Irish Eyes Smile on UML

11/06/2010
By From the Lowell Sun

 Top-ranking officials from Ireland's Donegal County visited UMass Lowell yesterday to talk about potential partnerships for education and research designed to expand learning and job opportunities in both places.

The delegation was welcomed at a reception at UMass Lowell's Allen House by Chancellor Marty Meehan, representatives of the Center for Irish Partnerships and other faculty and staff.

"We live in a global society and UMass Lowell must be part of that. International partnerships will help us contribute to and compete in the global knowledge economy," said Meehan, who noted that with the large number of local residents with Irish ancestors, forming the Center for Irish Partnerships was a natural. Since it was founded in 2009, the center has forged agreements with Queen's University in Belfast and Dublin City University, and hosted the U.S.-Ireland Emerging Technologies Conference.

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