Portuguese American Journal

UMD: The University of the Azores and the Atlantic – Conference

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD) announces a lecture by Prof. Jorge Medeiros, President of the University of the Azores, one the topic: “The University of the Azores and the Atlantic.”

The event will take place on Thursday, February 23, at 2:00 p.m. in LARTS, Room 397D, parking lot 1. The event is free and open to the public.

The archipelago of the Azores, comprised of nine islands, is an autonomous region of Portugal located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,000 miles from Lisbon and 2,400 miles from the east coast of north America.

The region is a “natural laboratory” where researchers, scholars and students at the University of the Azores, have contributed to cutting-edge science.

Prof. Medeiros’s lecture will give an overview of the latest research at the University of the Azores.

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.

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.

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