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Press Releases of 2007


Following is the list of all the press releases for the year 2007, sorted in descending order of date.

Title Date Summary
UMass Dartmouth nursing students forge bond with senior citizens at Bedford Towers complex December 18, 2007 Interactions with elderly residents were both personally and educationally rewarding [more]
UMass studies document scallop die-off and predator invasion December 12, 2007 Monitoring seen as critical to rotational fisheries management [more]
Observatory at UMass Dartmouth Open on December 15 December 11, 2007 The Astronomical Society of Southern New England to observe Geminid meteors, Mars and two amazing comets [more]
A Chemistry Magic Show at UMass Dartmouth Dec 28 and 29 December 11, 2007 Celebrate the holidays with science adventure [more]
Library and scholarships supported by $1 million gift December 05, 2007 STOICO/FIRSTFED Foundation grants $3 million to UMASS Dartmouth, Bristol Community College and Roger Williams University [more]
"The Faces of Diabetes" show to air on Dartmouth Community Television December 03, 2007 UMass Dartmouth nursing student from Walpole creates educational program [more]
Africa drumming and dancing featured at UMass Dartmouth November 28, 2007 Concert on Dec. 11 to showcase the traditional instrumental music, dance, and song of the coastal rainforest cultures of West Africa [more]
Javanese Gamelan music featured at UMass Dartmouth November 28, 2007 Concert of Indonesian music directed by world renowned composer I. M. Harjito scheduled for 7 p.m., Dec. 5 [more]
A world of sound at UMass Dartmouth this fall and winter season November 28, 2007 Music department announces a series of concerts and recitals [more]
HOWLing at UMass Dartmouth November 16, 2007 UMass Dartmouth English professor explores literature through experimental theater [more]
UMass Dartmouth Wind Ensemble to present concert on Nov. 27 November 15, 2007 Program to include Fucik's "Florentiner March," Copland's "An Outdoor Overture" and Ticheli's "Fortress" [more]
Library Associates to honor four distinguished male writers on November 29 November 13, 2007 Program to serve as a benefit to expand and modernize the university's library [more]
UMass Dartmouth adds majors in crime and justice, women's studies November 08, 2007 The new majors in the College of Arts and Sciences will prepare students for a multitude of careers [more]
History of UMass Dartmouth campus explored in book to be released November 14 November 07, 2007 400-page "UMass Dartmouth 1960-2006: Trials and Triumph" traces physical and academic evolution of the university [more]
2007 Digital Media Festival at UMass Dartmouth October 31, 2007 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Design Department announces the 2007 Fifteenth Annual Digital Media Festival. [more]
Hershel Alpert joins Charlton College of Business October 31, 2007 Former President/CEO of Alperts Furniture in Seekonk has been appointed the Charlton Executive-in-Residence for this academic year [more]
Theatre Company opens season with "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" October 31, 2007 To be presented in its award-winning 1999 Broadway revival version [more]
"Science, Religion, Art: Greater New Bedford Artists Responding to Johann Jacob Scheuchzer's Physica Sacra, 1731-35" October 31, 2007 Exhibition to open Nov. 3 at the Star Store campus's University Art Gallery [more]
Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition comes to CVPA Campus Gallery October 31, 2007 Features an impressive and varied body of recent work by members of the CVPA Fine Arts Department faculty [more]
Forum on Nov. 1 at ATMC features business opportunities in marine science and technology October 24, 2007 Forum to highlight business opportunities in ocean observation, offshore energy and port security [more]
UMass Dartmouth receives $3.5 million from U.S. Department of Education October 22, 2007 Grants to build teacher corps in high-need subject areas [more]
Library Associates to present event honoring Wampanoag culture, Oct. 27 October 16, 2007 "Tribal Lifelines" will explore history, culture and music [more]
UMass Dartmouth Homecoming Weekend is Oct. 19, 20, and 21 October 15, 2007 Weekend to feature Athletic Hall of Fame, Parade, Barbecue, Awards Brunch and more [more]
Dataset to trace twenty years of Buzzards Bay water quality October 12, 2007 Prof. Jefferson Turner begins his third decade of monthly sampling, a record of perseverance rare in environmental science [more]
Ellen Bravo to speak at UMass Dartmouth October 17 October 05, 2007 National Director of 9 to 5 and one of the nation's foremost experts on working women's issues [more]
