IMAGINE, the third issue of Suffolk Arts+Sciences magazine, was published in 2010 and received eight national industry awards. In my third year as editor of the annual magazine, I introduced two new departments: On Stage and Science. [Read more…]
As one of the “Big Four” advancing economies in the world (the other three being Russia, India, and China), Brazil is capturing the attention of economists, politicians, scientists, and numerous other scholars worldwide—and at the University of Miami in particular. This article highlights five College of Arts and Sciences professors—researchers in the fields of anthropology, geography, political science, and modern languages—who are engaged in intellectual quests throughout the country on projects spanning political and cultural studies, indigenous peoples, and disease control.
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UMASSD Magazine, Spring 2016
co-authors Sherri Miles, Eileen Marum
In offices and labs across UMass Dartmouth, on board a research vessel in Buzzards Bay, and at field sites near and far, scientists, engineers, policy analysts, and alumni are responding to the impact of climate change on water systems—warming seas, changing fisheries, retreating shorelines, vulnerable salt marshes, and fresh water supplies.
The world’s oceans are warmer now than at any point in the last 50 years, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Scientists at UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) have been sampling local waters for nearly three decades and have found evidence of warmer waters in our own backyard.
We have been monitoring Buzzards Bay on a monthly basis since October of 1987,” said Jefferson Turner, Chancellor Professor jointly in the Biology Department and in Fisheries Oceanography at SMAST.
From the University’s research vessel, R/V Lucky Lady, researchers collect samples at eight stations throughout the bay to establish monthly and yearly patterns in salinity, water chemistry, phytoplankton plants, zooplankton communities, and temperature.
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UMASSD magazine, Summer 2015
Crossing the stage at Commencement this year were 20 graduate and undergraduate students making up the Inaugural Bioengineering Class of 2015. These passionate pioneers are now the emissaries of UMass Dartmouth’s innovative academic program.
Bioengineering is the new textiles
Although it’s a young major, Bioengineering traces its lineage back 100 years to UMassD’s textile roots. From textiles to materials science to bioengineering, the academic program has shifted and innovated from large-scale manufacturing training to research, development, and high-tech engineering.
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