News From UML Feb. 2, 2006

02/02/2006


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.”

Chinese New Year Party Offers Raffles, a Riddle, Movies and More

Saturday, February 4, 2 p.m. ߝ 12:30 a.m.
           Highlights include:
             2 ߝ 9 p.m. Chinese Painting exhibition
             2 ߝ 6 p.m. Movies:
             The Promise (Wu Ji)
             Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (Qian Li Zou Dan Qi)
             7-8:30 p.m. Performance and Raffle

Cumnock Hall, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell

What:  The UMass Lowell Chinese Students and Scholars Association is offering a full panoply of party activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The event is also sponsored by the UML Barnes and Noble Bookstore, the Graduate Students Association, and the Council on Diversity & Pluralism. Conference organizers say the event is “the largest comprehensive Chinese New Year festivity in Lowell.”
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

Visualization Software Company President Offers Insights

When:  Wednesday, Feb. 8, 3 p.m.

Where: Olsen 311, UML North, 198 Riverside St., Lowell


OmniViz is a Maynard company providing “visual data mining solutions.” Saffer founded the company after leading the visual informatics effort as head of the molecular biosciences department at Batelle. He has also served as a National Cancer Institute fellow. Light refreshments will be available at 2:30.

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

Potential Gubernatorial Candidate Mihos Comes to Class

Thursday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. ߝ 12:15 p.m.

Where: O’Leary 222, UML South, 66 Wilder St., Lowell

What:  Christy Mihos, owner of Christy's Markets and an unofficial candidate for Massachusetts Governor, will speak to Prof. Jeffrey Gerson’s State and Local Politics class. Gerson is bringing a number of candidates, campaign operatives and state and local officials to speak to his class over the course of the semester.

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

UMass Lowell Professor Kicks off Moses Greeley Parker Series

When:  Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m.

Where: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor’s Center, 246 Market St., Lowell

What:  Assistant Professor Marie Frank of the Cultural Studies Department will give the first talk of the Moses Greeley Parker lecture series, “Lowell Architecture at the Turn of the Century.” She will present a slide show investigating Lowell’s public and civic structures during the American Renaissance (1880-1930), including the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
    Founded in 1917, the Moses Greeley Parker Lectures is sponsored by the M.G. Parker Lectures Committee and is presented in partnership with UML, the Lowell National Historical Park, Pollard Memorial Library, Whistler House Museum of Art, Revolving Museum, and New England Quilt Museum. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact series director Paul Lappin at m_g_parker@hotmail.com.

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

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