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Press Releases of 2006


Following is the list of all the press releases for the year 2006, sorted in descending order of date.

Title Date Summary
Nationally recognized inner city Philadelphia educator featured speaker at UMass Dartmouth Martin Luther King, Jr.  breakfast , Feb. 2, 2007 December 22, 2006 Salome Thomas-EL has received national acclaim as a teacher and chess coach who has motivated students to stay in school and go to college; also appearing will be rising jazz star, 2005 alumna Candida Rose [more]
UMass Dartmouth chosen as a site for regional Patrick-Murray Inauguration Celebration December 21, 2006 Event will emphasize Governor-elect's goals of opening government and bringing Commonwealth's citizens together [more]
UMass Dartmouth Student-Athletes Earn Academic Honors December 11, 2006 More than one in four UMass Dartmouth student-athletes earned academic honors in spring 2006 [more]
Social Change Society to hold alternative gift fair Dec. 13 December 11, 2006 Will promote the works of local crafters, fair trade vendors and small businesses [more]
Kekeli African Drum & Dance Ensemble to Perform at UMass Dartmouth December 12 December 08, 2006 Concert to feature professional master artists in both dance and drumming [more]
UMass President's 2006 Public Service Awards December 08, 2006 Honorees include UMass Dartmouth nursing professor who has focused on community mental health issues [more]
UMass Dartmouth, Bristol Community College accelerate transition for engineering students December 06, 2006 Goal is to increase supply of engineers for regional innovation economy [more]
University to host Gov-elect Patrick transition working group meetings December 05, 2006 Dialogues will focus on the economy, civic engagement, and workforce development. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center graduates two Massachusetts start-up innovation companies December 04, 2006 Companies to create jobs in Fall River and Easton. [more]
U.S. Army ROTC, UMass Dartmouth sign agreement December 04, 2006 To expand access to ROTC programs with courses delivered on the Dartmouth campus [more]
Center for Policy Analysis publishes first book as part of New England Regional Policy Studies Research Project December 01, 2006 Focus is on promotion of conservation goals through creative writing [more]
Labor Education Center to present Future of Work Conference Dec. 9 November 30, 2006 Congressman Frank, Mayors Lambert and Lang to speak [more]
UMass Dartmouth Chorus presents holiday concerts November 30, 2006 The UMass Dartmouth Chorus, under the direction of Anton Belov, is pleased to announce two free holiday concerts during the month of December. [more]
UMass Dartmouth student wins International Sculpture Center Award November 20, 2006 MFA student's work chosen from among 377 entries [more]
History Professor in History Channel Documentary November 18, 2006 Len Travers, associate professor of history at UMass Dartmouth, shares his expert commentary in History Channel documentary about the pilgrims. The three-hour special premiers Sunday, November 19. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Wind Ensemble to perform November 28 November 16, 2006 On Tuesday, November 28, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Tobias Monte, will present its annual free fall concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. [more]
UMass Dartmouth dance team to perform at Celtics game Nov. 8 October 26, 2006 Performing jazz, hip hip, lyrical and ballet, the team will compete against other schools this year [more]
Women's Resource Center will host a Women's Leadership Symposium on October 31 October 25, 2006 Focus will be on successful women who work for social change [more]
Quebec's Richard Hetu will speak at UMass Dartmouth on November 14 October 24, 2006 Noted journalist and author will speak about his literary work including the recently published novel "Rendez-Vous a L'Etoile" [more]
Author Gloria Golden will give lecture at UMass Dartmouth December 3 October 24, 2006 Program on Golden's book "Remnants of the Crypto-Jews Among Hispanic Americans" [more]
UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company Opens 40th Gala Season with "The Diary of Anne Frank" October 20, 2006 Inspiring World War II coming-of-age drama to be performed Nov. 16-19 on the Angus Bailey, Jr. Stage [more]
UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business listed among Princeton Review's "Best 282 Business Schools" in 2007 edition October 20, 2006 Schools are chosen for their academic programs, institutional data and the candid opinions of current students [more]
