News from UML 10-9-07

10/10/2007


This is a notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Office of Public Affairs, 978-934-3224. For more stories on UML, visit www.uml.edu and click on “UML in the News.” Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not intended to be published.

Click on the following links to learn more about what’s in this issue:

“New England Labor: 21st Century Challenges”
TURI Demo Will Take the “Dry” Out of Dry Cleaning
UML Sponsors Smart Growth Symposium
Web Education Topic of Fall Faculty Dinner
Open House:  UMass Lowell’s Premiere Admissions Event
Chalupka Presents “Are We Poisoning Our Children?”

New England Labor: 21st Century Challenges”

When: Wednesday, Oct. 10, Noon
Where: O’Leary Library, Room 222, 5th floor, 61 Wilder Street, UML South, Lowell
What:  Mark MacKenzie, President, New England AFL-CIO, will speak about challenges in the New England labor force.
 
Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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TURI Demo Will Take the “Dry” Out of Dry Cleaning

When: Sunday, Oct. 14, noonߝ 4 p.m.
Where: MIL Conference Center, Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell
What: Improved professional wet cleaning technology eliminates the hazards of perchlorethylene (PCE), now banned in California. Community Program Manager Joy Onasch of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) has offered her silk wedding dress for wet cleaning ߝ on her one-year anniversary. California cleaners will discuss the benefits of the new technology, followed by an equipment demonstration and test runs at the nearby Lowell National Park maintenance facility. Information on small business rebate programs and demonstration site grant funding will be presented.

Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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UML Sponsors Smart Growth Symposium

When: Thursday, Oct. 18, 8am - noon
Where: Cumnock Hall, UML North, Lowell 
What: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Hylton will participate and UML Chancellor Marty Meehan will welcome attendees at a symposium dedicated to exploring smart growth in our region.  The Northeast Association of Realtors, which earned a Smart Growth Initiative Grant from the National Association of Realtors to sponsor this event, will co-sponsor with UMass Lowell.  Other specialists include Dave Turcotte, senior program manager at the UMass Lowell Center for Family, Work and Community.
 
Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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Web Education Topic of Fall Faculty Dinner

When: Thursday, Oct. 18, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Alumni Hall, University Ave., UML North, Lowell 
What: Ray Schroeder of the University of Illinois will address the issue of Web education as keynote speaker at the Fall Faculty Conversation Dinner.  Web 2.0 will be the main focus of Prof. Schroeder’s address.  Other items that will be discussed include blogs, podcasts, mash-ups and shared online document editing.         
 
Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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Open House:  UMass Lowell’s Premiere Admissions Event

When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.
Where: Tsongas Arena
What: UML offers a day of workshops, campus tours and face to face contact with faculty and admissions staff at this Open House event for prospective undergraduate and graduate students and their guests. 

Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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Chalupka Presents “Are We Poisoning Our Children?”

When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m.
Where: Lowell National Park Visitor Center
What: Children encounter chemicals every day in their food, water and air. They are at much greater risk of harm from exposure to toxic chemicals because their brains and bodies are still growing. Prof. Stephanie Chalupka of the UMass Lowell Nursing Department, School of Health and Environment, will discuss how to create a healthy environment for child development.
The presentation is part of the Parker Lectures.

Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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