News from UML April 4, 2007

04/05/2007


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.

Click on the following links to learn more about what’s in this issue: 
 
Healthy Lawns for Healthy Families
Nanotechnology Summit Highlights Faculty Research

Meehan Meets with Campus
Looking Behind the Veil ߝ Islamic Awareness Month

Conversation Dinner:  Disabled Students in the Classroom


Healthy Lawns for Healthy Families

When:  Wednesday, April 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Where: Wannalancit Building, 600 Suffolk Street, Lowell
What:  UMass Lowell’s Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) has joined forces with local towns to present a workshop for lawn care professionals on the latest natural landscaping techniques.  Pesticides and lawn chemicals have been known to have adverse health impacts, especially on children and pets.  This workshop, “Organic Landscaping and Lawn Care,” will train landscapers in the least toxic methods of lawn care management. 

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

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Nanotechnology Summit Highlights Faculty Research

When:  Thursday, April 12, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where:  Suffolk Conference Center, Wannalancit Mills, 650 Suffolk St., Lowell
What:   Members of the community are invited to meet UML's nanotechnology faculty and hear about the cutting-edge research that is defining the industry. Learn through informational presentations, group discussions and one-on-one interactions. 

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

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Meehan Meets with Campus

When:  Thursday, April 12, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where:  O’Leary Library, Room 222, 61 Wilder Street, South Campus, Lowell
What:   Incoming Chancellor Marty Meehan has an open meeting with the entire campus.
 
Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, University Communications, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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Looking Behind the Veil ߝ Islamic Awareness Month

When:  Thursday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.
Where:  Fox Hall, Multipurpose Room, Pawtucket St., East Campus, Lowell
What:   The UMass Lowell Muslim Student Association presents Islamic Awareness Month April 2007: A Journey through Islam. A number of events and activities are planned throughout the month of April including a discussion titled “Looking Behind the Veil,” which will explore women’s role in Islam.  Come break the stereotypes of one of the most important topics in Islam.
 
Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, University Communications, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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Conversation Dinner:  Disabled Students in the Classroom

When:  Thursday, April 12, 3:30 p.m.
Where:  Alumni Hall, University Avenue, North Campus, Lowell
What:   Salome Heyward, manager of Disability Services at MIT, speaks about awareness of the challenges faced by disabled students in the classroom.  This event is sponsored by the Council for Diversity and Pluralism and the Council for Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with the division of Student Affairs.

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

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