News from UMass Lowell for the Week of Sept. 15

09/15/2008
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Sept. 15, 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.

Click on the following links to learn what else is going on at UMass Lowell:

Learning in Retirement Association Holds 20th Anniversary Event
Works by Art and Design Students Go on Display
Emergency Medical Corps to Hold Training Day at UMass Lowell
Celebrating 50 Years of Management Education
Area Companies’ Donations Boost BioManufacturing Center
A Conversation on Race, Social Justice and Presidential Politics

Learning in Retirement Association Holds 20th Anniversary Event

When:           Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to noon

What:           The UMass Lowell Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA) will hold its 20th anniversary Fall Convocation. The program will feature remarks by UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan. Founded in 1988 by Mark Levine, LIRA today has 100 members who study topics from English literature to nanotechnology, biology to theater. The organization, which awards scholarships to UMass Lowell students annually, is an example of how learning can take place at any stage of life.

Where:          Wannalancit Mills, MIL Conference Center, UML East, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell

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

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Works by Art and Design Students Go on Display

When:           Reception is Thursday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m. Exhibit runs through Thursday, Sept. 25; gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What:           “Selections from Art & Design Studios,” curated by Gallery Coordinator Michele Gagnon, features the work of students in UMass Lowell’s bachelor of fine arts program, including those specializing in ceramics, graphic design, foundations and photography.

Where:          Dugan Gallery, 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

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Emergency Medical Corps to Hold Training Day at UMass Lowell

When:  
         Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

What:            The Upper Merrimack Valley Medical Reserve Corps, part of a national network of people with skills related to health care, organizes and trains units to respond to public health emergencies, large-scale disasters and mass casualty events. The local corps, which also provides ongoing community service, covers the more than 250,000 residents of Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford. The Sept. 20 event will focus on training local health professionals to develop “all-hazard preparedness capacity” so they are prepared to respond to emergencies from building collapses and natural disasters to fires and terrorist attacks.

Where:         Weed Hall, 3 Solomont Way, UML South, Lowell

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

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Celebrating 50 Years of Management Education

When
:           Saturday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m.

What:            UMass Lowell will celebrate 50 years of management education at a networking reception and dinner. Alumni, sponsors, faculty and staff will honor the past, celebrate the College of Management’s growth as the leading business school in the region and hear about the exciting vision for the college’s future. Keynote speaker Robert Manning ’81, CEO, president and chief investment officer of MFS Investments and chairman of the UMass board of trustees, will talk about the College of Management’s effect on his life and career. Also scheduled to speak are UMass President Jack Wilson and Chancellor Marty Meehan ’78 and College of Management Dean Kathy Carter ’78. The founder of management education at the university, Stuart Mandell, will receive special recognition at the event. Tickets are $100 and available at www.uml.edu/college/management  or by calling 978-934-3689.

Where:         Campus Recreation Center, UML East, 100 Pawtucket St., Lowell

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

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Sloan Foundation Sponsors Lecture on Competition in Telecom Sector

When:           Monday, Sept. 22, noon
 
What:           Henrik Glimstedt, associate professor at the Institute for International Business at the Stockholm School of Economics and a Sloan Foundation Industry Studies affiliate, will present “Debunking Innovation Within Open Global Technology Standards: Competition in the Mobile Telecom Sector.” Glimstedt is speaking as part of a series of lectures sponsored by the foundation and presented by the UMass Lowell Department of Regional Economic and Social Development and the Center for Industrial Competitiveness.

Where:          O’Leary Library, Room 500M, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

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

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State Official Speaks to Students on Post-9/11 Homeland Security

When:            Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

What:            Massachusetts Undersecretary for Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem will speak on “Managing Homeland Security Seven Years After 9/11” at an event for students organized by Political Science Prof. Jeffrey Gerson. Kayyem, appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick, is the first to hold the post and is responsible for developing statewide homeland security policy. She previously worked for the Department of Justice, served as an adviser to then Attorney General Janet Reno and was appointed by Congress to the National Commission on Terrorism. Kayyem is the author of “Preserving Liberty in an Age of Terror” and has been a national security analyst for NBC News.

Where:          O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

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

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Area Companies’ Donations Boost BioManufacturing Center

When:            Tuesday, Sept. 23, 11 to 11:30 a.m.

What:            Officials from Invensys Process Systems, Wyeth Biotech and Dakota Systems will participate in an opening ceremony for a new Massachusetts BioManufacturing Center pilot plant, where engineers conduct research and assist biotechnology companies in developing manufacturing processes that can help them bring new pharmaceuticals to market. UMass Lowell officials; Prof. Carl Lawton, director of the BioManufacturing Center; and Sen. Steven Panagiotakos are also scheduled to participate.

Where:          Engineering Building, Room 219, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell

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

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A Conversation on Race, Social Justice and Presidential Politics

When:            Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6 to 8 p.m.

What:             Bill Fletcher Jr., a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., will discuss race, social justice and politics, and examine the effects of having a black candidate for president on this year’s election. Fletcher is a longtime labor activist and organizer. The program is co-sponsored by the UMass Lowell Labor Extension Program, the Center for Women and Work, the Sociology and Political Science departments, and the Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council.
 
Where:          O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

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

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