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Press Releases of 2004


Following is the list of all the press releases for the year 2004, sorted in descending order of date.

Title Date Summary
UMass trustees approve public law school in Dartmouth December 21, 2004 The UMass Board of Trustees approved the acquisition of the Southern New England School of Law in Dartmouth, a major step in establishing a the Commonwealth's first public law school. [more]
Slots At Ma Tracks Will Generate $300 Million December 20, 2004 If state leaders next year approve 1,000 slot machines at each Massachusetts racetrack, the four tracks will generate at least $300 million, according to a preliminary review by the Center for Policy Analysis (CPA) at the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth. Estimates show that the 4,000 slots will also capture $100 million from Rhode Islands two slot parlors --- Lincoln Park and Newport Grand. [more]
"Boom! A Chemistry Magic Show" December 10, 2004 Boom! A Chemistry Magic Show. Join us in celebrating the holidays with chemistry demonstrations. The chemistry show illustrates many principles of science. [more]
UMass System Rated one of the 50 Best Universities in the World December 06, 2004 The Times of London has ranked the UMass system as the 45th best university in the world and the 20th best in the United States. [more]
UMass Dartmouth receives $5.8 million in federal funds for marine and textile sciences December 06, 2004 Senators Edward Kennedy and John Kerry and Congressman Barney Frank have announced that the omnibus spending bill passed recently by Congress includes more than $5.8 million in federal funds for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth programs that will benefit southeastern Massachusetts. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Professor Receives Conservation Award December 02, 2004 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Professor Kevin Stokesbury received the 2004 Belding Award for marine resource conservation Thursday in a ceremony at the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River. [more]
Javanese Gamelan Music Featured At UMass Dartmouth December 16 November 29, 2004 Javanese Gamelan Music will be featured At UMass Dartmouth on December 16. World renowned composer I. M. Harjito will direct the concert of Indonesian music. Guest artists will include Srihadeni Harjito, Triwik Harjito, Joseph Getter, Chris Miller, and Marc Perlman. The event is sponsored by the Music Department and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. [more]
A Journey through the Diversiland of India November 19, 2004 The UMass Dartmouth Center for Indic Studies, in cooperation with the UMass Dartmouth Library Associates, will present A Journey through the Diversiland of India at 2 p.m. on December 5. The program will be held in the Library's first floor Browsing Area. [more]
John Magnan's exhibit, Body Image, Body Essence, is raising ovarian cancer awareness November 19, 2004 John Magnan's exhibit, Body Image, Body Essence, is raising ovarian cancer awareness. The art symbolizes subtle and obvious changes women experience during ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Calls For Nominations For Drum Major Award In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr. November 01, 2004 UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack announced that the University is accepting nominations for its annual "Drum Major Award". [more]
Maya Angelou To Speak At Umass Dartmouth Nov. 10 November 01, 2004 Update: Tickets are sold out; there will be no tickets available at the door for the November 10th Maya Angelou appearance. Maya Angelou, one of the great voices of contemporary literature, will speak at UMass Dartmouth on November 10 at the University's Tripp Athletic Center, beginning at 7 p.m. [more]
UMass Announces 2004 Public Service Awards October 26, 2004 UMass Dartmouth's Clyde Barrow recognized Noting that public service is an essential component of the University of Massachusetts mission, President Jack M. Wilson today honored five UMass faculty members for their distinguished public service. The recipients of the awards for outstanding service to the citizens of the Commonwealth were: Professor Clyde Barrow, UMass-Dartmouth;Professor Robert Maloy, UMass-Amherst; Professor Tiffany Cunningham, UMass-Boston; Professor Stephanie Chalupka, UMass-Lowell; and Professor Joseph DiFranza, UMass-Worcester. [more]
Past President of Brazil to be awarded honorary degree at UMass Dartmouth October 19 October 13, 2004 Past President of Brazil Dr. Fernando Henrique Cardoso, a powerful voice for human justice around the world, will speak at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and receive an honorary degree on Tuesday, October 19 at noon in the Universitys Library Browsing Area. [more]
UMass Dartmouth physicist receives international honor October 06, 2004 UMass Dartmouth physicist receives international honor Among the  top winners in the John Templeton Foundation 'Power of Purpose' awards UMass Dartmouth physics professor Alan Hirshfelds essay about 19th century scientist Michael Faraday was among the top five winners of the prestigious John Templeton Foundation Power of Purpose awards announced recently. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Set to Celebrate Annual Alumni Fall Festival October 05, 2004 Alumni are invited to the Alumni Fall Festival celebration on October 8-9. [more]
Alumni Association's 31st annual awards brunch Saturday, Oct. 2 September 27, 2004 UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association to honor groundbreaking researcher, advertising firm owner, alumni volunteer and longtime campus chancellor aide 31st annual brunch part of Leadership Weekend at University The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Alumni Association's 31st annual awards brunch will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 and celebrate the commitment of four individuals to service through science, business, volunteerism and higher education. The brunch will be held in the Campus Center Commuter Cafe, beginning at 10:30 a.m. [more]
