UML News for Week of March 30, 2009

03/30/2009
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

March 30, 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 about UMass Lowell, 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:

Community Social Psychology Presents Minority Representation in Voting
‘Sounds of Spring’ Features Students, Alumni, Community Performers
Working Against Gender-Based Violence: Annual Gathering at the Well
International Peace Negotiator Keynotes Day Without Violence
Food, Fair Trade, Economy Focus of Second Annual Lowell Film Festival
Business Experts Come to Campus for Women’s Economic Summit
Threat of Flooding, Water Quality Examined in Community Issues Series
Biomanufacturing Lab Named for Millipore Donation
‘Lowell Seniors Count’ Helps Connect Community with Resources


Community Social Psychology Presents Minority Representation in Voting
When:             Tuesday, March 31, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
What:              Victoria Fahlberg of ONE Lowell will present “Minority Representation in Voting” in one of six discussions sponsored by the UMass Lowell graduate program in community social psychology. Each evening in the series focuses on a specific community issue, with the goal of discussing practical resolutions with the audience. All presentations are free and open to the public.
Where:            Coburn Hall, Room 205, UML South, 850 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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‘Sounds of Spring’ Concert Features Students, Alumni, Community Performers
When:             Wednesday, April 1, 7 p.m.
What:              The Music Department showcases the many talented university musicians while raising money for music scholarships at the “Sounds of Spring” concert. Performers include over 170 community members, alumni and current faculty and students. All proceeds from ticket sales will support music scholarships. Students can attend the concert for free. For more, see www.uml.edu/soundsofspring.
Where:           Durgin Hall, UML South, 35 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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Working Against Gender-Based Violence: Annual Gathering at the Well Forum When:             Thursday, April 2, 8:30 a.m.
What:              The UMass Lowell Center for Women and Work hosts its 11th annual Gathering at the Well: “Working Against Gender Based Violence: Coordinating Community Change.” The keynote speaker is Rebecca Campbell, associate professor of psychology at Michigan State University and an expert in violence against women, women's health social policy and ecological theory. A light lunch will follow the event, suggested donation is $25.
Where:           Wannalancit Mill Building, 600 Suffolk 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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International Peace Negotiator Keynotes Day Without Violence
When:   
          Thursday, April 2, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
What:              International peace negotiator and UMass Lowell’s Greeley Scholar for Peace Padraig O’Malley will present “Finding a Way to Peace, from Northern Ireland to Iraq” as part of the Peace and Conflict Studies Institute’s annual Day Without Violence program. O’Malley, born in Dublin, was the founder and editor of the McCormack School’s New England Journal of Public Policy at UMass Boston. He directs the Iraq Project and is the recipient of the International Association of University Presidents Peace Award and the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Scholars. O’Malley also initiated a meeting to discuss peace in South Africa hosted by Nelson Mandela, known now as the Great Indaba.
Where:           O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 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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Food, Fair Trade, Economy Focus of Second Annual Lowell Film Festival
When:  
           Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5
What:              Explore the meaning of “fair trade” and what consumers can do for the global economy at the second annual Lowell Film Festival. This year’s theme of “Food, Fair Trade and the Economy” features a fair trade market with local businesses and organizations, films and panel discussions on topics such as garment production, sustainability and the global market.
Where:           For a full schedule of events and locations, visit www.lowellfilms.org.
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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Business Experts Come to Campus for Women’s Economic Summit
When: 
            Monday, April 6, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
What:              Experts on the critical role women play in the economy from business to politics and public policy will gather at UMass Lowell for a day of networking, discussions and presentations on key topics, including earning power, financial literacy, business growth and more. Speakers and panelists include Alison Maitland, co-author of “Why Women Mean Business ߝ Understanding the Emergence of our Next Economic Revolution”; former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Murphy, president of The Wage Project Inc.; U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas; Edith Silva, executive director of the state Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance; College of Management Dean Kathryn Carter; and Chancellor Marty Meehan. For more on the event or to register online, check out http://summit.mvvf.org.
Where:            Cumnock Hall, One University Ave., 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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Threat of Flooding, Water Quality Examined in Community Issues Series
When:  
           Tuesday, April 7, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
What:              Lynnda Ignacio and Paul Belley of the Pawtucketville Citizen Council will present “Preventing the Threat of Local Flooding,” followed by “Developing Public Awareness about Water Quality” with Christine Tabak of the Merrimack River Watershed Council. The discussions are part of a series sponsored by the UMass Lowell graduate program in community social psychology. Each evening focuses on a specific community issue, with the goal of discussing practical resolutions with the audience. All presentations are free and open to the public.
Where:            Coburn Hall, Room 205, UML South, 850 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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Biomanufacturing Lab Named for Millipore Donation
When:             Thursday, April 9, noon
What:              Massachusetts leaders in life sciences fields will join top Millipore Corp. executives and UMass Lowell officials to celebrate a robust Millipore-UMass Lowell partnership aimed at growing the life sciences talent in the region. Several recently installed pieces of equipment donated by Millipore will be displayed at the lab dedication. Speakers will discuss the equipment's relevance to training and keeping the pipeline of employees available for the growing biotech manufacturing sector, as well as release details of an innovative intellectual property licensing agreement expected to benefit UMass Lowell. Speakers will include Jean-Paul Mangeolle, president of the Bioprocess Division at Millipore. Millipore is a $1.6 billion company providing leading edge technologies, tools and services for bioscience research and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Headquartered in Billerica, it has a worldwide work force of 5,900.
Where:            Engineering Building, Room 219, UML North, 197 Riverside St., Lowell
Contact for Media:    Renae Lias Claffey, Public Affairs, 978-934-3233 or Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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‘Lowell Seniors Count’ Helps Connect Community with Resources
When:             Saturday, April 11, kickoff from 10 a.m. to noon
What:              Volunteers with “Lowell Seniors Count,” a project spearheaded by the Lowell Senior Center and UMass Lowell, will be going door to door throughout the Pawtucketville neighborhood to deliver resource bags and conduct brief interviews with seniors as part of a city-wide, comprehensive census and needs assessment of all seniors living in Lowell. Volunteers will meet with seniors, collect basic information and provide resource bags with safety and health-related items and information. The campaign will continue for several weeks to reach all residents in the neighborhood over age 60. To date, resource bags have been delivered to well over 2,000 seniors and approximately 1,200 seniors have been interviewed. The effort, which started with the large housing complexes in the downtown region, will be conducted in all 11 of the city’s neighborhoods. Volunteers have all been trained and screened with extensive background checks, and are identified by official badges, T-shirts and tote bags with the Lowell Seniors Count logo.
Where:            Kickoff event at Lowell General Hospital Courtyard, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell
Contacts for Media:    Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu; Christine Scaplen, Lowell General Hospital, cscaplan@lowellgeneral.org

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