13th Annual National Student Leadership Congress in Washington, DC, from June 8-13, 2002. The event is sponsored by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) [more]
Prof. Ellen Christian receives Yvonne Sandstroem award July 08, 2002 Professor Ellen Christian, chairperson of the Department of Adult & Child Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is the recipient of the Yvonne Sandstroem Service Award. She was presented the award at a recent Faculty Senate meeting. [more]
Management students win national simulations competition July 08, 2002 July 8, 2002 UMass Dartmouth seniors David Crouy of LaGarenne-Colombes, France and Peter Landolfi of Sharon won the Foundation Challenge Finals, a Management Simulations Incorporated national competition. [more]
Portuguese Cultural Series July 07, 2002 Portuguese Cultural Series events July 19 & July 23 [more]
UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association elects board of directors- Announced at Annual Board Meeting July 01, 2002 The Alumni Association of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has elected a slate of directors, as well as new officers who will serve 3 year terms beginning on July 1, 2002. [more]
Alumni Association elects board of directors July 01, 2002 UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association elects board of directors- Announced at Annual Board Meeting on June 25, 2002 The Alumni Association of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has elected a slate of directors, as well as new officers who will serve 3 year terms beginning on July 1, 2002. The board of directors guides the Alumni Association in its work supporting the university's 30,000 alumni as well as its students, academic, cultural and regional economic outreach mission, according to Alumni Director Donald A. Berube, Esq. 84. [more]
Biennial World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) Conference at UMD June 20, 2002 Biennial World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) Conference at UMD July 12-14,2002 The Center for Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will host the biennial World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) conference on July 12-14. This is the first time such a conference is being held in the New England area [more]
Worker's Education Program at UMass Dartmouth to honor 250 June 20, 2002 June 20, 2002 The Workers Education Program of the Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center at UMass Dartmouth will honor 250 men and women who have successfully participated in Adult Basic Education, ESOL, ABE, Pre-GED, GED, and Citizenship classes. The 17th annual Recognition Celebration will be held on Friday, June 21, at 7:00 PM at the United Fishermen Club in New Bedford. [more]
Pops Concert and Fireworks June 13, 2002 June 13, 2002 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will hold its 2002 Independence Day Pops Concert and Fireworks on Wednesday, July 3. [more]
Students of Color graduation banquet to be held May 19 May 19, 2002 May 8, 2002 The Students of Color Recognition & Graduation Banquet for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's class of 2002 will be held on Sunday, May 19, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Commuter Cafeteria, located in the university's Campus Center. Parking is available in lots 4 and 5. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center to have conference May 18, 2002 May 8, 2002 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Labor Education Center will have its spring conference, "Making Stewards Stronger," on Saturday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. [more]
UMass Dartmouth percussionists to perform May 14, 2002 May 7, 2002 Students from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's percussion program will host a free concert on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center's main auditorium. Parking is in lot 5. [more]
"Marinating Middle School Science" teachers field-based learning in the local environment May 09, 2002 April 18, 2002 "Marinating Middle School Science" Institute offers teachers field-based learning in the local environment [more]
UMD College of Nursing celebrates scholarship at May 8 event May 08, 2002 April 22, 2002 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's College of Nursing will showcase research and other academic performance by undergraduate and graduate nursing students in an exhibition scheduled on Wednesday, May 8, from 4-7 p.m. in the Library Browsing Area. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in lot 13. [more]
"Ready for You," events highlight public safety resources May 07, 2002 April 29, 2002 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Department of Public Safety and Women's Resource Center will sponsor a talk by Connie and Howard Clery III on Tuesday, May 7, at 3 p.m., in the Library Browsing Area. Parking is in lot 13 [more]
UMass Dartmouth observatory open house is May 6 UMass Dartmouth observatory open house is May 6 May 06, 2002 The next open house at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Observatory is scheduled on Monday, May 6, beginning at 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. [more]
