News from UML for Week of Nov. 3, 2008

11/03/2008
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Nov. 3, 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:

Flag Raising Ceremony to Memorialize Massachusetts’ Iraq Vets
Humanitarian Working on Reconciliation in Iraq Headlines Morse Lecture
International Art of Record Production Conference Comes to UMass Lowell
Economic, Social Consequences of Inadequate Education is Subject of Forum
Parker Lecture on 19th Century Lowell Artists Presented by Professor
Environmentalist Dave Cooper Brings National Tour to Campus


Flag Raising Ceremony to Memorialize Massachusetts’ Iraq Vets

When:            Monday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.

What:            A U.S. flag from the UMass Lowell inventory of flags was sent to Camp Slayer to be flown over the military base in Iraq. That flag will be raised during a ceremony in memory of the Massachusetts veterans lost in the Iraq war. The ceremony will also honor those from the UMass Lowell community who perished on Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, Sen. Steven C. Panagiotakos, Lowell Mayor Edward “Bud” Caulfield and Lt. Col. James Ogonowski will join UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan and the Student Veterans Organization (SVO) leader Michael Peeples for the ceremony. The UMass Lowell Marching Band will close the ceremony with “Taps” and “America the Beautiful.” Organized by the SVO, the event also aims to raise awareness of a care package drive for those serving in Iraq.

Where:           Courtyard in front of Dugan Hall, UML South, 883 Broadway St., Lowell

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

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Humanitarian Working on Reconciliation in Iraq Headlines Morse Lecture

When:            Monday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.

What:            Padraig O’Malley, director of the Iraq Project and recipient of the International Association of University Presidents Peace Award, will serve as keynote speaker at the second F. Bradford Morse Distinguished Lecture. UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College are among the partners presenting the program. Morse, a Lowell native, was a leader on humanitarian issues who served in a variety of roles with the United Nations. O’Malley is the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor for Peace and Reconciliation at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at UMass Boston, and will discuss his recent efforts at reconciliation in Iraq against the background of his work in Northern Ireland and South Africa. A panel discussion will follow.

Where:          F. Bradford Morse Federal Building, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell

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

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International Art of Record Production Conference Comes to UMass Lowell

When:            Friday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 16

What:            The 2008 Art of Record Production’s fourth annual international conference ߝ the first ever held in the U.S. ߝ will be hosted by UMass Lowell’s Sound Recording Technology Program and Prof. Will Moylan, and headlined by Grammy-winning record producer Phil Ramone. Ramone has worked with artists like Madonna, Paul McCartney and Frank Sinatra, and produced the first CD ever pressed, Billy Joel’s “52nd Street.” Ramone is also an Emmy winner and has produced TV, film and Broadway from “Flashdance” and “Ghostbusters” to “Seussical the Musical.” For the keynote program, Ramone will be interviewed before an audience on Friday at 6:30 p.m. by Maureen Droney, executive director of the Producers and Engineers Wing at the Recording Academy. Top industry professionals from around the world will participate in workshops, roundtable discussions, industry panels and presentations on the art and science of record production.
 
Where:  
       Various locations on campus and around Lowell

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

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Economic, Social Consequences of Inadequate Education is Subject of Forum

When:            Saturday, Nov. 15, 8 a.m. to noon

What:            Henry M. Levin, professor of economics and education at Columbia University, will present “The Price We Pay: Economic and Social Consequences of Inadequate Education” at the annual Mary Bacigalupo Educational Forum. The event, in its third year, brings together diverse community members and educators to explore critical issues in urban school districts and strategies for addressing those issues. The forum is named for Mary Bacigalupo, a UMass Lowell alumna and employee who set a high standard for involvement in community and educational initiatives before she passed away in 2001.

Where:          Kathryn P. Stoklosa Middle School, 560 Broadway St., Lowell

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

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Parker Lecture on 19th Century Lowell Artists Presented by Professor

When:            Sunday, Nov. 16, 2 to 4 p.m.

What:            UMass Lowell Prof. Liana Cheney presents “The Lowellian Painters of the 19th Century” as part of the Parker Lecture Series. Cheney, chair of the Department of Cultural Studies, will discuss some of the major painters of the region, who were important in their own right and contributed to many aspects of the artistic community in the Merrimack Valley region, including as founders of art schools and arts societies.

Where:          Lowell National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St., Lowell

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

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Environmentalist Dave Cooper Brings National Tour to Campus

When:            Monday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

What:            Dave Cooper, a member of the Sierra Club and the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, is on his fifth annual national “Mountaintop Removal Road Show.” Cooper will discuss mountaintop removal ߝ a process that involves blowing off the tops of mountains to get to the coal beneath ߝ that explores the social, environmental, economic and political effects of coal mining and mountaintop removal. Cooper also discusses energy conservation and what would happen to coalmining communities should the mines cease operation.

Where:         McGauvran Student Union, Room 410, 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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