News from UML for Week of Aug. 31, 2009

08/31/2009
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Aug. 31, 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.

Click on the following links to learn more about what’s in this issue:

New Student Convocation Features Social Activist
‘No Woman Left Behind’ Presents Anti-Violence Program
Comedy Show by Zach Galifianakis of ‘The Hangover’
‘Fast Times at UMass Lowell’ Performance, Artist Talk
‘Big Dog Show’ Comes to UMass Lowell, Local Park
Film Series Presents ‘People Like Us: Social Class in America’

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 Marty 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’ 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, UML North, 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 and available at www.umltickets.com. Tickets at the door are $25 for all.

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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‘Fast Times at UMass Lowell’ Performance, Artist Talk

When:              Wednesday, Sept. 9, 3 to 5 p.m.

What:              As an introduction to the exhibition “Genii Loci (Ghosts of Protection),” Asst. Prof. Jim Jeffers will conduct a short performance “Fast Times at UMass Lowell,” followed by an artist’s reception. The exhibit combines mixed media deals with creating living space in a contemporary context. Jeffers explores housing, war and security ߞ; and their meaning, physically, socially or nostalgically. The exhibit can be viewed through Friday, Sept. 25 at the University Gallery; gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:           Performance in O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell; reception in the University Gallery, McGauvran Student Center, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell

Contacts for Media:  Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Michele Gagnon, 978-934-3491, Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu.

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‘Big Dog Show’ Comes to UMass Lowell, Local Park

When:            Wednesday, Sept. 9, 5 to 7 p.m. (artist’s reception); exhibit runs through Sept. 16

What:             Award-winning metal artist Dale Rogers will be on hand for a reception to debut “The Big Dog Show,” featuring 8-foot-tall metal dog sculptures. After two years of planning and creating, the Haverhill resident ߝ who first attracted attention for his 16-foot-tall “American Dog” sculpture sitting on farmland in Haverhill near Interstate 495 ߝ has embarked on a six-city tour. The Lowell exhibit is the finale and features 500-pound sculptures on display outdoors on UMass Lowell’s South Campus as well as at Kerouac Park in Lowell from Sept. 9 to Sept. 16.

Where:           University Gallery Patio, McGauvran Student Center, UML South, 71 Wilder St., 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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Film Series Presents ‘People Like Us: Social Class in America’

When:            Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m.

What:             The PBS documentary that examines how Americans evaluate and perceive social class for themselves and others will be aired and followed by discussion. The film is the first in a series that relate to the book “Class Matters.” Authored by New York Times reporters, the book is required reading for all freshmen as part of UMass Lowell’s Common Text Program. The filmmakers, Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker, traveled across the nation for four years, talking to people from the Hamptons to Western Kentucky about their views about class in America.

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