News from UML for Week of April 28, 2008

04/28/2008


April 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. 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:

Student Research on Display at 10th Annual Symposium
UMass Lowell, Council of Veterans Hold ‘An Evening with Lucinda Franks’
Medical Device Inventors, Entrepreneurs to Attend Workshop in Springfield
Foster Care Awareness Day Focuses on Education
‘Toys and Games: More than Amusement’ Exhibit Opens
State Representative Murphy to Offer Insights to Students
Presentation Focuses on Study of Children with ADHD
One-Woman Play Celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


Student Research on Display at 10th Annual Symposium

When:           Tuesday, April 29. Student presentations run from 10 a.m. to noon with the keynote presentation from 1 to 2p.m. Humanities panel presentations from 2 to 5 p.m.

What:          The UMass Lowell Honors Program is sponsoring the 10th Annual Student Research Symposium, featuring poster presentations of their work as well as a keynote presentation, “Crossing the Great Divide: Artbotics! Art and Science Meet Downtown,” given by UMass Lowell professors Holly Yanco, Fred Martin and Hyun Ju Kim.

Where:        Student presentations ߝ Cumnock Hall Auditorium, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell. Keynote presentation and humanities panels ߝ O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell.

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

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UMass Lowell, Council of Veterans Hold ‘An Evening with Lucinda Franks’

When:           Tuesday, April 29, 7 p.m.    

What:            Lucinda Franks ߝ former staff writer for The New York Times, contributor to national publications and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting ߝ is the author of the book, “My Father’s Secret War,” in which she uses her journalistic skills to uncover her father’s past as a daring spy in World War II and tells the story of how she reconnects with him after many years of estrangement. She will hold a reading, discussion and book-signing at UMass Lowell that is free and open to the public.

Where:          O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell.

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 M2D2 Workshop

When: 

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 University’s 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, Collects Shoes for Kids 

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:              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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‘Toys and Games: More than Amusement’ Exhibit Opens 

When:
            Thursday, May 1, 7 to 9 p.m.

What:             As part of the “Toys and Games” exhibition, Artbotics ߝ a collaboration between UMass Lowell and The Revolving Museum that brings together art, computer science and robotics ߝ will unveil its latest creations. The public is invited to see the latest work by high school and college students. At the opening reception, viewers will be invited to “become the paparazzi for a red-carpet line of oddball celebrities,” according to organizers.

Where:           The Revolving Museum, 22 Shattuck St., 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 law and 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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Presentation Focuses on Study of Children with ADHD

When:            Tuesday, May 6, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

What:           “The Strengths of Children with ADHD: Long-Term Episodic Memory Abilities” will be presented by Jeffrey Skowroneck, recipient of the 2008 UMass Lowell Department of Psychology’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and assistant professor at the University of Tampa. Skowroneck’s talk will discuss his findings on ADHD as well as his path from studying at UMass Lowell to his current research.

Where:           O’Leary Hall, 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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One-Woman Play Celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

When:            Tuesday, May 6, 4 to 5 p.m.

What:             UMass Lowell celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month with Christina Chan’s one-woman play, “Unbinding Our Lives,” which focuses on three real-life Chinese American women during the 1800s. They triumphed over child servitude, arranged marriages and other obstacles to lead independent lives. “Unbinding Our Lives” explores the effects of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 on Chinese women and the issue of human trafficking. Chan is a Boston-based actress and playwright.

Where:           O’Leary Hall, 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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