Leadership Weekend at UMass Dartmouth October 1-2 September 20, 2004 Leadership Weekend at UMass Dartmouth October 1-2 Events to include ribbon-cutting for new Charlton College of Business building, honoring of past presidents/chancellors, UMass leadership dinner celebration [more]
The New Bedford Cabinet of Natural History Exhibition and Opening reception on September 25 September 16, 2004 The University Art Gallery will be presenting the project exhibition, The New Bedford Cabinet of Natural History, from September 25 through January 13, 2005. Gallery Director Lasse B. Antonsen will give a slide presentation, Cabinets of Natural History and Contemporary Art, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 25. The presentation will be followed by the opening reception, from 3-5 p.m. The University Art Gallery is located at 715 Purchase Street, in the renovated Star Store building in downtown New Bedford. The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. All events and exhibitions are free and open to the public. [more]
Rock the Vote September 13, 2004 WHAT: Rock the Vote Concert WHERE: UMass Dartmouth Veteran's Memorial Ampitheatre WHEN: Friday, September 24th, 2004 TIME: 5pm 1am ABOUT: Rock the Vote is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and empowering young people to change their world. This is a free event. (http://www.rockthevote.com/rtv_about.php) [more]
Wall of Scholarship September 13, 2004 The Wall of Scholarship will showcase some of the scholarly and creative talents of university faculty and staff, past and present. [more]
New Bedford will be first for the Banner Project September 09, 2004 Make Success Happen: Stay in School It is simple message to our youth and the focus of a campaign that celebrates the role of education in career success. The SouthCoast Education Compact will pilot the Banner Project with the New Bedford community this fall, highlighting the success of selected nominees who are making a significant contribution to New Bedford neighborhoods or to communities across the country. [more]
Former chief White House floral decorator to speak September 07, 2004 Former chief White House floral decorator Dottie Temple will be the featured speaker at a Sept. 19 coffee-hour benefit sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth Library Associates. The event will be held at 10 a.m. in the universitys Campus Center Sunset Room. Tickets are $15, and advance reservations are required. For tickets and information, call 508-995-3528. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Star Store Building Recently Honored by Boston Society of Architects September 03, 2004 Dartmouth, Massachusetts- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's College of Visual and Performing Arts Star Store building in New Bedford has recently been recognized with The Boston Society of Architects' Citation Award in Higher Education Facilities Design and The AIA/SCUP Excellence in Planning Award for outstanding design. [more]
UMass Dartmouth retains top ranking among New England public universities September 03, 2004 UMass Dartmouth retains top ranking among New England public universities The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth retained its top ranking among New England public universities and colleges in the 2005 edition of U.S. News & World Reports Americas Best Colleges released today. [more]
UMass begins 40th year in Dartmouth September 02, 2004 UMass begins 40th year in Dartmouth Breaking New Ground, Tradition of Innovation theme for 2004-2005 Renewed facilities, fireworks, music, new faculty to welcome back 8,300 students [more]
Strategic Envirotechnology Partnership (STEP) Program September 01, 2004 Strategic Envirotechnology Partnership (STEP) Program The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth today announced a request for proposal (RFP) for the FY05 STEP Program. The UMASS Dartmouth STEP Program funding for FY05 will be approximately $100,000, with individual awards of up to $20,000. Awards may be granted to UMASS faculty, other researchers or commercial enterprises. Past research topics have included air pollution control, industrial wastewater treatment, hazardous waste remediation, and pollution prevention. [more]
UMass Dartmouth/Town of Dartmouth to host Labor Day fireworks and jazz concert September 01, 2004 UMass Dartmouth/Town of Dartmouth to host Labor Day fireworks and jazz concert Community and University to join in celebration of a 40-year town/gown partnership The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the Town of Dartmouth will join Sept. 6 in presenting a fireworks display and jazz concert to welcome students back to the campus and celebrate the strong partnership that exists between the community and the University. [more]
Ram Dass Lecture at UMASS Dartmouth September 6 August 26, 2004 The Center for Indic Studies and The Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center of UMASS Dartmouth proudly present RAM DASS, in a special lecture, "Embracing Aging, Changing, & Dying," Labor Day, September 6 at 2-4:30 p.m. Tickets are available at all Strawberries locations or by contacting Alexis McLaughlin at The Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center 508.999.8843 or by email at gerontology@umassd.edu. General Admission $15, UMD Staff $10 (ID required at door), Student/Senior $7.50 (ID required at door) [more]
