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Press Releases of 2005


Following is the list of all the press releases for the year 2005, sorted in descending order of date.

Title Date Summary
UMass Dartmouth Professor to Help Develop Prediction System for Brazil December 28, 2005 The Brazilian national research foundation, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico (CNPq), awarded the two-year research grant to Prof. Avijit Gangopadhyay [more]
UMass Dartmouth Portuguese-American archives to house influential author's papers December 07, 2005 Alfred Lewis works to be celebrated December 14 at library [more]
Math professor posthumously honored for public service December 03, 2005 Jim Kaput's work cited by UMass president and trustees [more]
Center for Policy Analysis donates dictionaries to Morton Middle School December 01, 2005 Dr. Clyde W. Barrow, Director of the Center for Policy analysis, said, "The ability to read, comprehend, and write is a fundamental skill in the new information society. Fall River's future literally depends on students who master these skills." [more]
John Methia will lecture on re-purposing videos: HD TV, web streaming and pod casts November 30, 2005 John Methia, Executive Producer/Owner of Clicknet.tv and Creative Services Director, WLNE TV in Providence, will lecture at UMass Dartmouth on December 14, 1  2 p.m. [more]
UMass Dartmouth sets fundraising record in FY05 November 29, 2005 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth raised more than $6 million in the last fiscal year to support student scholarships and faculty academic pursuits, setting a new annual fundraising record for the rapidly growing campus. [more]
Throwbacks: Selected Poems by James Bobrick November 30 at Gallery X November 29, 2005 James Bobrick will read selections from the book and sign copies for guests. Light refreshments will be served. [more]
New Exhibition at The University Art Gallery at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth November 18, 2005 The University Art Gallery is pleased to announce that the artist, Marguerite White, has created a light and shadow installation called, Port Of Entry, inside its gallery. [more]
UMass Dartmouth associate professor elected Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Region 1 November 18, 2005 Dr. Howard E. Michel, Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been elected Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 1 Director-elect for 2006 and 2007 and Director for 2008 and 2009. [more]
Big federal boost for textiles, materials science research November 10, 2005 Congressmen Frank, McGovern, Delahunt; Senators Kennedy and Kerry secure $1.2 million for National Textile Center work [more]
Kennedy, Kerry, Frank secure $4.8 million for marine science November 10, 2005 Funds will support SMAST and Division of Marine Fisheries research [more]
Massachusetts And Rhode Island Residents Have Wagered Nearly $100 Billion At Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun November 09, 2005 Bay Staters bet another $3.4 billion on video slots at Lincoln Park and Newport Grand [more]
The 2005 Solar Decathlon is over! November 08, 2005 The 2005 Solar Decathlon is over! UMass Dartmouth's Contest Home finished last competing this year for the first time in the U.S. Department of Energy contest, but the finish doesn't begin to tell the story of the experiences. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Professor D. Boerth Presented Research In Washington, D.C. November 04, 2005 Dr. Boerth presented the results from his study on the effects of pesticides on DNA of plants and humans to the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society [more]
SMAST Professor Elected VP of International Scientific Organization November 04, 2005 SMAST's Dr. Turner has been elected Vice President of the World Association of Copepodologists. The nine hundred international scientists study the most abundant multi-cellular animals on the planet. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Now Home to NOAA Fisheries Service CMER Program November 04, 2005 NOAA Fisheries Service and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have announced the initiation of a Cooperative Marine Education and Research (CMER) Program at UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) in New Bedford. [more]
Changing Lives Through Literature subject of new book November 03, 2005 Innovative alternative sentencing strategy gaining support from opposite ends of the social/political spectrum. [more]
UMass Dartmouth calls for nominations for Drum Major Award in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. November 02, 2005 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack announced that the University is accepting nominations for its annual Drum Major Award to memorialize the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [more]
UMass Dartmouth judicial politics expert comments on Miers withdrawal October 28, 2005 Kenneth L. Manning, a political science professor at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, a national authority on judicial politics, and co-author of the book, Judicial Process in America, commented today on Harriet Miers' withdrawal of her Supreme Court nomination. [more]
