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#UMassLowell Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Culture & Research and Department of Music will be hosting a recital on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Durgin Concert Hall, by Receita de Samba, a first-rate Boston-based #Brazilian music band. The concert is free and open to the public.
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The Peace and Conflict Studies department is pleased to present a semester-long speaker series featuring Prof. Gregory Aftandiliana, a specialist on Middle East affairs and U.S. foreign policy. The series will hold weekly seminars that will examine U.S. interventions in the Middle East region over the past 100 years, starting from humanitarian assistance to refugees during and immediately after World War I, to military intervention to combat ISIS in Syria and Iraq today.

Venue: McGauvran 309, UMass Lowell

Time: Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Topics to be discussed:
March 8: The Palestine conflict, 1945 to 1948, and the U.S. response.

March 22: U.S. policy towards Israel and Arab-Israeli situation from 1948 through 1967. The decision by Truman to recognize Israel in the face of strong opposition from the Departments of State and Defense. U.S. ambiguity toward Israel during the Eisenhower administration. Increased support of Israel during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.

March 29: U.S. policies toward the Arab-Israeli conflict since the 1967 war. The U.S. as the primary arms supplier to Israel after 1967. The Carter administration and the Camp David accords, Reagan’s Strategic Consensus, U.S. dealings with the PLO and the Oslo Accords, the failure of Camp David II, and the Bush and Obama policies.

April 5: The Iran-Iraq war, the Gulf War of 1990-1991, Dual Containment, U.S. security policy in the Gulf region, and the Iran nuclear deal.

April 12: 9/11, the Bush administration, and causes and consequences of the Iraq war of 2003

April 19: U.S. policy toward the Arab Spring and the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq
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UMass Lowell shrinks the achievement gap for underrepresented students while continuing to increase graduation rates for all. Add'l info: http://on.fb.me/1IIzfEz
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Service learning is important to UMass Lowell students. We value real world connections and support learning outside of the classroom. ‪#‎BeyondU‬ WATCH: http://bit.ly/1TnKhW3
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A team of researchers led by UMass Lowell Prof. Kate Swanger are spending two months in Antarctica to study the history of rock glaciers in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. The research is funded by a $331,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Add'l Info: http://bit.ly/1WhJB9M

Visit their blog for updates: http://www.uml.edu/Antarcticablog
A team of researchers led by Asst. Prof. Kate Swanger of the Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EEAS) is spending two months in Antarctica to study the history of rock glaciers and buried glacial ice in the McMurdo Dry Valleys region, which contains the longest climate ...
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UMass Lowell freshman, Colin Senechal, is working on a NASA grant for professor Christopher Hansen. Senechal, a plastics engineering major from Ipswich, gained the chance to work on the project through the Co-op Scholars Program. Senechal exemplifies Learning with Purpose at UMass Lowell! Details: http://bit.ly/1fXa6gR
UMass Lowell student Colin Senechal works in a university laboratory inspecting plastic pellets that are used to fabricate lightweight structures for space exploration. Senechal, a plastics engineering major from Ipswich, gained the chance to work on the project through the university's Co-op ...
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UMass ExCEL, a multi-campus, interdisciplinary program sponsored by a $150,000 grant from the UMass President’s Science & Technology Initiatives Fund, are developing state-of-the-art “lidar” (light detection and ranging) technology to study the environment. Visit the link to learn more about this exciting research: http://bit.ly/1XxrQkY
Teams of researchers led by UMass Lowell are developing state-of-the-art “lidar” (light detection and ranging) technology to map and study the environment in unprecedented detail. Data gleaned from this investigation will help them better understand the impact not only of hurricanes, ...
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The inaugural UMass Lowell Master's of Public Administration Speaker Series welcomes scholars, authors, and leaders to share their unique insights and expertise on public policy-related issues with the UMass Lowell community. The theme of this year’s series is “Youth and Society” with speakers who will focus on innovative programs that work with youth who have been marginalized by society through criminal justice, homelessness, sexuality or immigration status. This year’s series co-occurs with the launch of the new Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) program at UMass Lowell and is sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Thursday, March 24
noon to 2 p.m.
O'Leary 222
Northshore Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth (NAGLY)
Steve Harrington, Executive Director and Guests
NAGLY's mission is to create, sustain and advocate for programs, policies, and services for the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender youth community, particularly including the establishment of regular support meetings, and to defend and enhance the human and civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

Tuesday, March 29
12:30 to 2 p.m.
O'Leary 222
The Student Immigrant Movement (SIM)
Conrado Santos, Lead Coordinator and Guests
There are around 2 million undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children. The vision of SIM is that all immigrant students have equal access to higher education, are not discriminated based on their immigration status, collectively realize their full potential, define their own identity and become fully engaged in every aspect of society that affects their lives.
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UMass Lowell's new Digital Media minor program is truly one of a kind. Students in the program will benefit from working in the new TV studio, collaborating with UMass Lowell's Center for Public Opinion and much more. Add'l info: http://on.fb.me/1N6HZIo
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UMass Lowell rocket scientists and NASA are partnering to launch a rocket-borne experiment called PICTURE-B from New Mexico. Their goal is to discover Earth-like planets capable of supporting life. Add'l info: http://bit.ly/1Nzw0AG
Technicians prepare the scientific payload housing the PICTURE-B instrument at the Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The payload will be mated to a Black Brant IX, a two-story NASA sounding rocket that will fly it to an altitude of 150 miles. 11/12/2015. By Edwin L. Aguirre ...
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UMass Lowell's Pair-Up Program, a new initiative organized by ISSO, supports efforts to encourage global engagement and an inclusive campus culture. Add'l info: http://on.fb.me/1RH7MrB
UMass Lowell's Pair-Up Program, a new initiative organized by ISSO, supports efforts to encourage global engagement and an inclusive campus culture....
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UMass Lowell engineering siblings, Laura, Elizabeth and Stephen, have created an innovative type of body armor for athletes. The KEnDERS Athletic Body Armor team received development grants with the help of UMass Lowell's DifferenceMaker program, an initiative that awards grant money to students for innovative ideas. The siblings see their choice in UMass Lowell as one of the best decisions they've made. To read more: http://bit.ly/1OaE7I7
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