Summer school for teachers and UMass Dartmouth faculty August 23, 2004 Over 40 K-12 teachers and administrators from the Carver and Wareham school districts will join with professors from the UMass Dartmouth Center for Educational Advancement next week in an innovative and comprehensive effort to improve math education. [more]
Second Half Lifelong Learning @ 50 + Program to Host Open House Sept 8 for Study Groups August 23, 2004 The Second Half Life Long Learning @ 50 + program will host an open house Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m., at the UMass Center for Professional and Continuing Education, 139 South Main Street, Fall River. The facility is located in the former Cherry and Webb Building, first floor. [more]
University Art Gallery Exhibition Features Jewish Religion And Life In 17th & 18th Century Europea July 28, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts will feature an extraordinary exhibition of rare prints entitled 'Tabernacle, Temple, King, Adulteress: Depictions of Jewish Religion and Life in 17th and 18th Century European Prints' in the University Art Gallery located in downtown New Bedford. The exhibition is free and open for viewing all summer until September 9th. [more]
7th Annual UMD College Of Nursing Golf Tournament July 28, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth chapter of Theta Kappa Chapter Honor Society in the College of Nursing announced that it will be holding its 7th annual fundraising Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 12. The tournament will be held at the Bay Pointe Country Club, in Onset, Massachusetts. [more]
Leadership Southcoast Program Extends Application Deadline July 19, 2004 Leadership SouthCoast is sponsoring a year-long leadership institute for regional executives and business leaders that have relocated to the area. A two-day retreat will kick off the program Thursday and Friday, September 9 and 10, followed by nine full-day, once-a-month sessions. Leadership SouthCoast has extended the deadline for applications until Wednesday, July 21, 2004, 5:00 pm. [more]
Umass Dartmouth Library Associates Elect New Officers And Make Donation July 19, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA.- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library Associates elected officers for the upcoming academic year and donated $7,000 to the University Library. Dr. Mel Yoken, the Associates immediate past president, presented the check to Library Dean Ann Montgomery Smith at the organizations annual meeting, which featured a talk by Robert Manning, lifelong journalist and former editor of The Atlantic Monthly. [more]
$400,000 Navy Grant Funds Ocean Turbulence Research At SMAST July 19, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. - Armed with a free-swimming submersible robot, a University of Massachusetts Dartmouth oceanographer at the School of Marine Sciences and Technology (SMAST) is embarking on a three-year study of the elusive relationship between small-scale water movements and small-scale ocean life. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Postpones Fireworks until Fall July 02, 2004 UMASS DARTMOUTH CANCELS NBSO POPS CONCERT & FIREWORKS DISPLAY DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FORECAST; POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL [more]
Umd Launches Student Dance Team June 24, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA.  During the recently completed spring semester, a group of high-energy students at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth took a giant step forward and received official approval to organize an exciting new student dance team. The UMD Student Senate designated the dance team as an officially recognized student organization on the UMass Dartmouth campus [more]
Eisteddfod New York Takes Place In Brooklyn June 24, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. - The New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club is proud to announce the return of the Eisteddfod New York, a three-day festival of traditional folk music. This second annual Eisteddfod New York will take place at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York, from Friday through Sunday, August 13 through 15, 2004. [more]
UMD Course focuses on READING AND WRITING ABOUT THE OCEAN June 24, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. Area college students can take advantage of a magnificent opportunity to earn three undergraduate English credits while learning how literature about the ocean relates to New Bedford and its surroundings. During the week of July 12-16, the Division of Professional and Continuing Education at UMass Dartmouth is offering a course entitled, Reading and Writing about the Ocean. [more]
NBSO Pops Concert And Fireworks At UMass Dartmouth July 2 June 24, 2004 NBSO POPS CONCERT AND FIREWORKS AT UMASS DARTMOUTH JULY 2 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will hold its 10th annual Independence Day Pops Concert and Fireworks display on Friday July 2nd beginning at 6:00 p.m. Weather permitting the University anticipates a large and enthusiastic audience, estimated at more than 20,000. Ten years ago, UMass Dartmouth and the Town of Dartmouth broke new ground by creating a new community celebration of Independence Day - a spectacular Pops concert by the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and a wonderful fireworks display. This truly is a unique regional tradition, said Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack. It is my great pleasure to invite every Dartmouth and SouthCoast resident to join us on the UMD campus on the evening of Friday, July 2nd." [more]
Workshop Draws Ocean Scientists From Around Usa And Canada To Smast June 23, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. - An unusual coming-out party drew ocean scientists from around the USA and Canada to New Bedford in mid-June. The debutante of honor was a computer program-called FVCOM, for Finite-Volume Coastal Ocean Model-that simulates the behavior of the coastal ocean, much as meteorologists models simulate atmospheric activity. [more]