Jack Welch to speak at manufacturing conference at Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center October 27, 2005 Jack Welch, the legendary former CEO of General Electric, will speak at the Manufacturing Competitiveness Conference (MCC) hosted by the UMass Dartmouth Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center (ATMC) in Fall River on November 16. Mr. Welch will be introduced by the Governor's Office and will engage the audience in a discussion about manufacturing competitiveness. Each invited attendee will receive a copy of Mr. Welch's book Winning. [more]
UMass Dartmouth presents Liberating Women November 4, 5 October 26, 2005 Liberating Women is a play written by Juli Parker that examines the current backlash against reproductive rights and a women's right to choose. [more]
UMass Dartmouth-led team discovers non-stop swimming required by some sharks to stay alive October 26, 2005 Findings to be published in prestigious Nature journal this week [more]
UMass Dartmouth researcher identifies cancer-fighting cranberry compound October 21, 2005 The work of Dr. Catherine Neto and her colleagues, published in aninternational science journal, is one of the first examinations of cranberry compounds' anti-cancer activity. [more]
English Department Colloquium Series presents 'Working Things Out' November 10 October 19, 2005 The romantic comedy will be followed by a question and answer session with Playwright and Professor, Morgan James Peters I aka Mwalim [more]
SMAST Reorganizes October 19, 2005 SMAST reorganizes administration of the graduate school and enhances existing partnerships with the Division of Marine Fisheries, NOAA and the fishing fleet. [more]
Memorial service to celebrate the life and work of the late Dr. James Kaput October 13, 2005 A memorial service to celebrate the life and work of the late Dr. James Kaput has been scheduled for Friday, November 4, 2005 at 4 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of UMass Dartmouth. [more]
Center for University, School and Community Partnerships receives $54,000 grant from NEH October 11, 2005 CUSP receives a $54,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund "Visions of Slavery and Freedom in the Writings of Lydia Maria Child, Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville and Harriet Jacobs" Faculty Humanities Workshops for teachers from grades 8-12. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Constitution Forum Oct. 6 October 04, 2005 UMass Dartmouth will host a forum entitled "Peering Back and Looking Forward in 2005" in observance of Constitution Day. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Center for Indic Studies marks fourth anniversary with Hindustani classical concert September 29, 2005 The concert will feature sarod master Rajeev Taranath with Aditya Kalyanpur on the tabla. [more]
UMass Dartmouth alumni to honor six for service and excellence during Homecoming Weekend September 27, 2005 The UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association will honor six people who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in their service to the University and communitty. The annual alumni brunch, which will be held this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Campus Center, will culminate Homecoming Weekend at UMass Dartmouth and be followed with a series of Fall Festival events. [more]
Two studies of Portuguese-Americans in Southeastern Massachusetts to be discussed at conference September 21, 2005 Studies contribute significantly to understanding the region's politics, social history, economics and levels of education [more]
Constitution dialogues at UMass Dartmouth and Southern New England School of Law on Sept. 22 September 20, 2005 Focus on First Amendment, anonymous sources, the judiciary and more with top scholars, and media members [more]
UMass Dartmouth/Shore Support release report on New Bedford fishermen working conditions September 19, 2005 A study by UMass Dartmouth economist Daniel Georgianna and fishermen advocacy organization Shore Support finds fishermen are working longer hours per trip. [more]
UMass Dartmouth to Offer Master of Public Policy Degree; Receives Final Approval From Massachusetts September 15, 2005 The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education voted today to approve a new Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree to be offered at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth starting in January 2006. [more]
Ground Broken for Major UMass Dartmouth Research Facility September 13, 2005 UMass Dartmouth officials broke ground today for a major new laboratory facility that will dramatically expand the university's research capability, which has already grown from $7 million to more than $17 million in annual activity over the last five years. [more]
Changing Lives Through Literature Included in State Budget September 12, 2005 Alternative sentencing and probation program is a national model [more]
