April 2013

April 2013

As we welcome in spring, this week we celebrate the inauguration of Chancellor Divina Grossman as she formally becomes the leader of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  Through our Celebration of Transformation, we provide many opportunities for you take advantage of the best UMass Dartmouth has to offer and invite you to one of the many panels, lectures or events scheduled during the week.

Make plans to come to campus on Tuesday and Wednesday to see the newly renovated Claire T. Carney Library and to listen to our panels featuring UMass Dartmouth alumni:
  • Law School and Lawyering in Today’s Economy
  • Lessons Learned from Successful UMass Dartmouth Alumnae
  • Healthcare in America
  • Innovation in Business
Join President Robert Caret and UMass Board of Trustees Chairman Henry Thomas for the Official Installation of Chancellor Grossman on Thursday, April 4 at 2 p.m. (registration required).  A complete schedule of events can be found by visiting the inauguration website.   I hope to see you throughout the week.

As always, make sure you check out the alumni events calendar – we have a lot of great events coming up this spring that you won’t want to miss.

Proud to be UMD,

Lori Jacques
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations

UMass Dartmouth News

NSF Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Summer Institute Allows UMass Dartmouth Students to Explore Education Careers
The NSF Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program is announcing a Summer Institute that will give UMass Dartmouth undergraduate students the chance to learn more about becoming a teacher in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  The Summer Institute will run on campus from June 2-12, 2013. 

John Corigliano, internationally-renowned composer, to receive honorary degree in ceremony at Zeiterion
On April 13, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will give world-renowned composer John Corigliano an honorary doctorate in music as part of an evening of performance at the Zeiterion Theatre featuring the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (NBSO), capping several days of master classes, talks and practice sessions.

UMass Dartmouth ranked second among Mass. public universities
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is the second-highest-ranked public university in the Commonwealth, second only to UMass Amherst, according to a new ranking of 86 New England colleges and universities.

The transformed 
Claire T. Carney Library.

Events Calendar

4/6/2013 10:00 AM
Saturday of Service

4/9/2013 4:00 PM
Federal and State Career Panel

4/11/2013 5:00 PM
Alumni-Student Networking

4/17/2013 10:00 AM
Career Expo 2013

4/18/2013 5:00 PM
Third Thursday at the University Club

4/18/2013 5:30 PM
Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumni Reception

4/20/2013 3:00 PM
Women's Alumni Soccer Game

4/25/2013 5:00 PM
Alumni Gathering at the Coddington Brewery

Class of 1963 50th Reunion

6/27/2013 12:00 PM
Golden Grads Luncheon

Class of 1964 50th Reunion

Alumni Spotlight

Jennifer Granger '05

  “I think it is important for UMD graduates to stay connected,” she says, “It is good for them both personally and professionally.”

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