Southcoast Education Compact Launches Mathematics Teacher Externship Program June 23, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. During the summer months, local educators and businesspersons will explore the connection between the mathematics courses that students study in school and the math challenges they face in the workplace. This innovative program is part of a new teacher externship program taking place in nine businesses in the region. The Mathematics Teacher Externship Program (MTEP) will place b n teachers in a local business for two days to team with an employee on a specific math-related project or experience. [more]
UMD Selects New Bedford Woman For Dukakis Public Service Internship June 23, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced the selection of Ms. Evelize S. Andrade of New Bedford to receive the 2004 Dukakis Public Service Internship. Beginning on June 28, Ms. Andrade will work as a full-time intern for the Investigations Division at the Office of Attorney General Tom Reilly in Boston. [more]
Umd Receives $600,000 Grant From Nsf To Develop Partnerships For Innovation With Industry June 11, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA.  The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced that it has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support new partnerships for innovation between the University and businesses in the region. This announcement culminates a multi-year effort led by Engineering Dean Farhad Azadivar. It involves working with companies through the University'sA dvanced Technology and Manufacturing Center (ATMC) to develop innovative new products and production processes. [more]
Leadership Southcoast Program Launched May 13, 2004 LEADERSHIP SOUTHCOAST PROGRAM LAUNCHED BY LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS Over 30 local business leaders along with the greater Fall River and New Bedford Chambers of Commerce have joined together to organize a leadership program designed to help individuals interested in serving on boards and committees. [more]
Former National Science Foundation Director to Address UMass Dartmouth 104th Commencement May 13, 2004 FORMER NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION DIRECTOR TO ADDRESS UMASS DARTMOUTH 104TH COMMENCEMENT 1,522 graduates to hear Dr. Rita Colwell Business and civic leaders also to be honored DARTMOUTH, MA. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced today that the former Director of the National Science Foundation, Dr. Rita R. Colwell would address the Universitys 104th annual commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23, 2004. Dr. Colwell is currently a Senior Executive at Canon U.S. Life Sciences Corporation and a distinguished faculty member at both the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. [more]
Umass Dartmouth Announces Percussion Ensemble April 29, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Percussion Ensemble will present their annual spring concert on Thursday, May 6th at 7:00pm in the main auditorium located on the universitys main campus in Dartmouth. As always, the ensemble will present an exciting and diverse collection of music from around the world. Listeners can expect to hear enchanting sounds from Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean. [more]
Javanese Gamelan Music Featured At UMass Dartmouth April 29, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. - A spectacular concert of Indonesian music directed by world renowned composer I. M. Harjito will take place at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 12 noon. In addition, special guest artists Denni Harjito, Joseph Getter, Chris Miller, and Marc Perlman will also perform in the concert. The event will be held in room 154 of the College of Visual and Performing Arts building, Group VI, on the main campus in Dartmouth. [more]
Special Needs Teacher Creates Affordable and effective Math Teaching Tool MathMitens April 28, 2004 Special Needs Teacher Creates Affordable and effective Math Teaching Tool MathMitens What would you do if you got laid off because of budget cuts, and then fell and broke an elbow precluding you from finding a new job? Special Needs teacher of 30 years, Annie Hayes decided she would use convalescence to develop an idea she had for teaching math into a new product  and MathMitTENS was born. Before getting laid off, Annie taught math to middle school students. Many of her students had only basic math skills and were tactile learners, frustrated with paper and pencil tasks. I was teaching pre-algebra to learners who hadnt mastered many basic math facts, often leading to very frustrating moments. These children needed tools that they owned and that could give them some levity as well as answers. [more]
Student Psychology Conference April 28, 2004 Dartmouth, MA--PSI CHI the psychology honor society will hold a one-day conference on Saturday, May 1, 2004 in the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library Browsing Area. Dr. Kathyrn Quina Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, Department of Psychology and Womens Studies will discuss Careers in Psychology. [more]
UMD Student Gallery Exhibit Set For May 3 April 28, 2004 Student Gallery exhibit in Chestnut Hall on Monday May 3rd, from 6- 12 p.m. Representing a broad cross section of disciplines at the university, more than 100 UMass Dartmouth student-artists will be showcasing their creations. It is expected that over 200 pieces of artworks will be on display. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. [more]
