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New Student Convocation

Convocation is the formal welcome for all students entering the UMass Lowell academic community. It serves as the ceremonial start for new students, just as Commencement serves as the ceremonial finish for seniors. The event will be held on Monday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. at the Tsongas Center.

2015 Keynote Speaker: Clancy Martin

clancy-martin-300Clancy Martin, a professor of Philosophy in University of Missouri-Kansas City's College of Arts and Sciences and professor of Business Ethics at the Bloch School of Management, will be our keynote speaker for the 2015 Convocation. 

A 2011-2012 Guggenheim Fellow, Clancy has authored, coauthored and edited a variety of books on philosophy, including "Love, Lies and Marriage," "Honest Work" with Robert Solomon and Joanne Ciulla, and "The Philosophy of Deception." 

His work has appeared in Harper's Magazine (where he is a contributing editor), The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Review of Books, GQ, Esquire, Ethics, McSweeney's, NOON, New Letters, The Times Literary Supplement, VICE, The Australian Financial Times, The Dublin Times, and many other publications. 

His work has been translated into more than 20 languages, including Portuguese, Korean, and Mandarin. In 2009 Kansas City's The Pitch named Clancy their "Best Author of the Year."