UMass Dartmouth Corsair Hall of Fame Announces Inductees for Class of 2005 September 12, 2005 Two former Corsair track athletes, Jean Lincoln Gauthier '94 and Mark C. W. Montigny '84 along with the late Bill Gathright, UMass Dartmouth's long-time Sports Information Director, are the inductees into the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Hall of Fame for 2005. [more]
Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change Conference to be held Oct. 14 to 16, at UMass Dartmouth September 09, 2005 This event is sure to become a profoundly inspiring, dynamic and successful annual experience. The Bioneers by the Bay conference is a fertile network, rich with inspiring ideas, models, tools, resources, and powerful connections. Speakers, interactive workshops, live music, a film festival, and a farmer's market are what can be expected from this first annual conference. [more]
Groundbreaking for research facility and Wall of Scholarship ceremony to celebrate discovery September 06, 2005 UMass Dartmouth will celebrate its missions of discovery and creativity with the groundbreaking for a new 20,000 square foot research facility and the second annual Scholarship Wall ceremony on Sept. 13. [more]
Fireworks to Kick Off New Academic Year at UMass Dartmouth September 02, 2005 The 30-minute fireworks display will begin at 8:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Students will participate in a variety of welcome activities... [more]
UMass Dartmouth Alumni, Bristol County Convention and Visitors Bureau support area business August 23, 2005 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Alumni Association and the Bristol County Convention and Visitors Bureau are teaming up to support area businesses and cultural organizations and connect thousands of alumni to their university. [more]
US News & World Report ranks UMass Dartmouth top New England public university of its kind August 22, 2005 U.S. News & World Report's 2006 America's Best Colleges issue has ranked UMass Dartmouth the best public institution of its kind in New England and cited the College of Engineering as having one of the best undergraduate programs among similar universities. [more]
Alumni Homecoming To Include Bike Collection For Needy Families Around The Globe August 22, 2005 Homecoming at UMass Dartmouth is going to be a little different for 1976 graduate David Schweidenback this year. While he may be returning to his hometown of Dartmouth and his alma mater this fall, he will be thinking about people and places from home. [more]
Business Open House At UMass Dartmouth August 19, 2005 The UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business (CCB) and office of Professional & Continuing Education are pleased to announce an Open House to learn about the Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Post-baccalaureate Management Certificate program and the Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting program. [more]
Education Open House At UMass Dartmouth August 19, 2005 The UMass Dartmouth Department of Education and office of Professional & Continuing Education are pleased to announce an Open House to learn about Teacher Certification, Master of Arts in Teaching and MTEL Prep Courses. It will be held Tuesday, August 23, 5:00-7:00 pm at the UMass Dartmouth Professional & Continuing Education Center in Fall River. The Center is located at 139 South Main Street, the former Cherry & Webb building. [more]
Professor Anthony J. Miraglia's New Digital And Mixed Media Work At Star Store Gallery 244 August 03, 2005 This new body of work, inspired by trips to his native Sicily, incorporates digital collages that are printed on various types of paper and then worked over with colored pencil or acrylic paint. Professor Miraglia began experimenting with this new technology during a sabbatical leave several years ago in an effort to keep pace with the many students in his classes that were working digitally. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Summer Academy August 01, 2005 A group of students from the Global Learning Charter School in New Bedford are spending their summer learning how to build their own businesses. They are the first class of the UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business SAY-YES (SouthCoast Aspiring Youth-Yearn to be EntrpreneurS) program. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Charlton College Of Business Introduces High School Students To Entrepreneurship July 18, 2005 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Charlton College of Business is reaching out to the SouthCoast region community this summer by instituting the first summer entrepreneurship program for high school students, grades ten through twelve [more]
UMass Dartmouth produces TV ads to promote shellfish following red tide crisis July 14, 2005 The UMass Dartmouth Center for Business Research is leading a TV advertising effort to encourage consumers to eat shellfish again [more]
Putting a human face on terror July 14, 2005 History professor Brian Glyn Williams wrote this article about the human cost behind terror, published in the Standard Times of New Bedford. [more]