Astronomy Lectures This Spring April 23, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. - Two distinguished guest lecturers have been invited to speak about their work in astronomy at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth this semester. On the evening of Monday, April 26th, Professor Harold McAlister of Georgia State University and director of the Mt. Wilson Observatory in California will discuss his research experiences. Then on Monday, May 10th the university will host a presentation by Dr. Don Boroson of MITs Lincoln Laboratories. Both lectures are scheduled to begin at 7pm in room 226 located in the science and engineering building (Group II) near the library. [more]
Sigma Xi Society Will Hold Annual Research Exhibit April 23, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Sigma Xi Society announced that its tenth annual research exhibit is scheduled for April 27 and 28 in the university library. This two-day exhibit features research projects conducted by graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff. The UMD Sigma Xi Society is a university-based chapter of a national organization that promotes scholarly research activities in science and engineering. [more]
Former Atlantic Monthly Editor To Speak At Umass Dartmouth April 23, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. - Journalist Robert Manning, former editor of The Atlantic Monthly, will speak about his long and interesting career at the UMass Dartmouth Library on Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. The free event will be held in the librarys first floor Browsing Area and is open to the public. Parking is available in lot 13. [more]
Umass Kekeli African Drum And Dance Ensemble Spring Concert April 23, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Kekeli African Drum and Dance Ensemble will present its spring concert in honor of Mother's day on Thursday, May 13th, as part of the AHA! Downtown New Bedford festival. The evening's performance will begin at 7 pm in front of the Star Store Center for Culture and the Arts located at the corner of Purchase and Union streets in downtown New Bedford. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Nativity Prep School around the corner at 66 Spring Street. [more]
The Gundecha Brothers Will Perform Dhrupad April 23, 2004 The Center for Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is pleased to announce an extraordinary Indian classical music concert by the famed exponents of dhrupad, the Gundecha Brothers on Saturday, May 1 at 7 p.m. The concert will take place in room 153 in the College of Visual and Performing Arts building. Parking is available in lots 9 and 10. [more]
New Diaspora Drama Festival Comes To New Bedford In May April 20, 2004 The festival will take place at the Neighborhood College Theatre of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, located at 1215 Purchase Street in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The films on May 19, 20, 21, 22 will be presented at 8 p.m. in the evening and at 4 p.m. in the afternoon on Sunday the 23rd of May. Tickets are $10 per night or $40 for a festival pass. [more]
Umd Student Art Works On Display In Main Gallery At Dartmouth Campus April 20, 2004 For immediate release: April 20, 2004 Contact: Jim Sears UMass Dartmouth: 508-999-8215 UMD STUDENT ART WORKS ON DISPLAY IN MAIN GALLERY AT DARTMOUTH CAMPUS DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - Junior and Senior art majors in the College of Visual and Performing Arts are showing their paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures in a new University sponsored exhibit entitled "Fine Art Spring Juried Exhibition 2004." The show is on display in the main gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts building on the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth main campus. The exhibit opened Monday, April 12th and continues through Tuesday, May 4th. It is free and open to the public with parking available in lots 8, 9 or 10. A closing reception will be held on Tuesday May 4th from 5-7 PM in the Main Gallery. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10AM until 4PM, and on Saturday, April 24, from10AM until 4PM. [more]
F. Lee Bailey To Address Slade's Ferry Bank Center For Business Research April 20, 2004 F. LEE BAILEY TO ADDRESS SLADE'S FERRY BANK CENTER FOR BUSINESS RESEARCH FOURTH ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING AWARD DINNER DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - On May 19, 2004 the Slade's Ferry Bank Center for Business Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will sponsor its fourth annual Excellence in Marketing Award dinner and award ceremony at the Venus de Milo Restaurant in Swansea, Massachusetts. There will be a special VIP reception at 5:00 p.m. followed by a dinner and awards ceremony beginning at 6:00 p.m. The VIP reception, dinner and award ceremony is open to the public on a ticketed basis. [more]
2004 Waxler Memorial Prize For Social Justice April 12, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS  The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced today that Ms. Brenna Kraus has been selected to receive the 2004 Jonathan Blake Waxler Memorial Prize for Social Justice. The award was established in 1996 by the University to keep alive Jonathan Waxler's own idealism and vision. Ms. Kraus will receive the $500 award that recognizes her efforts to personify a similar principled commitment to political activism. [more]
Same-Sex Marriage Focus Of Umd Roundtable Discussion April 12, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS  The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Cultural Affairs Committee announced that it is co-sponsoring a roundtable panel discussion of same-sex marriage, one of the most heavily-debated public issues, both locally and nationally. The roundtable forum is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, April 13 in the Universitys library browsing area beginning at 6 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Parking is available in lot 13. [more]
