News from UML for Week of Dec. 8, 2008

12/08/2008
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Dec. 8, 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, 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:

Sustainability Showcase to Educate Community, Local Middle-Schoolers
Free Concerts Presented By Student Musicians
Finale of Common Text Film Project Features Screening, Awards

School of Health and Environment Celebrates Five Years, Honors Founding Dean
Forum Focuses on Overcoming Legacy of Khmer Rouge
Athletics Department Hosts Rowdy’s Kids’ Night Out
Urban Village String Quartet Performs at Eliot Church
Exhibit Combines Art, Music and Computer Science

Sustainability Showcase to Educate Community, Local Middle-Schoolers

When:            Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2:30 p.m.

What:             Students representing many departments at UMass Lowell will display and discuss their sustainability-focused projects at this free event, which is open to the public. Middle-school students from Lowell will also attend to learn about the work being done by UMass Lowell students to support sustainable development in many areas.

Where:           Alumni 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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Free Concerts Presented by Student Musicians

When:            Tuesday, Dec. 9 and Wednesday, Dec. 10; both performances at 7:30 p.m.

What:             UMass Lowell students participating in instrumental and vocal groups will perform free concerts open to the public this week. The Concert Band, directed by Daniel Lutz, performs Tuesday, Dec. 9 and the Senior Performance Recital will be presented on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Where:           Durgin Hall, UML South, 35 Wilder St., Lowell

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

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Finale of Common Text Film Project Features Screening, Awards

When:            Thursday, Dec. 11, 6 p.m.

What:             The UMass Lowell English Department presents the finale of the Common Text Program’s Fall 2008 Film Series. The event, which is open to the public, features the work of nominees and winners of the program’s essay contest, as well as a screening of “Rory O’Shea Was Here,” a 2004 film that presents a vibrant portrait of a group of young friends in Dublin, Ireland. The Common Text Program, launched in 2005, is designed to introduce UMass Lowell freshmen to a shared reading experience each semester through their college writing course and programs designed to emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of writing through theatrical performance and selected films.

Where:           O’Leary Library, 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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School of Health and Environment Celebrates Five Years, Honors Founding Dean

When:            Friday, Dec. 12, 2 to 4 p.m.
 

What:             UMass Lowell’s School of Health and Environment will hold a celebration of its fifth anniversary and honor Dr. David Wegman, the school’s founding dean. The event will also launch a scholarship in Wegman’s name. Anyone interested in attending the event should call 978-934-3168 or e-mail Darcie_Boyer@uml.edu.

Where:          Alumni Library, 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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Forum Focuses on Overcoming Legacy of Khmer Rouge

When:            Saturday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 
What:             The Applied Social Research Institute of Cambodia, in affiliation with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute of New York University, presents a daylong forum offering discussions of legacies, testimonials and collective action in response to the struggle of two generations of Cambodians to overcome the horror of the Khmer Rouge, which killed 2 million people in Cambodia, nearly a third of the population, between 1975 and 1979. The forum also seeks to help Cambodians reclaim their personal, national and spiritual identity and will include testimonials by survivors, presentations by scholars and other experts, and film screenings on the work of the tribunal convened to indict the Khmer Rouge. The event is free and open to the public; to register, e-mail contact@asric-cambodia.org.

Where:          O’Leary Library, 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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Athletics Department Hosts Rowdy’s Kids’ Night Out

When:            Saturday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m.
 
What:             UMass Lowell Athletics and Rowdy the River Hawk will hold the annual Kids’ Night Out to give busy parents the opportunity to complete holiday errands, enjoy their own night out or just relax. Kids ages 5 to 12 can be dropped off and student athletes will lead them in a variety of games and activities including soccer, basketball, kickball, swimming, arts and crafts and more. Admission is $10 per child ($7 for each additional child per family) and proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more on the event or to pre-register (not required), contact Joan Lehoullier at 978-934-2330.

Where:           Costello Athletic Center, 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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Urban Village String Quartet Performs at Eliot Church

When:            Wednesday, Dec. 17, 6 p.m.

What:               UMass Lowell’s chamber group ߝ the Urban Village String Quartet ߝ will perform a free holiday concert called “Bach & More.” The resident string quartet was recently formed as a way to contribute to Lowell’s creative economy by students with the assistance of Kay George Roberts, UMass Lowell professor of music and music director of the Lowell-based New England Orchestra. For this performance, the quartet will be joined by renowned guest artists, including Cheryl Bishkoff, an oboist with the New England Orchestra, and UMass Lowell Adjunct Prof. Elliott Markow, a violinist. The venue, the Eliot Church, was chosen by organizers for its diverse congregation.

Where:           Eliot Church, 273 Summer St., Lowell

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

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Exhibit Combines Art, Music and Computer Science

When:            Exhibit runs through Wednesday, Dec. 31. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What:             Students in UMass Lowell’s new multi-disciplinary Tangible Interaction Design class ߝ a joint project of the Computer Science, Art, Music and Theater departments ߝ use computing, sensing, interaction and graphic design to create exhibits for the Revolving Museum’s latest show. 

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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