News from UMass Lowell for Week of Sept. 13, 2010

09/13/2010
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Sept. 13, 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  Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.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 elections and politics, the upcoming flu season and the aging population. Contact UMass Lowell Public Affairs for details on these and other experts.

Experts Speak on Nanotech's Economic Impact
UMass Lowell Remembers Sept. 11
Conference Looks at Latest in Nanomanufacturing

Cooperative Education Center Holds Opening
Authors Come to Lowell to Celebrate Kerouac

Experts Speak on Nanotech's Economic Impact

When:    Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7:45 to 9 a.m.

What:     Experts from industry and higher education will convene to discuss nanotechnology’s potential impact on the economy and job creation, opportunities for growth and challenges at “Nanotechnology ߝ Innovation and Transformation in the New Economy,” hosted by Natixis Global Asset Management. Topics for discussion include workforce training, education and the short- and long-term outlook for the future of nanotechnology. Panelists are scheduled to include UMass Lowell Prof. Joey Mead, deputy director of the National Science Foundation Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing; Rick Hess, president and CEO of Konarka Technologies; and Tom Lowery, vice president of diagnostics research and design for T2 Biosystems. UMass Lowell Executive Vice Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney will also offer remarks.

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

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

TOP

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. Bacevich, a retired U.S. Army colonel, whose son died in action in Iraq in 2007, will discuss the road to Sept. 11, what happened that day 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

TOP

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.

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

TOP

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 give students the opportunity to gain professional experience in the workplace while still learning in the classroom. 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

TOP

Renowned Authors Come 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 the web site 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

TOP