The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2012

"The University of the Azores and the Atlantic"

Lecture by Prof. Jorge Medeiros, President of the University of the Azores

February 23, at 2:00 p.m. in LARTS, Room 397D, parking lot 1

Event free and open to the public

Prof. Jorge Medeiros
Prof. Jorge Medeiros, President of the
University of the Azores

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture announces a lecture, “The University of the Azores and the Atlantic,” by Prof. Jorge Medeiros, President of the University of the Azores. The event—free and open to the public—will take place on Thursday, February 23, at 2:00 p.m. in LARTS, Room 397D, parking lot 1. Prof. Medeiros will also meet with UMD senior administrators, faculty and students before and after his lecture, in order to discuss exchange opportunities between the two universities.

The archipelago of the Azores, comprised of nine islands, is located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It is in this “natural laboratory” that researchers at the University of the Azores—established scholars and graduate students—contribute to cutting-edge science. Prof. Medeiros’s lecture will give an overview of the latest research at the University of the Azores.

Prof. Jorge Medeiros is President and Professor of Natural Products Chemistry at the University of the Azores. He received a Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from Mississippi State University and undertook a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Washington State University. He has published extensively on the environmental condition of lakes, geothermal energy, and marine organisms, all in an Azorean context.

Prof. Medeiros will also speak (in Portuguese) at the Casa dos Açores da Nova Inglaterra at 232 South Main Street, Fall River, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m.

For further information, please contact Melissa Costa at 508-999-8255 or e-mail melissa.costa@umassd.edu.

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