News from UML for Week of Feb. 23, 2009

02/24/2009
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Feb. 23, 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:

Mardi Gras Festivities Hosted By Student Activities, Multicultural Affairs
Mass. Turnpike Board Member Speaks to Students
‘Creep Show’ Features Student Artwork
College Seniors Get a Lesson in How to ‘Dine and Dress for Success’
University Celebrates Lowell Women’s Week
Former Governor, Ambassador Paul Cellucci Discusses Diplomacy


Mardi Gras Festivities Hosted By Student Activities, Multicultural Affairs

When:             Tuesday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What:             Mask-making, music, history, fun facts, a traditional “king cake” from Haydels Bakery in New Orleans and more will be featured at the UMass Lowell Mardi Gras celebration presented by Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs

Where:           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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Mass. Turnpike Board Member Speaks to Students

When:             Tuesday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

What:             Mary Connaughton, a member of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority board of directors, will discuss “The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority: The Roots of its Financial Crisis.” Connaughton is an instructor at Framingham State College and also served in the State Treasurer’s Office. The presentation is part of a series sponsored by Prof. Jeffrey Gerson’s State and Local Politics class and the Political Science Club.

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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‘Creep Show’ Features Student Artwork

When:            Exhibit runs through Friday, Feb. 27, closing reception from 6 to 9 p.m.

What:            “Creep Show” is a group exhibit featuring the work of students Alexander Giavis, Jeremy Nash, Irene Ushomirsky, Vassilios Giavis, Savitha Devisetti, Denise Manseau and Heather Hudson. Part of the Art Department’s “15-Minute Features” series. hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.

Where:           Dugan Gallery, UML South, 883 Broadway St., Lowell

Contacts for Media:    Morgan Hough, Public Affairs, 978-934-1912 or Morgan_Hough@uml.edu; Michele Gagnon, gallery coordinator, Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu

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College Seniors Get a Lesson in How to ‘Dine and Dress for Success’

When:           Monday, March 2, 5 p.m.

What:            The Office of Career Services will present “Dine and Dress for Success” featuring protocol expert Rosanne Thomas. The program will put seniors to the test when it comes to proper etiquette for a formal dinner, as well as offer tips and strategies for dressing for success for a business event or a job interview. Sponsors including Mercury Computer, Nypro, Homisco, Frito-Lay, Corning and Medtronic will be represented.

Where:           Wannalancit Mill, Second Floor, UML East, 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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University Celebrates Lowell Women’s Week

When:             Monday, March 2 through Saturday, March 6

What:             In honor of National Women’s History Month, the Lowell 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 2-3:30 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 celebrate 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.

Contact for Media:    Morgan Hough, Public Affairs, 978-934-1912 or Morgan_Hough@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

Contact for Media:    Morgan Hough, Public Affairs, 978-934-1912 or Morgan_Hough@uml.edu

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