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News from UMass Lowell for week of Sept. 4, 2012


Sept. 4, 2012: This is a notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Office of Public Affairs, 978-934-3224. UMass Lowell resumes classes this week and welcomes new and returning students to campus with a variety of events. 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 Please note that contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.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: A UMass Lowell student working at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., is available for interviews to share her participation in the political process. As the nation marks the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, a UMass Lowell expert can discuss where the country stands in the ongoing war against terrorism. With the political platforms of President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney coming into focus in the 2012 presidential race, UMass Lowell economics experts can talk about the country’s economic outlook, including gas prices, jobless rates and the housing market.