UMass Dartmouth Library Renovation Campaign Begins with nearly $3 Million in Commitments October 16, 2006 Library  named in honor of UMass Dartmouth alumna, former trustee, and advocate Claire T. Carney. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Engineering Department teams with Habitat for Humanity to build a solar house in Plymouth October 11, 2006 Groundbreaking ceremony to be held on October 14 [more]
UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association to hold Annual Awards Ceremony October 10, 2006 Honorees include family of slain UMass Dartmouth student [more]
First Corsair Alum Joins New England Basketball Hall of Fame October 06, 2006 The first alumnus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame will take his place when the fourth class of inductees is honored at a ceremony at the University of Rhode Island's Ryan Center this Friday evening. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Homecoming Weekend is Oct. 13, 14 and 15 October 06, 2006 Weekend to feature Athletic Hall of Fame, Parade, Barbecue, Awards Brunch and more... [more]
Dr. Marc Widershien, D'Anna Fortunato and John McDonald will perform October 29 at UMass Dartmouth October 06, 2006 A Boy's Memories of Boston in Words and Music with Opera Star D'Anna Fortunato [more]
University Art Gallery Exhibition features Robert Beauchamp: Paintings from the 1960s October 06, 2006 The University Art Gallery exhibition will run from September 23rd through October 21st. [more]
Nursing Dean is Keynote Speaker at Diabetes Management Symposium October 06, 2006 The Dean of the UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing will be the Keynote Speaker at Diabetes Management Symposium on Thursday, October 12. [more]
Forum on Sept. 28: "Whose Life is it Anyway?  The Ethics of Biotech" September 26, 2006 First in a series of "Speak Up, Speak Out" current events forums being organized by faculty from the political science, English, philosophy and women's studies departments [more]
Second Annual Invention To Venture Workshop September 21, 2006 One-day, intensive workshop presents the basics of transforming technological ideas into business ventures, to be held October 20 at the ATMC [more]
Call for nominations for Drum Major Award in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. September 15, 2006 Nominations due Nov. 10 to recognize individuals who strive to realize Dr. King's dream of justice, social equality and peace [more]
Wiretapping is subject of UMass Dartmouth, Southern New England School of Law forum Sept. 21 September 12, 2006 In observance of Constitution Day, the program will focus on the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program [more]
UMass Dartmouth celebrates faculty scholars September 12, 2006 Eleven books added to the Wall of Scholarship reflect the "passionate teachers and pioneers in our midst" [more]
Bioneers by the Bay conference hosts internationally acclaimed gathering of scientific and social innovators September 12, 2006 Three-day celebration of the earth and how to save it set for October 20-22 at UMass Dartmouth [more]
UMass Dartmouth to welcome largest ever freshman class September 01, 2006 Chancellor MacCormack announces bold plan to modernize library, the "intellectual heart of the university" [more]
James J. Karam re-elected as UMass Board chairman August 24, 2006 Praised for "strong leadership and outstanding record of accomplishment" [more]
Prof. Mel Yoken and Cynthia Yoken honored by American Association of Teachers of French August 23, 2006 Elected life members of the AATF, the association's most prestigious honor [more]
Alum to show documentary on Moby Dick illustrator at Whaling Museum, Aug.  24 August 20, 2006 Frederick Lewis's film celebrates Rockwell Kent, well-known artist of the 30s and 40s [more]
U.S. News ranks UMass Dartmouth #1 among New England "master's" public universities August 18, 2006 Engineering program among the best for undergraduates [more]
Center for Jewish Culture to present "Jewish Lifelines," Sept. 14 August 18, 2006 Program to feature the recollections of SouthCoast residents with a panel discussion and display [more]
Changing Lives Through Literature program receives $100,000 from state legislature August 17, 2006 Funding will allow the alternative sentencing program to expand its services [more]
UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association announces scholarship awards August 14, 2006 Eight deserving students receive awards [more]
UMass Dartmouth receives $150K bio-materials grant from UMass system July 30, 2006 Project brings engineers and biologists together to advance cellular and tissue engineering [more]
Public policy strategist elected president of Alumni Association July 13, 2006 Other newly-elected officers include a cardiovascular researcher, a development executive with an arts background and a partner in an accounting firm [more]
U.S. awards $1.75 million to UMass Dartmouth to advance math and science teaching July 12, 2006 Senator Edward M. Kennedy announced today that the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will receive $209,511 for the first year of a five-year grant under the Transition to Teaching Program of the Department of Education.  The grant will fund the SouthCoast Teacher Corps Partnership. [more]
Freedom Festival at UMass Dartmouth July 3 to feature fireworks, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra June 22, 2006 Fireworks will fill the sky and music will fill the air at the Bank of America Freedom Festival scheduled for July 3 on the UMass Dartmouth campus. [more]
Policy analysis director and economic development chief honored by NB Workforce Investment Board June 22, 2006 UMass Dartmouth Center for Policy Analysis Director Clyde Barrow and Assistant Chancellor for Economic Development Paul Vigeant received special recognition awards from the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board at its recent Annual Meeting at the Wamsutta Club. [more]
Study: Businesses need to engage customers in the blogosphere June 14, 2006 Center for Marketing Research interviewed 74 bloggers to learn best practices and emerging strategies [more]
Golf tournament to benefit SHARE Foundation June 14, 2006 The Ben Boyle Golf Classic will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at the Richmond Country Club in Hope Valley, Rhode Island. Proceeds from this tournament will benefit the Society for Human Advancement through Rehabilitation Engineering (SHARE). SHARE is the funding arm of the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering at UMass Dartmouth. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Radio Station powers up July 1 June 09, 2006 WSMU to become WUMD and expand reach throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island [more]
Center for University, School and Community Partnerships launches innovative program for principals June 05, 2006 "Leading for Learning" to develop SouthCoast's next generation of school principals [more]
UMass Dartmouth and Bristol Community College launch "Fast-Track" Program for paraprofessionals June 05, 2006 Bachelor's degree program is aimed at paraprofessionals working in the New Bedford and Fall River public schools [more]
Bard College's Clemente Course graduates first New Bedford class at the Whaling Museum May 29, 2006 Course in the humanities for low-income residents of New Bedford was also sponsored by PACE, UMass Dartmouth and the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities [more]
UMass Dartmouth Awards 1,387 Undergraduate and Graduate Diplomas May 28, 2006 The New York Times Company President Janet Robinson urges graduates to make the right and courageous choices. Robinson, former UMass Trustee William Giblin, Wall Street Executive William Hayden, and Lincoln historian Harold Holzer awarded honorary degrees. Provost Esposito, Hayden announce gifts at honorary degree dinner [more]
Garcia Fourth at NCAA Track Championships, Earns All-America Honors May 27, 2006 Junior Jon Garcia (Stoneham, MA/Stoneham HS) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's track team earned his fourth consecutive All-American honor by finishing fourth in the 110 meter hurdles at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex Saturday afternoon. [more]
Commencement features on the Web May 24, 2006 Graduating students, family members and friends will find a variety of online features [more]
Karen Payton and Collaborators Awarded NIH Grant May 24, 2006 Dr. Karen Payton, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and several collaborators from MIT were awarded a $1.9 million grant by the National Institutes of Health [more]
UMass Dartmouth to award 1,387 undergraduate and graduate diplomas May 28 May 22, 2006 The New York Times Company President Janet Robinson to deliver UMass Dartmouth commencement address and receive honorary degree along with former UMass trustee William Giblin, Wall Street executive William Hayden, and Lincoln historian Harold Holzer [more]