Lecture on higher education policy scheduled April 18 May 03, 2002 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Policy Studies Lecture Series will conclude on Thursday, April 18, with a talk by Dr. Peter Maassen, entitled, "From National to Transnational Higher Education: The European Union and Higher Education Policy." The lecture, free and open to the public, will be held from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m .in the Library Browsing Area. Parking is in lot 13 [more]
UMass musical groups to perform in May UMass musical groups to perform in May May 03, 2002 Three musical groups at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will present free concerts next month. [more]
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 102nd commencement is June 2 May 02, 2002 May 13, 2002 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will observe its 102nd commencement ceremonies at noon Sunday, June 2 in the Vietnam Veterans Peace Memorial Amphitheater. Dr. Timothy Johnson, the well-known health and medical television news commentator, will address the graduates. [more]
Conference of the Islamic Council of New England April 27, 2002 Conference of the Islamic Council of New England to be held at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on April 27 [more]
Gould scholarship honors three gerontology students April 24, 2002 April 24, 2002 The Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced that Alexis McLaughlin of Acushnet, Ashley Napier of Eastham, and Carol McAfee of New Bedford, will receive the Jack M. Gould Memorial Scholarship [more]
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra to present concert at UMass Dartmouth on April 21 April 21, 2002 March 14, 2002 Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra to present concert at UMass Dartmouth on April 21 The College of Visual and Performing Arts at UMass Dartmouth is hosting a concert by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center's Main Auditorium. Parking is in lots 4 and 5. [more]
Multimedia play "And Then They Came For Me" to be presented at UMass Dartmouth on April 25, 27 April 04, 2002 April 4, 2002 "And Then They Came For Me," a multimedia play by James Still remembering the world of Anne Frank, will be presented at UMass Dartmouth on Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. The performances, directed by Linda Monchik, will take place in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Recital Hall, room 153, with parking in lot 8/9. [more]
UMD International Film Series concludes with "Guantanamera" April 03, 2002 April 1, 2002 UMD International Film Series concludes with "Guantanamera" The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth International Film Series concludes on Friday, April 19, with "Guantanamera," a 1998 Cuban film directed by Tomas Alea, in Spanish. The free film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in room 153 of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Building. Parking is available in lot 8/9. [more]
UMass Dartmouth leads summer study in Portugal April 02, 2002 UMass Dartmouth leads summer study in Portugal April 2, 2002 Tour beautiful Portugal with UMass Dartmouth this summer and bring home much more than souvenirs. Summer Study Abroad in Lisbon, Portugal from June 14 to July 14, 2002 will provide language study, undergraduate and graduate level political science academic credit, as well as introduction to the country's elegant cities and historical institutions. You will also have the time to travel on your own, and, yes, to buy souvenirs. [more]
Author Arthur Golden to speak at UMD Library benefit April 01, 2002 April 1, 2002 When Arthur Golden's novel, Memoirs of a Geisha, was published, readers and reviewers were amazed that a fortiesh white man could have written so convincingly in the first-person voice of a young Japanese geisha-in-training. Area residents will have the opportunity to learn more about Golden and his international bestseller at an April 28 author's brunch to benefit the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library. The event, to be held in the university's Campus Center, will begin at 11 a.m. Parking is in lots 4 and 5. [more]
Author Marie-Claire Blais to speak at UMass Dartmouth event April 01, 2002 April 1, 2002 Marie-Claire Blais, an award-winning writer from Quebec, will be guest speaker of the Boivin Center of French Language and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Monday, April 22, at 4 p.m., in the Library's Browsing Area. Parking is in lot 13. [more]
Harold Bloom on April 12, 2002 March 27, 2002 UMass Dartmouth to award honorary doctorate to renowned literary critic Harold Bloom on April 12, 2002 Celebrated literary critic Harold Bloom will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in a special ceremony on Friday, April 12. Nobel laureate, Dr. Jose Saramago, himself the recipient of an honorary doctorate from UMass Dartmouth in 1999, will participate [more]
There's nothing better than being highly regarded in your own hometown. March 27, 2002 March 25, 2002 Dartmouth residents graded UMass Dartmouth "excellent" when asked to rate the "quality of services/facilities available" in the town in a survey conducted by the university's Center for Policy Analysis for the Dartmouth Open Space and Recreation Committee.. Although the statistical difference between the university's rank and second-place fire protection is insignificant (40.1 % to 39.9 %), the fact that 2,491 residents feel this way about UMD is hugely gratifying to the campus. And 50.8% rated the university's service as "good." [more]
