News from UML for the Week of May 5, 2008

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

 

May 5, 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:

Presentation Focuses on Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder Study
One-Woman Play Celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
Celebration of Richard Barrett’s Life to Raise Money for Scholarships
Assistive Technology Design Fair Features Area High-Schoolers
Toying Around Town Will Be Fun for All Ages
See UMass Lowell’s Formula SAE Racecar and Team

Presentation Focuses on Study of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

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

When:           Thursday, May 15, 5:30 p.m. RSVP by Thursday, May 8

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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Assistive Technology Design Fair Features Area High-Schoolers

When:
           Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to noon  

What:            UMass Lowell’s Francis College of Engineering is hosting this sixth annual fair, which provides high-school students with the opportunity to tackle real-world engineering design problems aimed at helping people with physical disabilities or special needs. This year, 44 design teams and nearly 180 students from 13 high schools across Massachusetts will enter projects in the fair. The projects include an adaptive keyboard remote from a team at The Engineering School in Hyde Park designed for a paralyzed shooting victim, a visual-enhancement system developed by a group from Manchester Central High School for a man with degenerative eye illness called retinitis pigmentosa, and many more.  

Where:          Costello Gym, UML North, 261 Riverside St., Lowell

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

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Toying Around Town Will be Fun for All Ages

When:            Saturday, May 10, 1 to 4 p.m.

What:             Play a giant board game, create some art, take part in a scavenger hunt, have something to eat, enjoy carnival games and listen to UMass Lowell student bands and the marching band perform at a free event for the whole family. Graduate students from the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development have been planning the event with the support of a creative economy grant awarded to Prof. Robert Forrant by the UMass President’s Office. Toying Around Town is being presented with the Cultural Organization of Lowell, the Revolving Museum, Destination World, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Coalition for a Better Acre and Community Teamwork Inc.

Where:           North Common Park, Fletcher Street, Lowell

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

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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

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

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