Alumni Relations Director heads to Portugal for Young Leaders Conference May 22, 2006 Joe DeMedeiros joins other delegates for a weeklong conference focusing on youth [more]
Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture to host forum at Library of Congress, May 19 May 17, 2006 To launch literary journal on foremost Brazilian author [more]
Dr. Theophano Mitsa Honored by New York State May 17, 2006 Dr. Theophano Mitsa of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and her advisor Dean Kevin Parker from the University of Rochester were recognized by New York State's Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in their list of 50 years of achievements by universities in New York state. [more]
Jon Garcia breaks his own school record and wins Open NE 110-meter hurdles May 12, 2006 UMass Dartmouth's Jon Garcia breaks his own school record and wins the Open New England championship in the 110-Meter Hurdles. [more]
Study: Research investment needed to keep cranberry industry competitive May 09, 2006 Innovation, technology and market expansion are the keys to future success for Massachusetts cranberry growers [more]
Girls and Society discussion continues May 5 at UMass Dartmouth ATMC May 04, 2006 Symposium focuses on current pressures and issues faced by girls [more]
UMass Dartmouth opens new retail and dining commons May 04, 2006 "Commons at Birch" will feature Webfood® kiosks and flat-screen electronic menus [more]
Public forum and films on Vietnam, Iraq and soldier dissent at UMass Dartmouth, May 1 and May 3 April 28, 2006 Events to mark the 35th anniversary of the Dewey Canyon III protests organized in Washington, D.C. by Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) [more]
Fall River Children's Film Festival, May 1-20 April 27, 2006 UMass Dartmouth and the city of Fall River announce the second annual festival celebrating films based on classic children's stories [more]
"Business of Water" dialogue at UMass Dartmouth May 12 April 27, 2006 Former Massachusetts development chief Doug Foy to deliver keynote at conference designed to build bridges between environmental and economic imperatives [more]
Undergraduate Psychology Conference at UMass Dartmouth, April 29 April 27, 2006 Event gives students opportunities to present research, talk to graduate representatives, and attend sessions with guest speakers [more]
Concrete Canoe Competition hosted by UMass Dartmouth, April 29-30 April 25, 2006 Students and faculty from 11 universities compete in the event, which challenges design and problem-solving skills [more]
Collaboration with Procter & Gamble April 21, 2006 The Department of Materials & Textiles is collaborating with Procter & Gamble on a new dry-cleaning agent. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Wind Ensemble to perform April 25 April 21, 2006 Concert program to include works by Holst, Williams, Grainger as well as Smith's The Odyssey [more]
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Erica Funkhouser April 20, 2006 A great way to celebrate National Poetry Month is to attend a poetry reading. Poet Erica Funkhouser will give a reading at UMass Dartmouth April 27. [more]
Charlton family story basis for UMass Dartmouth business planning class April 19, 2006 Freshmen in the College of Business gain inspiration from the biography of the late Earle P. Charlton, pioneering Fall River entrepreneur [more]
UMass Dartmouth marine scientists receive NSF grants totaling $1 million April 14, 2006 The funding is to examine the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems and the environmentally sensitive area where rivers mix with the ocean [more]
New York Times Company president to deliver UMass Dartmouth commencement address April 11, 2006 Janet Robinson will receive an honorary degree along with former UMass trustee William Giblin, Wall Street executive William Hayden, and Lincoln historian Harold Holzer [more]
Marine science congressional briefing focuses on collaboration and opportunities April 03, 2006 U.S. Reps. Barney Frank and William Delahunt met with leaders in marine science and technology to discuss major national and global opportunities [more]
Open House for Prospective Graduate Students March 28, 2006 The College of Engineering at UMass Dartmouth will hold an open house for prospective graduate students from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2006. [more]
Civic engagement summit at UMass Dartmouth April 3-11 March 22, 2006 Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen, to be featured as policy leaders, faculty, and students gather to discuss the intersection of learning, teaching,  and service [more]
