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UMass Lowell- Plans Include Development of Degree in Southeast Asian Studies

George Chigas, a visiting professor specializing in Cambodian culture, has recently been named lecturer in the Cultural Studies Department. During the Khmer Rouge, a regime led by Pol Pot, an estimated 2 million Cambodians were executed or starved to death. Many survivors fled to Lowell, resulting in the second-highest population of Cambodians after Long Beach, Calif. We asked him about his background and hopes for the future. More...