NEWS FROM UMASS LOWELL

09/08/2003
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September 8, 2003: A notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Communications and Marketing Office, (978) 934-3224. For more stories on UMass Lowell, visit www.uml.edu and click on NEWS.

 

What's in this issue:

UMass Lowell Students Return to Campus

Pierson Presents Benjamin Butler in Parker Lecture

Upcoming Seminar to Focus on Surround Sound Techniques

Chomsky to Address "Democracy and the Politics of War"

 

 

UMass Lowell Students Return to Campus

 

What: 

UMass Lowell continued its commitment to improving the freshmen experience, as the first-year students this week moved into newly furnished residence rooms and participated in a variety of orientation activities and programs designed to help them adjust to life on campus.  The University remains in high demand, as Admissions encountered a 20 percent rise in freshmen applications and there are 100 students on the waiting list for housing.  However, Chelmsford's Larry Siegel, Dean of Student Life, noted that all students who turned their applications in on time were accommodated and the students still waiting will have rooms by next semester. 

There are more than 1,800 new students (including freshmen and transfers) on campus this fall, for an approximate 8,500 total undergraduate and graduate day student population.  (Another 3,500 attend the University through Continuing Education programs.)  But, the University has not sacrificed quality to meet enrollment demands, however, as Westford's Lisa Johnson, assistant vice chancellor of enrollment management, notes that the average SAT score of the freshmen class has continued to rise over the last three years to its current combined math and verbal total of 1092.

 

Contact:  Patti McCafferty, University Communications, 978-934-3238

 

 

Pierson Presents Benjamin Butler in Parker Lecture

 

When: Sunday, September 14 at 2 p.m.

Where: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 256 Market Street, Lowell

What:

UMass Lowell Prof. Michael Pierson, History, will present a talk on Benjamin Butler on Sunday, September 14 at 2 p.m. in the Lowell. Butler helped the poor and snubbed the rich. A confrontational attorney and a wildly inconsistent Civil War general, the Lowell native rose to international fame as the US commander of occupied New Orleans.

Michael Pierson is the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center Scholar in the City for 2003. This talk is presented by the MG Parker Lectures in cooperation with the Mogan Cultural Center, a program of Lowell National Historical Park in partnership with UMass Lowell.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232

 

 

Upcoming Seminar to Focus on Surround Sound Techniques

 

When: Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Where: Durgin Hall, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Street, Lowell

 

What:

The UMass Lowell Student Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society is sponsoring a seminar entitled, "Advanced Multi-channel Surround Sound Techniques" on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Mike Sokol, recording engineer, author and surround sound expert.    Evening topics range from speaker position to advanced surround microphone techniques.

Registration is free. Seating is limited. For information, contact Mark Henderson, (978) 618-1781 or Mark_Henderson@student.uml.edu. The event is being cosponsored by Fits & Starts Productions, LLC, and Apple Computers.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232

 

 

Chomsky to Address "Democracy and the Politics of War"

 

When: Wednesday, September 24 at 2 p.m.

 

Where: O'Leary Audirorium, Room 222, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Street, Lowell

 

What:

M.I.T. Linguistics Prof. Noam Chomsky (photo available) will speak at UMass Lowell on "Democracy and the Politics of War," on Wednesday, September 24 at 2 p.m. in the O'Leary Library Audiitorium. The talk is presented by the Peace and Conflict Studies Institute, and the Political Science Department, Sociology Department, and the Library Speaker Series are co-sponsors.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232