News from UMass Lowell for the Week of Sept. 20, 2010

09/20/2010
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Sept. 20, 2010: This 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  Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.

Hot topics of the week: UMass Lowell experts are available for interviews about MCAS testing, segregation in Boston schools, and Massachusetts immigrants and their ties to families back home. Contact UMass Lowell Public Affairs for details on these and other experts.

Conference Looks at Latest in Nanomanufacturing
Photo Exhibit Kicks off with Gallery Reception
New Cooperative Education Center Holds Opening
See the New-Look Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
Authors Come to Lowell to Celebrate Kerouac

Conference Looks at Latest in Nanomanufacturing

When: Wednesday, Sept. 22 and Thursday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What: The UMass Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center will host “Destination Nano,” a conference featuring the latest information on sensors, nanomaterials, environmental health and safety, nanomedicine and energy. UMass Lowell’s renowned team of nano experts will participate, along with leaders from industry, government and academia. Chancellor Marty Meehan will announce a new partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

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

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

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Photo Exhibit Kicks off with Gallery Reception

When: Monday, Sept. 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

What: “A Thousand Rivers Run Through It,” displays photographs curated by UMass Lowell Art Department Prof. Arno Rafael Minkkinen, and fine arts student Derek Matias. This photography exhibition highlights the diversity of the University of Massachusetts Lowell in its scenery, architecture and community. The show will be on display from Sept. 27 through Oct. 14. The Dugan Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

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

Contacts for media:  Michele Gagnon, 978-934-3491, Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu or Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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New Cooperative Education Center Holds Opening

When: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2 to 4 p.m.

What: UMass Lowell has renamed and revamped the Career Services and Cooperative Education Center. The campus-wide undergraduate and graduate co-op program will provide students the opportunity to gain professional experience in the workplace while still learning in the classroom. At this event, the university will celebrate the new space, new co-op staff members and the unique program that will help further the education and career opportunities of UMass Lowell students.

Where: Southwick Hall, Room 328, UML North, 11 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 the New-Look Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell

When: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 5 to 7 p.m.

What: The media is invited to see the dramatic changes to the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell that will be unveiled at a special event for River Hawk ice hockey season-ticket holders and guests. Changes include the construction of a new premium seating area and pavilion, the installation of a new video scoreboard and the addition of many new concessions, such as Rowdy’s Roadhouse, and other amenities for all fans. This event will feature tours of the Tsongas Center, as well as an opportunity to sample many of the new menu selections. Note: This event is not open to the general public.

Where:  Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 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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Authors Come to Lowell to Celebrate Kerouac

When: Thursday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 3

What: The newly expanded Jack Kerouac Literary Festival will offer readings by writers and poets, panel discussions and performances, all which pay tribute to Lowell’s most famous author. All events are open to the public and most are free. Events taking place on the UMass Lowell campus include:

  • Novelist and physicist Alan Lightman will read from, “Mr.g: A Novel about the Creation.” Thursday, Sept. 30 at 3:30 p.m, Alumni Hall, UML North, 84 University Ave., Lowell.
  • Acclaimed author Russell Banks will talk about Jack Kerouac and read from his own fiction. Following the reading, Banks will be available to sign books. Admission is free for students and seniors, and $10 for the general public. Thursday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell
  • Author Dennis McNally will discuss “Jack Kerouac and the American Bohemian Tradition.” Friday Oct.1 at noon, O’Leary Library Auditorium, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell
  • Professors from UMass Lowell’s English Department will present their original poetry. Maggie Dietz, author of “Perennial Fall,” and Sandra Lim, author of “Loveliest Grotesque” will read. Saturday, Oct. 2 from 3 to 4 p.m., UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell
  • UMass Lowell will host a discussion about “Art and Commerce,” featuring novelists Ann Hood, Tom Perrotta and Anita Shreve. Author and UMass Lowell Asst. Prof. Andre Dubus III will moderate. A book-signing will follow the event. Saturday, Oct. 2 from 4:30 to 6 p.m., UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell.

For a full list of events, including times and locations, visit www.lowellcelebrateskerouac.org.

Where: Various locations throughout Lowell (see www.lowellcelebrateskerouac.org)

Contacts for media:  Suzzanne Cromwell, COOL, SCromwell@lowellma.gov, 978-446-7162 or Christine Gillette, UMass Lowell, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224