News from UMass Lowell for Week of Feb. 22, 2010

02/24/2010
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Feb. 22, 2010: 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.” To check if an event has been cancelled, call the university’s weather hotline at 978-934-2121. 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:

Former Football Pros Turned Novelists to Speak
Plastics Engineering Launches Co-op Program 
Ads, Logos, Books in Graphic Design Alumni Showcase
An Evening of New Music for Strings
Historians Look Back at ‘Bread and Roses’ Strike
UMass Lowell Hosts Regional Science Bowl
Former Tudor Investment Exec Talks to Students
William Bulger Discusses New Book
‘Braided Streams: Women of Faith’

Former Football Pros Turned Novelists to Speak    

When:    Tuesday, Feb. 23, 12:50 p.m.

What:    Two Former professional football players ߝ Mark Bavaro and Peter Gent ߝ
will discuss their books with students and the public. Bavaro, a Winthrop native who wrote “Rough and Tumble,” played nine seasons as a tight end in the National Football League during the 1980s and 1990s. Gent ߝ who wrote “North Dallas Forty” which was made into a Hollywood film in 1979 ߝ played wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys for four seasons in the mid-1960s. The talks are presented by UMass Lowell’s Politics and Sports program.

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

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

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Plastics Engineering Launches Co-op Program    

When:    Tuesday, Feb. 23, 4 to 6:30 p.m.

What:    UMass Lowell’s Plastics Engineering program is launching a new co-op program for students starting with a recruitment and networking event. More than 40 undergraduate junior and senior students who are actively seeking co-op employment in the plastics field will interact with 15 regional employers such as Nypro, Inc., ECM Plastics, Inc. and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center. This event is for UMass Lowell students only but open to the press.

Where:    Alumni Library, 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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Ads, Logos, Books in Graphic Design Show    

When:    Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., artist reception; exhibit runs from Monday, Feb. 22 through Friday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

What:    Meet UMass Lowell graphic design alumni who work for prominent companies, non profits and advertising agencies at an artist’s reception and see their work on display. The “Working Proof: Graphic Design Alumni Exhibition” features advertisements, logo design, books, greeting cards, illustrations and interactive media produced by professionals who received their Bachelor of Arts degrees at UMass Lowell.

Where:    Dugan Hall, UML South, 883 Broadway 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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An Evening of New Music for Strings    

When:    Thursday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.

What:    As part of the “Music on the Merrimack” concert series, an evening of “New Music for Strings” features string faculty Mark Berger on viola, Aristides Rivas on cello and Carolyn Davis Fryer on double bass. They will perform with Ketty Nez, a guest composer and pianist. Master classes are held the same day in Durgin Hall from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Concerts and classes are free and open to the public.

Where:    Durgin Hall, UML South, 35 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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Historians Look Back at ‘Bread and Roses’ Strike    

When:    Saturday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m.

What:    Join UMass Lowell historian Bob Forrant and Lawrence Heritage State Park acting park supervisor Jim Beauchesne for a discussion of the violent conflict during the “Bread and Roses” textile strike of 1912. The program includes a tour of strike locations, excerpts from the documentary “John Brown's Holy War” and discussion of Brown’s choice for armed conflict. Free and open to the public.

Where:    Lawrence Heritage State Park, 1 Jackson St., Lawrence

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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UMass Lowell Hosts Regional Science Bowl    

When:    Saturday, Feb. 27, 4 p.m.

What:    For the first time, UMass Lowell is host of the Massachusetts Regional Science Bowl, a “Jeopardy”-style competition that quizzes high school students' knowledge in all areas of science. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the academic competition is expected to attract 30 high-school teams from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. The competition begins at 8:30 a.m. in rooms throughout Kitson Hall. The championship round will take place at 4 p.m. in Ball Hall. The winning team will participate in a national competition in Washington, D.C.

Where:    Ball Hall, Room 214, UML North, 185 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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Former Tudor Investment Executive Speaks to Students    

When:    Tuesday, March 2, 4 p.m.

What:    As a senior vice president and partner at Tudor Investment Corp., Mark Forziati was the head trader of the company’s Boston-based equity division for 14 years.  A 1978 UMass Lowell graduate who is now retired, Forziati was a member of the New York Stock Exchange Institutional Traders Advisory Committee and involved with presenting before a U.S. House Sub-Committee on equity markets in 1997. He will discuss his career with students as part of the Manning Speaker Series, established with a gift from Robert C. Pozen, chairman of MFS Investment Management in Boston.

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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William Bulger Discusses New Book    

When:    Thursday, March 4, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

What:    Former Massachusetts Senate and UMass President William Bulger will discuss his new book “James Michael Curley: A Short Biography” recently released by Commonwealth Editions in Beverly, which publishes nonfiction books about history and traditions in New England. Bulger recalls the life of the controversial but beloved mayor, congressman, and governor Curley. As the voice of working Boston, Curley was loved to the point of adoration, even as he was being hustled off to jail for what he called “taking care of constituents.” Bulger is speaking to state and local politics students on the invitation of Prof. Jeffrey Gerson. The public is also invited to this free event.

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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‘Braided Streams: Women of Faith Speak’    
 
When:        Thursday, March 4, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
 
What:        Women from diverse faith traditions reflect on their experiences of the intersection between religion and gender. Presenters include UMass Lowell Protestant Campus Minister Imogene Stulken and student panelists. This event is part of Lowell Women’s Week, www.lowellwomensweek.org

Where:         Southwick Hall, Room 404, 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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