This is a review of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell. In case of severe weather, call the UMass Lowell weather hotline at 978-934-2121; if the university is closed, all on-campus events are canceled. To learn more, visit www.uml.edu/pressroom.
Sources of the week
UMass Lowell faculty experts are available to discuss:
- Veterans Day and how U.S. Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers – the first Massachusetts woman elected to Congress and a Lowellian – defended the GI Bill®;
- Snow potential this week and the weather outlook for the winter ahead.
Contact UMass Lowell Media Relations if you need an expert source on any topic.
UMass Lowell honors first-generation students
When and where: From Monday November 4 to Friday November 8. Various locations around campus. Contact UMass Lowell Media Relations for details.
What: UMass Lowell First Gen Week will bring together first-generation students with university faculty and staff who were also the first in their family to attend college through a series of events presented by UMass’ River Hawk Scholars Academy Lowell, nationally recognized. The campus celebration is being held in conjunction with the Center’s national event for first-generation college students on Friday, November 8. UMass Lowell events this week include sessions where students will interact with university faculty, get help applying for financial aid and more. The River Hawk Scholars Academy offers a range of resources to freshmen who are also first-generation, which totals more than 400 this year.
Impact of Central American migration explored in free program
When and where: Tuesday, November 5, 12:30 p.m. O’Leary Library Learning Commons, Room 222, South Campus, 61 Wilder St., Lowell
What: “The Passage of Migrants: Illegal Journeys from Central America” will be presented by international relations expert Noelle Brigden. Based on his award-winning book, the conference will examine how people fleeing parts of the region fought to survive and how their movement north is reshaping Mexico’s social landscape. Open to the campus and public, the event is the latest in a series of UMass Lowell lectures named in honor of F. Bradford Morse, a former U.S. Congressman and United Nations administrator who began his career at Lowell. Members of the public who would like more information should contact Jeanette_Anderson@uml.edu.
Travis Roy will share his inspiring story
When and where: Tuesday, November 5, 6 p.m. University Crossing, 220 Pawtucket St., Lowell
What: “The challenge: some we choose. Others Choose Us” will be presented by Travis Roy during a free event for the public and campus. Roy overcame a catastrophic hockey injury 24 years ago that left him paralyzed from the neck down to pursue his career as a motivational speaker, author and philanthropist. At the event, he will share how he fought through adversity and thrived. Roy’s book, “Eleven Seconds: A Story of Tragedy, Courage and Triumph,” will be available. Members of the public wishing to attend should email Jeffrey_Gerson@uml.edu.
An angel investor will speak on entrepreneurship
When and where: Thursday, November 7, 2 p.m. University Crossing, 220 Pawtucket St., Lowell
What: Angel investor Diane Hessan will share her insights into the region’s tech ecosystem during her presentation “The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Lessons from the Front Line.” Hessan is CEO of Salient Ventures, an investment and advisory firm, and president of C Space, a Boston-based market research firm. The free event for campus and the public is presented by the Jack M. Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship at UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business. Members of the public wishing to attend must register at https://tinyurl.com/DianeHessan.
When and where: Thursday, November 7, 5:30 p.m. University Crossing, 220 Pawtucket St., Lowell. The exhibition will be on view until Friday December 13.
What: The exhibit “Acropolis of America: The Greek Community of Lowell, 1874 to 2020” will highlight the culture and contributions of Greek Americans living in the city. UMass Lowell Distinguished University Professor Robert Forrant, an American history expert who organized the exhibit, will deliver a speech to open the event, which is free to the campus and community. The exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Charles Nikitopoulos, a UMass Lowell professor emeritus who helped found the Lowell Hellenic Culture and Heritage Society.
UMass Lowell researchers share pioneering work at event
When and where: Thursday, November 7, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Keynote Address 6 – 6:30 p.m. UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell
What: Cutting-edge work by UMass Lowell researchers across the institution will take center stage at the annual Faculty Symposium, an event for the university community. College of Education Professor James Nehring, an expert on what it takes to lead exceptional K-12 schools, and Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Gulden Camci-Unal, whose pioneering research aims to create new materials for repair heart and bone growth from eggshells. , will be the keynote speakers.
When and where: Saturday, November 9, 7 p.m. Durgin Hall, South Campus, 35 Wilder St., Lowell
What: Students, faculty and staff from the UMass Lowell University Choir and Chamber Singers will combine with singers from the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Nashoba Valley Chorale and the Nashua North High music department School to perform Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9”, that of the composer John Adams. Harmonium” and “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1” by Joan Tower in a free concert for the campus and the public. Free parking is available in the nearby Wilder car park. Members of the public who would like more information should contact Amy_Dinsmore@uml.edu.