News from UMass Lowell for Week of Aug. 24, 2009

08/24/2009
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Aug. 24, 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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Official Opening of the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center
New Student Convocation Features Social Activist
‘No Woman Left Behind’ Group Presents Anti-Violence Program
Comedy Show by Zach Galifianakis of ‘The Hangover’

Official Opening of UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center

When:             Sunday, Aug. 30, 3 to 5 p.m.

What:             More than 400 students will be welcomed as the first new residents of UMass Lowell’s Inn and Conference Center in downtown Lowell. At 4 p.m., an unveiling of a new sign on the building will take place, with brief remarks from Chancellor Marty Meehan, officials from the city of Lowell and downtown business representatives.  The Inn and Conference Center, formerly the Doubletree Hotel, was purchased in July by the university will host a mix of student housing, event space and lodging.

Where:           50 Warren St., Lowell

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

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New Student Convocation Features Social Activist

When:            Tuesday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m.

What:             Social justice activist Jamie Washington will speak to the Class of 2013 about making a difference in the world, their own lives and the lives of others. Other speakers at this official launch of the academic year will include Chancellor Meehan, deans and faculty. Students will be treated to a post-Convocation barbecue and club fair.

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


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

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‘No Woman Left Behind’ Group Presents Anti-Violence Program

When:            Wednesday, Sept. 2, 8 p.m.

What:             The group ‘No Woman Left Behind,’ formed following a 2007 attack on three women athletes from DeAnza College, presents a program on bystander involvement and the responsibility of all to intervene when anyone is being victimized. The group’s work has been featured on ABC’s "20/20."

Where:           Cumnock Hall Auditorium, One University Ave., Lowell

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

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Comedy Show by Zach Galifianakis of ‘The Hangover’

When:            Friday, Sept. 4, 8 p.m.

What:             Zach Galifianakis, one of the stars of the hit movie ‘The Hangover,’ will deliver a standup comedy show for UMass Lowell students and the public. Advance tickets for students are $12 and $20 for the public.  Tickets at the door are $25 for all. To purchase tickets, check out www.umltickets.com.

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

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

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