UMass President Awards $1.42 Million to University Science and Technology and Creative Economy Initiatives September 28, 2007 First year for creative economy funding, fourth year of science and technology seed program to foster research, collaboration [more]
Former Cape Verdean president to present talk at UMass Dartmouth September 26, 2007 His Excellency Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro will share his thoughts on "The Obstacles of Leadership and Prospective for the Future" [more]
Bioneers to hold three-day program Oct. 19-21 at UMass Dartmouth campus September 25, 2007 Conference to feature topics ranging from climate change to economic sustainability to social justice [more]
Jean Claude Baker to appear at UMass Dartmouth on October 17 September 25, 2007 Baker, the son of the celebrated actress and singer Josephine Baker, will talk about his mother's life [more]
Fun walk 2007 to benefit SHARE Foundation September 20, 2007 SHARE raises funds to provide customized computer equipment, services and training for children and adults with disabilities [more]
Call for Nominations for 2008 Drum Major Award; Deadline is November 9 September 18, 2007 The Drum Major Award honors individuals and, for the first time, organizations, who have made significant contributions toward realizing Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of equality, social justice, and peace [more]
UMass Dartmouth opens James Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in Mathematics Education September 14, 2007 Studies indicate strategies developed at Center improve math performance across socio-economic lines; Center will work to advance democratization of math education [more]
University receives $2 million from U.S. Department of Education to confront national math challenge September 12, 2007 Grant will support research into UMass faculty-developed math teaching approaches shown to work across racial and socioeconomic lines [more]
UMass Dartmouth faculty, administrators and staff participate in charity softball game September 11, 2007 Event raised funds for the Raymond C. Barrows Community Service Book Fund [more]
UMass Dartmouth to pilot salary negotiation workshops for women students September 10, 2007 One of eleven schools to partner with the WAGE Project in piloting the Smart Start Campus Initiative [more]
Colleges and Universities using MySpace, Facebook, Blogs and Other Online Tools to Learn More about Applicants September 10, 2007 Ivory Tower outpacing corporate America in use of social networking [more]
Grand Reopening of Campus Observatory to be held Sept. 15 September 10, 2007 Celebration to feature non-technical astronomy programs and viewing through the Observatory's 16-inch telescope [more]
"Forbidden City" exhibition to run Sept. 17 to Oct. 4 at CVPA Campus Gallery September 05, 2007 Multimedia exhibition is a stunning fusion of painting, film, and music [more]
Public Safety enhanced at UMass Dartmouth August 22, 2007 New officers, technology being added [more]
E-textbooks now available August 21, 2007 Reflects commitment to containing student costs [more]
We're still #1! August 21, 2007 Retains US News ranking among New England public "master's" universities [more]
Class of 2011 biggest ever August 21, 2007 UMass Dartmouth will welcome its largest freshman class in its history to campus Labor Day weekend. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Professor Wins Africa Beetle Race August 14, 2007 Charlton College of Business Prof. Tim Shea uses 1960s VW for 7,000 kilometer trek. [more]
UMass Dartmouth announces new evening part-time scholarship program July 31, 2007 Success by Degrees program to assist qualified community college graduates [more]
History professor editing encyclopedia of Chinese history July 30, 2007 Publication to be the first to cover the country's history, culture and life from the ancient past to the present with predictions for the future [more]
UMass Dartmouth Pavement Research Institute receives $365,000 grant July 30, 2007 Researchers will design and evaluate hot mix asphalt pavement mixes to identify the best materials to preserve roadways [more]
"Translating knowledge to practice" course gives student nurses the power to make a difference July 26, 2007 Students partner with nurse leaders in local health care systems to effect change [more]
UMass Dartmouth revitalizes MBA program July 23, 2007 Enrollment has quadrupled in the past six years [more]
UMass Dartmouth, U.S. Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center to collaborate on technologies July 18, 2007 Goal is to provide the best technologies possible for the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army and other first responders [more]
