Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
"UMass Dartmouth takes great pride in the service that its students, faculty and staff provide to the community," Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack said. "I want to congratulate all of our students, faculty and staff who have tirelessly served in so many ways -- from inspiring children to read to protecting our fragile coastline to incubating new businesses and so much more." Read more.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
An approximately $25,000 UMass Strategic Initiative Grant has Scott Ahrens, associate professor of design, constructing a virtual pre-Columbian site that arose in the second century (A.D.) on the UMass Dartmouth island in Second Life.
"Our Teotihuacan project is the largest and most ambitious use of a MUVE (multi-user virtual environment) in the UMass system to date," Ahrens said, noting that UMass Boston is creating a virtual psychiatric clinic and other MUVES are becoming increasingly popular in the academic world such as Harvard's River City project and Vassar's Sistine Chapel. Read more
Monday, January 12, 2009
The event will also feature the presentation of the university’s Drum Major Awards to individuals and organizations who have answered Dr. King’s 1968 call for citizens to be “drum majors for justice.” This year’s honorees are:
Dr. Irving Fradkin, a Fall River native who founded Dollars For Scholars, which has blossomed into a nationwide scholarship program that has distributed more than $1.5 billion to more than 1.5 million students.
Carol Spencer, Director of the UMass Dartmouth College Now program, an alternative admissions initiative which has helped more than 1,000 students navigate the challenges of higher education and recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
“It is our honor as a university to recognize these individuals who have dedicated their lives to creating opportunities for people,’’ UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack said. “These are individuals who have put Dr. King’s words into action. They are indeed drum major for justice, examples for us all to follow.”
Friday, December 26, 2008
(This article was first published by the Standard-Times of
By PEGGY AULISIO
Standard Times correspondent
"Hand washing can prevent so many infections," said Julianne Duarte.
She and Erica Pine, both seniors at UMass, said they also promoted hand washing when they held a flu clinic a few weeks before that. They said it is especially important for people to wash their hands often and thoroughly during flu season. More.
By PHIL DEVITT
Now he's sharing the secret.
In a new online manual, UMass Dartmouth physics professor Gaurav Khanna explains step by step how to retool the popular video game system into a sophisticated computer capable of solving complex equations in seconds.
"I hear from people who say it's nice to see that something they spend time entertaining themselves with you can do real science with," Dr. Khanna said. More