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Featured Events

5:00 PM

The Refugees of Shangri-La: The Untold Story of the Bhutanese Refugees

Massachusetts is home to a growing number of Bhutanese refugees. "The Refugees of Shangri-La" ( tells the story of how the Kingdom of Bhutan, sandwiched between the supergiants of China and India, has produced one of the highest numbers of refugees in the world in proportion to its population. Since 1991, over one sixth of Bhutan's people have sought asylum. Post-show discussion with the filmmakers and Suraj Budathoki, Executive Director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Bhutan. Cosponsored by the Center for Asian American Studies, the Global Studies Program, Peace and Conflict Studies, the English Department, and the Dean of FAHSS. For further information, contact
5:00 PM

Center For Irish Partnership Guest Speaker and Reception

Join the Center for Irish Partnerships for a talk and discussion on "Language Resistance and Revival: From Prison to Community" with author Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh. Reflecting on research undertaken for his widely acclaimed book "Language, Resistance and Revival: Republican Prisoners and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland," Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh's lecture will draw on his ground-breaking and unique research on the bottom-up community language revival in the north of Ireland. RSVP to
6:00 PM

Wheelchair Basketball

UMass Lowell physical therapy and exercise physiology students will play wheelchair basketball against the New England Blazers, an affiliate of the nonprofit National Wheelchair Basketball Association, which promotes the participation of people with disabilities in the sport. The annual game allows UMass Lowell students to gain an appreciation of the competitive abilities wheelchair-bound individuals possess as well as the challenges they face. Admission to the game is $3 per person. Proceeds will support the New England Blazers and the university's Physical Therapy and Exercise Physiology clubs.
8:30 AM

2015 Community Connections Breakfast

This event is for all interested faculty and community organizations. Learn more about service-learning, community and university resources, and opportunities to develop partnerships for collaborative projects.
3:30 PM

Center for Women & Work Associate Book Launch

The UMass Lowell Center for Women & Work celebrates the recently published work of our associates. Their research encompasses topics as diverse as carework, sexting, anger and media freedom. Please join us for a reception honoring their research with complementary refreshments, mingling, and book signing. The featured authors are: Mignon Duffy, Associate Director of CWW, co-editor of "Caring on the Clock," which includes chapters written by CWW Director Meg A. Bond, and Associates Robin Toof, Michelle Haynes, and Laura Punnett; Judy Davidson, author of "Sexting: Gender and Teens;" Sue J. Kim, author of "On Anger: Race, Cognition, Narrative;" and Jenifer Whitten-Woodring, author of "Historical Guide to World Media Freedom."
8:00 AM

University Commencement Day

The Morning Graduation Ceremony for students in the College of Fine Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Health Sciences and the Graduate School of Education will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. The Afternoon Graduation Ceremony for students in the College of Engineering, College of Sciences, the Manning School of Business and students in Intercampus Programs will be held at 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell.