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Chancellor Congratulates Nobel Winner Gbowee

Gbowee was UMass Lowell’s 2011 Greeley Peace Scholar

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Chancellor Marty Meehan with Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee during her visit to campus in spring of 2011.


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LOWELL, Mass. – UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan issued the following statement on peace activist and UMass Lowell Greeley Scholar Leymah Gbowee being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize:

“On behalf of the entire UMass Lowell community, I want to congratulate Leymah Gbowee on being awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.  As UMass Lowell’s 2011 Greeley Peace Scholar, Gbowee contributed to our understanding of how deep and lasting conflicts can be resolved through peaceful means.  During her participation earlier this year in the University’s International Women Leaders Summit, Gbowee inspired us with her courage and her unflagging commitment to peace and equality. As Nobel Peace Laureate, she will continue to mobilize and unite people.”

Gbowee was featured speaker in her role as UMass Lowell Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies at "Days Without Violence" on April 4, 2011. See a story about her visit to campus.

Watch the International Women Leaders Summit on Security through Economic and Social Development
at UMass Lowell April 9-12, 2011.

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