News from UML April 23, 2007

04/24/2007
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

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.

Click on the following links to learn more about what’s in this issue:

"Islam: Empire of Faith"
Advancing Design for Environment and Green Chemistry in Commerce
UMass Lowell Hosts New England Poetry Conference
CITA Conference Highlights University-Community Links
East Meets West in a New Contemporary Cambodian Opera
Relay for Life

"Islam: Empire of Faith"

When: Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Fox Hall, Visual and Performing Arts Center, 100 Pawtucket Street, 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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Advancing Design for Environment and Green Chemistry in Commerce: Opportunities for the Future

When:   Wednesday, April 25, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:            Boott Cotton Mills Museum, John Street, Lowell
What:   The Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) will host a kick-off of a 2-day GC3 Innovators Roundtable: “The Role of Tools, Labels, and Retail in Promoting Safer Chemistry.”

Attending will be leaders in business, government, academic, and advocacy sectors who are working to promote green chemistry and design for environment.  Speakers include Dr. Ken Geiser, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production; Dr. Joel Tickner, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production; Dr. John Warner, Professor of Green Chemistry, UMASS Lowell; Dr. James J. Barber, President and CEO, Metabolix and Clive Davies, Director, Design for Environment Program, U.S. EPA

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.  UMass Lowell is co-sponsoring the U.S. premiere.

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

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Relay for Life

When: Saturday, April 28, 4 p.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 29. 
Where: UMass Lowell Outdoor Track, Costello Gym, UML North, Lowell 
What: Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives. During the event, teams of UML students will gather at the track and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.
 
Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, University Communications, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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