UMass Lowell News: Week of Feb. 17, 2009

02/17/2009
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Feb. 17, 2009: 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:

‘Post-Traumatic Slavery Disorder’ Performance for Black History Month
New ‘Downtown Dialogues’ Program Features UMass Lowell Professor
‘Around the World in 90 Minutes’ With Author Marty Essen
SimBaby Gives Nursing Students Hands-on Health Care Education

‘Post-Traumatic Slavery Disorder’ Performance for Black History Month

When: Wednesday, Feb. 18, 3 p.m.
 
What: In celebration of Black History Month, the UMass Lowell Art Department hosts “PTSD (Post-Traumatic Slavery Disorder),” a performance by Rhode Island-based artist James Montford, who created the title phrase to explore “what it is like to be a neo black in a post-colonial world.” Discussion and refreshments will follow the performance. This event is free and open to the public.
 
Where: 
O’Leary 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell
 
Contacts for Media:    Morgan Hough, Public Affairs, 978-934-1912 or Morgan_Hough@uml.edu; Michele Gagnon, gallery coordinator, 978-934-3491 or Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu

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New ‘Downtown Dialogues’ Program Features UMass Lowell Professor

When: Thursday, Feb. 19, 4 to 6 p.m.
 
What: John Wooding, professor and chair of the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development will discuss “The Point of Production Revisited” as part of the “Downtown Dialogues” program, a series featuring UMass Lowell authors speaking on work, health and environmental issues and presented by the Paul E. Tsongas Center. These events are free and open to the public. For more information about the series, contact John Wooding, 978-934-4257 or John_Wooding@uml.edu.
 
Where: Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack St., Lowell
 
Contacts for Media:    Morgan Hough, Public Affairs, 978-934-1912 or Morgan_Hough@uml.edu; Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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‘Around the World in 90 Minutes’ With Author Marty Essen

When: Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
 
What: Award-winning author Marty Essen presents his high-energy digital slide show, “Around the World in 90 Minutes,” which features interesting facts, humorous stories and the best of thousands of photos he took while traveling the world for his book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.” Essen has won multiple honors for travel and essay writing, including the National Indie Excellence Award. In addition, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune named “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet” a top 10 “green” book. This event is free and open to the public.
 
Where:
 McGauvran Student Center, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell
 
Contacts for Media:    Morgan Hough, Public Affairs, 978-934-1912 or Morgan_Hough@uml.edu; Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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SimBaby Gives Nursing Students Hands-on Health Care Education

When: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m.
 
What: 
It breathes, it cries and it even has a heartbeat just like a real infant. But SimBaby is actually a life-size teaching tool recently introduced in the Nursing program at UMass Lowell. SimBaby and SimMan, an adult-sized simulator acquired last year, are designed to enable Nursing professors to create real-life scenarios to develop students’ skills. SimBaby and SimMan will be demonstrated at the School of Health and Environment’s Open House.

Where: Weed Hall Lobby, UML South, 875 Broadway St., Lowell
 
Contacts for Media:    Morgan Hough, Public Affairs, 978-934-1912 or Morgan_Hough@uml.edu; Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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