News from UML

01/22/2008
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Jan. 22, 2008: 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.

University Gallery Presents Works by Ellen Wetmore

When:   Tuesday, Jan. 22 through Thursday, Feb. 21. Reception on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m., with gallery talk at 3:15 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What:  Ellen Wetmore ߝ the newest member of UMass Lowell’s Art Department faculty ߝ presents a solo exhibition.  Her recent artwork examines the perks of motherhood.  Her past work includes pieces depicting a talking carpet, insects and mutant vegetables.  She teaches video, digital art and foundations at UML.  Her work was recently featured in “Trainscapes” at the DeCordova Museum. 

Where:  University Gallery,  McGauvran Student Center, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Gallery Coordinator Michele Gagnon, 978-934-3491 or Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu, or Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu.

 

EPA Holds Training on Reducing Energy Use

When:  Thursday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What:  The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a free training session for facility managers, chief financial officers and other managers on using its Web-based Energy Star software to track buildings’ energy use and how to reduce consumption. To register for the training, contact Richard Lemoine at Richard_Lemoine@uml.edu or 978-934-2618.

Where: McGauvran and O’Leary buildings, UML South, Wilder Street, Lowell

Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu.

 

Forum to Strategize on Region's Economic Future

When: Friday, Jan. 25, 7:45 to 11:30 a.m.

What:  Leaders from business, government and education will join forces for a forum on strengthening the connection of the Merrimack Valley to the growing knowledge-based economy. The event will feature a presentation on the 2007 report “Reconnecting Massachusetts Gateway Cities,” a joint project of the Washington-based Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and MassINC, which is sponsoring the event with UMass Lowell, the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council, the Merrimack Valley Mayors Coalition and the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation. Presenters and panelists are scheduled to include Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Suzanne Bump, MassINC President Greg Torres, UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan, Northern Essex Community College President David Hartleb, Amesbury Mayor Thatcher Kezer, Lowell Mayor Bud Caulfield, Pedro Arce, president of Veritas Bank in Lawrence and UML Prof. Robert Forrant.

Where: Wannalancit Mill Building, MIL Conference Room, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell.    The free event is open to the public.

Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu.

 

Friends of Photography Portfolio Exhibit at Gallery
 
When: Monday, Jan. 28 through Thursday, Feb. 14. Reception on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What:  The Friends of Photography group includes UMass Lowell students, alumni, faculty and staff who share a love of the photographic process.  The group presents local and regional exhibitions and organizes an annual fundraiser to support educational programs and workshops for its members.  The exhibit features digital and traditional photography.

Where: Dugan Hall, UML South,  883 Broadway St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Gallery Coordinator Michele Gagnon, 978-934-3491 or Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu, or Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu.

Arts Series Presents Author, Musicians and Poet
 
When: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7 to 9 p.m.

What: The Urban Village Arts Series (UVAS) invites artists to perform for 20 minutes each at free monthly events open to the public. This month, UMass Lowell’s Geoffrey Douglas will read from his book “The Game of Their Lives: The Untold Story of the World Cup’s Biggest Upset.” Lowell native and UML graduate Mike Dion and friends from the band Hot Day at the Zoo will perform urban bluegrass, and Paul Marion, poet and UMass Lowell’s executive director of outreach, will read from his latest book, “What is the City?” Refreshments are served.  UVAS is co-sponsored by the Lowell Poetry Network with funding from the Joseph P. Healey and Public Service Endowment Grants and the University of Massachusetts President’s Creative Economy Fund.  Additional support comes from the UMass Lowell Office of Outreach, UMass Lowell English Department, Melissa Pennell, the Lowell National Park, Lowell: The Flowering City and the Lowell Heritage Partnership.  

Where: National Park Visitor Center,  246 Market St., Lowell

Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu.

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