Monthly Archives: April 2007

13th Annual UMass Dartmouth Sigma Xi Research Exhibition – April 24th and 25th, 2007 – 1st floor, Carney Library

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, UMass Dartmouth Chapter
13th Annual UMass Dartmouth Research Exhibition
April 24th and 25th, 2007
1st Floor – Carney Library

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chapter of Sigma Xi’s annual two-day research exhibit will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday April 24th and 25th. Graduate and undergraduate students and faculty will present posters in a manner similar to professional meeting poster sessions. Presenters will be at their posters from 2-4 pm on Tuesday and from 12 noon to 2 pm on Wednesday. For a list of exhibitors and abstracts describing their research see the UMass Dartmouth Chapter of Sigma Xi information pages.

Elizabeth Winiarz


Community Health and Sustainability Lecture – April 24th 2007 – 4-5:30pm – Library Browsing Area

Community Health and Sustainability Lecture
April 24th 2007 – 4-5:30pm
Carney Library Browsing Area

Professor John Warner, Director of the Center for Green Chemistry will speak about “Community Health and Sustainability”.

Sponsored by Sigma Xi, UMass Dartmouth Chapter, the Honor Society for Researchers

Elizabeth Winiarz


“Today We Are All Hokies” – Virginia Tech Memorial Service – Friday, April 20 – 11:30 a.m. – Library Browsing Area

Link to VT Memorial

“Today We Are All Hokies”
Virginia Tech Memorial Service
Friday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m.
Library Browsing Area

We invite all members of the UMD community to join us for a memorial service to pay respects to the students and faculty at Virginia Tech whose lives were tragically taken. The Memorial Service will take place in the Library Browsing Area on Friday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes. Chancellor MacCormack and members of the UMD community will offer words of solace.

In honor of a nation-wide “Today We Are All Hokies” tribute, maroon and orange ribbons will be available and a condolences banner will be located in the Campus Center for signing throughout the day and will be mailed to our Virginia Tech friends and colleagues.

Questions can be directed to Student Affairs.

Ann Valentino
Phone: 508.999.8640

John Landry: New Bedford’s newest poet laureate

City Names Official Poet Laureate
John P. Landry to Serve as City’s Poet Laureate

New Bedford, Massachusetts- New Bedford, Massachusetts- Mayor Scott W. Lang today named John P. Landry as the city’s official Poet Laureate. New Bedford-born Landry, who is well known in the region as a poet and teacher at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and Bristol Community College, has many years of writing experience and enthusiasm for poetry. The Poet Laureate’s official duties for the city will be to compose and read poetry at various venues and special events within New Bedford.

“John Landry is respected by his fellow writers in poetry circles both in New Bedford and around the country. I look forward to his poems inspiring and uplifting the youth in our city,” said Mayor Lang of the new poet laureate.

Landry’s works have been published in newspapers, magazines, chapbooks, anthologies and more. Recently he has contributed poems to the New College Review, and the 50th anniversary issue of Beatitude. He has read poetry in places like City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco and the United States Library of Congress at the invitation of U.S. Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks. His poetry often reflects the character and environment of daily life in the city of New Bedford. Influenced by Massachusetts poets Charles Olson, John Wieners, Robert Creeley and others, Landry’s knowledge of the history as well as his relationships with other recognized poets make him qualified for the poet laureate designation.

Jack Hirschman, Poet Laureate of the City of San Francisco, California and mentor to Landry praised New Bedford’s new official poet and called him “a tireless activist for the community where poetry and the people together construct the tomorrow.”

Landry, eager to begin working in his new capacity said, “I will continue to showcase local literary talent and will work to draw poets from around the country to the city of New Bedford. I hope to strengthen New Bedford’s participation in the wider poetry community. I look forward, via writing, readings, and education, to continue to offer our city a look at itself through the eyes of local literary talent.”

A poet laureate is an individual who composes poems, and has the ability to express poetic ideas in beautiful language. The laurel, in ancient Greece, was sacred to Apollo, and was used to form a crown or wreath of honor for poets and heroes. Landry follows Everett Hoagland who served as City of New Bedford Poet Laureate from 1994 through 1998.

Parisian Cabaret Concert: Claudia Hommel and Pianist Bob Moreen – Sponsored by Library Associates & Boivin Center

Parisian Cabaret Concert: Claudia Hommel and Pianist Bob Moreen

Sponsored by the The Boivin Center of French Language and Culture & UMD Carney Library Associates

Wednesday, 04/18/2007
8 PM
Fine Arts Building Auditorium, Group 6, rm. 153
** Admission FREE **

Paris-born and Chicago-based, Claudia Hommel specializes in French chanson, American standards, 19th to mid-20th century art songs and theatre music. Her clear and beautiful voice, ranging from lyrical to gutsy, adds to her considerable appeal.

For further information contact:
Mel Yoken

Government of the Azores awards $100,000 to Ferreira Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

University officials accept grant and launch journal focusing on Azorean author during overseas visit with Azorean president

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F.MacCormack and President Dr. Carlos Cesar of the Azores today announced a new partnership that will expand education and research initiatives focusing on Azorean Americans. The centerpiece of the agreement is a $100,000 grant from the Azorean govenrment to the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives at UMass Dartmouth.

~ see full press release ~