Education

The UMassLowell/Queens University Irish Conference ~ Significance and Legacy

Just a few words about the Irish Conference happening in Lowell this week… It was quite an experience attending day-one of the Irish Conference sponsored by UMass Lowell and Queens University Belfast. Themed “The Irish in Massachusetts: Historical Significance, Lasting Legacy.” The excellent cast of speaker/presenters moved us from 1550 Ireland…

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Event in November for the “Sacred Heart Neighborhood Endowed Scholarship at UMass Lowell”

The newly established Sacred Heart Neighborhood Reunion group headed by Matt McCafferty is teaming up with UMass Lowell to establish an endowed scholarship at the University. Matt and Chancellor Marty Meehan grew-up in the Sacred Heart neighborhood so this seems a natural alliance with UMass Lowell. A fundraising event is…

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An Historic Act ~ Lincoln Signed the Morrill Act in July, 1862 with far-reaching consequences

On July 2, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed in to law the Land Grant Act passed by Congress in June to provide funding for higher education. The bill was also known as the Morrill Act, named after its sponsor, Congressman Justin Morrill of Vermont. The measure gave every state, including…

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Reminder ~ GLCF Grant Submission Deadline on July 1, 2014

Just a reminder about the coming the Greater Lowell Community Foundation Grant proposal deadline – it’s Tuesday July 1, 2014. A letter from GLCF Executive Director Susan Winship spells out the details and shows the community the scope of what the Foundation supports. This year the Distribution Committee with Trustee approval will grant $94,500  to…

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Greater Lowell Music Theatre @ UMass Lowell

For info contact Donna White at donnawhite@glmt.org or 978-319-8867 GLMT announces summer shows  LOWELL, Mass. – The Greater Lowell Music Theatre, in partnership with the UMass Lowell Center for Arts and Ideas, is pleased to present its 2014 summer season of musicals. All shows are performed in Durgin Concert Hall, located on…

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