UMass Lowell News for Week of Nov. 30, 2009

12/01/2009
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Nov. 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.

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Bank President to Offer Career Advice to Students
Person Living with HIV Speaks, AIDS Quilt on Display
See Student-Designed Race Car at N.E. Auto Show
‘Women’s Works’ Features Art, Crafts, Gifts
Art and Computer Science Come Together in Interactive Exhibit
Student International Gala Showcases Diversity
String Ensembles Perform at Fall Concert


Bank President to Offer Career Advice to Students

When: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 4 p.m.

What:     The Manning Speaker Series continues with Edward Manzi ’82, president and chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank, one of the oldest independent community banks in central Massachusetts. Manzi will offer students career advice and answer questions about his two decades in banking. Free and open to the public, this talk is part of the Robert J. Manning ’84 Speaker Series, which was made possible with a gift from Robert C. Pozen, chairman of Boston-based MFS Investment Management.

Where:  Falmouth Hall, Room 313, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell

Contacts for Media:  Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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Person Living with HIV Speaks, AIDS Quilt on Display

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 1, noon to 5 p.m.

What:  To commemorate the 21st Annual World AIDS Day, UMass Lowell welcomes keynote speaker Jose Sostre of the Lowell Community Health Center who is living with HIV. Accompanying the talk is a display of six panels of the NAMES Project Foundation AIDS Memorial Quilt.  Each panel has been personally crafted to honor someone who has been lost to AIDS.  A majority of the panels are from the local area and can be viewed in Cumnock Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 1, noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2 and Thursday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to noon. Related events include a Poetry Slam on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. and a Community Dialogue on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m.

Where:  Cumnock Hall, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell

Contacts for Media:  Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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See Student-Designed Race Car at N.E. Auto Show

When:  Wednesday, Dec. 2 to Sunday, Dec. 6

What:  See the Formula SAE race car designed and built by the UMass Lowell River Hawk Racing Team at the New England International Auto Show. Last year, the team, composed of mechanical and electrical engineering students, participated in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) competition held at the Virginia International Raceway that pitted their skills against schools from across the U.S. and Canada. For details on the auto show, visit www.paragonexpo.com/189.html.

Where:  Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Seaport District, 415 Summer St., Boston

Contacts for Media:  Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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‘Women’s Works’ Features Arts, Crafts, Gifts

When:  Thursday, Dec. 3, 2 to 8 p.m.

What:  Holiday shoppers will find much to choose at “Women’s Works,” including artwork, handcrafts, homemade foods and books ߝ all created by women associated with UMass Lowell. A performance stage will feature music, historic skits and spoken word. Raffles throughout the day include prizes from local businesses. The event concludes with a wine and cheese tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. and a silent auction.  Admission is $5 ($1 for students) and benefits UMass Lowell Center for Women and Work. Event sponsors include the Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union and the UMass Lowell Office of the Chancellor.

Where:  UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell

Contacts for Media:  Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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Art and Computer Science Come Together in Interactive Exhibit

When:  Thursday, Dec. 3, 7 to 9 p.m.

What:   Students in UMass Lowell’s Tangible Interaction Design course will present hands-on exhibits including a full-body snowboarding video game, a dynamic sculpture made from magnetic fluid and music and light shows, at the Discovery Museums in Acton. The course, taught jointly through the Computer Science and Art departments by faculty members Fred Martin and Karen Roehr, is supported by the National Science Foundation-funded Performamatics project at UMass Lowell.

Where: Discovery Museums, 177 Main St. (Route 27), Acton

Contacts for Media:  Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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Student International Gala Showcases Diversity

When:  Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 p.m.

What:  
The Dean Bergeron International Relations Club is hosting an international gala, Globalfest, to engage international students on campus and raise awareness about international affairs. All attendees will wear their own respective national costumes. Ethnic food will be served.

Where:  Cumnock Hall Auditorium, One University Ave., Lowell

Contacts for Media:  Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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String Ensembles Perform at Fall Concert

When:  Thursday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.

What:  The String Ensemble Fall Concert presents an exciting new formation ߞ; the UMass Lowell Cello Ensemble. A series of nine suites represent a fusion between Brazilian folk and popular music in the style of Johann Sebastian Bach. The concert is free and open to the public.

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

Contacts for Media:  Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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