News From UML 10-01-07

10/01/2007


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 on UML, visit www.uml.edu and click on “UML in the News.” 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:

Honors Fellows Fund-raiser

Kerouac Conference on Beat Literature

UML Homecoming

New England Labor: 21st Century Challenges


Honors Fellows Fund-raiser

When: Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Allen House, Two Solomont Way, UML South, Lowell
What: Eight retired faculty and staff members who have made significant contributions to the legacy of undergraduate scholarship will be honored at the Honors Fellows Fund-Raiser. This year’s honorees are: former Dean of Students Ellen Duggan; retired Humanities professors Peter and Mary Blewett; retired Prof. Robert Gower of the College of Education; former Management Prof. Goang-Tzer (George) Liaw; Health and Environment Prof. Janice Stecchi; Chemistry Prof. Arthur Watterson; and Engineering Prof. Thomas Vasilos.

The event includes a reception at Allen House and a speaking program at the Comley-Lane Theatre in Mahoney Hall. Tickets are $150 and proceeds will go to the Honors Endowment.

Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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Kerouac Conference on Beat Literature

When: Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4 and 5
Where: O’Leary Library Room 222, 61 Wilder Street, UML South, Lowell
What: The Jack Kerouac Conference on beat literature is a biennial scholarly conference devoted to the works of Lowell native Jack Kerouac and other beat generation authors, artists, musicians and film makers.  The keynote speaker will be Matt Theado, who teaches American literature at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina.

For a complete schedule of events including times and locations, visit uml.edu/KerouacConference.

Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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UML Homecoming

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Cushing Field, behind Costello Gym, UML North
What: There will be a parade, a marching band, soccer, field hockey and volleyball games, a gaggle of student groups selling food and painting faces, pony rides for the kids and a hospitality tent for alums. Homecoming will include the activities of Family Day and a traditional alumni homecoming oriented around athletic events.

Kicked off with a parade of athletes and students, the day’s activities will take place at the Cushing Field complex behind Costello Gym. Opening ceremonies will feature a welcome by Chancellor Marty Meehan. A field hockey game starts at noon, followed by women’s soccer at 1 p.m., volleyball at 2 p.m. and men’s soccer at 3 p.m. A DJ and live bands will perform throughout the day.

New England Labor: 21st Century Challenges

When: Wednesday, Oct. 10, Noon
Where:  O’Leary Library Room 222, 5th floor, 61 Wilder Street, UML South, Lowell
What:  Mark MacKenzie, President, New England AFL-CIO, will speak about challenges in the New England labor force.
 
Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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