NEWS FROM UML Feb. 22, 2006

02/22/2006


A notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Communications Office, 978-934-3224. For more stories on UML, visit www.uml.edu and click on “UML in the News.”

Concert Pays Tribute to Coretta Scott King

When:    Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m.

Where: Durgin Hall, UML South, 35 Wilder St., Lowell

What:  The New England Orchestra, conducted by UMass Lowell music professor Kay George Roberts, offers “Living the Legacy,” a tribute to Coretta Scott King, with Boston Pops gospel soloist Renese King. This “musical experience” features Joseph Schwantner’s “New Morning for the World ߝ Daybreak for Freedom,” with texts drawn from the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sponsors of the event include the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL), the Lowell Cultural Council, Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, Middlesex Community College Foundation’s Lura Smith Fund and UMass Lowell. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for seniors; and students can attend for free.

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233


Warner Proposes “Saving the World: One Molecule at a Time”

When:  Monday, Feb. 27, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Alumni Hall, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell

What:  As part of the campus ministry’s “Last Lecture Series,” Prof. John Warner, green chemistry expert, will offer his views on how his field can save the world. He envisions a place where “only renewable resources are used and biodegradable products are produced; where humanity is finally reunited with the earth’s ecosystem.”

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233


Students Learn the Ins and Outs of Dining Out

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Alumni Hall, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell

What:  This workshop on dining and dressing “for success” includes a presentation by Rosanne Thomas of Protocol Advisors, Inc. Thomas has appeared on CBS This Morning and regularly on National Public Radio. The intended audience: UMass Lowell students who soon will be in the business world ߝ perhaps unprepared for the place settings encountered in a full-course meal and naïve about how to dress in business social situations. The event is sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Office of Career Services, in partnership with Hertz; Enterprise Rent-a-Car; Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP; Raytheon; and Vector Marketing Corporation.

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

Minkkinens’ Collection to be Exhibited

Wednesday, March 1, 3 p.m.

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

What:  Internationally acclaimed photographer and UML Art Prof. Arno Minkkinen kicks off an exhibit of selections from his and Sandra Hughes Minkkinen’s photography collection with a talk at 3:15 p.m., titled “It’s Still Photography.”  Forty black-and-white and color images will be displayed, as well as a sampling of photography books from the Minkkinen book collection. Arno Minkkinen’s photographs were recently featured in a museum-wide retrospective at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln. Sandra Minkkinen is currently senior production editor for MIT Press in Cambridge. Numerous photographers are included in the exhibit, which runs through April 7. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; open Saturdays by prior arrangement. Gallery contact: Michele A. Gagnon, 978-934-3491, michele_gagnon@uml.edu.

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

Former Senate President Birmingham Speaks to Students

When:  Thursday, March 2, 11 a.m.

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

What:  The former Massachusetts Senate President and 2002 candidate for governor, Thomas Birmingham, will speak to Prof. Jeffrey Gerson’s State and Local Politics class.

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

Rock Tribute Gets Women’s Week Rolling

When:  Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.

Where: Durgin Hall, UML South, 35 Wilder St., Lowell

What:  “Mothers of Rock,” an entirely student-run tribute concert featuring female musicians and artists at UMass Lowell, will cover all music genres. It includes some originals, as well. There is a $5 suggested donation, half the proceeds from which will be given to Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell. The event is sponsored by The River, 92.5 FM; Lowell Memorial Auditorium; Wild Oats Natural Marketplace; Middlesex Community College; Newbury Comics; and UMass Lowell.
An art show and free refreshments will be offered in the lobby.  The event is the first in a series offered city-wide beginning the following week for Lowell Women’s Week.

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

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