News from UMass Lowell for Week of April 12

04/13/2010
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

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:

Live Lecture from Ireland Highlights Northern Irish Politics
CEO of Wainwright Shares Advice with Students
University Gallery Presents Solo Exhibit by Richard Ryan
Panel Highlights Dangers of Eating Disorders and Sports
Career Fair Attracts 70 Organizations
International Expert Speaks About Chemical Safety
Treasurer Tim Cahill to Speak to Students
Concord River Greenway Documentary Showcased

Live Lecture from Ireland Highlights Northern Irish Politics

When:  Tuesday, April 13, 11 a.m.

What:  UMass Lowell Director of Academic Programs Frank Talty will teach his Irish Politics class from Belfast, Ireland along with guest lecturer John Garry, professor of Irish politics at Queen’s University. Garry will speak about recent developments in Northern Irish politics as part of UMass Lowell’s ongoing collaboration with Queen’s University. The lecture is open to all UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff.

Where:  Lecture via live feed at O’Leary Library, Room 237, 61 Wilder St., UML South, 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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CEO of Wainwright Shares Advice with Students

When: Tuesday, April 13, 4 p.m.

What: The Robert J. Manning ’84 Speaker Series continues with Saro Picciotto ’81, an accomplished executive with extensive background in the securities industry. Picciotto, chairman and CEO of Wainwright, will discuss his roles in the management and growth of the company and share his insight into the state of investment banking. The speaker series, founded in 2009, features alumni who have gained success in the financial world sharing their experiences and offering advice to current students.

Where: Falmouth Hall, Room 313, UML North, 201 Riverside St., 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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University Gallery Presents Solo Exhibit by Richard Ryan

When:  Tuesday, April 13, 3 p.m., artist’s talk, followed by reception until 5 p.m. Show runs through Thursday, May 6. Gallery hours are Monday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What: Richard Ryan’s work, realist in style with pop elements, has been shown in solo and group exhibitions nationwide and his work is featured in collections in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Fogg Museum of Art in Boston. The University Gallery at UMass Lowell presents a solo exhibition, curated by Assistant Prof. Stephen Mishol, of Ryan’s paintings, drawings and woodcut prints. The still life and figurative works feature highly structured compositions. The physical objects in Ryan’s work often appear suspended in time, literally and figuratively. All events are free, open to the public and handicapped-accessible.

Where:  Artist’s talk ߝ O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

Reception and exhibit ߝ University Gallery, McGauvran Student Union, First Floor, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu and Michele Gagnon, gallery coordinator, 978-934-3491, Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu

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Panel Highlights Dangers of Eating Disorders and Sports

When:  Tuesday, April 13, 7 to 9 p.m.

What: A panel discussion will highlight the dangers and treatment of eating disorders among athletes. Panelists include medical and public health specialists Nina Stachenfeld, Whitney Post and Dr. Kate Ackerman. Co-sponsored by the UMass Lowell Politics and Sports program, Exercise Physiology Club, Physical Therapy Department and UMass Lowell Athletics.

Where:  O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., 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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Career Fair Attracts 70 Employers, 160 Recruiters

When: Wednesday, April 14, 1 to 4 p.m.

What: More than 70 organizations that represent 160 recruiters will be on hand at the “2010 Summer and Beyond: Jobs and Internships Career Fair” looking for students to fill job openings and internships. Participating employers include EMC Corp., Kronos Inc., Diversified Technologies and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; for a full list of participants, visit:

http://uml.experience.com/stu/cf_registered_employers?fhnd=4325

Note: This job fair is for UMass Lowell students only and not a public event.

Where:  Campus Recreation Center, UML East, 1 Pawtucket St., Lowell

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

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International Expert Speaks About Chemical Safety

When: Wednesday, April 14, 4 p.m.

What: Known worldwide as a visionary environmental policy expert, Prof. Ken Geiser has consistently demonstrated exemplary teaching, nationally significant research. For that, Geiser was named as this year’s University Professor. Geiser, of the UMass Lowell Work Environment Department, will deliver his University Professor lecture on “Chemical Policy and Safer Chemical Alternatives.” The public is invited to this free event.

Where:  Alumni Hall, UML North, 84 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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Treasurer Tim Cahill to Speak to Students

When:  Tuesday, April 20, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

What: Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill will discuss his campaign for governor with students in Prof. Jeffrey Gerson’s State and Local Politics class. This event is free and open to the public.

Where:  O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

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

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Concord River Greenway Documentary Showcased

When: Tuesday, April 20, 6 to 8 p.m.

What: UMass Lowell Associate Prof. Chad Montrie has collaborated with the Tsongas Industrial History Center, the Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, the Lowell National Historical Park and others to celebrate Lowell’s Concord River through a new documentary. “River Cycle: The Concord in Lowell” is scheduled to screen as part of Earth Week celebrations. The film explores the river’s past and present, from Native American fishing to development of a recreational greenway park. The film’s premiere will be complemented by a public unveiling of other resources, including historical signage, an interactive Web site, a public tour and a hands-on streamside program for students. The dedicated Concord River team has worked for years to share the important history and ecology of the waterway and its banks.

Where: Lowell’s Boott Cotton Mill Event Center, 115 John St., second floor, Lowell

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

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