News from UML for Week of April 22

04/23/2008
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224


April 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 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:

English Professor Presents Program on Southern Literature
Dancing with the UML Stars
Design and Art Students’ Work Featured in New Show
Medical Device Inventors, Entrepreneurs to Attend Workshop in Springfield
Foster Care Awareness Day Focuses on Education
State Representative Murphy to Offer Insights to Students


English Professor Presents Program on Southern Literature

When:            Tuesday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.

What:             Keith B. Mitchell, assistant professor of English at UMass Lowell, will present “To Kill a Mockingbird and the Southern Gothic Tradition.” During the program, being held as part of the Chelmsford Public Library’s “One Book Chelmsford” 2008 effort, Mitchell will discuss Southern literature from William Faulkner to Eudora Welty to the works of recent writers like William Gay. Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” will also be a focus.

Where:          Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford

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

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Dancing with the UML Stars
 
When: 
           Wednesday, April 23, 7 p.m.

What:             Well-known UMass Lowell faculty and staff will be paired with members of the UML Ballroom Club to perform a variety of dances from the tango to the cha cha. Participants have trained for the event for seven weeks, learning the choreography, movement, style and character of each dance. Admission is free for UML students and $10 for all others. For more, check out www.umlballroom.org/dwts.

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

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

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Design and Art Students’ Work Featured in Annual BIG Show

When: 
           Thursday, April 24, 3 to 4 p.m.

What:            The BIG student show, an annual juried exhibition of undergraduate work from the art and design studios, will be on display.

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

Contacts for Media: Michele Gagnon, University Gallery, 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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Spring Carnival Festivities Feature Sports, Comedy and More

When: 
           Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25

What:             UMass Lowell’s annual Spring Carnival kicks off on Thursday. Events open to the public include River Hawks baseball against the Bulldogs of Bryant University at 6 p.m. at LeLacheur Park; admission is free. Thursday night at 8:30, comedian Pablo Francisco will perform at the Campus Recreation Center; tickets are $8 for students and $20 for the public (check out www.umltickets.com). Friday starting at 12:30 p.m., there will be carnival attractions at South Campus Field, including a battle of the bands, rock-wall climbing, games and more; students get in free and can bring guests for $5 each.

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

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Medical Device Inventors, Entrepreneurs to Attend Workshop in Springfield

When:            Wednesday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

What:             Those with new medical device ideas will hear about M2D2’s capacity to assist them in commercializing new medical device products.  M2D2 ߝ the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center, a joint project of the UMass Lowell and Worcester campuses ߝ provides assistance with prototype development and manufacturing, as well as clinical studies, and can partner with small or budding businesses on federal STTR grant applications. This event is co-hosted by WestMED Regional Technology Corp., Springfield Technical Community College’s Scibelli Enterprise Center and UMass Amherst’s Office of Research Liaison and Development. The cost is $25. To register for the workshop and luncheon, contact Gwen Picanco at 978-934-2405. For more on M2D2, check out www.uml.edu/M2D2.

Where:          Scibelli Enterprise Center, Springfield Technical Community College, 1 Federal St., Building 101, Springfield. Directions at http://sec.stcc.edu/location.asp

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

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Foster Care Awareness Day Focuses on Education 

When:            Thursday, May 1, 1 to 5 p.m.

What:             The second annual Foster Care Awareness Day will look at “Education: Challenges for Children, Challenges for the System” with events such as a panel discussion and a Shoe Show. Organizers hope to collect new pairs of shoes for the 11,000 children in foster care in Massachusetts. The shoes will be donated to child welfare agencies that work with the foster care system. For information on donating to the shoe show, e-mail FCAD@uml.edu.

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

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

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State Representative Murphy to Offer Insights to Students

When:            Friday, May 2, 10 a.m.

What:              Rep. Kevin Murphy, D-Lowell, will speak to the “Law and the Legal System” class about careers in the law and in government. Lowell attorney and UML professor Frank Talty teaches the political science class.

Where:            Coburn Hall, Room B-9, 850 Broadway St., UML South, Lowell

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

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