By From the Lowell Sun
"THE 2D SHOW," featuring artwork by students in the painting and drawing studios, is on display through Oct. 23 at the Dugan Gallery, Dugan Hall, 882 Broadway St., South Campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ALTERNAIVE SPRING BREAK, a UMass Lowell student group, offers an artistic take on a food drive called "River Hawks Raise Up Rations" on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
As part of National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month, teams are invited to compete in a sculpture contest using only nonperishable food items for materials. All food items will be donated to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Anyone from the public can form a team or make a donation. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will be held at Fox Hall's Multipurpose Room, 100 Pawtucket St., East Campus.
AS PART OF UMass Lowell's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, a civic engagement forum will be held Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to noon, on the topic of "Politics Matter," with presentations on the Latino middle class and politics, the politics of Brazil, community politics, and media and the law. The forum will be held at O'Leary Library, Room 222, 71 Wilder St., South Campus.
MERI JENKINS, program manager for the Adams Art Program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, will discuss "Cultural Economic Development in
Massachusetts" at the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development's lecture series Wednesday at noon, at the O'Leary Library, Room 500M, 71 Wilder St., South Campus. The series is sponsored by the Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Program and the UMass Lowell Center for Family, Work and Community.
UMASS LOWELL Physical Therapy doctoral students and professors will staff an information booth at City Hall on Wednesday, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., to celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. Education materials and pedometers will be given away, and therapists will evaluate shoe fit and make recommendations.
NOBEL PRIZE winner Craig Mello, a professor of Molecular Medicine at UMass Medical School, will deliver this year's Konarka Sukant K. Tripathy Endowed Memorial Medical Lecture on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m.
The lecture will be on "RNAi: From Mechanism to Medicine." Mello's discovery of this fundamental mechanism for controlling the flow of genetic information won him the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.
The lecture will be held at Alumni Hall, 1 University Ave., North Campus.
THE UMASS LOWELL Honors Program presents a free talk Thursday by Loung Ung, survivor of the Cambodian killing fields, international human-rights activist, national spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine-Free World and winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature.
The talk will start at 4 p.m., followed at 5:30 by a ceremony in which Ung will be named the first UMass Lowell Community Honors Fellow at a gala at Allen House. Six other Honors Fellows will be recognized as well, including UML retirees Mary Beaudry, Rudy Deanin, May Futtrell, Jon Hellstedt, Braxton Hinchey and Thaddeus Osmolski. Tickets for the ceremony are $150, to benefit the Honors Fellow Scholarship for UML students.
Ung's talk will be held at Mahoney Hall, 870 Broadway St., South Campus.