News from UMass Lowell for Week of Sept. 22

09/23/2008
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Sept. 22, 2008: 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, 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 what else is going on at UMass Lowell:

State Official Speaks to Students on Post-9/11 Homeland Security
Area Companies’ Donations Boost BioManufacturing Center
Athletes, Journalists to Speak on ‘Politics and the Beijing Olympics’
A Conversation on Race, Social Justice and Presidential Politics
Mayor of Fitchburg Speaks on City’s Economic Future

State Official Speaks to Students on Post-9/11 Homeland Security

When:            Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

What:            Massachusetts Undersecretary for Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem will speak on “Managing Homeland Security Seven Years After 9/11” at an event for students organized by Political Science Prof. Jeffrey Gerson. Kayyem, appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick, is the first to hold the post and is responsible for developing statewide homeland security policy. She previously worked for the Department of Justice, served as an adviser to then Attorney General Janet Reno and was appointed by Congress to the National Commission on Terrorism. Kayyem is the author of “Preserving Liberty in an Age of Terror” and has been a national security analyst for NBC News.

Where:          O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

Contact for Media:    Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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Area Companies’ Donations Boost BioManufacturing Center

When:             Tuesday, Sept. 23, tour of pilot plant at 11 a.m.; speaking program and lunch at 11:30 a.m.

What:             Representatives of Invensys Process Systems of Foxboro, Wyeth Biotech of Andover, Dakota Systems of Dracut and Millipore of Billerica of will participate in an opening ceremony for a new Massachusetts BioManufacturing Center pilot plant, where engineers conduct research and assist biotechnology companies in developing manufacturing processes that can help them bring new pharmaceuticals to market. UMass Lowell officials; Prof. Carl Lawton, director of the BioManufacturing Center; and Sen. Steven Panagiotakos are also scheduled to participate.

Where:          Pilot plant is located in the Engineering Building, Room 219, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell. Speaking program and lunch follow at Alumni Hall.

Contact for Media:    Renae Lias Claffey, Public Affairs, 978-934-3233 or Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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Athletes, Journalists to Speak on ‘Politics and the Beijing Olympics’

When:             Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1 to 2:45 p.m.

What:             A panel of U.S. Olympians and Boston journalists will discuss the political side of the recent Summer Games in Beijing, China. Athletes scheduled to participate are Michelle Guerette, silver medalist in the single sculls rowing event; Tim Morehouse, silver medalist in team fencing; Carrie Howe, who competed in sailing; and Charley Butt, who coached members of the U.S. crew team. Journalists participating in the panel covered the Olympic Games and include John Powers and Patty Wen of The Boston Globe and Scott LaPierre of Boston.com. The event is sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Politics and Sports program.
 
Where: 
          O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

Contact for Media:    Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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A Conversation on Race, Social Justice and Presidential Politics

When:            Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6 to 8 p.m.

What:             Bill Fletcher Jr., a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., will discuss race, social justice and politics, and examine the effects of having a black candidate for president on this year’s election. Fletcher is a longtime labor activist and organizer. The program is co-sponsored by the UMass Lowell Labor Extension Program, the Center for Women and Work, the Sociology and Political Science departments, and the Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council.
 
Where:          O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

Contact for Media:    Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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Mayor of Fitchburg Speaks on City’s Economic Future

When:            Monday, Sept. 29, noon
 
What:            Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong will present “Making a Mill City Go Again: Fitchburg Faces the Future” at the latest installment in the Sloan Foundation-sponsored lecture series. The programs are presented by the UMass Lowell Department of Regional Economic and Social Development and the Center for Industrial Competitiveness.

Where:           O’Leary Library, Room 500M, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

Contact for Media:    Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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