Congressman Barney Frank to Visit UMass Dartmouth

Visits with Students, Q&A Session, and Public Lecture on "How to Break Stalemates" Planned for November 20-21

UMass Dartmouth will welcome former Congressman Barney Frank to campus November 20-21, 2013. The congressman will spend two full days engaging with students, visiting classrooms, taking part in a Q&A; session at UMass School of Law, all leading up to a public lecture "How to Break the Stalemates: Political & Economic" at UMass Dartmouth's Claire T. Carney Library Grand Reading Room, November 21, at 2 p.m. 

Congressman Frank, whose former district included New Bedford, Dartmouth and part of Fall River, donated many historical documents and papers to establish the Congressman Barney Frank Collection at the Claire T. Carney Library. The majority of the collection spans his congressional career. National issues covered include financial reform, gay rights, the housing crisis, immigration reform, military spending, and environmental protection. Records of his many electoral campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives include the hard-fought win over Republican Margaret Heckler in the 4th district in 1982.The collection also includes material on legislation he sponsored when he served in the Massachusetts State Legislature. 

Barney Frank served in Congress from 1981 to 2013, serving as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2011. Previously he was a Massachusetts State Representative and an assistant to the Mayor of Boston. He has also taught at several Boston area universities. 

Congressman Frank's complete schedule: 

Wednesday, November 20th 

10 a.m.- Class visit on Main Campus with Professor Ken Manning's Constitutional Law class; Liberal Arts Building, Room 204. 

11:30 a.m. - Round table discussion at the Charlton College of Business, Room 115. 

5 p.m. - Q&A; Session at UMass School of Law (333 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747). 

Thursday, November 21st 

9 a.m. - Breakfast with students at the University Club at UMass Dartmouth's Campus Center. 

11 a.m. - Class visit on Main Campus with Professor Neil Olitsky's Intermediate Microeconomics class; Liberal Arts Building, Room 104. 

2 p.m. -- "How to Break the Stalemates: Political & Economic" Public Lecture at the Claire T. Carney Library Grand Reading Room.



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