Professors create technology to prevent lead shot pollution at shooting ranges July 16, 2007 Special fabric and barrier curtain system will protect the environment [more]
UMass Dartmouth announces major appointments July 09, 2007 New leaders for student affairs; colleges of marine science, engineering, visual and performing arts; and the Claire T. Carney Library [more]
Bank of America Freedom Festival July 3 June 28, 2007 To feature New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, fireworks and more [more]
UMass Dartmouth senior crowned Miss Massachusetts 2007 June 26, 2007 The English and political science major will represent the Commonwealth in the next Miss America Pageant [more]
President of the Portuguese Republic to visit UMass Dartmouth June 20, 2007 The President of the Portuguese Republic, Professor Anibal Cavaco Silva, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Maria Cavaco Silva, will visit the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the SouthCoast on June 22 as part of a four-day visit to the United States. [more]
UMass Dartmouth study links environmental factors such as climate change to the collapse of North Atlantic cod fishery June 13, 2007 Fishing previously cited as primary cause [more]
Alumni Association announces scholarship awards June 08, 2007 A total of $10,500 was awarded to 14 deserving students for the 2007-2008 academic year [more]
Humanities professors build "a bridge to higher education" for inner city adults June 08, 2007 Clemente Humanities Course graduation set for June 11 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum [more]
Student Chapter of National Society for Black Engineers is formed at UMass Dartmouth June 08, 2007 Junior electrical and computer engineering major Emmanuel Lyte led the effort to establish a student chapter on campus [more]
UMass Dartmouth graduates more than 1,700 May 27, 2007 Sen. Kerry urges graduates to take action [more]
Garcia Wins Hurdle Title at NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships May 26, 2007 First, UMass Dartmouth senior track and field student-athlete Jon Garcia (Stoneham, MA/Stoneham HS) beat the rain. Then he beat the rest of the field, earning his first NCAA outdoor championship and his second NCAA championship overall when he finished first in the 110 meter hurdles at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at J.J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Saturday afternoon. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Commencement May 27 May 24, 2007 U.S. Senator John F. Kerry will deliver the main address at UMass Dartmouth's 107th Commencement Exercises to be held Sunday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the Vietnam Veterans Peace Memorial Amphitheater. [more]
Message to the university from President Jack Wilson May 16, 2007 A description of leadership changes at UMass Amherst, Boston, and the Medical School; statements from President Wilson and Chancellor MacCormack concerning the importance of collaboration. [more]
CVPA professor named Art Educator of the Year May 11, 2007 Dr. Arlene Mollo, professor and chairperson of the UMass Dartmouth Art Education Department, was recognized for her work in the field of Art Education in Massachusetts and has been selected to receive the award for Higher Education Art Educator of the Year for 2007. [more]
UMass Dartmouth establishes James J. Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in Mathematics Education May 09, 2007 Center named for late professor and pioneer in improving math education through innovative research and software development [more]
Social Change Society presenting Captain Planet Palooza festival on May 9 May 08, 2007 This eclectic event, sponsored by the New Bedford United Way mini-grant program, will feature a vendor fair, a concert, a tag sale, and a barbeque. [more]
Senior nursing students participate in Children's Health Fair at MGH May 07, 2007 April 27, eight seniors in the UMass Dartmouth nursing program volunteered at the award-winning Children's Health Fair at Massachusetts General Hospital April 27. [more]
Major health care policy conference to be held at UMass Dartmouth May 8, during National Nurses Week May 03, 2007 "A National Trust: The Health of a Nation Governed by Innovative Nursing Policies, Practices and Politics," sponsored by the Alumni Association and the College of Nursing [more]
Award-winning dance team to perform for campus community May 9 May 02, 2007 UMass Dartmouth Dance team wins gold medal at regional competition [more]