Tech Academy Helps Local Companies Make The Move To Microsoft Windows Server 2003 April 12, 2004 FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS The UMass Dartmouth's Corporate Programs and Partnerships program will offer special discounts to local companies that participate in certificate programs focused on Microsoft Windows operating systems. [more]
Workshop To Explore Identity Beyond The Body April 06, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced two special half-day workshops to explore the social dynamics of relating to an individual's identity without the benefit of cues associated with a person's physical appearance. This unique workshop series entitled, "When Race Doesn't Speak: Renegotiating Identity Beyond the Body," will be presented initially in Vineyard Haven on Saturday, April 17, and then again on Saturday, April 24 at the UMass Dartmouth main campus. [more]
UMassOnline Revenue Grows 39% and Enrollments Grow 32% in FY 2004 April 01, 2004 BOSTON, MAMarch 30, 2004UMassOnline, the University of Massachusetts web-based learning division, today announced that online education program revenues and enrollments grew 39 percent and 32 percent, respectively, in FY 2004 (July 1, 2003 - June 31, 2004). Revenues from the University of Massachusetts systems online programs were $12.7 million, up from $9.1 million in FY 2003, while enrollments reached 14,787, up from 11,239 in the same period. More than 90 percent of the revenues are retained by the UMass campuses to support education and research programs. [more]
25th Annual Career Expo April 14 At Umass Dartmouth April 01, 2004 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Career Resource Center will sponsor its 25th Annual Career Expo on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. All activities will be held in a heated tent located outside of the commuter cafeteria on the main campus. The Expo is free and open to UMass Dartmouth students, alumni and to the general public. Parking is available in lot 6. [more]
French Ambassador Jean-David Levitte & Professor John Rassias To Address Boivin Center At Umass Dar April 01, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. - The Boivin Center of French Language and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will sponsor an outstanding lecture and learning experience featuring His Excellency Jean-David Levitte, the French Ambassador to the United States and Professor John Rassias of Dartmouth College. The event entitled  A global perspective on foreign-language learning, is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Tripp Athletic Center on the Universitys main campus in Dartmouth. [more]
Free Performance Of Romeo & Juliet April 01, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. - The Cultural Affairs Committee of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth proudly presents Shakespeare & Companys performance of Romeo & Juliet on the evening of Thursday, April 8 in the Main Auditorium at 8 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public. Parking is available in lots 4 and 5. [more]
Poet Robert Creeley To Read At UMD March 31, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. Poet and Massachusetts native Robert Creeley will be reading selections of his work on the evening of Thursday, April 8th at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth library browsing area. The reading is free and open to the public. Parking is available in lot 13. [more]
UMD Women's Resource Center Hosts Open Forum March 26, 2004 Dartmouth, MA- The UMass Dartmouth Women's Resource Center is sponsoring its first open microphone forum called That Takes Ovaries! in the Main Auditorium on Friday, March 26, 2004 at 7:00pm. Doors will open at 6:30pm and parking is available in lots 4 and 5. [more]
Education Compact Hosts Information Technology Expo For Area Students March 19, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. The SouthCoast Education Compact today hosted the region's first Information Technology Expo at the campus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The IT Expo was designed to be a learning activity to evaluate a student's development of essential skills that are congruent with sound education practices and enhance education purposes. It also provided a competitive opportunity to highlight the importance of technology skills to area high school students as well as emphasizing their role as essential skills for education and career development. [more]
Umd Center For Jewish Culture Announces Spring Events March 10, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA.  The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Jewish Culture announced its spring events schedule. Continuing its lecture series for the semester, there will be a special viewing of Ruth Behars fascinating documentary film, Adio Kerido on Sunday, March 28 at 2 p.m. in room 153 of the Visual and Performing Arts building on the main campus in Dartmouth. [more]
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth featured on Discovery Channel education program March 08, 2004 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth was featured in a recent Discovery Channel program Champions of Industry because of its innovative approach to teaching, research and community involvement. The program was hosted by television personality Pat Summerall and was aired initially on the Discovery Channel on Tuesday morning, December 2, 2003. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Brown Bag Lunch series for spring 2004 March 08, 2004 Each Brown Bag Lunch features a talk by a UMD faculty or staff member followed by a question and answer period. They are scheduled from noon to approximately 1:30 p.m. and held in the first floor Browsing area of the Library. For more information, call Christine Allen at 508-999-8946. [more]
