Marine renewable energy initiative launched

October 29, 2010

marinerenewableThe SouthCoast congressional delegation has joined, state officials in support of UMass Dartmouth’s plans to develop a 300 square mile marine renewable energy technology test bed in ocean waters just south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. More


Get ready for Alumni & Family Weekend

September 14, 2010

alumfamilyRegister today for the Sept. 24-26 Alumni & Family Weekend, which will feature art shows, classes, breakfast with the deans and provost, a tour of UMass Law and, of course the UMD v. Plymouth State football game.


Corsair makes list of 20 coolest football helmets

September 2, 2010

helmetmassdartmouthThe season has not yet begun, but the Corsair football team has already received national recognition. The Corsair helmet has been featured as one of the top 20 Division III helmets in the nation by Ed Wozniak on the Balladeer’s Blog. The feature is entitled “The 20 Coolest Football Helmets in NCAA Division 3.”  UMass Dartmouth is ranked 15th on the list.  More


Center for Indic Studies to present Sept. 11 concert in memorium

September 2, 2010

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The Center for Indic Studies will present “Soulful Strings,” on September 11 at the UMass Dartmouth Main Auditorium. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the concert beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for UMass Dartmouth students and $1o-$15 for others. The concert will feature internationally acclaimed artists Anupama Bhagwat (sitar) andPandit Samar Saha (tabla). More


Family and Alumni Weekend Sept. 26

August 21, 2010

Arnie9Mark September 26 on your calenders right now for Alumni & Family Weekend 2010. Events are designed to bring together the entire UMass Dartmouth Community—current students and their families, alumni, faculty, and staff. This is an opportunity for parents to visit with their sons and daughter, meet their new friends, and get to know better what UMass Dartmouth life is like. For alumni, it’s a chance to renew old acquaintances, visit with faculty members who influenced them, and reflect with nostalgia on the “good ole days.”


Outdoor track teams honored for coaching and sportsmanship

August 21, 2010

Corsair Primary logoCoach Steve Gardiner and his outdoor track and field team have received post-season Little East Conference honors. Gardiner has been named Little East Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Conference Coach of the Year, while the Corsair men’s team received the LEC Sportsmanship Award. More

Check out the Corsairs Fall schedule


Boivin Center celebrates 25th anniversary

August 2, 2010

slavittThe UMass Dartmouth Boivin Center for French Language and Culture, celebrating its 25th Anniversary, will feature award-winning poet, translator, novelist, critic and journalist David R. Slavitt on September 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Browsing Area of the Claire T. Carney Library. More


New health care degree completion program launched

July 26, 2010

medlabHealth care professionals, with either an associate degree or certificate in an allied health field, may now complete a baccalaureate degree in Medical Laboratory Science – acquiring knowledge, skills, and abilities in the areas of business methods, health care policy and people management. More


SMAST scientists guide scallop boats away from at-risk flounder

July 26, 2010

boatsUMass Dartmouth scientists successfully implemented a strategy to protect the dwindling yellowtail flounder population without burdening the scallopers.

Scallops, one of the best-managed fisheries in the U.S., produce about $400 million per year at dock-side prices along the East Coast, including $200 million in New Bedford. Several times over the past five years, however, scallopers from New Bedford and other ports were forced to prematurely halt their pursuit of scallops because they exceeded their allocation of yellowtail flounder, a species that is over-fished. This created an economic hardship for hundreds of families. More


UMD works to reduce textbook costs

July 26, 2010

booksUMass Dartmouth faculty and the Campus Store have been working together to reduce the costs of textbook and other class materials. The Campus Store has successfully implemented a new system designed to make the costs of materials transparent to faculty and students so they can make better choices and lessen the cost to students. A book rental program, e-textbooks, and un-bundling of course materials are all strategies implemented by the Campus Store in collaboration with faculty.  Meanwhile, Charlton College of Business Professor D. Steven White was featured this week in a national press conference focusing on the impact of a new federal law designed to lower costs. Our campus store implemented the law three months prior to the July 1 deadline.