News from UML

01/29/2008
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Jan. 28, 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. In addition to the events noted below, the spring semester started today at UMass Lowell. 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.


Urban Village Arts Series Presents Author, Urban Bluegrass Musicians and Poet
 
When:             Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7 to 9 p.m.

What:              The Urban Village Arts Series (UVAS) invites artists to perform for 20 minutes each at free monthly events open to the public. This month, UMass Lowell’s Geoffrey Douglas will read from his book “The Game of Their Lives: The Untold Story of the World Cup’s Biggest Upset.” Lowell native and UML graduate Mike Dion and friends from the band Hot Day at the Zoo will perform urban bluegrass, and Paul Marion, poet and UMass Lowell’s executive director of outreach, will read from his latest book, “What is the City?” Refreshments are served.  UVAS is co-sponsored by the Lowell Poetry Network with funding from the Joseph P. Healey and Public Service Endowment Grants and the University of Massachusetts President’s Creative Economy Fund.  Additional support comes from the UMass Lowell Office of Outreach, UMass Lowell English Department, Melissa Pennell, the Lowell National Park, Lowell: The Flowering City and the Lowell Heritage Partnership.  

Where:           National Park Visitor Center,  246 Market St., Lowell

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


Gallery Presents Works by Artist Ellen Wetmore

When:             Artist reception is Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m., with gallery talk at 3:15 p.m. Show runs through Thursday, Feb. 21. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What:              Ellen Wetmore ߝ the newest member of UMass Lowell’s Art Department faculty ߝ presents a solo exhibition.  Her recent artwork examines the perks of motherhood.  Her past work includes pieces depicting a talking carpet, insects and mutant vegetables.  She teaches video, digital art and foundations at UML.  Her work was recently featured in “Trainscapes” at the DeCordova Museum. 

Where:            University Gallery,  McGauvran Student Center, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Gallery Coordinator Michele Gagnon, 978-934-3491 or Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu, or Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu.


University Women's Mass. Chapter to Focus on Immigration at Conference

When:             Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What:              The American Association of University Women’s Massachusetts Chapter will hold its winter conference at UMass Lowell. Co-sponsored by UML’s Center for Women and Work and the Lowell YMCA, the event will look at immigration, women and their families in the United States. The cost is $20 and includes breakfast; admission is free for Lowell residents and UML students, faculty and staff.

Where:            Alumni Hall, One University Ave., UML North, Lowell

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


College of Management Holds Weekend Snapshot for Prospective Students
 
When: 
            Saturday, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m.

What:             UML’s College of Management’s Weekend Snapshot will give prospective students a chance to learn all about the major they are interested in and meet some of the faculty. The program starts with presentations by dmissions and the College of Management, followed by a campus tour. Weekend snapshots on the College of Arts and Sciences are planned for Feb. 9. For more, check out www.uml.edu/weekendsnapshots.

Where:           Cumnock Hall, One University Ave., UML North, Lowell

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


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Stage at UML
 
When:  
          Sunday, Feb. 3, 1 and 4 p.m.

What:            The Discovery Series at UMass Lowell will present the German Lille Kartofler Figurentheater (“Small Potatoes Puppet Theater”) in a production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” European-style puppeteer Mattias Kuchta sits with children from the audience on the floor of the hall, manipulating puppets to tell the popular tale. Tickets are $12, with a limit of 150 per performance. For more, go to www.uml.edu/centerforarts.

Where:           Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder St., UML South, Lowell

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

Friends of Photography Portfolio Exhibit at Gallery
 
When:  
          Reception with artists on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through Thursday, Feb. 14. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What:             The Friends of Photography group includes UMass Lowell students, alumni, faculty and staff who share a love of the photographic process.  The group presents local and regional exhibitions and organizes an annual fundraiser to support educational programs and workshops for its members.  The exhibit features digital and traditional photography.

Where:           Dugan Hall, UML South,  883 Broadway St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Gallery Coordinator Michele Gagnon, 978-934-3491 or Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu, or Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu.

 

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