News from UML 5-7-07

05/08/2007
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: 
 
Artbotics Exhibition Opening

Robots Go Where No One Else Can Go

Philanthropy Day Conference

Artbotics Exhibition Opening

When:
   Tuesday, May 8, 3-5 p.m.
Where:   The Revolving Museum, 22 Shattuck St., Lowell
What:    High school and college students have worked together, combining art and science to make "artbotics": interactive artworks featuring music, light -- and a winged golden toilet.

The Artbotics Program is a collaboration among the Revolving Museum and the University of Massachusetts Lowell Computer Science and Art departments.  Join the students in celebrating their achievements for the spring semester and view their latest creations. Those interested in joining the program can learn about the next session.  This event is 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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Robots Go Where No One Else Can Go
 
When:  Wednesday, May 9, 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: MIL Conference Room, Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell  
What:   Search-and-rescue robots can be used in hazardous situations and emergency response. A demonstration and discussion of robotic technology will be led by Dr. Holly Yanco and doctoral candidate Mark Micire of the Computer Science Department's Robotics Lab. Yanco is an expert in mobile robotics; Micire operated robotic searchers at the World Trade Center and Hurricane Katrina disasters. The event is co-sponsored by The New England Consortium (TNEC) and its Worker Health and Safety Training Program. 
 
Contact for Media: Sandra Seitz, University Communications, 978-934-3225 or sandra_seitz@uml.edu.
 
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Philanthropy Day Conference

When:   Tuesday, May 22, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where:   The Doubletree Hotel, Lowell
What:    The 11th Annual Philanthropy Day Conference is presented by the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.  The theme this year is “A Bridge to Tomorrow: Visioning the Future of Philanthropy, Nonprofits, and Community Service.” Several speakers will discuss topics relevant to this theme, including Alan Khazei, co-founder of the Americorps program, City Year, and Steve Gunderson, the nation’s foremost spokesperson on philanthropy and president of the Washington, D.C.-based Council on Foundations.

In addition, there will be a panel of local experts on “service learning,” led by Dr. Nicole Champagne of UML, who will explain how student volunteers are filling important needs in our community. 

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

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