News from UML for March 17, 2008

03/17/2008
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

March 17, 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.

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The 3D Show Features BFA Students’ Original Work
‘Ready, Set, Quit Lowell’ to Help Smokers Kick the Habit
Looking at Health Behaviors of Older Adults with Heart Ailments
Sculpture Show Explores Cultural Landscapes


The 3D Show Features BFA Students’ Original Work
 
When: 
          Exhibit runs through Thursday, March 27. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment; by appointment only during Spring Break, March 17 through March 21.

What:           This exhibit, curated by Prof. Jim Coates, features the work of students enrolled in the book arts, ceramics and sculpture studios programs.
             
Where:         Dugan Art Studios, 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

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‘Ready, Set, Quit Lowell’ to Help Smokers Kick the Habit

When:           Monday, March 24, 10 a.m.

What:            According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), the smoking rate for adults in Lowell is 50 percent higher than the state overall. “Ready, Set, Quit Lowell” is a smoking-cessation campaign led by DPH and involving UMass Lowell that offers qualified individuals (approximately 80 percent of people who request patches qualify) who live and work in the Lowell area a free, two-week supply of nicotine patches. The kickoff event launching this campaign will include details on how the public can take part in the program.
 
Where: 
         Lowell City Hall, 375 Merrimack St., Lowell

Contacts for Media:  Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu, or Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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Looking at Health Behaviors of Older Adults with Heart Ailments

When:             Monday, March 24, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

What:              UMass Lowell’s School of Health and Environment sponsors Prof. Larry Cahalin’s presentation of his findings on health behaviors of the elderly living with heart disease compared to those with newly diagnosed heart conditions. He will discuss the necessary components to healthy living for older people. Cahalin is a clinical professor of physical therapy at Northeastern University, a board-certified cardiopulmonary specialist, and a Ph.D. candidate in the Gerontology program at UMass Boston. UML’s School of Health and Environment offers a master’s degree in gerontological nursing.

Where:           O’Leary Library, Room 327, UML South, 121 Wilder St., Lowell

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

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Urban Village Arts Series Features Author, Dancers and Poet

When:             Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m.

What:              The Urban Village Arts Series this month presents Massachusetts native Kathryn Kulpa, an editor, teacher, librarian and author, who will read and discuss her writing; dancers from Lowell’s Angkor Dance Troupe, who will entertain and educate the audience with their traditional Cambodian dance; and poet Fred Marchant, winner of the Washington Prize and translator of Vietnamese poet Tran Dang Khoa’s work.

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

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

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Sculpture Show Explores Cultural Landscapes

When:           Show runs until Thursday, April 3. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment; by appointment only during Spring Break, March 17 through March 21.

What:            The University Gallery will feature “flora + fauna,” an exhibit of sculpture by Michael C. McFalls. The artist uses a variety of materials in his work, beginning with a multicolored base of intensely pigmented plaster that has been extracted from geometric molds. That plaster base forms the foundation for McFalls’ sculptural landscapes, and metal rods are attached to provide a structural base for additional surfaces attached at different angles. So-called “flora and fauna” are attached to those surfaces to complete the artists’ exploration of beauty as it relates to the cultural landscape.
  
Where:          University Gallery, McGauvran Student Union, First Floor, 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

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