UMass Lowell fall seminar series

UMass Lowell (through its Economic and Social Development of Regions/Center for Industrial Competitiveness; its College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; its School of Health and Environment; and several external sponsors) is presenting a great selection of free seminars this fall (which also come with a free lunch in most cases). Here they are:

September 19 – Robert Forrant, Professor of History, UMass Lowell – “One Hundred Years Later: Why the Lawrence, MA Bread & Roses Strike Still Matters

September 26 – Randa Wilkinson, Director of Training, & Roger Swartz, Executive Director, Positive Deviance Initiative at the Tufts University School of Nutrition Science & Policy, “Positive Deviance and Community Development: An Overview & Current Projects”

October 3 – Karl (Chip) Case, Wellesley College and Co founder S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index, “The Housing Market and the Macro Economy” (At UML ICC)

October 17 – John Wooding and Kristin Esterberg, UMass Lowell and Salem State University, “The Role of the Public University: Mission and Transformation in Hard Times

October 24 – Ted Schettler, Science Director, Science and Environmental Health Network, “Environmental Threats to Health: An Ecological Approach Throughout the Lifespan

October 31 – Ken Geiser, Professor of Work Environment, UMass Lowell, “New Directions in Chemicals Policy

November 7 – Martin Meehan, Chancellor, UMass Lowell and Moderator of Panel on “Election 2012” (At UML ICC)

November 14 – Melinda Negron-Gonzales, Professor of Politics and Society, University of New Hampshire at Manchester, “Turkey and the Arab Spring: Building Civil Society and Soft Power.”

November 21 – Alice Dembner, Deputy Research Director, Community Catalyst, “Deficit Reduction Fervor: Implications for Health Care

November 28 – Christian Weller, University of Massachusetts Boston, “Leveling Uneven Ground: U.S. Competitiveness, Corporate Governance and Productivity Growth

December 5 – Elizabeth Hartmann, Professor, Development Studies & Director, Population and Development Program, Hampshire College, “Rethinking Climate Refugees and Climate Conflict: Rhetoric, Reality and Politics

All of these seminars are free and open to the public. Remember, the Oct. 3 and Nov. 7 the seminars will be at the UML Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA (and advanced registration to is requested). All other events are in O’Leary 500M, 5th floor. Buffet lunch is provided at noon.