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Press Releases of 2012


Following is the list of all the press releases for the year 2012, sorted in descending order of date.

Title Date Summary
Nationally-renowned photographer shows work at Star Store December 07, 2012 "Frank Gohlke: Miles and Miles of Things I've Never Seen" opens tonight [more]
Academic building heat and hot water shutdown Saturday for system repairs December 07, 2012 Repairs expected to be completed by 4 p.m. [more]
UMass Dartmouth marks milestone at the MAB December 06, 2012 "Topping off ceremony" ends first stage of biomanufacturing center construction [more]
Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation makes major gift to UMass Dartmouth December 05, 2012 $250,000 donation will go to new classrooms at Charlton College of Business [more]
UMass Dartmouth professor receives $600k to help blind children half a world away December 03, 2012 Macrine's most recent book, Critical Pedagogy in Uncertain Times: Hope and Possibilities, also honored with the McLaren Foundation's Citation of Merit [more]
UMass Dartmouth professor gets $400k to see cells in an "iron glow" November 30, 2012 Novel molecular imaging probes to aid pioneering research into health impacts of iron [more]
Dec. 4: "World's top public intellectual," Noam Chomsky, comes to UMass Dartmouth November 27, 2012 Special lecture to cover "the State, Democracy and Public Education" [more]
UMass Dartmouth student wins Fulbright to teach in Brazil November 21, 2012 New Bedford resident first student at University to win prestigious Fulbright in five years [more]
Lecture Explores How the Design of Cold Storage Influenced the Economy and Politics of Food November 20, 2012 The second presentation in the Creative Economy Lecture Series will feature scholars Susanne Freiberg and Michael Osman [more]
2012 Digital Media Festival to be held Friday November 14, 2012 20th Annual Digital Media Festival features distinguished alum Christopher Mascio '96 [more]
Irish statesman, former prisoner Martin Ferris to speak Tuesday at UMass Dartmouth November 09, 2012 Irish member of parliament to talk about the future of Irish reunification [more]
UMass Dartmouth Library Associates present Author Debby Applegate December 3 November 01, 2012 Pulitzer-Prize winning writer Debby Applegate will speak on Henry Ward Beecher on December 3 from 7 -- 9 p.m. Admission is free and sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library Associates. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Boivin Center guest speaker is Joan Nathan November 19 October 31, 2012 UMass Dartmouth Boivin Center guest speaker is Joan Nathan November 19 at 7:45 at UMass Dartmouth 285 Old Westport Rd., Dining Commons, second floor. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Observatory will be open for sky viewing November 3 October 31, 2012 The public is invited to a free open house and night-sky viewing session at UMass Dartmouth Observatory on Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. Viewing will take place through the Observatory's 16-inch telescope and other telescopes operated by ASSNE members. [more]
NASA backs SMAST-led effort to discover coastal waters' effect on CO2 October 30, 2012 NASA backs SMAST-led effort to discover coastal waters' effect on CO2 [more]
Campus to re-open Wednesday October 30, 2012 All classes at all sites will be held as scheduled on Wednesday. Unless noted below, all facilities and offices will be open and all services, including transportation and dining, will be operating on normal schedules. [more]
HURRICANE SANDY UPDATE - Campus closed Tuesday, October 30 October 29, 2012 Please return to umassd.edu and check university email throughout the day for updates. [more]
Hurricane Sandy Update - Campus closed Monday, October 29 October 28, 2012 Please return to this page for news and updates related to Hurricane Sandy. [more]
UMass Dartmouth's Robert Waxler brings secret of rehabilitation to Boston Book Festival October 27, 2012 Founder of Changing Lives Through Literature moderates discussion: literacy and reading proven to reduce recidivism in prison populations [more]
Donald Howard, beloved Dean of Students, passes away at 82 October 22, 2012 Longtime student affairs leader touched thousands of lives at SMU, UMass Dartmouth [more]
Honors roll in for UMass Dartmouth fisheries scientist   October 16, 2012 SMAST professor receives simultaneous local, national, and international recognition [more]
Former UMass Dartmouth professor, "Alternative Nobel" winner, speaks at University October 12, 2012 Sharp, "world's foremost expert on nonviolent revolution" cited as influence behind the Arab Spring, popular uprisings in Serbia, Ukraine, Burma and Iran [more]
Tonight in Fall River at the ATMC: Bielat, Kennedy debate the "American Dream" October 10, 2012 Fourth Congressional District Issues Debate to focus on jobs, the economy, and the future of the middle class [more]
UMass Dartmouth students get head start on their careers October 05, 2012 Business Career Fair brings together 30+ employers, hundreds of students for networking [more]
