News from UMass Lowell for Week of Nov. 2, 2009

11/02/2009
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Nov. 2, 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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20 Years of Improving Health of the Public, Workers, Environment
Millipore Senior Scientist Talks to Students
Healer of Boston Red Sox, Bruins to Speak on Campus
How Clean are Your Hands? UMass Lowell Community to Find Out
‘House of Sand and Fog’ Author, UMass Lowell Professor to Speak
Seven to be Recognized for Pride and Honor Brought to University

 20 Years of Improving Health of the Public, Workers, Environment

When:  Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

What:  The 20th anniversary symposium on the state Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) includes presentations and sessions on the theme of “Improving the Health of the Public, Workers and the Environment.” The act, signed into law in July 1989, has encouraged Massachusetts businesses to reduce the use of toxic chemicals by nearly half. The 20-year milestone will be celebrated with a look back and forward with more than a dozen sessions on science, pollution prevention, policy, and community and environmental health. Speakers include Paul Schulte of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Marjorie Alt of Environment America, and Profs. Ken Geiser and Michael Ellenbecker, both involved from the origin of the act and the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell. For a full agenda and registration information, visit www.turi.org/content/view/full/6645.

Where: DoubleTree Hotel, 44 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford

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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Millipore Senior Scientist Talks to Students

When:  Wednesday, Nov. 4, 3 p.m.

What:  The Society of Women Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapters jointly present talk by Rick Baggio, senior research scientist in the Process Analytical Technology Group at Millipore Corp. All are welcome.

Where: Kitson Hall, Room 309, UML North, 21 University Ave., 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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Healer of Boston Red Sox, Bruins to Speak on Campus

When:  Monday, Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m.

What:  UMass Lowell alum Scott Waugh, rehabilitation coordinator and physical therapist for the Red Sox and Bruins, will talk to students about his role in helping some of Boston’s best-known athletes get back to work. The physical-therapy graduate has worked for the Bruins for 13 years and the Red Sox for five years. Free and open to the public, this is the fourth talk in the Power of Possibility Alumni Showcase that highlights successful UMass Lowell graduates as they return to campus to share their wisdom and stories from their careers.

Where: Weed Lecture Hall, UML South, 875 Broadway 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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How Clean are Your Hands? UMass Lowell Community to Find Out

When: Monday, Nov. 9, noon and Monday, Nov. 16, noon

What: Student Health Services will show students, faculty and staff how clean or unclean their hands are by using a black light and a glow-in-the-dark, germ-detecting lotion.  The demonstration is intended to encourage thorough washing of hands to prevent the H1N1 flu virus.   Free hand sanitizer will be handed out.

Where: Southwick Café, UML North, 11 University Ave, Lowell

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House of Sand and Fog’ Author, UMass Lowell Professor to Speak

When: Thursday, Nov. 12, 8:30 to 2:30 p.m.

What: Best-selling author Andre Dubus III, an assistant professor of English at UMass Lowell, will be among the prominent faculty to teach at “One Day UMass,” a series of short lectures and panel discussions with professors representing each University of Massachusetts campus. Dubus ߝ the author of “House of Sand and Fog,” which was adapted as a movie that earned three Oscar nominations ߝ will talk about the creative process of writing and answer questions from the audience.  Admission is $50, which includes six programs as well as breakfast and lunch.

Where: Waltham Woods, 860 Winter St., Waltham

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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Seven to be Recognized for Pride and Honor Brought to University

When:  Thursday, Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m

What:  They have succeeded in business, advocated for women’s rights around the world, pioneered experiential teaching models and overcome personal struggles to fulfill the American dream. Seven honorees ߝ alumni, retired faculty and one community member ߝ will be recognized for the pride and honor they have brought to the University through their accomplishments at the Francis Cabot Lowell Alumni Awards and Honors Fellows Gala. Tickets to the gala cost $75 per person and include a buffet dinner and the award ceremony. Proceeds will benefit students in the UMass Lowell Honors Program. To purchase tickets, visit www.uml.edu/advancement/fclhonors.

Where:  UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 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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