News from UMass Lowell for Week of Sept. 7, 2010

09/08/2010
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Sept. 7, 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  Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.

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IKEA as Art Featured in Exhibit
UMass Lowell Remembers Sept. 11
Conference Looks at Latest in Nanomanufacturing
Famous Authors to Celebrate Kerouac

IKEA as Art Featured in Exhibit

When:    Runs through Saturday, Sept. 25, Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What:     The “Buoyance” watercolor exhibit by artist Jieun Shin combines Korean motifs, especially patterns from historic textiles and embroidery, with pictographic assembly instructions from the iconic Swedish home furnishings store IKEA. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Where:    University Gallery, McGauvran Student Center, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell

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

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UMass Lowell Remembers Sept. 11

When:   Friday, Sept. 17, noon

What:    The annual event “UMass Lowell Remembers 9/11” features speaker Andrew J. Bacevich, author of the new book, “Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War,” and a professor of international relations and history at Boston University. He will discuss what happened on 9/11, the road to 9/11 and the aftermath. The event also honors members of the UMass Lowell community lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

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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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, academia and organizations.

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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Famous Authors to Celebrate Kerouac

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

What:    Authors Anita Shreve, Ann Hood, Tom Perotta and Asst. Prof. Andre Dubus III are among the notable names who will participate in the newly expanded Jack Kerouac Literary Festival. Events will include readings by writers and poets, a keynote talk about Kerouac and bohemian culture by Dennis McNally and a panel discussion featuring the authors. The festival is presented by Lowell Celebrates Kerouac in partnership with the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL), the city of Lowell, UMass Lowell, Lowell National Historical Park and others. All events are open to the public and most are free. For details on event 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