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Featured Events

MAR
30
2:30 PM

Bombies: The Secret War in Laos


Bombies: The Secret War (documentary) recounts how, between 1964 and 1973, the United States conducted a secret air war, dropping over 2 million tons of bombs and making tiny Laos the most heavily bombed country in history. Millions of these cluster bombs did not explode when dropped, leaving the country massively contaminated with bombies as dangerous now as when they fell 30 years ago. Bombies examines the problem of unexploded cluster bombs through the personal experiences of a group of Laotians and foreigners and argues for their elimination as a weapon of war.

APR
02
3:00 PM

Artist's Talk: James Lentz "Zippers and Other Interventions"


The Art Department presents an exhibition of sculpture and installation by Rhode Island artist and ¿Doer of Stuff¿ James Lentz. The exhibition will be on view in the University Gallery in Mahoney Hall on South campus From April 1 - 24.. Lentz will give a talk about his work and influences, as well as the collaborative groups he is a part of, today.  A reception will follow in the University Gallery in Mahoney Hall from 4:15 ¿ 6 p.m. These events are free and open to the public.

APR
02
7:00 PM

Asian American Cultures Festival: From Tradition to Innovation


Join us at the Durgin Concert Hall for an evening of Cambodian & Cambodian American music, dance, and theatre, from traditional to contemporary Performances by UMass Lowell World Music Ensemble, Angkor Dance Troupe, and Flying Orb Productions, which will debut "The Kingdom of Kambuja," the story of a Cambodian refugee mother who uses the magic of fairytales to communicate difficult stories to her daughter. This event cosponsored by the Center for Asian American Studies, the Music Department, and the Center for Arts & Ideas.

APR
08
3:30 PM

Center for Women & Work Associate Book Launch


The UMass Lowell Center for Women & Work celebrates the recently published work of our associates. Their research encompasses topics as diverse as carework, sexting, anger and media freedom. Please join us for a reception honoring their research with complementary refreshments, mingling, and book signing. The featured authors are: Mignon Duffy, Associate Director of CWW, co-editor of "Caring on the Clock," which includes chapters written by CWW Director Meg A. Bond, and Associates Robin Toof, Michelle Haynes, and Laura Punnett; Judy Davidson, author of "Sexting: Gender and Teens;" Sue J. Kim, author of "On Anger: Race, Cognition, Narrative;" and Jenifer Whitten-Woodring, author of "Historical Guide to World Media Freedom." Thank you to our co-sponsors: the Departments of English,  Political Science, Sociology and Psychology; Graduate School of Education; Center for Asian American Studies; and College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

APR
16
5:00 PM

University Alumni Awards


The University Alumni Awards honor a prominent alumnus/alumna in each school or college, along with one recent graduate. The awards are presented to alumni who have provided distinguished service to the university, their profession and their community. Faculty and staff play a critical role as educators and mentors to students, preparing them for their future accomplishments as alumni. Please join us in celebrating their success.

APR
21
2:00 PM

Student Community Engagement & Research Symposium


The Vice Provost for Research hosts the 18th Annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium to providwe a venue for UMass Lowell undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in all disciplines to present their current research work in poster presentations to their peers, faculty, judges and guests.

APR
22
3:30 PM

Cam Clapp Presents I'mPOSSIBLE Prosthetics Talk


Surfing, skateboarding, hanging with friends. Cameron Clapp epitomized "California teen" until one night when, in an instant, his life changed. At 15, Cam was struck by a train. He lost both legs and his right arm. He will share his story of overcoming adversity and becoming a successful athlete and actor. The 90-minute opening session, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. is open to the campus community. From 5 to 7 p.m., DPT students and faculty will hear a presentation on Hanger Clinic prosthetics and enjoy a light dinner.

APR
23
5:30 PM

Chancellor's Celebration of the Arts Reception


Join us for the premiere event showcasing student achievement in the arts. With music and theater performances, special readings, book signings and visual art displays, this celebration pays homage to excellence in creativity and the people who support it. Reception at Allen House is followed by performances at Durgin Hall. For questions, contact Anita_Pastor@uml.edu, 978-934-4798.

APR
30
4:00 PM

Commemoration of Voting Rights Act at 50


Charles Cobb and Judy Richardson

Charles Cobb is a journalist, author, professor, and a senior analyst at allAfrica.com. Judy Richardson is a documentary filmmaker, civil rights activist, author and leading scholar with the SNCC Legacy project.

MAY
16
8:00 AM

University Commencement Day


The Morning Graduation Ceremony for students in the College of Fine Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Health Sciences and the Graduate School of Education will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. The Afternoon Graduation Ceremony for students in the College of Engineering, College of Sciences, the Manning School of Business and students in Intercampus Programs will be held at 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell.