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News from UMass Lowell for Week of Nov. 1


This a notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Office of Public Affairs, 978-934-3224. For more stories about UMass Lowell, visit and click on “News.”  Please note that contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.

Sources of the week: UMass Lowell experts are available for interviews to discuss the 2012 presidential race and the impact of the Occupy movement.

Professors Perform the Music of Cambodian-American Composer

Tribute to Nurses Recognizes Alumni

What:          Political experts with their fingers on the pulse of the race for the Oval Office will discuss the topics, trends and strategies of the candidates vying for their party’s nomination in the 2012 presidential primaries. Panelists will include Charlie Baker, Massachusetts politician and businessman; Joe Battenfeld, political writer and contributor to the Boston Herald, NECN and WRKO; Jennifer Myers, reporter, The Sun; Glen Johnson, politics editor for and political writer for the Boston Globe; and Prof. Frank Talty, director of the new UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion, which recently co-sponsored the debate between Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate and a related political poll. This event will be moderated by UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan, who served the Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2007. The program is part of UMass Lowell’s Lunchtime Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public. To RSVP, contact the Center for Arts & Ideas at 978-934-3107.

Centers for Learning Celebrates 25 Years of Assisting Students

Program Looks at Experiences, Opinions of ‘Occupy’ Movement

‘Astronaut’ Exhibit Touches Down at University Gallery 
Contacts for media:  Michele Gagnon, gallery coordinator, 978-934-3491, or Christine Gillette, Office of Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 

Veterans Events Honor Military Service of Students, Local Residents