Marketing study advises cranberry industry to promote health benefits of cranberry juice March 25, 2002 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth marketing study advises cranberry industry to promote health benefits of cranberry juice in marketing campaign tailored to consumers' age group Health conscious consumers know they are supposed to consume at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily, but a University of Massachusetts Dartmouth marketing study of consumers' knowledge of the health benefits of cranberries shows that these consumers do not typically put cranberry juice into their food pyramid. [more]
Biennial African/African American Studies Conference is April 2-3 March 22, 2002 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will hold its third Biennial African/African American Studies Conference on April 2-3, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Campus Center's main auditorium. Parking is available in lots 4 and 5. The conference entitled, "Women of African Descent: At the Heart of the Struggle," will focus on the contributions of black women in the struggle for liberation, justice, equality, and human dignity. The event is dedicated to the late Professor Gloria Waite who was an esteemed history department faculty member [more]
Israeli film "Circus Palestina" to be shown at UMass Dartmouth March 18, 2002 March 18, 2002" Circus Palestina," a 1998 film from Israel directed by Eyal Halfon, will be shown on Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in room 153 of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Building at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Parking is available in lot 8/9. [more]
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra to present concert at UMass Dartmouth on April 21 March 14, 2002 March 14, 2002 The College of Visual and Performing Arts at UMass Dartmouth is hosting a concert by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center's Main Auditorium. Parking is in lots 4 and 5 [more]
First Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education planned May 4 at UMass Dartmouth March 14, 2002 March 12, 2002 The First Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education will take place on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the UMass Dartmouth Library Browsing Area. Parking is in lot 13. [more]
UMass Dartmouth alumna Edith DeMello 90 receives DEP Outstanding Performance Award March 12, 2002 Edith DeMello, a 1990 social sciences and humanities graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, received The Department of Environmental Protection's 2001 Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance Award. DeMello is the recycling solid waste planner with the DEP Solid Waste Section in Lakeville. Previously, she served as the executive director for Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District. [more]
Gerontology conference planned March 21 at UMass Dartmouth March 12, 2002 March 12, 2002 "Elders at Risk: Strategies for Successful Interventions," will be the theme of a UMass Dartmouth conference on Thursday, March 21, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center, Massachusetts Association of Older Americans, and Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, will be conducted in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Building, room 153. Parking is in lot 8/9. [more]
Teamwork is key to graduating couple's success at UMD March 07, 2002 March 7, 2002 Without hesitation, Sony Palmateer cites "teamwork," as the reason she and husband Mark will both graduate from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth this June. [more]
Talk on "Honduras in Central America" March 27 at UMD March 07, 2002 March 7, 2002 The Department of Foreign Literature and Languages at UMass Dartmouth presents a talk by Areli Hodkinson entitled, "Honduras in Central America," on Wednesday, March 27, from 11 a.m.-Noon. The event will be held in the Liberal Arts and Business Building, room 208. Parking is in lots 1 and 2. [more]
Public forum on Mount Hope Bay project is March 26 March 04, 2002 March 4, 2002 The Mount Hope Bay Natural Laboratory project will be the topic of a public forum on Tuesday, March 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center (ATMC), 151 Martine Street, Fall River. [more]
Performing Arts Series features diverse spring events March 04, 2002 March 4, 2002 Grand Derangement will bring its fusions of traditional Acadian music, rock, jazz, and Louisiana and Irish Celtic rhythms to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth main auditorium stage on Friday, April 5, at 8 p.m. On Wednesday, April 24, at 8 p.m., The National Shakespeare Company (NSC) will present William Shakespeare's classic comedy, "As You Like It," in the main auditorium. Each year, the company travels 25,000 miles, offering more than 125 performances in 40 states. [more]
Film Series continues at UMD with "Earth" March 04, 2002 March 4, 2002 "Earth," a 1999 film from India directed by Deepa Mehta, will be shown on Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in room 153 of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Building at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Parking is available in lot 8/9. [more]
Antiques and Books Appraisal Day is March 3 at UMD Library March 03, 2002 Antiques and Books Appraisal Day is March 3 at UMD Library [more]