NEH grant of $171,011 awarded to UMD Professor Gerard M. Koot September 26, 2012 The National Endowment for the Humanities, a United States government agency, has awarded a grant of $171,011 to Dr. Gerard M. Koot, Emeritus Chancellor Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, to direct a Summer Seminar for School Teachers on 'The Dutch Republic and Britain: The Making of Modern Society and a World Economy.' [more]
UMass Dartmouth announces Fall Music Series September 21, 2012 Free on-campus concerts at UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual and Performing Arts this fall include performances in memory of late colleague Rick Britto [more]
Celebrated Authors to Appear at UMass Dartmouth on October 3 and December 3   September 14, 2012 The University of Massachusetts Claire T. Carney Library Associates are proud to announce the following programs for the fall semester. The prolific, highly popular writer, Jon Land, will talk on his literary work on October 3, and the distinguished, Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, Debby Applegate, will speak on Henry Ward Beecher: The Most Famous Man in America on December 3. Chancellor Professor Emeritus Mel B. Yoken, program chair of the Library Associates, will  host the two programs which are free and open to the public. [more]
UMass Dartmouth ranked #1 public regional university in New England by U.S. News & World Report September 12, 2012 College of Engineering undergraduate program listed among best in the nation [more]
Value for students, value for community: Washington Monthly ranks UMass Dartmouth 25th in nation   August 30, 2012 University earns sky-high marks on "goals of increasing social mobility, producing research, and inspiring public service" [more]
Keating and Sutter to debate on campus, Thursday, August 30 August 29, 2012 9th Congressional District Democratic candidates debate at Main Auditorium [more]
MREC partners with NREL on marine renewable energy August 27, 2012 Marine Renewable Energy Center partners with feds on energy of the future [more]
Claire T. Carney Library Update and FAQs August 21, 2012 Update and FAQs for August 21 [more]
Update on the Claire T. Carney Library August 20, 2012 Update on August 20 [more]
Update on the Claire T. Carney Library August 19, 2012 Update on August 19 [more]
Update on the Claire T. Carney Library August 17, 2012 Update on August 17 [more]
Update on the Claire T. Carney Library August 16, 2012 Update on August 16, 2012 [more]
What would you ask the candidates? August 15, 2012 Area residents invited to Community Forum at UMass Law on August 21 in advance of Keating-Sutter debate [more]
UMass Dartmouth staffer's $100,000 grant to help kids break down gender stereotypes August 07, 2012 Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality's Juli Parker wins grant for innovative statewide outreach [more]
UMass Dartmouth professor gets $1 million for some 'light' research August 02, 2012 Prof. Yifei Li of Walpole earns Air Force grant for photonics study [more]
UMass Dartmouth wins grant to expand work protecting coastal towns from stormtides July 31, 2012 Federal NERACOOS grant funds continuing research at UMass Dartmouth, six other partner institutions [more]
New England Marine Renewable Energy Center conducts second round of testing of technology July 13, 2012 UMass Dartmouth-based public-private partnership building strength with focus on job creation. [more]
UMass Dartmouth awarded $100,000 for creative economy initiatives July 05, 2012 UMass President's Creative Economy Initiatives Fund awards three grants to UMass Dartmouth faculty [more]
Bristol County Savings Bank Freedom Festival at UMass Dartmouth July 3 June 21, 2012 Featuring Santa Mamba, Entrain, members of UMass Dartmouth a cappella group Mental Note and fireworks [more]
UMass Law announces three-year freeze in tuition and law school fees June 21, 2012 Need- and merit-based aid also planned to make law school opportunity more accessible; application deadline extended to July 30 [more]
UMass Law earns American Bar Association national accreditation June 12, 2012 The American Bar Association notified the University of Massachusetts School of Law -- Dartmouth (UMass Law) today that it has been granted provisional national accreditation. [more]
New UMass Law dean appointed June 07, 2012 CUNY School of Law associate dean brings dedication to quality, diversity and justice to Massachusetts' public law school [more]
Chancellor MacCormack's Undergraduate Commencement Remarks May 27, 2012 Chancellor MacCormack delivered remarks to her last Commencement after 13 years as the University's leader. [more]
Author, human rights activist Roxana Saberi addresses Class of 2012 May 27, 2012 "We all have our own prisons.  We're all tested in our own ways throughout our lives.  We can try to turn these challenges into opportunities." [more]
UMass Dartmouth holds 112th Commencement undergraduate ceremonies May 27, 2012 1573 undergraduate students accepted their degrees before a crowd of 10,500 family and friends. [more]
UMass Dartmouth holds 112th Commencement graduate ceremonies May 26, 2012 466 graduate students -- including 45 from the Law School, the first Ph.D in Nursing, and the most Ph.Ds in the University's history -- accepted their degrees as part of the 112th Commencement ceremonies [more]
