News from UML for Week of March 3, 2009

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

March 3, 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:

‘Art of Smallness’ Reception and Exhibit
University Celebrates Lowell Women’s Week
Former Governor, Ambassador Paul Cellucci Discusses Diplomacy
River Hawks Celebrate Last Home Games of Season with Special Events
Author Robert Kuttner Addresses Obama’s Challenge

‘Art of Smallness’ Reception and Exhibit

When:     Artist reception on Wednesday, March 4, 3 to 5 p.m.; exhibit runs through April 2; gallery hours Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What:     The Art Department at UMass Lowell presents “An Art of Smallness,” an exhibition by Karen E. Roehr. The exhibition features a variety of media, collages, prints and miniature books. Roehr, an associate professor in the Art Department, is a book artist, graphic designer, illustrator and writer whose work has been featured in magazines, books and galleries throughout the country.
Where:     University Gallery, McGauvran Student Union, 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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University Celebrates Lowell Women’s Week

When:     Through Saturday, March 6

What:     In honor of National Women’s History Month, the local community is celebrating Lowell Women’s Week from March 2 through March 6 with a series of events at locations around the city. Events at UMass Lowell include:
* Randy Albeda of UMass Boston will present “Holding Up Half the Sky: Women, the Recession and the Economic Stimulus” on Wednesday, March 4 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Coburn Hall, Room 205, UML South, 850 Broadway St.;
* Rev. Imogene Stulken of Campus Ministries will host a discussion called “Braided Streams: Women of Faith Speak,” on Thursday, March 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Olsen Hall, UML North, 198 Riverside St.
* Provost Ahmed Abdelal will take part in a celebration of the Center for Women and Work’s new publication “Working WISE: Intergenerational Voices for Advancing Research and Policy for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” Thursday, March 5 from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Cumnock Hall, UML North, One University Ave.

Where:     For a full list of events and locations, go to www.lowellwomensweek.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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Former Governor, Ambassador Paul Cellucci Discusses Diplomacy

When:     Thursday, March 5, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

What:      Former governor and U.S. ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci will present “From Governor to Ambassador: What the Massachusetts Governorship Taught Me About Diplomacy” to Prof. Jeffrey Gerson’s State and Local Politics class.
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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River Hawks Celebrate Last Home Games of Season with Special Events

When:     Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7

What:     The UMass Lowell River Hawks hockey team concludes the regular season with two home games against Maine and two special events. On Friday, legendary head coach Bill Riley and UMass Lowell’s 25th Anniversary Hockey East team will be honored with an on-ice ceremony at 7 p.m. and pre-game reception in the Talon Room starting at 4:30 p.m. (Advance registration required for the reception; contact Jacqueline Ledoux at 978-934-2236.) The first 1,000 fans through the doors will receive a mini-hockey stick featuring the six players on the all-time team. On Saturday, Motor Booty Affair, New England’s top disco band, brings the ’70s to the Tsongas with music during intermissions and a full-length concert after the game in honor of “Saturday Night Fever” Night. Saturday’s game will also feature the winners of the “Pick A Stick” promotion. Admission to both games is $14 for adults, $8 for kids and seniors, and free for students with valid ID.

Where:     Tsongas Arena, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 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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Author Robert Kuttner Addresses Obama’s Challenge

When:     Tuesday, March 10, 6 p.m.

What:     Author Robert Kuttner will present “Obama’s Challenge: Getting the Economy Working for Working People” in an event co-sponsored by the UMass Lowell Labor Extension Program and the Center for Women and Work. Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect magazine and the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., will speak about the challengers facing the new administration. Kuttner authored the best-seller, “Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency.”

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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