IMPACT New England announces seminar programs February 27, 2002 February 27, 2002 IMPACT New England at the Center for Teaching and Learning will offer a lecture entitled, "The History of Intelligence and The Policies and Practices of American Schools," presented by Dr. Greg Ciardi on Monday, March 4, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The program, part of the E3-"Efficacy, Equity and Expectations," Leadership Seminar Series will take place in the Conference Dining Room, with parking available in lot 5. [more]
Film Series continues at UMD with "The Last September" February 25, 2002 February 25, 2002 "The Last September," a 1999 Irish film directed by Deborah Warner, will be shown on Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in room 153 of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Building at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Parking is available in lot 8/9. [more]
Ph.D. degree from UMass Dartmouth, UMass Lowell February 25, 2002 February 25, 2002 Westport resident Brian Blanchette, son of Norman T. and Freida A. Blanchette, is the first recipient of the joint Ph.D. degree between the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UMass Dartmouth and the Department of Chemistry at UMass Lowell. [more]
Nominations sought for The Jonathan Waxler Memorial Prize for Social Justice February 22, 2002 February 22, 2002 Individuals who have exhibited a dedication to social activism are eligible to receive the Jonathan Waxler Memorial Prize for Social Justice. In 1995, friends and colleagues of Robert and Linda Waxler, in memory of their son, established the $500 annual award [more]
Using Films in the Foreign Language Classroom February 21, 2002 February 21, 2002 The UMass Dartmouth Department of Foreign Literature and Languages will sponsor a presentation by Professor Anne-Christine Rice entitled, "Using Films in the Foreign Language Classroom," on Friday, March 1, from 3-4 p.m. The talk will be held in the Liberal Arts and Business Building, room 209, with parking in lots 1 or 2. [more]
Women's Seder scheduled March 7 at UMass Dartmouth February 21, 2002 February 21, 2002 The Third Annual Women's Seder: An Interfaith Event for World Peace and Understanding will be held on Thursday, March 4 p.m. in the Conference Dining Room at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Parking is in lots 5 and 6. [more]
Eisteddfod, fireworks, among public events during UMass Dartmouth's 2001 Homecoming Weekend February 20, 2002 September 26, 2001 A reunion of Eisteddfod Festival performers and friends as well as a re-scheduled Community Appreciation Day will be highlights at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Alumni Association's Homecoming Weekend, October 19-21. This year's theme, "Navigating your way back to UMD," encourages the general public, as well as university alumni, faculty, staff, and students, to return and enjoy an array of activities designed to appeal to diverse interests. [more]
`Journey to a Hate Free Millennium' film and presentation February 20, 2002 October 12, 2001 A free program entitled, `Journey to a Hate Free Millennium' will feature a documentary viewing and talk by filmmaker Brent Scarpo in the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth main auditorium on Monday, October 29 at 7 p.m. Parking is available in lots 4 and 5. This event was rescheduled from October 1. [more]
Professor John Fobanjong publishes book February 15, 2002 February 11, 2002 UMass Dartmouth Professor John Fobanjong publishes book, Understanding the Backlash Against Affirmative Action John Fobanjong, associate professor of political science/African American Studies, has authored the book, Understanding the Backlash Against Affirmative Action, published by Nova Science Publishers Inc., Huntington, New York. [more]
Family Business Center to host presentation on open-book management Feb. 20 February 13, 2002 February 13, 2002 UMass Dartmouth Jack Stack, author of The Great Game of Business, will make a presentation to the UMass Dartmouth Family Business Center on Wednesday, February 20. This session will run from 3 to 6 p.m. at White's of Westport, 66 State Road. Any business interested in this topic or in the Family Business Center is encouraged to attend. There is no charge for attending one meeting. [more]
Gallery 244 announces spring exhibitions February 12, 2002 February 12, 2002 Spring exhibitions continue at Gallery 244, located at the University of Massachusetts' Star Store Campus on 715 Purchase Street in New Bedford. The gallery, featuring student work, is open every day from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. On-street parking is available. [more]
Music therapy lecture scheduled February 25 at UMass Dartmouth February 12, 2002 February 12, 2002 Note: Location has changed. Music therapy lecture scheduled February 25 at UMass Dartmouth Certified music therapist Lisa Rue will offer a lecture entitled, "Music Through the Years," as part of the introductory gerontology course at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Monday, February 25, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The lecture, free and open to the public, will be held in the Dion Science and Engineering Building, room 105. Parking is available in lot 17. [more]
UMass Dartmouth's Professor Rothschild co-editor and author in latest volume of The Sea February 08, 2002 February 8, 2002 Professor Brian J. Rothschild, dean of the Massachusetts Intercampus Graduate School of Marine Sciences and Technology and director of UMass Dartmouth's School for Marines Science and Technology, is an editor and co-author of the latest volume of The Sea. [more]