UMass Dartmouth, Millennium bcpbank announce partnership In Portuguese Studies May 01, 2007 Community bank supports UMass graduate program [more]
SEAmester Homecoming - Thursday, May 3, 2007 May 01, 2007 Please join the Ocean Classroom Foundation and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for the Spring 2007 Homecoming of the SEAmester Program. [more]
All-campus cleanup day May 2 April 25, 2007 Chancellor MacCormack invites students, staff, and faculty to help beautify our grounds [more]
Outstanding students to be recognized at the 22nd Annual Honors Convocation April 25, 2007 Students, faculty and staff from across the campus will gather to celebrate the achievements of UMass Dartmouth's most outstanding students at the 22nd Annual Honors Convocation on May 2. [more]
Sen. Kerry to deliver Commencement address May 27 April 24, 2007 Philanthropist Teresa Heinz Kerry, Museum Curator Edmund Barry Gaither, Reverend Robert Lawrence, and landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy to receive honorary degrees at 107th graduation exercises [more]
Students provide 6,000 hours of reading tutoring to New Bedford children April 23, 2007 University-based service projects recognize the importance of literacy in strengthening the social fabric of our communities [more]
Virginia Tech Memorial Service April 20, 2007 Memorial Service honors the Virginia Tech community [more]
UMass Dartmouth Wind Ensemble to present concert on April 24 April 19, 2007 Program to feature a range of styles, from classical to Broadway [more]
Southcoast Compeer's third annual dinner and charity auction April 27 April 13, 2007 To benefit Compeer's mission of providing volunteer friends to individuals with mental illness [more]
UMass Dartmouth to host Post Oil Conference, April 17-19 April 13, 2007 Series of panels, films and displays to examine America's relationship with oil [more]
New Bedford names official Poet Laureate April 13, 2007 English Department staff member John P. Landry to serve as city's Poet Laureate [more]
UMass Dartmouth strengthens "Innovation Triangle" with opening of 22,000 square foot research facility April 06, 2007 Main campus facility will join university Center For Marine Science and Technology in New Bedford and Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center in Fall River to expand powerful research and development engine [more]
Governor Patrick announces SouthCoast commuter rail plan at UMass Dartmouth April 05, 2007 Governor Deval Patrick chose the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as the site to announce one of his administration's most important policy initiatives to date - the extension of commuter rail service to southeastern Massachusetts. [more]
Campus police officer Steven Mello named a "Real Hero" by the Red Cross April 02, 2007 Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated tremendous heroism, courage and service in their community [more]
UMass Dartmouth to strengthen "Innovation Triangle" with opening of  22,000 square foot research facility April 5 April 02, 2007 Main campus facility will join university Center For Marine Science and Technology in New Bedford and Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center in Fall River to form powerful research and development engine [more]
2007 MFA Thesis Exhibition March 29, 2007 Features work representative of the visual theses of 22 Master of Fine Arts degree candidates [more]
Claudia Hommel will perform on stage at UMass Dartmouth April 18 March 28, 2007 Program sponsored by the Boivin Center of French Language and Culture and the University Library Associates [more]
Government of the Azores awards $100,000 to Ferreira Mendes Portuguese-American Archives March 26, 2007 University officials accept grant and launch journal focusing on Azorean author during overseas visit with Azorean president [more]
Understanding Inner Space: The Realm of the Deep Ocean March 20, 2007 Lecture series to be presented by UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Mass Marine Fisheries Institute [more]
Changing Lives Through Literature program receives $20,000 grant from Coolidge Family Fund of the Boston Foundation March 19, 2007 Funds will be used to increase the number of graduates from the unique probation program [more]
CVPA Professor's animation chosen for Boston Cyberarts Festival March 19, 2007 "Undulation" selected for inclusion in the upcoming festival's first ever Visual Music Marathon [more]
UMass Board of Trustees approves doctoral programs in Nursing and Portuguese Studies March 14, 2007 Programs aimed at reducing nursing shortage and understanding Portuguese-American contribution [more]