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution President Susan Avery addresses graduate commencement, delivered the Graduate Commencement Address May 26, 2012 "The system of systems that sustains our planet is at risk.  Build a system of systems of human beings, to collaborate and foster creativity.  Our planet needs you.  And you need it." [more]
Chancellor MacCormack's Graduate Commencement Remarks May 26, 2012 Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack delivered remarks at today's graduate Commencement, the last in her 13 years as the University's leader [more]
Graduate Commencement Student Speaker Remarks May 26, 2012 Kristina Monteiro, '10, '12 represented her fellow graduate-degree recipients at the 112th Commencement [more]
Governor joins UMass officials, regional leaders to break ground on first-in-nation biomanufacturing center May 16, 2012 First-in-nation Massachusetts Accelerator for Biomanufacturing at UMass Dartmouth will provide companies with unique testing, research, production and workforce resources; expands Mass. life sciences supercluster; expands competitive edge [more]
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Associates to hold their 37th Annual Meeting and Election of Officers May 22 May 11, 2012 Vice President of Library Associates will speak on Memorial trip on the Azamara, May 22 at 7 p.m., at UMass Dartmouth Woodland Commons. [more]
UMass Dartmouth announces 2012 commencement speakers and honorees May 09, 2012 Roxana Saberi, journalist and human rights activist, to deliver undergraduate commencement address; Susan Avery, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution president, to deliver graduate address; Rep. Barney Frank and Elizabeth O'Neill LaStaiti to receive Chancellor's Distinguished Service Medal; Honorary doctorates to be conferred on Susan Avery, Hubie Jones and Gil Santos; UMass President Robert Caret to attend; Last commencement for Chancellor MacCormack [more]
UMass Dartmouth unveils wind turbine, focuses on sustainability May 01, 2012 Major milestone in campus-wide effort to reduce energy cost, shrink carbon footprint, and engage students in sustainable practices [more]
Civic Engagement Center renamed for Robert and Jeanne Leduc April 28, 2012 Last year, UMass Dartmouth service primed area economy by $4.8 million [more]
UMass Dartmouth Observatory Open House is April 28 April 26, 2012 The UMass Dartmouth Observatory and the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) are pleased to invite the general public to a FREE open house and night-sky viewing session at the campus Observatory on Saturday, April  28, 2012 starting at 8:30 PM. Viewing will take place through the Observatory's 16-inch telescope and other telescopes operated by ASSNE members. [more]
UMass Dartmouth awarded $535,000 grant to develop ocean energy technology April 24, 2012 Marine Renewable Energy Center also designated by state to manage proposed 27-square-mile test site. [more]
Dr. Divina Grossman elected Chancellor of UMass Dartmouth April 19, 2012 New leader to build on Chancellor MacCormack's "era of accomplishment" [more]
ABA Speaker Series at UMass Dartmouth on April 24 April 12, 2012 UMass Dartmouth, in partnership with The Evergreen Center and Beacon ABA Services will hold the third annual Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Speaker Series featuring keynote speaker and noted professor, Dr. James Mulick on April 24th from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Woodland Commons, UMass Dartmouth. [more]
UMass Law students 5,500-plus hours of legal service for community April 12, 2012 UMass Law students gain professional experience and advance their careers while serving the community. [more]
Career Expo April 11 April 03, 2012 Biggest event for student job seekers since "great recession" began. [more]
Get your poetry and prose published April 03, 2012 Temper, the literary journal of UMass Dartmouth students, is accepting submissions through April 13. This year, the journal makes history by going online. [more]
Free performance of Contemporary Cape Verdean Dance at UMass Dartmouth on April 19 March 30, 2012 Kaminhu Longe, The Long Journey, a performance of contemporary Cape Verdean Dance is Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Bailey Theatre/Main Auditorium. Admission is free. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Observatory Open house on March 31 March 28, 2012 The UMass Dartmouth Observatory and the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) are pleased to invite the general public to a free open house and night-sky viewing session at the campus Observatory on Saturday, March 31, 2012 starting at 8:00 PM. Viewing will take place through the Observatory's 16-inch telescope and other telescopes operated by ASSNE members. [more]
Chancellor candidates to visit campus March 28, 2012 Students, faculty, staff and community invited to forums scheduled for March 30 through April 6. [more]
Chancellor finalists chosen March 26, 2012 Six candidates will visit campus in coming weeks [more]
Wed., March 28 at UMD: Prof. uses humor to explore Italian American culture, stereotypes in Sopranos, Jersey Shore and more March 21, 2012 Prof. Fred Gardaphe to deliver free Esposito lecture, "Looking for the Laugh: Humor and the Future of Being Italian American"On March 28 [more]
