News from UML for Week of May 12, 2008

05/12/2008
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

May 12, 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 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 what else is going on at UMass Lowell:

See UMass Lowell’s Formula SAE Racecar and Team
Distinguished Political Science Alums Share Path from College to Career
Middle School Students Perform with New England Junior Wind Ensemble
Celebration of Richard Barrett’s Life to Raise Money for Scholarships
UMass Lowell Students, Community Choruses Join Voices for Concert

See UMass Lowell’s Formula SAE Racecar and Team

When:
           Tuesday, May 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.    

What:            Come and meet the members of the UML Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team and see the racecar that they designed and built. The team participated in the SAE competition held at the Virginia International Raceway in April. During the three-day competition, the River Hawks Racing Team, composed of more than 20 mechanical and electrical engineering students, pitted their skills against schools from across the U.S. and Canada.

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

Contacts for Media: Renae Lias Claffey, Public Affairs, 978-934-3233 or Renae_Lias@uml.edu, or Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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Distinguished Political Science Alums Share Path from College to Career
 
When:  
         Tuesday, May 13, 3 p.m.    

What:            UMass Lowell alums Sean Garballey, the youngest member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and Roger Cressey, former White House anti-terrorism adviser and current consultant to industry and NBC News, will discuss their paths from UMass Lowell’s political science program to their present careers. Cressey is also scheduled to take part in the Political Science Department’s awards banquet (in Alumni Hall) at 6 p.m.

Where:         South Campus cafeteria lobby, 71 Wilder St., UML South, Lowell  

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

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Middle School Students Perform with New England Junior Wind Ensemble

When:           Wednesday May 14, 7:30 p.m. 

What:            UMass Lowell’s New England Junior Wind Ensemble (NEJWE) participants ߝ middle school instrumentalists from Massachusetts and beyond ߝ will show what they have learned since January in this concert conducted by Debra-Nicole Huber, UMass Lowell director of bands. Huber recently was named 2008 Music Advocate Award at the Massachusetts All-State Convention, and is the driving force behind several programs reaching young musicians, including the NEJWE, that help meet the growing demand for instruction for younger instrumentalists.

Where:         Durgin Concert Hall, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

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

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Celebration of Richard Barrett’s Life to Raise Money for Scholarships

When:           Thursday, May 15, 5:30 p.m. 

What:           Friends and family will honor the late Richard Barrett, who worked for UMass Lowell for 40 years and who was well known for his work in the community before losing his battle with cancer last spring. This event will celebrate his life and raise money for the Richard Barrett Memorial Endowment. The scholarship fund is a permanent legacy that will provide assistance to deserving UMass Lowell students. Suggested donation is $75; anyone interested in attending should contact Elaine Dalton at 978-934-3689.

Where:          Allen House, UML South, 2 Solomont Way, Lowell

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

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Filmmaker Presents Documentary on Hurricane Katrina

When:           Thursday, May 15, 7 to 10 p.m. 

What:            Filmmaker Lucia Small will present “The Axe in the Attic,” the documentary she co-produced, co-directed and edited. Small and fellow filmmaker Ed Pinckus were drawn together by outrage in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and embarked on a 60-day road trip from New England to New Orleans. Along the way, they documented encounters with evacuees and their loss, dignity, perseverance and humor. The film tells the story of their search for home while looking at how these people became exiles in their own country, the breakdown of trust between government and citizens and the influence of race, class and gender on the process.

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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UMass Lowell Students, Community Choruses Join Voices for Concert

When:           Saturday, May 17, 8 p.m. 

What:            Carl Orff’s 20th century choral work, “Carmina Burana,” will be performed at a first-ever collaboration of  Harvard Pro Musica, Nashoba Valley Chorale and The Treble Chorus of New England, featuring UMass Lowell students singing as part of the choruses and in the percussion section. Admission is free for UMass Lowell students with ID, $15 for the general public and $12 for seniors and other students. For more on the concert, call 978-456-5039 or check out www.nashobachorale.org.

Where:          Durgin Concert Hall, 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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