Three New Companies Open at Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center March 13, 2007 Firms specialize in marine science, renewable energy, bio-technology, and medical software [more]
UMass Dartmouth's Carney Library Associates will hold Heirloom Discovery Day March 25 March 13, 2007 Appraisers will be on hand to evaluate your favorite treasures [more]
SouthCoast Compeer needs volunteers March 12, 2007 Compeer provides supportive friendships for people in mental health care, helping them on their road to recovery [more]
Consulate Generals of Germany and Portugal to visit UMass Dartmouth March 13 March 08, 2007 50th anniversary of European Union subject of symposium [more]
Hockey Team Defeats Fitchburg State to Advance to ECAC NE Finals March 01, 2007 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's hockey team exploded for three goals during a span of just over three minutes in the second period and went on to a 7-3 victory over Fitchburg State in an Eastern College Athletic Conference Northeast semi-final playoff game at the Stephen Hetland Memorial Arena Wednesday evening. [more]
UMass Dartmouth faces old rival in playoffs Wednesday evening February 26, 2007 Wednesday evening at 7:30pm - Eastern College Athletic Conference Northeast semi-finals. UMass Dartmouth hockey vs. Fitchburg State.   [more]
Hockey Team Begins ECAC Northeast Playoffs at Home Saturday February 21, 2007 With another regular season first place finish behind them, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's hockey team will try to successfully defend their Eastern College Athletic Conference Northeast championship when the conference playoffs begin this Saturday. [more]
Swami Yogatmanada installed as UMass Dartmouth Hindu chaplain February 19, 2007 Swami Yogatmananda, minister of the Providence Vedanta Society, has been appointed Hindu Chaplain [more]
UMass Dartmouth Chancellor cites progress of university, calls on campus to act with urgency on issues facing the community February 16, 2007 Speech reflects on the university's growth in student population and research [more]
UMass Dartmouth receives $150,000 gift to establish the Edmund Dinis Portuguese-American Political, Legal and Public Service Collection February 15, 2007 Gift to establish new collection at the Ferreira Mendes Portuguese-American Archives. [more]
UMass Dartmouth's Center For Jewish Culture will present Lover of Unreason, Feb 27 February 14, 2007 Authors Koren and Negev to speak on recent book about Sylvia Plath [more]
UMass Dartmouth  lab receives $300,000 from New England Transportation Consortium to address deteriorating roads February 13, 2007 Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center-based materials facility focused on multi-billion dollar national problem. [more]
UMass Dartmouth dean named to national business school board February 08, 2007 Honor for Dr. Eileen Peacock reflects quality of Charlton College of Business [more]
UMass Dartmouth examining feasibility of on-campus 55-plus housing February 06, 2007 UMass Dartmouth is working with Campus Continuum, a firm that is developing a network of university-affiliated 55+ active adult communities, to determine whether such a facility would be appropriate and feasible for the campus. [more]
English professor, retired school teacher honored at MLK breakfast February 05, 2007 Philadelphia educator speaks of role models [more]
Exhibition RE: figure GODS + MONSTERS at the University Art Gallery through March 24 January 30, 2007 Figurative paintings and sculptures address issues of contemporary life [more]
Survey of Inc. 500: Fastest growing companies adopt blogging, podcasting and other social media as business tools January 24, 2007 Two out of three companies consider social media to play significant strategic role [more]
Faculty drawing exhibition, January 28 to February 14 January 17, 2007 Presents the art of CVPA's own talented faculty members [more]
UMass Dartmouth observatory to re-open January 17, 2007 Will be the basis for new cooperative outreach program with the Astronomical Society of Southern New England [more]
"Changing Lives Through Literature" professor, retired New Bedford elementary school teacher to be honored at UMass Dartmouth MLK breakfast February 2 January 12, 2007 Nationally recognized Philadelphia educator to be keynote speaker [more]
UMass Dartmouth professor re-thinks complex networks January 04, 2007 Findings suggest change needed in approach to terrorist organizations, health pandemics and other complex networks [more]
UMass Dartmouth to host major bioengineering/biotechnology conference February 9 January 03, 2007 Conference will feature leading experts from academe and industry [more]

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