Concert pays tribute to jazz legend Bobby Greene February 08, 2002 February 8, 2002 "The Jeans & Rhinestones Ball," a tribute concert to local jazz legend Bobby Greene, will be held on Sunday, March 24, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Harborfront Center Ballroom (formerly Seaport Inn), 110 Middle Road, Fairhaven. [more]
UMass Dartmouth senior Miriam S. Keating accepts competitive internship offer at GASB February 08, 2002 February 8, 2002 Miriam S. Keating, a senior accounting major at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has accepted a one-year position as a Post Graduate Technical Assistant at the GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board) in Norwalk, CT. [more]
International Film Series continues with "The Ice Rink" at UMD February 05, 2002 February 5, 2002 "The Ice Rink," a 1998 French film directed by Jean-Phillipe Toussaint, will be shown on Friday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. in room 153 of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Building at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Parking is available in lot 8/9. [more]
Brown Bag discussion series February 05, 2002 The spring 2002 Brown Bag Lunch Series, free and open to the public, begins on Wednesday, February 20, from Noon-1: 30 p.m. in the Library Browsing Area. Tom Ranuga, professor of sociology/anthropology, will present a talk on "AIDS in South Africa: A Life and Death Struggle." Parking is available in lot 13. [more]
Chinese New Year celebration planned at UMass Dartmouth February 01, 2002 February 1, 2002 Chinese New Year celebration planned at UMass Dartmouth An array of activities are scheduled to celebrate the Year of the Horse on Sunday, February 10 (actual date is Feb. 12), in the South Alcove of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Campus Center from 6-11 p.m. Parking is available in lot 5. [more]
Danish artist Per Kirkeby exhibits at UMass Dartmouth Gallery Feb 9-March 14 February 01, 2002 February 1, 2002 The University Art Gallery at the Star Store Campus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will feature an exhibition of monotypes, etchings and book covers by the Danish artist, Per Kirkeby from February 9 - March 14. [more]
International film series begins with Cape Verde's "Testamento" January 31, 2002 January 31, 2001 A showing of "Testamento," (Cape Verde, 1997) launches the spring International Film Series at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Friday, February 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The free film will be introduced by Professor Charles White and screened in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Building, room 153. Parking is available in lot 8/9. [more]
Auditions scheduled for `The Vagina Monologues' at UMD January 31, 2002 January 29, 2002 The Women's Resource Center at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is looking for women to be cast in the award-winning play, "The Vagina Monologues," set to be performed March 27-March 29. [more]
Time change announced for Black History Month event January 31, 2002 January 29, 2002 A community discussion on "Black Men and Health" at UMass Dartmouth's Frederick Douglass Unity House will be held on Thursday, February 28, beginning at 6 p.m. and not Noon as previously announced. [more]
Classical recital scheduled on February 7 at UMass Dartmouth January 31, 2002 January 31, 2002 Harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa and Baroque Cellist Audrey Cienniwa will perform in a free recital at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Thursday, February 7, at 12:30 p.m. The concert will be presented in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, room 153. Parking is available in lot 8/9. [more]
Alternative Sentencing Program Receives $50K Funding January 31, 2002 January 28, 2002 "Changing Lives Through Literature" alternative sentencing program receives $50K funding to enter 10th year Bucking a three-decade national trend of locking more and more people behind prison bars, Massachusetts is continuing its pioneering alternative sentencing program, "Changing Lives Through Literature." Now entering its 10th year, with $50,000 from the state Legislature, the program has succeeded in stopping costly turnstile prison terms for most of its "graduates." [more]
Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center opens at former Kerr Mill site in Fall River January 30, 2002 Governor Jane Swift joined state, local and university officials on November 14 for the grand opening of the new 60,000-square foot Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center (ATMC) at the former Kerr Mill in Fall River. The state-of-the-art facility will spur economic investment and lead to the creation of 120 jobs in the region. [more]
Cherry and Webb-Fall River January 30, 2002 Cherry and Webb UMD's Center for Professional and Continuing Studies to locate at Cherry & Webb building in Fall River The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's new Center for Professional and Continuing Studies will be located at Fall River's Cherry & Webb building, following that site's purchase by the Fall River Office of Economic Development (FROED). Mayor Edward Lambert hailed the redevelopment project as a "cornerstone for downtown revitalization." [more]
