News from UMass Lowell for Week of Sept. 8, 2009

09/09/2009
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Sept. 8, 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 more about what’s in this issue:
 
‘Fast Times at UMass Lowell’ Performance, Artist Talk
‘Big Dog Show’ Comes to UMass Lowell, Local Park
PBS Documentary on Social Class Kicks Off Film Series
Expert Explores the ‘Plot Against Pensions’

‘Fast Times at UMass Lowell’ Performance, Artist Talk

When:              Wednesday, Sept. 9, 3 to 5 p.m.

What:              As an introduction to the exhibit “Genii Loci” (Ghosts of
Perfection), Asst. Prof. Jim Jeffers will perform “Fast Times at UMass Lowell.” 
The exhibit offers a mixed media look at living space in a contemporary context.
Jeffers’ art explores housing, war, and security ߝ and their physical, social
and nostalgic meanings.  The exhibit can be viewed through Friday, Sept. 25 at
the University Gallery; gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.

Where:           Performance in O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder
St., Lowell; reception in the University Gallery, McGauvran Student Center, UML
South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell
 
Contacts for Media:  Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209 or
Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Michele Gagnon, 978-934-3491,
Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu.

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‘Big Dog Show’ Comes to UMass Lowell, Local Park

When:            Wednesday, Sept. 9, 5 to 7 p.m. (artist’s reception); exhibit
runs through Sept. 16

What:             Award-winning metal artist Dale Rogers will be on hand for a
reception to debut “The Big Dog Show,” featuring 8-foot-tall metal dog
sculptures. After two years of planning and creating, the Haverhill resident ߝ
who first attracted attention for his 16-foot-tall “American Dog” sculpture
sitting on farmland in Haverhill near Interstate 495 ߝ has embarked on a
six-city tour. The Lowell exhibit is the finale and features 500-pound
sculptures on display outdoors on UMass Lowell’s South Campus as well as at
Kerouac Park in Lowell from Sept. 9 to Sept. 16.

Where:           University Gallery Patio, McGauvran Student Center, UML South,
71 Wilder St., Lowell
 
Contacts for Media:    Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209 or
Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303,
KarenAngelo@comcast.net

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PBS Documentary on Social Class Kicks Off Film Series
 
When:            Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m.
 
What:             The PBS documentary that examines how Americans evaluate and
perceive social class for themselves and others will be aired and followed by
discussion. The film is the first in a series that relate to the book “Class
Matters.” Authored by New York Times reporters, the book is required reading for
all freshmen as part of UMass Lowell’s Common Text Program. The filmmakers,
Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker, traveled across the nation for four years,
talking to people from the Hamptons to Western Kentucky about their views about
class in America.
 
Where:           O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder 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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Expert Explores the ‘Plot Against Pensions’

When:            Monday, Sept. 21, Noon
 
What:              How to restore the promise of retirement for all Americans? 
This question will be discussed during the seminar “The Plot Against Pensions,
the Plan to Save Them, and Why It Matters for Everyone.”  The speaker, Professor
of Economics at the New School for Social Research Teresa Ghilarducci, is a
frequent commentator on pensions and policy in the media and has testified to
the U.S. Congress about the importance of pensions.  The talk, open to the
public, is sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Regional Economic and Social Development
Center for Industrial Competitiveness and Middlesex Community College. 
 
Where:           The UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren Street,
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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