NEWS FROM UML Feb. 5, 2007

02/06/2007


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


Spike Lee’s “When the Levees Broke”

When:  Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1 pm.
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.  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 (A.S.A.O).
Contact:  Jennifer Hanson, University Communications, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@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 and life. 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:  Jennifer Hanson, University Communications, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@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 (A.S.A.O).

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

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