NEWS FROM UML - Dec. 9, 2004

12/09/2004


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 UML, visit www.uml.edu and click on "UML in the News."

 

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Gear-Up Students to Participate in Unique UML Experience

Perchance to Learn: Sleep is Next Topic of Nursing Colloquia

Engineering Students Donate Rube Goldberg Inventions to Tsongas Center

 

 

 

Gear-Up Students to Participate in Unique UML Experience

When:  Monday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Alumni Hall, UML North, University Avenue

What:

Twenty-three Lowell High School juniors and their parents will spend an evening at the University of Massachusetts Lowell for a tour and a dinner - and something special. Some of UML's most experienced and talented faculty are joining the dinner to talk informally with the students and parents.

In addition to talking about their various areas of study, the professors will bring a "prop" - something that physically represents their work. For example, Robert Forrant, regional economic and social development professor, will use a toy car to open his talk on labor and manufacturing.

The Gear-Up program is designed to increase the number of students going  to college through academic support, tutoring, mentoring, enrichment programs, parent education and leveraging community resources. The Gear-Up Lowell Project is a federally funded initiative that supports partnerships of schools, college and university, and community organizations to strengthen academic achievement.

The 23 students are chosen from the Gear-Up cohort, now juniors, who represent diverse populations, including immigrants from Africa, Brazil and Cambodia.

Contact:  Sandra Seitz, University Communications, 978-934-3225, Sandra_Seitz@uml.edu

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Perchance to Learn: Sleep is Next Topic of Nursing Colloquia

 

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 14. noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Weed Hall 101, UML South, 3 Solomont Way

What:             

He will discuss his findings next Tuesday as part of UMass Lowell's Nursing Ph.D. Colloquia series.

McEnany has recently joined the faculty at UML from Mass General Hospital's Institute of Health Professions, and continues his own private practice. He has earned the Diamond Award for Excellence in Practice and Service, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston in 2003, and the Neuroscience Vision Award from Bristol Myers Squibb Company in 2000.

Contact:  Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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Engineering Students Donate Rube Goldberg Inventions to Tsongas Center

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Where:  Tsongas Industrial History Center, 400 Foot of John St., Downtown Lowell

What:

            UML engineering students next Tuesday will donate their wackiest inventions, created as part of a Rube Goldberg contest, to the Tsongas Industrial History Center.

            The contest, undertaken by Plastics Engineering Prof. David Kazmer's Introduction to Engineering freshmen, involved creating the most complicated and convoluted device to turn on a light.  Rube Goldberg contests are named for the late Pulitzer Prize winning artist best known for his "inventions" cartoons which satirized new technology and gadgets.

            As part of the students' service learning project, the top seven inventions - which include a water pump which raises a boat and a ball which drops through a Ferris-wheel design - are being donated to the Tsongas Center's Invention Factory Workshop.  Nearly 100 inventions were created as part of the educational project.

Contact:  Sandra Seitz, University Communications, 978-934-3225, Sandra_Seitz@uml.edu

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