Global human rights focus of UMass Dartmouth lecture series March 16, 2006 UMass Dartmouth will host a series of major lectures this spring focusing on global human rights issues.  Speakers include a man who spent 10 years imprisoned in Sudanese, a photographer who has used her camera to raise awareness of worldwide oppression, and an advocate of "grass roots globalization." [more]
International literary scholar to receive UMass Dartmouth honorary degree on April 7 March 16, 2006 Stanley Fish, an internationally recognized literary scholar who has become a leading agent provocateur in the culture wars of the past two decades will receive an honorary degree from UMass Dartmouth on April 7. [more]
Deepak Ram Flute Concert With Aditya Kalyanpur on Tabla March 16, 2006 Flute Maestro Deepak will be presenting a Flute Concert in the Main Auditorium at UMass Dartmouth on March 31 at 6:30 p.m. [more]
Promoting the Development of Portuguese Business Enterprises March 16, 2006 Charlton College of Business in conjunction with the Center for Portuguese Studies announces a half-day workshop to be held on April 8. [more]
Join the Tri-County Symphonic Band in some "Island Hopping" March 16, 2006 Jamie Eckert, currently the director of percussion studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and his steel drum band "El Caribe' will be the guest performers at the Tri-County Symphonic Band concert on Sunday, March 26, 2006, beginning at 3 p.m. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Starts Ruckus: Music Service Available Free to Students March 14, 2006 Students can now download digital music safely, legally and at no charge [more]
UMass Dartmouth design alumnus creates Olympics animation February 22, 2006 UMass Dartmouth alumnus Nick Francis won't be heading to the Winter Olympic Games this winter, but his work will. [more]
UMass Researchers Investigate Lobster Decline in Buzzards Bay February 09, 2006 Water quality, shell disease among the suspects. [more]
MLK "Drum Majors" celebrated February 07, 2006 Greensboro 4 member, Bristol Community College president, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences celebrated for contributions [more]
Jazz CD helps UMass Dartmouth freshmen adjust to campus life February 06, 2006 'Jazz For Success' named student services 'Program of the Year' for Massachusetts and New England [more]
NBPS/SMAST Launch Partnership February 06, 2006 Program to involve curriculum building, resource sharing, and internships. [more]
New Exhibition at The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Art Gallery in New Bedford February 03, 2006 The University Art Gallery will be featuring the exhibition, Paul Rudolph: The Florida House, from February 3 through March 24. [more]
University of Massachusetts Professor Funded to Investigate Planktonic "Thin Layers" February 03, 2006 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professor has received funding from the Office of Naval Research for $162,075 to participate in the summer 2006 Layered Organization in the Coastal Ocean (LOCO) experiment on the California coast. [more]
CVPA Campus Gallery Presents Bronze Casting Exhibition February 03, 2006 The CVPA Campus Gallery at UMass Dartmouth continues its 2005-2006 exhibition program with Bronze Casting, a unique exhibition of the bronze sculptures of faculty, alumni, and students in the CVPA. [more]
UMass Dartmouth announces scholarship in name of late state Senator Mary Fonseca January 27, 2006 The announcement was made in the UMass Dartmouth Library, where the senator's personal papers are archived [more]
Chancellor named SouthCoast Woman of the Year January 26, 2006 The New Bedford Standard-Times named Chancellor MacCormack SouthCoast Woman of Year for 2005, citing her "dedication to improving UMass Dartmouth and, through it, the lives of our region's people" [more]
Brazilian Choro Music: Concert and Lecture by Paulo Sa January 26, 2006 Mandolin player and musicologist presents concert and lecture on the history of Brazilian choro music on Feb 4, at 8 p.m. in Recital Hall, Group VI/Room 153 [more]
UMass Dartmouth presents MLK Drum Major awards Feb. 3 January 13, 2006 Dean of Arts and Sciences, Bristol Community College president, and Greensboro lunch counter protester to be honored [more]
SouthCoast Education Compact College Guide Released January 05, 2006 2006 guide to be published in three languages and will focus on parents. [more]

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