#politics | UMass Lowell This Week: iHub Co-Working Day, Politics Professors Share Views

This is a notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell. In case of inclement weather, call UMass Lowell’s weather hotline at 978-934-2121; if the university is closed, on-campus events are canceled. For more, visit www.uml.edu/pressroom. 

Sources of the week: 

UMass Lowell faculty experts are available to discuss:

  • Walmart’s entry into the health-care market, as the retail giant opens clinics next to stores in Georgia; 
  • What’s next in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination and the effect of political endorsements.

Contact UMass Lowell media relations if you need an expert source on any subject.

Upcoming events:

Community Co-Working Day Welcomes Region’s Entrepreneurs 


When and where: Wednesday, March 11, 9 a.m. UMass Lowell Innovation Hub, Harbor Place, 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill

What: Entrepreneurs and small business professionals will gather at the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub for a networking session and to gain access to the startup incubator’s fabrication lab, conference rooms and other resources. The free co-working event will include a lunchtime talk by author Michelle Wax, host of the podcast “The American Happiness Project.” Members of the public who would like more information should email Stephanie_Guyotte@uml.edu.

UMass Lowell Experts Share Views on U.S., International Politics 

When and where: Tuesday, March 17, 3:30 p.m. O’Leary Library Learning Commons Mezzanine, South Campus, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

What: UMass Lowell experts in American and international politics will discuss their latest work at a free public forum open to the campus and community. Panelists are scheduled to include Associate Prof. Joshua Dyck, director of the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion, who will talk about ballot initiatives’ effect on democracy; Associate Prof. Morgan Marietta, who will share his research on the factors behind the growing divisiveness in U.S. politics and Prof. Ardeth Thawnghmung, who will speak about the economic and political climate in Myanmar. The event will be moderated by Associate Prof. Angelica Duran-Martinez, an authority on Latin American politics. Free parking is available in the Wilder Lot near the venue. Members of the public who would like more information should email Angelica_DuranMartinez@uml.edu.

Curtain Rises on Free Wind Ensemble Concert 

When and where: Thursday, March 19, 8 p.m. Durgin Hall, South Campus, 35 Wilder St., Lowell

What: The talented student-musicians in the university’s Wind Ensemble will perform a free concert for the campus and community, featuring works by composers Camille Saint-Saens, Warren Benson and Alfred Reed. The group is conducted by Daniel Lutz, director of university bands. No tickets are required for admission and free parking will be available in the Wilder Lot near the venue. Members of the public who would like more information should email music_dept@uml.edu.

History of Lowell’s Greek Community on Exhibit 

When and where: Opening reception, Saturday, March 21, 2 p.m. Boott Cotton Mills Museum Counting House, 115 John St., Lowell. The exhibit will be on display through Tuesday, March 31.   

What: “Acropolis of America: The Greek Community of Lowell, 1874 to 2020” will spotlight the culture and contributions of Greek Americans living in the city. The exhibit was curated by UMass Lowell Distinguished University Prof. Robert Forrant, a U.S. history expert, along with a UMass Lowell graduate from Manchester, N.H., and students from Andover, Townsend and Tynsborough. Free to the public, the show is presented by UMass Lowell in partnership with the Lowell National Historical Park and the Hellenic Culture and Heritage Society of Lowell. The display is dedicated in memory of Charles Nikitopoulos, the UMass Lowell professor emeritus who helped establish the society. The exhibit will be open daily, noon to 5 p.m. Members of the public who would like more information may visit www.nps.gov/lowe.

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