UML News for Week of April 7, 2008

04/07/2008


April 7, 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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Artbotics Events Explores Intersection of Arts and Technology
SALON Focuses on History of Local Native American Settlements
Screening and Talk with Filmmaker Behind ‘Secrecy’
Photographs of Urban Africa Featured in New Art Department Exhibit


Artbotics Events Explores Intersection of Arts and Technology

When:  Tuesday, April 8, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. and Thursday, April 10 at 1:15 p.m.

What:   Visiting artists John Craig Freeman and Dana Moser will present lectures on artbotics, which combines art and technology. Freeman, who is lecturing on Tuesday, will show examples of his work and speak about the underlying concepts and theories behind “Imaging Place,” his virtual reality project combining panoramic video and three-dimensional images that investigates globalization and how it impacts individuals in local communities. Moser, who speaks on Thursday, is a musician-composer and multimedia artist who uses digital imagery and telecommunications in his work.

Where:  Lydon Library Multipurpose Room, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell

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

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SALON Focuses on History of Local Native American Settlements

When:  Wednesday, April 9, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

What:   The SALON ߝ a faculty colloquium in fine arts, humanities and social sciences ߝ will hold its final event of the Spring 2008 semester featuring Prof. Robert Forrant of Regional Economic and Social Development and History Prof. Christoph Strobel. They will discuss “Pawtucket and Wamesit: Trials and Tribulations of (Doing the Local History of) Native American Settlements.”

Where:  O’Leary Library Media 331, 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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Screening and Talk with Filmmaker Behind ‘Secrecy’

When: 
  Thursday, April 10, 7 to 9 p.m.

What:   The film “Secrecy” will be screened, followed by a talk with director Robb Moss. The film looks at the production of secret knowledge by the government and the tensions between the United States’ safety as a nation and its ability to function as a democracy. The event is presented by the Political Science Club and Student Government Association.

Where: O’Leary Library Room 222, 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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Photographs of Urban Africa Featured in New Art Department Exhibit

When:  Artist talk on Wednesday, April 16 at 3 p.m. in O’Leary Library followed by a reception at 5 p.m. in the University Gallery. Exhibit runs Monday, April 14 through Thursday, May 8; hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. 

What:  The Art Department at UMass Lowell will host an exhibition of photographs by Kerry Stuart Coppin in the University Gallery. Coppin began the series, called “Materia Oscura/Dark Matter” in 1990 as a way to elaborate and celebrate positive aspects of the black community experience. The large-scale black-and-white photographs portray Africans and African descendents and their environments in images of West Africa, as well as a Transatlantic black African identity encompassing the Americas, the Caribbean and West Africa.

Where: Artist talk ߝ O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 121 Wilder St., Lowell. Exhibit ߝ University Gallery, McGauvran Student Union, First Floor, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Michele Gagnon, University Gallery, 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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For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224