SMAST seeks to strengthen Portuguese connection January 30, 2002 SMAST seeks to strengthen Portuguese connection Collaboration with a visiting scientist from the Instituto de Investigacao das Pescas e do Mar (IPIMAR) in Lisbon, the establishment of a student exchange program with the University of Azores and participation on an advisory panel for Instituto do Mar (IMAR), an international research organization, are among the ways UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science and Technology is strengthening ties to the Luso-American community. [more]
Dr. Donald L. Zekan appointed Vice Chancellor January 30, 2002 Dr. Donald L. Zekan appointed Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Fiscal Services Dr. Donald L. Zekan was appointed Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Fiscal Services at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and began his duties on September 24 [more]
UMass wins approval of groundbreaking multi-campus marine science degrees January 30, 2002 The University of Massachusetts won final approval in October from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to offer masters and doctoral degrees from its new Inter-Campus Graduate School of Marine Sciences and Technology. The initiative will marshal the resources of its Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell campuses to create a center of excellence focusing on New England's crucial marine resources. [more]
Unity House Director Greer G. Gordon's book,Symphonies of the Heart explores spiritual connections January 30, 2002 Symphonies of the Heart: Spiritual Harmony and the Quest for Holiness is the latest book authored by Greer G. Gordon, director of the Frederick Douglass Unity House and teacher in the departments of Philosophy and African/African American Studies. [more]
GB Hammond receives $100,000 grant from Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation January 30, 2002 Gerald "GB" Hammond, professor of chemistry/biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is the recipient of a $100,000 grant award over two years from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation's Scholar/Fellow Program for Undergraduate Institutions. Hammond was one of five individuals in the nation chosen for the award. [more]
UMass Dartmouth's Prior Learning Program translates life experiences into university credits January 30, 2002 For 40 years, Shirley Lamson volunteered with the League of Women Voters, serving as president of local, county, and state boards in Pennsylvania. She worked on publishing voter guides, lobbying for legislation, and speaking in front of government agencies. On Cape Cod, she recently organized local chapters for the Million Mom March, advocating gun safety measures. [more]
'The Estuaries Project' January 30, 2002 NEW BEDFORD, Bob Durand, Secretary of Environmental Affairs, and William M. Bulger, President of the University of Massachusetts, along with other environmental and elected officials, today unveiled "The Estuaries Project, Southeastern Massachusetts Embayment Restoration," a comprehensive assessment of water quality in 89 estuaries stretching from Duxbury to Cape Cod and The Islands and around the Southeast Coast. [more]
Portuguese-Americans and Luso American Foundationendow chair for distinguished professor at UMD January 30, 2002 Portuguese-Americans and Luso American Foundation endow chair for distinguished professor at UMD The Luso-American Foundation contributed $200,000 to leverage the combined $650,000 donations of five Portuguese-Americans, and qualify the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for $650,000 in state matching funds. The $1.5 million grant total will fund the first endowed chair in Portuguese in the university's history. [more]
UMass Dartmouth offers artisanry courses at Star Store January 25, 2002 January 24, 2002 UMass Dartmouth, through the Division of Continuing Education, will be offering artisanry non-credit courses in the areas of ceramics, woodworking, jewelry and metals. Classes will be held at the new Star Store campus in downtown New Bedford from 6-9 p.m. Star Store is located on 715 Purchase Street. [more]
Non-credit management, accounting and finance courses offered at UMass Dartmout January 25, 2002 January 24, 2002 UMass Dartmouth, through the Division of Continuing Education, will be offering courses for managers and non-managers. Courses are strategically designed to help managers enhance their management skills and augment their accounting and financial ability to help increase the profitability of any business small or large. [more]
UMD Health Office sponsors workshops on healthy eating January 25, 2002 January 24, 2002 The UMass Dartmouth Health Office is sponsoring a series of free workshops designed to encourage healthy eating, develop realistic body image and raise awareness about the physical effects of eating disorders. The workshops will run in the Library Browsing Area from 6-7 p.m. with parking available in lot 13 [more]
Faculty Federation presents awards January 24, 2002 January 9, 2002 UMass Dartmouth's Faculty Federation presents awards The Faculty Federation at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth honored four individuals for exemplary service during a recent awards banquet in the Campus Center. [more]
UMass Dartmouth professor receives ASCAP award for musical compositions January 24, 2002 January 2002 Professor James M. Bohn, a visiting lecturer in the music department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is the ASCAPLU$ Standard Award recipient from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in New York. [more]
