Center for Arts & Ideas

Lectures & Talks

F. Bradford Morse Distinguished Lecture

The lecture is presented by UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College to benefit the F. Bradford Morse Endowment for the Study of International Relations, Sustainable Development and Peace. The endowment supports the lecture series and other educational programs, including the Dean Bergeron International Relations Club, which presents UMass Lowell’s annual Model United Nations Conference.

Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies

Each spring, the Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies award honors a distinguished advocate for peace, noted humanitarian, or faith leader who is asked to serve in limited residency at the University of Massachusetts Lowell during one semester each year. The Greeley Scholar Program is funded by the Greeley Endowment for Peace Studies and was established with a major gift from the former Dana McLean Greeley Foundation for Peace and Justice of Concord and a major contribution from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts via the UMass Foundation.

Lunchtime Lecture Series 

Each fall, the Center for Arts and Ideas partners with Moses Greeley Parker Lectures and Lowell General Hospital to bring some of the most current and compelling speakers downtown to the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center for a free and open to the public, lecture and luncheon.

Moses Greeley Parker Lectures

Dr. Moses Greeley Parker established a legacy of innovation and education. Through an endowment, the Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Committee are proud to present the always free and always open-to-the-public lectures which feature a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating presentations from some of the foremost minds in a various array of fields of expertise and study.

Tripathy Symposium

This very distinguished scientific lecture series is presented by world renowned scientists, normally in the month of October. This event benefits the university community engaged in new, emerging science and technologies.