News from UML Feb. 12, 2007

02/13/2007


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:

Spike Lee’s “When the Levees Broke”
Professor Tells Tales Out of School
Black Inventors Exhibit

Medical Devices Industry to Hear About University Initiative

Spike Lee’s “When the Levees Broke” Parts II, III and IV

When: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m.
           and Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m.
O’Leary 222, 61 Wilder St., UML South, Lowell
What:   Spike Lee’s documentary on Hurricane Katrina, its victims and aftermath, will be shown in four parts. Part I was previously shown. 

This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs, the Council on Diversity and Pluralism and the Association of Students of African Origin.
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or Renae_Lias@uml.edu.

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Professor Tells Tales Out of School
When: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m.
Where: Room 222, O'Leary Library, 61 Wilder Street, Lowell, UML South
What:  J. D. Scrimgeour, author of recently released “Themes for English B: A Professor’s Education In and Out of Class,” will speak about his book of essays. Scrimgeour’s book looks at his own privileged life, coming face-to-face with the lives of his students at a “small public college in a faded, gritty New England city,” as described by the publisher. Scrimgeour coordinates the creative writing program at Salem State College. His writing has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, the Chronicle of Higher Education and Thought and Action, among others.

The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the English Department, the Literary Society and the honor society, Sigma Tau Delta.

Contact:  Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or Renae_Lias@uml.edu.

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Black Inventors Exhibit

When: Thursday, Feb. 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Cumnock Hall, One University Avenue, UML North, Lowell
What:  An eye-opening exhibit presenting the many inventions of African Americans throughout history.  This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs, the Council on Diversity and Pluralism and the Association of Students of African Origin.

Contact:  Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or Renae_Lias@uml.edu.


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Medical Devices Industry to Hear About University Initiative

When: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6 to 8 p.m.
          5 p.m.: Registration and Networking
          Keynote, Hooks Johnston, Senior VP (Retired) Smith & Nephew
          Panel Discussion, including Prof. Stephen McCarthy
Where: UML Conference Center, Wannalancit Mill, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell
What:   “The Birth and Growth of a Medical Device.” The program looks at the steps required to proceed from a marketable idea or invention to a commercially feasible medical device product. Keynote speaker Hooks Johnston and UMass Lowell panelist Prof. Stephen McCarthy will highlight a new UMass/business partnership, the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2), co-directed by McCarthy and chaired by Johnston.

Participants must register to attend by contacting sferrara@mvvf.org. Cost is $20 for MVVF or MDG members and $40 for non-members. UMass Lowell faculty, staff and students are free with pre-registration and ID.

Contact for Media: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or Renae_Lias@uml.edu.

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