News from UMass Lowell for Week of Oct. 26, 2009

11/18/2009
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Oct. 26, 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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Investment Management Executive Speaks to Students
Free Performances of ‘The Rivalry’ Recreate History
One Night Student Art Exhibit: ‘Innovation Lands in Lowell’
Open House Expected to Draw 2,000 to Check Out UMass Lowell
20 Years of Improving Health of the Public, Workers, Environment
New Show Features Art by Community Groups
Healer of Boston Red Sox, Bruins to Speak on Campus

Investment Management Executive Speaks to Students

When:  Tuesday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m.

What:   The Manning Speaker Series continues with a talk by Patricia M. Keefe ’91, vice president of Loomis Sayles & Co. Keefe, who manages business operations for the $126 billion fixed income group, will offer students career advice and answer questions. Her responsibilities include recruiting, performance management, employee relations and management consulting. Free and open to the public, this talk is part of the Robert J. Manning ’84 Speakers Series, which was made possible with a gift from Robert C. Pozen, chairman of MFS Investment Management in Boston.

Where:  Falmouth Hall 313, UML North, 201 Riverside St., Lowell

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

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Free Performances of ‘The Rivalry’ Recreate History

When:  Thursday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

What:   UMass Lowell’s Center for Arts & Ideas presents “The Rivalry” by Norman Corwin. The critically acclaimed play, which will be presented by a professional theater company, recreates the 1858 debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. Admission is free and open to the public. For details or to reserve seats, call 978-934-4450.

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

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

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One Night Student Art Exhibit: ‘Innovation Lands in Lowell’

When:  Thursday, Oct. 29, 6 to 9 p.m.

What:  Curated by Prof. Jim Coates of UMass Lowell, a one-night art exhibit will showcase the works of students of the Innovation Academy Charter School in Lowell.  Artwork includes multi-media installations that respond to architecture and the natural world, penny artwork honoring Abraham Lincoln, computer-generated furniture, works inspired by surrealism and Haitian culture, and more.

Where:   Innovation Academy Charter School, 22 Shattuck St., Lowell

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

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Open House Expected to Draw 2,000 to Check Out UMass Lowell

When:   Sunday, Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m.

What:   Administrators, faculty, staff and students will welcome prospective undergraduate and graduate students to the Tsongas Arena for the UMass Lowell’s annual Open House. More than 2,000 people ߝ including students and parents ߝ are expected to attend to learn about the application and financial aid process, talk with faculty and current students, find out more about academic opportunities and student life, and tour the campus.

Where:   Tsongas Arena, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

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

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20 Years of Improving Health of the Public, Workers, Environment

When:  Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

What:   The 20th anniversary symposium on the state Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) includes presentations and sessions on the theme of “Improving the Health of the Public, Workers and the Environment.” The act, signed into law in July 1989, has encouraged Massachusetts businesses to reduce the use of toxic chemicals by nearly half. The 20-year milestone will be celebrated with a look back and forward with more than a dozen sessions on science, pollution prevention, policy, and community and environmental health. Speakers include Paul Schulte of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Marjorie Alt of Environment America, and Profs. Ken Geiser and Michael Ellenbecker, both involved from the origin of the act and the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell. For a full agenda and registration information, visit www.turi.org/content/view/full/6645.

Where:  DoubleTree Hotel, 44 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford

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

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New Show Features Works by Community Groups

When:   Exhibit runs through Sunday, Nov. 1, ends with a closing reception from 1 to 3 p.m.     

What:    “Strong at the Broken Places: Healing Art,” an exhibit curated by UMass Lowell Professor Emerita Anne Mulvey, was created by members of more than 20 community groups, including residents of homeless shelters, Cambodian women elders, people struggling with addictions, single parents, hospice volunteers and students. The exhibit was designed to illustrate how art may be used to express and transform the concept of “brokenness,” whether it’s a broken heart, body, community or dream. The exhibit and closing reception are free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Where:   The Arts League of Lowell Gallery, 246 Market St., Lowell

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

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Healer of Boston Red Sox, Bruins to Speak on Campus

When:  Monday, Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m.

What:   UMass Lowell alum Scott Waugh, rehabilitation coordinator and physical therapist for the Red Sox and Bruins, will talk to students about his role in helping some of Boston’s best-known athletes get back to work. The physical-therapy graduate has worked for the Bruins for 13 years and the Red Sox for five years. Free and open to the public, this is the fourth talk in the Power of Possibility Alumni Showcase that highlights successful UMass Lowell graduates as they return to campus to share their wisdom and stories from their careers.

Where:  Weed Lecture Hall, UML South, 875 Broadway St., Lowell

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

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