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Featured Events

2:30 PM

Grand Opening of University Crossing

Located at 220 Pawtucket St., University Crossing serves as a hub of student activity and connect the university's three campuses and the downtown business and cultural district. Join us for its grand opening featuring student entertainment, snacks, giveaway and an opportunity to see the brand-new 200,000-square-foot facility.
12:00 PM

Elizabeth Warren Book-Signing

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren: 'A Fighting Chance' Public Presentation Friday, September 19, at noon Elizabeth Warren, the senior senator for Massachusetts, is an outspoken advocate for student debt reform, banking regulation and consumer protection. Her book, 'A Fighting Chance,' is a New York Times bestseller. Signed copies will be available at the River Hawk Shop during the event.
5:30 PM

Irish in Massachusetts Conference

The Irish in Massachusetts: Historical Significance, Lasting Legacy will be held from Wednesday, Sept. 24 through Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell. Conference topics will range from the Famine and the Irish in the Civil War to Irish in Sport and Politics. This conference, presented in partnership by UMass Lowell and Queen's University Belfast, is an interdisciplinary look at the understudied nature of the Irish Diaspora in New England, with specific focus on the Irish and their contributions to Massachusetts.
6:30 PM

Guest Speaker Piper Kerman, Author of "Orange is the New Black"

Before it was a critically acclaimed Netflix original series, "Orange is the New Black" was the very personal memoir of Piper Kerman. Meet the real Piper - and hear what she has to say about the show, her time in prison and the corrections system in America. Her public presentation will be followed by a book signing.
4:00 PM

Climate Teach-In Panel

Climate Change Teach-In, "Taking the High Ground: Real Actions to Address Global Climate Change." Find out what leading experts on climate change, communication, and policy are saying about our choices today and our world tomorrow. Add your voice to the discussion on our campus, in our community, and beyond. Featured speakers are Dr. Bruce Anderson, Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University. Scientist researching global and regional climate variability and change; Dr. John Sterman, Professor, MIT's Sloan School of Management and Director of MIT's System Dynamics Group; and Joseph Curtatone, six-term Mayor of Somerville, MA. A champion of sustainability, Curtatone has introduced and supported initiatives including a net-zero emissions goal for the city by 2050. Registration is free and open to the public, but space is limited.