News from UML 4-18-07

04/20/2007


This is 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.” Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not intended to be published.

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Invention to Venture (I2V) Workshop

"Islam: Empire of Faith"

UMass Lowell Hosts New England Poetry Conference

CITA Conference Highlights University-Community Links

East Meets West in a New Contemporary Cambodian Opera

Invention to Venture (I2V) Workshop

When:   Friday, April 20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where:            Wannalancit Mill, MIL Conference Room, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell
What:   This is the third-annual Invention to Venture workshop, hosted by UMass Lowell.  The workshop is an introduction to the process and practice of technology entrepreneurship with a focus on women in technology. Invention to Venture teaches technology entrepreneurship basics, helps build networks and provides a framework for moving ideas forward. Cost: $10 students, $35 faculty, $50 Merrimack Valley Venture Forum (MVVF) and WEST members, and $75 general admission.

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

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"Islam: Empire of Faith"?>

When:   Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Fox Hall, Visual and Performing Arts Center, 100 Pawtucket St., UML East, Lowell
What:   Produced and directed by Robert Gardner and narrated by Academy Award-winner Ben Kingsley, "Islam: Empire of Faith " is a documentary that explains the history of Islam from its beginnings in Mecca and Medina. Refreshments will be served.
Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, University Communications, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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UMass Lowell Hosts New England Poetry Conference

When:   Wed. and Thurs., April 25 and 26
Where:  O’Leary Library, 61 Wilder Street, UML South, Lowell
What:  Founded in 2005, the New England Poetry Conference features poetry readings and public discussions about poetry. This year's conference includes readings by W. D. Snodgrass and Major Jackson, as well as a keynote lecture by Linda Wagner-Martin, professor of English at UNC-Chapel Hill.  The NEPC is sponsored by the Jack and Stella Kerouac Center for American Studies and the UML English Department.

No registration is necessary, and all conference events are free and open to the public. 

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

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CITA Conference Highlights University-Community Links

When: Thursday, April 26, 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, April 27, 9 to 5 p.m.
Where: Wannalancit Mill, 600 Suffolk Street, Lowell 
What:  UMass Lowell’s Committee on Industrial Theory and Assessment (CITA) will host experts on university-community partnerships from around the world.
Conference goals include highlighting successes and identifying barriers to community-university partnerships; understanding the needs and challenges of local, national and international partnerships; identifying strategies for evaluating partnerships, and promoting the integration of partnerships into research, teaching and outreach. 


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

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East Meets West in a New Contemporary Cambodian Opera

When: Friday, April 27, 7 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, 2 p.m.
Where: 
 Cyrus W. Irish Auditorium, Lowell High School, 50 Fr. Morissette Blvd., Lowell
What:  Where Elephants Weep tells a modern story about Cambodians returning to their country following 30 years of civil strife. The opera is based on the Cambodian love story Tum Teavߞ;commonly described as the “Romeo and Juliet” of Cambodian literature.  The performance at Lowell High will be the American debut of the production.

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

For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224