Monthly Archives: November 2016

“What Just Happened? What Now?”: A conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank Nov. 18

Barney Frank visits UMass Dartmouth to view the Congressman Barney Frank Collection

What: What Just Happened? What Now?”: A conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank
Where: Claire T. Carney Library, Stoico/First Fed Grand Reading Room
When: Friday, November 18th at noon
Who: Open to all. Admission is free.

Former Congressman Barney Frank will be at the UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library on Friday, November 18 at noon, answering the post-election questions on the minds of voters, media, academics and political insiders all across the country – “What just happened? What now?”

Congressman Frank, who traveled the country throughout the presidential campaign, will surely offer an interesting and entertaining perspective on the recently completed presidential and congressional elections, especially related to major issues he engaged during his three decades in Congress: banking reform, health care, immigration, LGBT rights, defense spending, etc. The Claire T. Carney Library is the home of the Barney Frank Archives.

Congressman Frank is the author of several books on politics and policy, his latest being Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage. The Showtime documentary “Compared to What?: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank,” was released last year.

The forum will be moderated by UMass Dartmouth Journalism Lecturer Caitlin O’Neil, who prior to starting her teaching career was an award-winning writer and producer for WGBH Interactive in Boston, working on well-known PBS programs such as American Experience, Masterpiece Theatre, Mystery, Antiques Roadshow, and This Old House. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Runner’s World, Budget Travel, Publishers Weekly, Poets and Writers magazine, and other publications. Her fiction has appeared in Drunken Boat, Beloit Fiction Journal, Faultline, and Bridge, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited. Admission is free. Park in Lots 13-14.

Commonwealth Catalog – Now Available at UMassD!


We are pleased to announce that UMass Dartmouth faculty, staff and students can borrow material through the Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat)!

Through ComCat, you can request books, dvds, and music from hundreds of libraries statewide. Most public libraries participate as do a few universities such as UMass Dartmouth, UMass Amherst, and Bridgewater State University. The catalog is a  great place to search for popular books, dvds, and music. Make a request and it will be delivered right to UMass Dartmouth for quick pickup.

Questions? Email

Two Political Talks at the CTC Library

election-2016The election is only a week away! Tomorrow at 2pm, Congressmen Joe Kennedy and Bill Keating  will be at the CTC Library as part of Congressman Kennedy’s “Your Vote, Your Voice College Tour.” Then at 4 pm, UMass Dartmouth’s own Professor Shannon Jenkins will present Run, Baby, Run:
Why Women Don’t But Should Run for Political Office. 

Event Schedule

What: Your Vote, Your Voice College Tour
Who: Congressmen Joe Kennedy and Bill Keating
When: 2pm Wednesday, November 2nd
Where: Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

What: Run, Baby, Run: Why Women Don’t But Should Run for Political Office. This is A short talk followed a wine and cheese reception, and conversation.
Who: Professor Shannon Jenkins
When: 4pm Wednesday, November 2nd
Where: Claire T. Carney Library Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Grand Reading Room

Summary: Professor Jenkins’ ARNIE talk will explore both why it is important to have women in elected office and why so few women seek to do so. Ultimately, the research suggests that while there are many explanations for the under-representation of women in office, the most important is the fact that women are less likely to consider running for office. This talk will also explore ways that are effective in helping women overcome this reluctance, one of which is to ask women to run for office. Thus, this talk will serve a dual purpose: both informing the audience about important research AND motivating them to change current conditions.