SMAST Dean Steven Lohrenz takes on national ocean science leadership post March 19, 2012 Lohrenz elected by peers to Consortium for Ocean Leadership's Board of Trustees [more]
UMass Dartmouth receives President's Higher Education Community Service honor March 15, 2012 US: UMass Dartmouth in the top 1% of colleges nationwide for service; UMass Dartmouth only top honoree in Mass., among two in New England; Students, staff and faculty performed 175,000+ hours of service last year [more]
UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing makes top 100: US News & World Report March 14, 2012 Southeastern Massachusetts' only four-year nursing school in top 12% of nursing colleges nationwide [more]
UMass Dartmouth Partners with NSTAR to Slash Campus Energy Use March 12, 2012 Multiple Projects Will Save Nearly $1 Million in Energy Costs Annually [more]
UMass Dartmouth marks International Women's Day; Outstanding Women Awards honor four March 08, 2012 12th annual awards ceremony features keynote remarks by Egyptian woman, witness to last year's revolution; Posthumous honoree's award accepted by brothers; Chancellor given surprise award [more]
Three UMass Dartmouth professors win top awards, $1 million for pathbreaking research March 07, 2012 Three UMass Dartmouth professors have earned highly prestigious CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation for work that has the potential to revolutionize their area of research while teaching students who will carry that research forward. [more]
UMass Law dean search committee named March 07, 2012 The official search for a new permanent Dean of the UMass School of Law at UMass Dartmouth has begun with the naming of the search committee. [more]
UMass Dartmouth leads statewide effort to train top teachers as Lead Mentors March 05, 2012 Project SUCCESS program to collaborate with 21 Mass. school districts to train mentors, retain new teachers in "high-need" areas [more]
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ellen Goodman coming to UMass Dartmouth March 01, 2012 Ellen Goodman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, author, speaker, and commentator, will be the keynote speaker for the 5th Annual Fundraiser benefiting UMass Dartmouth's Women's and Gender Studies Program and Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality on April 12. [more]
UMass Dartmouth Women's History Month is March February 29, 2012 The Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality at UMass Dartmouth presents Women's History Month 2012: Women Enacting Change. The month is filled with a variety of events in celebration of women's history. A special feature this month is the new space grand opening for the Center. [more]
BioHonors program offers unique opportunities for students February 22, 2012 BioHonors program offers unique opportunities for students [more]
UMass Dartmouth announces scholarships to study in Lisbon, European "City of the Year" February 21, 2012 $30,000 gift from Elisia and Mark Saab will help up to 30 students to study at UMass in Lisbon [more]
$150,000 donation to UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing to support cutting-edge training program February 17, 2012 Region's only virtual hospital and lifelike mannequins deliver "as real as it gets" training [more]
UMass Dartmouth partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing on campus February 01, 2012 First-on-SouthCoast program to add convenient, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly alternative to owning a car [more]
Umass Dartmouth Announces Black History Month Events January 27, 2012 Month-long schedule of events honors African-Americans, focus on unique contributions of black women and black history on SouthCoast [more]
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Police Department Awarded "Certification" Status January 26, 2012 On January 26, 2012, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Police Department was 53rd in the state to receive state Certification from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and is one of only four universities in the state to be certified by the Commission. [more]
National Panel Issues Final Peer Review of Massachusetts Estuaries Project Science January 12, 2012 Report by national experts endorses model used by UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology team [more]
UMass Dartmouth swears in three new police officers January 12, 2012 Dartmouth native and two New Bedford natives join University's Department of Public Safety [more]
UMass Music Department to host vocal Pedagogy Conference January 20-22 January 05, 2012 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Music Department will host the 5th annual Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Conference, January 20-22, at the Star Store campus 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA. The weekend features New York voice specialist Jeannette LoVetri and her method Somatic Voicework(TM), a singing technique utilized by many famous performers of commercial music styles.   [more]

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