Chancellor MacCormack: State budget is strong statement of support for public higher education June 24, 2005 Chancellor MacCormack praised the Massachusetts House and Senate today for passing a budget that increases funding for public higher education [more]
July 1 Fireworks, Pops Concert Planned At UMass Dartmouth June 23, 2005 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, the Town of Dartmouth and the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra will join July 1 in presenting a fireworks display and pops concert to kick off Independence Day weekend and celebrate the strong partnership that exists between the University and the community. [more]
Losing Jonathan now on CD will be broadcast on WSMU June 13-17 June 08, 2005 'Losing Jonathan' now on CD will be broadcast on WSMU June 13-17 from 6-7 p.m. WSMU 91.1 on the FM dial or via webcast at www.wsmu.org. [more]
1,471 graduates receive degrees at 105th UMass Dartmouth Commencement May 22, 2005 New Bedford native, UMass alum urges high self-expectation. [more]
College of Arts and Sciences honors alumni April 28, 2005 A state lawmaker, heart surgeon, and professor will be the recipients of the first annual College of Arts and Sciences Samuel A. Stone Alumni Achievement Awards at UMass Dartmouth tonight. The awards, named in honor of the late founding dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will be presented tonight at a dinner organized by the college and the UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association. [more]
Oscar-winning screenwriter to deliver UMass Dartmouth commencement address April 25, 2005 Brian Helgeland, class of 1983, to join civil war historian, Portuguese-American civic leader, nationally acclaimed author in receiving honorary degrees May 22 Brian Helgeland, a New Bedford native who graduated from UMass Dartmouth in 1983 and has established himself as one of the leading screenwriters in Hollywood, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree when 1,500 UMass Dartmouth students graduate May 22. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Study: The Nation's Pets Should Be Targeted By The Cranberry Industry April 22, 2005 A University of the Massachusetts Dartmouth study released today concludes that the nation's 377 million cats, dogs and other pets represent a potentially explosive new market for the cranberry industry, in part due to the health benefits offered by the tiny red berry. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Announces $1.5 Million Endowment For Portuguese-American Archives April 15, 2005 UMASS DARTMOUTH ANNOUNCES $1.5 MILLION ENDOWMENT FOR PORTUGUESE-AMERICAN ARCHIVES Includes $1 million in private gifts plus $500,000 state match The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth today announced a $1.5 million endowment that will support the Portuguese-American Archives housed at the University library. The archives are already among the largest collections of materials documenting the immigration of Portuguese people to America. [more]
'Save A Life' Tour Drunk Driving Simulator at UMD April 22 April 13, 2005 North Dartmouth, Massachusetts- UMD students will soon have the opportunity to experience the effects of driving an automobile while intoxicated without ever touching a drink. The 'Save A Life'Tour's state-of-the art, interactive drunk driving simulator, will visit UMD's Tripp Athletic Center on Friday, April 22 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Athletics Department, Health Services/Health Education, and the UMD Peer Health Educators. [more]
Basic Safety and Survival Training Workshop for Commercial Fishermen at SMAST on April 16 and May 7 April 08, 2005 SMAST is the location of a Basic safety and survival training workshop for commercial fishermen [more]
Founders of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream to visit UMD April 14 April 08, 2005 Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield are the co-founders of Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc. and they will give a presentation at UMass Dartmouth. [more]
Brian Pastori awarded Jonathan Blake Waxler Memorial Prize for Social Justice April 08, 2005 This year's winner of the Jonathan Blake Waxler Memorial Prize for Social Justice at the University of Massachusetts is Brian Pastori of Medford, a senior sociology major, who embodies the vision of justice that Jonathan so deeply believed in. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Percussion Ensemble to perform Spring Concert April 12 April 06, 2005 UMass Dartmouth Percussion Ensemble to perform Spring Concert April 12 Who: The UMass Dartmouth Percussion Ensemble, El Caribe and Sounds of Ashe What: Annual spring concert Where: Main Auditorium [more]
The UMassD Women's Center presents Hear Me! April 06, 2005 The UMass Dartmouth Women's Center presents Hear Me! What: Staged reading of the original play Hear Me! Stories of Rape When: Saturday, April 16th, 2005, 7 p.m. [more]
UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing honors 'Partners in Caring' April 04, 2005 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth College of Nursing presented its first Partners in Caring Recognition Awards to eight groups of nurses in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island on April 1. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Announces New Fundraising Leader April 04, 2005 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack today announced the appointment of Jeffrey A. Wolfman to the position of vice chancellor for institutional advancement, effective immediately. [more]
Shakespeare & Company to perform Julius Caesar at UMass Dartmouth April 7 March 29, 2005 Dartmouth,MA --A single performance of Julius Caesar will be presented at the University of Massachusetts Main Auditorium on April 7 at 8 p.m. A techniques workshop will be held at 4 p.m. [more]
Breaking New Ground at the College of Nursing March 29, 2005 The College of Nursing will hold a Partners in Caring Recognition Ceremony on March 31 and The Reframing the Chronic Illness Conference on April 1 [more]
Frederick Douglass Lecture features Deborah Prothrow-Stith on April 5 March 28, 2005 As part of the Breaking New Ground Initiative, Debora Prothrow Stith, associate dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, author and expert on community violence prevention will speak at UMass Dartmouth and at the Days Inn, New Bedford, Tuesday, April 5. [more]
Breaking New Ground: Paul Rudolph and the Architecture of the UMass Dartmouth Campus March 28, 2005 When the first building of the UMass Dartmouth campus was completed in 1966, some thought it heralded the construction of the most beautiful campus in the U.S. Others were appalled by its austere gray style. Whatever the reaction, architect Paul Rudolphs vision for the campus evoked a strong response then and still does today. The UMass Dartmouth Library will host a symposium on its renowned architect beginning at 9 a.m., April 13. [more]
UMass Dartmouth will screen the film The Journey Of Cape Verde on March 30 March 27, 2005 The Journey Of Cape Verde is a recent documentary that explores issues of culture, identity and community in Cape Verde and in the growing Cape Verdean diaspora. Narrated in Krioulu and Portuguese (with English subtitles), the film was recently screened at the African Arts and Film Festival in Los Angeles. [more]
The Center for Jewish Culture will hold two events in April at UMass Dartmouth March 26, 2005 The Center for Jewish Culture will hold two events in April at UMASS Dartmouth Guest speakers are Sharon Leder and Stephen Z. Cohen [more]
Children's Center for Learning Accredited By NAEYC March 24, 2005 Dartmouth, MA - UMass Dartmouth Children's Center for Learning has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals [more]
A Forum On Biotechnology And The Economy Of The Southcoast Region On March 24 March 21, 2005 UMass Dartmouth Will Be Hosting A Forum On Biotechnology And The Economy Of The Southcoast Region On March 24 [more]
Emmy winning writer/producer of The Simpsons to speak at UMass Dartmouth March 30 March 10, 2005 Mike Reiss, producer and writer for The Simpsons and other popular television shows will appear at UMass Dartmouth March 30, at 7 p.m. in the Main Auditorium. [more]
UMass Dartmouth To Highlight Colleges - Community Connecting Work March 10, 2005 Biotechnology, chronic illness, violence, literacy, architecture, arts, oceans and more is the focus of Breaking New Ground events on campus and in the community [more]
Largest Estuaries Project in Commonwealth History Nears Halfway Point February 22, 2005 A $1.2-million award has been received by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to finance the 2005 segment of the largest estuaries project in the Commonwealth's history. The award is part of a $12.5-million project that began in 2002. [more]
Marine Graduate School to Award First Degrees February 19, 2005 The University of Massachusetts' new marine graduate school, begun in 2001 to leverage the teaching and research of all UMass campuses, will award its first degrees this month. [more]
Leading Afghan human rights leader to speak at UMass Dartmouth Feb. 23 February 18, 2005 Dr. Sima Samar stood up to the Taliban in defense of women's health and education Dr. Sima Samar, an Afghan medical doctor who ignored death threats and defied the Taliban to provide the girls and women of her country with access to health care and education, will speak at UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Main Auditorium in the Campus Center and is free and open to the public. [more]
Women's Funny Shorts: A Festival of New Plays by Women at UMass Dartmouth January 30, 2005 Festival of plays by women at UMass Dartmouth Women's Funny Shorts: A Festival of New Plays by Women Thursday, Feb. 17 and Friday, Feb. 18 [more]
UMass Dartmouth To Honor Community 'Drum Majors' January 19, 2005 YWCA Executive Director Yvonne Drayton and UMass Nursing Prof. Jeanne Leffers will be honored at the 2005 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award breakfast on January 28. U.S. Rep. James McGovern will be the keynote speaker for the event. [more]
Quahog May Hold Key to Botulism Antidote January 19, 2005 Quahog May Hold Key to Botulism Antidote UMass Dartmouth researchers exploring New England seafood stalwart's ability to survive massive doses of deadly toxin [more]

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