Fall 2013 Lunchtime Lecture Series

By Christopher Wilkinson

Lunchtime Lecture Series
UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
50 Warren St., downtown Lowell
11:45 a.m.
RSVP to artsandideas@uml.edu
Or call 978-934-2957

The Lunchtime Lectures are co-sponsored by the Moses Greeley Parker Lectures and UMass Lowell Center for Arts and Ideas, with support from Prof. Bill Mass of the UMass Lowell Center for Industrial Competitiveness, the UMass Lowell College of Health Sciences, Lowell General Hospital and Middlesex Community College. Free and open to the public, the program begins at 11:45 a.m. with a light buffet lunch. Reservations are required (seating is limited to 100 people). To reserve a seat, contact artsandideas@uml.edu.

Health Care Reform
Sept. 30
Stuart Altman, the Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy in Brandeis’ Heller School for Social Policy and Management, has been appointed by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to chair the agency charged with monitoring the reform of Massachusetts health-care delivery and payment systems in order to reduce costs and improve quality. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. This program is co-sponsored by Lowell General Hospital.

A Conversation with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
Oct. 21
Thomas Menino is the longest-serving mayor in Boston’s history. A Boston native, Menino served on the city council for several years before becoming mayor. On March 28, 2013 Mayor Menino announced that he is not running for re-election. According to Menino’s official biography some of his main priorities are: providing every child with a quality education, creating affordable housing, lowering the crime rate, revitalizing Boston's neighborhoods, and promoting a healthy lifestyle for all city residents. Menino was president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors from 2002 to 2003.

The End of Big: New Media and Society
Oct. 29
Nicco Mele, entrepreneur and consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, is one of America's leading forecasters of business, politics and culture in our fast-moving digital age. Nicco's first book, “The End of Big: How The Internet Makes David The New Goliath,” was published by St. Martin's Press in 2013. In it, Mele explores the consequences of living in a socially connected society. Since his early days as one of Esquire Magazine's "Best and Brightest" in America, he has been a sought-after innovator, media commentator and speaker.