News from UML

08/27/2008


Aug. 27, 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:

Convocation to be Highlight of Opening Week Activities
Comedy Central’s Mike Birbiglia Performs at UMass Lowell
University Groups Sponsor Marc Broussard at Boarding House Park
Seminar Series Focuses on Local, National Impact of Globalization

Convocation to be Highlight of Opening Week Activities

When: 
          Tuesday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m.

What:            UMass Lowell’s third annual Freshman Convocation features the Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, a noted social justice activist who will address the Class of 2012. His topic, “Creating the Future: Yours, Ours and Theirs,” will address how students can make a difference in the world, in their own lives, and in the lives of others. For more about Washington, go to www.washingtonconsultinggroup.net/aboutdr.washington.com. For more on Opening Week activities, which kick off on Saturday, Aug. 30 and include an appearance by the inspirational Travis Roy, see www.uml.edu/openingweek for a complete schedule.

Where:          Campus Recreation Center, UML East, 100 Pawtucket St., Lowell

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

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Comedy Central’s Mike Birbiglia Performs at UMass Lowell

When:           Friday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m.

What:            Massachusetts native Mike Birbiglia brings his unique blend of comedy to UMass Lowell for a show sponsored by the Campus Activities Programming Association. Birbiglia has toured the United States for seven years, performing for live audiences as well as on national TV, including “The Late Show with David Letterman” and his two Comedy Central specials. Birbiglia is also the author of “Secret Public Journal,” weekly autobiographical diary entries that are e-mailed to 30,000 fans, broadcast on nationally syndicated radio shows and posted on Birbiglia’s MySpace page. Birbiglia has also brought the humorous “Journal” to the stage on a national tour. Tickets to the UMass Lowell performance are $8 for students and $20 for the general public in advance and $20 for all at the door. Tickets are available online at www.umltickets.com.

Where:          Campus Recreation Center, UML East, 100 Pawtucket St., Lowell

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

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University Groups Sponsor Marc Broussard at Boarding House Park

When:           Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.

What:            Louisiana-based bayou soul troubadour Marc Broussard comes to Lowell for a show that will likely sound familiar to many. Broussard recently made his Atlantic Records debut with “Must Be The Water,” which includes a title track that served as the theme for Turner Broadcasting’s on-air promotions of the 2008 NBA All-Star festivities.  Broussard also performed his hit song “Home” as part of the kickoff to the weekend of NBA All-Star events before a nationwide audience on TNT. The Lowell Summer Music Series performance is sponsored by the UML Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs and the Campus Activities Programming Association. Advance tickets are $15 for students (purchase at www.umltickets.com) and $21 for the general public at www.lowellsummermusic.org. Tickets at the gate are $25 for all.

Where:         Boarding House Park, 40 French St., Lowell

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

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Seminar Series Focuses on Local, National Impact of Globalization

When:           Monday, Sept. 15, noon

What:            The Department Regional Economic and Social Development’s Center for Industrial Competitiveness kicks off its fall seminar series, “Globalization Challenges and Impacts: Local, Regional and National ߝ Development, Industry and Labor,” with UMass Lowell Profs. Georges Grinstein and William Mass discussing collaborative visualization. The program includes a buffet lunch. Upcoming seminars, scheduled to be held weekly throughout the fall semester, will feature the mayors of Lowell and Fitchburg on urban revitalization, as well as speakers from around the country discussing the economics of cultural development, nanotechnology, women entrepreneurs, outsourcing, the stock market and “green” growth.

Where:         O’Leary Library, Room 500, 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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