News from UMass Lowell for Week of April 20, 2010

04/20/2010
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.

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Concord River Greenway Documentary Showcased
State Representative Discusses Gambling Proposals in Massachusetts
UMass Lowell Celebrates Earth Day
Workshop to Prevent Hearing Loss
Orchestra Concert Features Epic Movie Soundtracks
Former CFO of Millipore Speaks on Campus
MayFlower Software Founder Presents as Part of Manning Series
Author Speaks on the ‘Looting of America’

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 the 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 signs describing the history of the river, an interactive Web site, a public tour and a hands-on streamside program for students. The Concord River team has worked for years to share the important history and ecology of the waterway and its banks.

Where:  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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State Representative Discusses Gambling Proposals in Massachusetts   

When:   Thursday, April 22, 11 a.m.

What: State Rep. Brian Dempsey, chairman of the Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Committee, will discuss recent proposals to establish casino gaming in Massachusetts and what the future of gambling in the state may look like. Sponsored by the UMass Lowell Political Science Club.

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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UMass Lowell Celebrates Earth Day   

When:  Thursday, April 22, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

What:  Learn about UMass Lowell’s sustainable programs including energy conservation and recycling. Attendees may sign up for the “Reduce My Carbon Footprint-Pledge” honor roll. The program is sponsored by the UMass Lowell Environmental Health and Safety Office.

Where:  Alumni Hall, First Floor Conference Room, UML North, 84 University Ave., 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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Workshop to Prevent Hearing Loss   

When:  Thursday, April 22, 6:30 p.m.

What:  The “Hear Tomorrow” workshop is a new approach to prevent hearing loss taught by Benj Kanters of Columbia College in Chicago. This program is specifically targeted to professionals and students in music and audio engineering, but would be beneficial to anyone interested in protecting their hearing. Presented by the UMass Lowell student section of the Audio Engineering Society of Sound Recording Technology.

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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Orchestra Concert Features Epic Movie Soundtracks   

When:  Thursday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.

What:  The UMass Lowell Orchestra plays a tribute to “A Night at the Movies” featuring Prof. Kay George Roberts as conductor. From epic soundtracks to love themes, great silver screen classics to modern award winners, this program has it all. Free and open to public.

Where:  Durgin Concert Hall, UML South, 35 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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Former CFO of Millipore Speaks on Campus   

When:  Tuesday, April 27, 4 p.m.

What:   The Robert J. Manning ’84 Speaker Series continues with Kathy Allen ’77, former CFO of Millipore Corp. Elected corporate vice president and chief financial officer of Millipore in 2000, Allen held a wide variety of positions in the company’s financial organization from 1983 until her retirement in 2008. Recognized as UMass Lowell’s Distinguished Alumna in 2009, Allen will speak to students about her long career at Millipore, recognized as a world leader in the life sciences industry. The series was founded in 2009 thanks to a generous gift from Robert C. Pozen and is named for Rob Manning, chairman of the UMass Board of Trustees and a UMass Lowell alum who has achieved success in the financial world.

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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MayFlower Software Founder Presents as Part of Manning Series   

When:  Thursday, April 29, 4 p.m.

What:  In this week’s second Manning Series program, Frank T. Paolino ’80, founder and president of MayFlower Software, will share his experience of the software industry with UMass Lowell students. As founder, Paolino is the chief technologist, architect and visionary of all the company’s products and services.

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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Author Speaks on the ‘Looting of America’   

When:  Thursday, April 29, 6 p.m.

What:  Author Les Leopold will speak on the topic of his new book titled “Why the Economic Crisis Is Not Going Away, The Looting of America:  How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed our Jobs, Pensions and Prosperity, and What We Can Do About It.” The book examines the cause of the Wall Street crisis and suggests solutions. Leopold co-founded and directs two non-profit educational organizations, The Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute. He designs research and educational programs on occupational safety and health, the environment and economics. He is helping to form an alliance between the United Steel Workers Union and the Sierra Club. The talk is sponsored by the UMass Lowell Labor Extension Program and co-sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council and several UMass Lowell departments and centers.

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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