Non-credit management, accounting and finance courses offered at UMass Dartmouth January 24, 2002 January 24, 2002 UMass Dartmouth, through the Division of Continuing Education, will be offering courses for managers and non-managers. Courses are strategically designed to help managers enhance their management skills and augment their accounting and financial ability to help increase the profitability of any business small or large. [more]
Performing Arts Series offers diverse spring events January 24, 2002 January 2002 Performing Arts Series offers diverse spring events Grand Derangement will bring its fusions of traditional Acadian music, rock, jazz, and Louisiana and Irish Celtic rhythms to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth main auditorium stage on Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m. On Wednesday, April 24 at 8 p.m. in the main auditorium, The National Shakespeare Company (NSC) will present William Shakespeare's classic comedy, "As You Like It." Each year, the company travels 25,000 miles, offering more than 125 performances in 40 states. [more]
Mary Arsenault will be first 2 + 2 program graduateat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth January 24, 2002 Mary Arsenault, age 69, is living proof that it's never too late to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Thanks to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's 2 + 2 program at Cape Cod Community College, Arsenault will fulfill that lifelong dream and complete her studies in humanities/social sciences this December. [more]
Center for Policy Analysis offers lecture series January 24, 2002 January 23, 2002 "Globalization: The Process and Its Domestic Impact," is the theme of an upcoming lecture series sponsored by the Center for Policy Analysis at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. [more]
`Writing the Sitcom' workshop offered for aspiring TV scribes January 24, 2002 January 22, 2002 `Writing the Sitcom' workshop offered for aspiring TV scribes Neil Boushell, a Hollywood television writer, will offer a non-credit seminar on "Writing the Sitcom," at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on February 8-9. The workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of creating half-hour comedies and cover topics such as how networks find writers, writing a `spec' script, breaking into the business, and finding an agent. [more]
Black History Month events scheduled at UMass Dartmouth January 24, 2002 January 22, 2002 Black History Month events scheduled at UMass Dartmouth In honor of Black History Month, the Frederick Douglass Unity House at UMass Dartmouth is sponsoring a series of special events during February. [more]
Media critic Jeff Cohen to speak at UMass Dartmouth January 24, 2002 January 23, 2002 Jeff Cohen, nationally recognized media critic, will speak on Wednesday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m., in the Library Browsing Area at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Parking is available in lot 13. Sponsors of his appearance are the UMD Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Group and Student Senate [more]
UMass Dartmouth's Faculty Federation presents awards January 24, 2002 The Faculty Federation at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth honored four individuals for exemplary service during a recent awards banquet in the Campus Center [more]
`Algebra for All,' class geared toward students in grades 7-9 January 22, 2002 UMass Dartmouth's Division of Continuing Education is offering `Algebra for All,' a course for students in grades 7-9, running from February 6 - April 24. The class, which meets on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Business and Liberal Arts Building, room 218, is geared toward students who have not yet had or who are currently taking Algebra. Parking is available in lot 4. [more]
Center for Jewish Culture presents talk by author Ruth Gruber January 14, 2002 January 14, 2002 The Center for Jewish Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth presents a talk by noted author and journalist Ruth Gruber on Wednesday, February 6, at 7 p.m. in the Library Browsing Area. Parking is available in lot 13. [more]
Annual legislative breakfast to be held at UMD on January 26 January 08, 2002 The Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center, The Bristol-Plymouth Central Labor Council, The United Labor Council of Greater Fall River and The Greater New Bedford and Cape Cod Central Labor Council will sponsor their Annual Legislative Breakfast on Saturday, January 26, from 8:30 -11 a.m. in the Residents' Cafeteria at UMass Dartmouth. Parking is available in lots 5 or 6. [more]
Cancer researcher Judah Folkman to speak at UMass Dartmouth January 03, 2002 April 11, 2002 Dr. Judah Folkman, one of the country's leading cancer researchers, will speak at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Library Browsing Area. Parking is in lot 13. [more]
UMass Dartmouth alumni's work featured in design magazine January 03, 2002 The regional annual edition of Print: America's Graphic Design Magazine features the work of several UMass Dartmouth design alumni, including Brian Azer '98 of Boston, Karen Dendy '85 of Charlestown, and Clifford Stoltz '78 of Newton [more]

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