Janine Wong: Fragments Featured At University Of Richmond Marsh Art Gallery March 08, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA. - The artistic creations of Associate Professor Janine Wong of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouths College of Visual & Performing Arts will be featured in a major exhibition at the Marsh Art Gallery on the campus of the University of Richmond. The exhibition entitled Janine Wong: Fragments will continue through July 24 and presents four large-scale, multi-panel contemporary paintings created as a site-specific project for the University of Richmond Museum. [more]
Local Author to discuss her WWII Spy Thriller, Apr. 14, at UMD March 05, 2004 Local author Ingrid Waldron will read from her recent novel The Year of D-Day at the UMass Dartmouth Library at 7 p.m., April 14. The event, which will be held in the first floor Browsing Area, is free and open to the public. Parking is in lot 13. For more information, call 508-999-8946. [more]
UMASS DARTMOUTH AWARDED teacher training Grant March 05, 2004 Dartmouth, MAAn interdisciplinary team of educators at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have been awarded a $40,000 professional development grant to work with middle school teachers in New Bedford. The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education funded the project entitled Literacy and Content Required Here with resources earmarked to improve teacher quality under the federal No Child Left Behind legislation. [more]
AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT UMASS DARTMOUTH - Writer and scholar Minrose Gwin March 05, 2004 Dartmouth, MA-Writer and scholar Minrose Gwin will speak at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Tuesday, March 9th at 1:00pm in the Library Browsing Area. The event is sponsored by the Womens Center and the English Department, with the assistance of a Cultural Affairs Grant. Ms. Gwin will share from her new memoir Wishing For Snow published by the Louisiana State University Press. [more]
University Announces Policy Studies Program February 27, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS -- After years of effort by Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack and faculty members supportive of the idea, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced today that its Center for Policy Analysis, and the Policy Studies faculty have secured final approval to offer an undergraduate Minor in Policy Studies. The University Provost, Dr. Louis Esposito made the announced at a press conference in the University library. This is the first major academic initiative in the social sciences at UMass Dartmouth in 30 years. [more]
India Ministry Secretary C. M. Bhandari To Address Umd Indic Studies Seminar February 27, 2004 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced that its Center for Indic Studies will host a special seminar conducted by Mr. C. M. Bhandari, the Joint Secretary for the Ministry of External Affairs in the federal government of India. The seminar will be held on March 1 in the Library Browsing Area from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Secretary Bhandari will address the politics and realities associated with business outsourcing by companies in the United States and other nations. [more]
Board Of Higher Education Presents Excellence Award To "Changing Lives Through Literature" February 26, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MA.  The New England Board of Higher Education will present its prestigious 2004 Excellence Award to Dr. Robert Waxler and his colleagues for their innovative alternative sentencing program Changing Lives Through Literature. The award will be presented at a ceremony and dinner scheduled for Friday evening, February 27 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. [more]
Entrepreneurs Speaker Series February 12, 2004 Fall River - The Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center (ATMC) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in conjunction with the South Coast Technology Council will host a series of brown bag speaker lunches to promote and enhance the work of entrepreneurs and emerging businesses. The series will be held once a month at the ATMC, 151 Martine St., Fall River from 12-1:30 p.m. and is open to all interested. [more]
Lesra Martin, Lawyer Who Freed The Hurricane February 11, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in conjunction with the other four colleges of the Connect partnership (Bridgewater State College, Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, and Massasoit Community College) will host a three- day lecture series featuring attorney Lesra Martin, renowned for his life-long commitment to equal justice and for his brilliant defense of Rubin "the Hurricane" Carter. Mr. Martin will offer a lecture at each of the five Connect partners between February 11-13, 2004. [more]
Umass Dartmouth Cultural Affairs Committee Presents Blou On March 11 February 05, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS ? The UMass Dartmouth Cultural Affairs Committee will present a performance by the musical group BLOU on March 11 in the Main Auditorium. [more]
Manufacturing Institute for Local Businesses Provides Competitive Advantage February 05, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS ? The Professional and Continuing Education Center of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth located at 139 South Main Street in Fall River is hosting a series of manufacturing institutes focused on competitiveness. The institutes are co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership. [more]
