UML in the News for Week of April 14, 2008

04/14/2008


 

April 14, 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:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure's 'Big Pink' Trailer Comes to Campus
Photographs of Urban Africa Featured in New Art Department Exhibit

Advances and Research into Nanomanufacturing Focus of Summit
Dancing with the UML Stars
Design and Art Students’ Work Featured in New Show

Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s ‘Big Pink’ Trailer Comes to Campus

When:    Wednesday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What:     Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a national foundation that promotes breast cancer research and education, brings its “Big Pink” community outreach tour to UMass Lowell. The day-long event will include computer stations with educational information, opportunities to volunteer for awareness programs, giveaways and prize drawings. UMass Lowell is one of 150 schools nationwide, and only three in New England, hosting the mobile outreach event. This visit is co-sponsored by UMass Lowell Athletics, Student Health Services and Health Education Committee.

Where:  South Campus Quad (off Wilder and Broadway streets), UML South, Lowell

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

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Photographs of Urban Africa Featured in New Art Department Exhibit

When:   Artist talk on Wednesday, April 16 at 3 p.m. in O’Leary Library followed by a reception at 5 p.m. in the University Gallery. Exhibit runs Monday, April 14 through Thursday, May 8; hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

What:   The Art Department hosts an exhibit of photographs by Kerry Stuart Coppin. Coppin began the series, called “Materia Oscura/Dark Matter” in 1990 as a way to elaborate and celebrate positive aspects of the black community experience. The large-scale, black-and-white photographs portray Africans and African descendents and their environments in images of West Africa, as well as a Transatlantic black African identity encompassing the Americas, the Caribbean and West Africa.

Where:  Artist talk ߝ O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 121 Wilder St., Lowell. Exhibit ߝ University Gallery, McGauvran Student Union, First Floor, UML South, 71 Wilder St., 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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Advances and Research into Nanomanufacturing Focus of Summit

When:   Thursday, April 17; summit runs from 2 to 5 p.m. and tutorials on topics including technology innovation and commercialization run from 1 to 2 p.m. 

What:    UMass Lowell is inviting alumni, business and industry partners and other members of the community to discover how the University is leading the next industrial revolution. More than 30 faculty members, many of whom have already made scientific breakthroughs, will participate in this multimedia informational event aimed at explaining to visitors how research is being advanced in this critical area. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include presentations, group discussions and one-on-one interaction. Topics to be covered include life science, environmental health and safety of nanomaterials, and nanomanufacturing processes.

Where:   Suffolk Conference Center, Wannalancit Mills, 650 Suffolk St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Lois Heath, UML Nanomanufacturing Center, 978-934-3188 or nano@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, 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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Design and Art Students’ Work Featured in New 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, UML South, 883 Broadway St., 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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