UMass Lowell News for Week of Dec. 7, 2009

12/17/2009
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Dec. 7, 2009: 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 about UMass Lowell, 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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Israel’s Consul General to New England Visits UMass Lowell
Preventing Health Effects from Exposure to Multiple Chemicals
‘Fostering Inclusive Community’ is Focus of Campus Event
String Ensembles Perform Fusion of Brazilian Folk, Pop, Bach
Rowdy’s Kid’s Night Out Gives Parents a Break

Israel’s Consul General to New England Visits UMass Lowell

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

What:  UMass Lowell’s Middle East Center for Peace, Development and Culture will hold a dinner lecture hosted by Provost Ahmed Abdelal. Nadav Tamir, who serves as consul general of Israel to New England, will present “Israel in a Changing Middle East,” followed by discussion. The center reflects the growing commitment of UMass Lowell to establish itself as a leader on key international issues. Note: Registration for this event is closed but the media is invited.

Where:  Cumnock Hall, Trustees Room, UML North, One University Avenue, Lowell

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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Preventing Health Effects from Exposure to Multiple Chemicals

When: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

What: The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) hosts a presentation on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) to be conducted by the Boston Self-Help Center. MCS is a chronic health condition that involves adverse reactions to common products such as perfume, tobacco smoke, paint and natural gas. MCS can be debilitating, even life-threatening, but it is also preventable. 

Where:  Southwick Hall, Room 240, UML North, 11 University Ave., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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‘Fostering Inclusive Community’ is Focus of Campus Event

When:  Wednesday, Dec. 9, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m

What:  Chancellor Marty Meehan hosts a conversation dinner, “Fostering Inclusive Community” with keynote speaker Colleen Richards Powell, deputy director of the Commonwealth Compact, an initiative aiming to make Massachusetts a location of choice for people of color. Previously, Powell served as special assistant for student affairs in the Office of the President at Harvard University. Note: This event is open to the UMass Lowell community and members of the media.

Where:  UMass Lowell’s Inn and Conference Center, 60 Warren St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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String Ensembles Perform Fusion of Brazilian Folk, Pop, Bach

When: Thursday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.

What:  The String Ensemble Fall Concert presents an exciting new formation ߞ; the UMass Lowell Cello Ensemble. A series of nine suites represent a fusion between Brazilian folk and popular music in the style of Johann Sebastian Bach. The concert is free and open to the public.

Where:  Durgin Recital Hall, UML South, 35 Wilder St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303 KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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Rowdy’s Kid’s Night Out Gives Parents a Break

When: Saturday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m.

What: The UMass Lowell Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosts “Rowdy’s Kid’s Night Out” to give busy parents the opportunity to complete holiday errands, enjoy their own night out or just relax. Children ages 5 to 12 can be dropped off and student athletes will lead them in a variety of games and activities including swimming, basketball, soccer, volleyball, kickball, crafts, movies and games. The cost is $10 per child ($7 for each additional child per family). All proceeds from the event will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Register at http://www.goriverhawks.com/saac/masl-saac.html or call Joan Lehoullier at 978-934-2330.

Where:  Costello Athletic Center, UML North, Riverside St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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