The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture 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 - 2017

Renewal of UMassD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture

A Message from UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Chancellor Robert E.
UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E.
Johnson

I am pleased to announce that on June 20, 2017, University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan approved the renewal of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture for an additional five years. The Center will continue to be the nation's preeminent university-based organization devoted to promoting and sharing the culture of the Lusophone world.

Additionally, I would also like to announce the appointment of the new Advisory Council members. With the guidance of these distinguished members of the Advisory Council, UMass Dartmouth is positioning this Center for further growth, enhanced collaboration, and high-impact engagement. The new members include:

UMass Dartmouth is grateful to these outstanding individuals for their willingness to serve in this important endeavor. Additional members may be added in the future.

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, established originally in 1975, is a major component of UMass Dartmouth's commitment to the study and dissemination of knowledge about Portuguese culture. The Center's Tagus Press is recognized as a leader in bringing Portuguese literature, history, and culture to an English-speaking audience. The university is also home to the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, a comprehensive collection of materials related to the Portuguese-American experience as well as the Department of Portuguese, which oversees undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level academic programs.

Since its five-year review in 2016, the Center, under the leadership of its Director, Dr. Victor Mendes, has also completed the revision of its Bylaws.

l look forward to the continued excellence and contributions of the work of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.

Robert E. Johnson

Chancellor

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