News from UML

09/18/2007


Sept. 17, 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:

UMass Board of Trustees Meeting

Walmart: The World's Largest Employer

Concussion Crisis in Football

Dana McLean Greeley Endowment Celebration

9/11 Remembrance


UMass Board of Trustees Meeting

When: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Trustees Room, Cumnock Hall, One University Ave., UML North, Lowell
What: The UMass Board of Trustees will meet on the UMass Lowell campus.  The board’s meetings are held quarterly on different campuses throughout the UMass system.  Prior to the meeting, a 6 p.m. reception and a 7 p.m. dinner will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Allen House on UML South. 
 
Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

 
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Walmart:  The World’s Largest Employer

When: Monday, Sept. 24, Noon
Where: O’Leary Library, Room 500M, 61 Wilder Street, UML South, Lowell
What:  Bethany Moreton of the University of Georgia will speak on “The World’s Largest Employer: Walmart, Politics and Policy in Latin America and the U.S.” This lecture is sponsored by UML’s Regional Economic and Social Development (RESD) Center for Industrial Competitiveness. A buffet lunch will be served.
Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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The Concussion Crisis in Football

When: Monday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
Where: O’Leary Library, Room 222, 61 Wilder Street, UML South, Lowell
What: A panel discussion will explore the concussion crisis in football. Panelists include Chris Nowinski, former Harvard football player, WWE wrestler and author of “Head Games” (2006); Dr. Robert Cantu, chief of neurosurgery at Emerson Hospital and co-director of the Neurological Sports Injury Center at Brigham & Women's Hospital; Ted Johnson, former New England Patriot’s linebacker; and Peter Wotton, president of the New Hampshire Athletic Directors Association.
Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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Dana McLean Greeley Endowment Celebration

When: Tuesday, Sept. 25, noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Alumni Hall, One University Ave., UML North, Lowell
What:  Chancellor Marty Meehan will host a luncheon to celebrate the establishment of the Dana McLean Greeley Endowment for Peace Studies. 
Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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9/11 Remembrance

When: Thursday Sept. 27, 12:30-2:50 p.m.
Where: O’Leary Library 222, 61 Wilder Street, UML South, Lowell
What:  UML takes a day to remember 9/11 victims by showing the documentary “Beyond Belief” which highlights the lives of two women, Susan Retik and Patti Quigley, who both lost their husbands in the attacks.  The film chronicles their extraordinary journey to rebuild themselves and the lives of women half a world away.

Susan Retick and Chancellor Marty Meehan will both be giving introductions.

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

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