Actors Needed Playwrights Wanted February 05, 2004 Dartmouth, MA--The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will host its 3rd annual playwriting festival "inTENsive Theatre" on Saturday, February 7, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre in the Main Auditorium. Actors and playwrights are invited to share their skills with the UMass Dartmouth community. [more]
UMD / Library of Congress to Present International Colloquium on CapeVerde and Mozambique February 04, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - The Hispanic Division, the African and Middle Eastern Division, and the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, present an international colloquium on contemporary Lusophone African literatures and cultures. This international colloquium, Contemporary Lusophone African Literatures and Cultures: Cape Verde and Mozambique, will be held at the Library of Congress (Thomas Jefferson Building, Room 119) in Washington D.C., on Friday, February 6, 1:30-5:00 PM. [more]
University To Host Panel On Dealing With Addictions February 04, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced today that it is hosting a special panel presentation focused on how communities can more effectively deal with addictions. UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack will moderate this community forum on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 11th from 3 to 5 PM in the Library Browsing Area located on the main campus in Dartmouth. Admission is free and parking is available in lot 13. [more]
Cape Verde: Language, Literature And Music Boston Public Library - February 4, 2004 At 6:00 Pm January 30, 2004 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the Consulate General of Cape Verde in Boston announce the launching of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 8, subtitled ?Cape Verde: Language, Literature and Music?. The event will take place at the Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, on Wednesday February 4, 2004, 6:00-7:30 p.m. [more]
Umass Dartmouth 50+ Group Explores The Universe In Manhattan January 29, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - Forty-one adults who had recently completed a course entitled "New Dimensions of the Universe" and others area residents interested in astronomy boarded a bus last fall for a day trip to the Rose Center for Earth and Space in Manhattan. This program and others like it are part of the academic and social line up offered by The Second Half: Lifelong Learning @50+ program affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. [more]
The Second Half Announces Its Spring Program January 29, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - The Second Half/Lifelong Learning@ 50+ announced its ?study group? program for the spring session which begins Monday, March 8, 2004. These groups meet on a weekly basis in the daytime at either the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth main campus or at the University's Division of Professional & Continuing Education Center located on South Main Street in downtown Fall River. [more]
Lee Charlton and Ross Grace, Jr. to receive UMass Dartmouth Drum Major Award January 29, 2004 Dartmouth, MA University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack announced today that community activist Lee Charlton, President of the NAACP, and campus leader Ross M. Grace, Jr., Assistant Director of the University?s Frederick Douglass Unity House, were selected to receive the University?s first ?Drum Major Award?. The award is given in recognition of the significant contributions made by community and campus leaders toward realizing Dr. King?s dream of equality, social justice, and peace. [more]
UMD DRUM MAJOR AWARD to benefit Wilder Fund And Summer Basketball League January 29, 2004 Dartmouth, MA As part of the second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast scheduled for Friday, January 30, 2004, at the University's Campus Center, two area charities will receive $1,000 donations in the name of this year's Drum Major Award recipients Lee Charlton and Ross Grace, Jr. The Drum Major Award was created by the University to acknowledge the contributions of both campus and community leaders who work diligently to advance mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation for cultural and ethnic diversity. [more]
Former Count Basie Drummer Harold Jones presents Free Drum Clinic at UMD January 29, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Music Department is hosting a free drum clinic with Harold Jones [more]
Judge Luis G. Perez Named Keynote Speaker At Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast January 21, 2004 Dartmouth, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced today that the honorable Judge Luis G. Perez will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Friday, January 30, 2004. This special event, which will be held in the UMass Dartmouth Campus Center from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., acknowledges the contributions of both campus and community leaders who work diligently to keep Dr. King's dream alive. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Archives Receives Videotapes That Preserve French-Canadian Heritage January 09, 2004 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - In an effort to preserve some of the cultural heritage of the French-Canadian community in New England, UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Professor Mel Yoken recently donated a collection of videotaped interviews to the University Archives. The collection is comprised of (22) separate video tape recordings produced by Matt Leavitt and Dawn Lyons, two students working under Prof. Yoken?s supervision in an upper-level independent study French course. [more]

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