News from UMass Lowell for Week of April 5, 2010

04/05/2010
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

April 5, 2010: 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:
Day Without Violence Features Peace Scholar
‘Journalism in Iraq: The Goal, The Price’
Forum Examines Work That Matters for Older Women 
Exhibit Highlights Talented Fine Arts Students 
Welcome Day Offers Look at Campus Life
UMass Lowell Plays Role in Film Festival
Teaming Up to Build Peace, Cooperation
Former Lt. Governor, Wage Expert Speaks

Day Without Violence Features Peace Scholar

When:     Tuesday, April 6, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
 
What:      The 15th annual Day Without Violence will present Prof. Gavriel Salomon, UMass Lowell’s 2010 Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies, speaking about “Educating for Peace: Teaching Global Citizenship.” Salomon is the founder and director of the Center for Research on Peace Education at the University of Haifa in Israel. Author of several books, Salomon has been honored in Israel for his work in peace education. The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Peace and Conflict Studies Institute. For more on this program and Salomon’s other appearances throughout the region, visit www.uml.edu/mec.
 
Where:  
    Fisher Recital Hall, Durgin Hall, UML South, 35 Wilder St., Lowell
 
Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu, and Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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‘Journalism in Iraq: The Goal, The Price’

When:      Tuesday, April 6, 3:30 p.m.

What:       Iraqi journalists Ahmad Jassim and Ghaida Awad will describe the conditions under which reporters have to operate during the United States’ war with Iraq. The couple will share their personal experiences covering issues such as human rights in their native land before they had to flee the nation. The event is being presented by the UMass Lowell Departments of English, Political Science and Sociology in conjunction with the Peace and Conflict Studies Institute. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
 
Where:       O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell
 
Contacts for Media:
 Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu, and Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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Forum on Work That Matters for Older Women  
 
When:
     Thursday, April 8, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

What:      The 12th annual Gathering at the Well Forum ߝ a yearly program that addresses issues related to healthy workplaces for women through high-profile speakers and local activists ߝthis year focuses on “Gray Hairs, Golden Opportunities: Older Women and Work that Matters.” Featured speakers will include Margaret Morganroth Gullete of the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College. The event is sponsored by the UMass Lowell Center for Women and Work and the Protestant Campus Ministry. Pre-registration required for attendees via cww@uml.edu.

Where:      Suffolk Conference Center, Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell
 
Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu, and Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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Exhibit Highlights Talented Fine Arts Students  
 
When:
      Thursday, April 8, 3 p.m. artists’ reception. Exhibit runs through Friday, April 23. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What:        The UMass Lowell Art Department Foundations Show, curated by Assistant Prof. Ellen Wetmore, exhibits art in a variety of media by students working toward their bachelor of fine arts degree.

Where:      Dugan Gallery, Dugan Hall, UML South, 883 Broadway St., Lowell
 
Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu, and Michele Gagnon, gallery coordinator, 978-934-3491, Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu

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Welcome Day Offers Look at Campus Life
 
When:  
    Saturday, April 10, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; student panel discussion at 10:15 a.m.

What:       More than 800 people are expected to attend UMass Lowell’s Welcome Day for students who have been accepted for the fall semester. Attendees will get a feel for what their lives will be like as undergraduates. Activities will be hosted by each of UMass Lowell’s schools and colleges, including tours, mock classes, interactive demonstrations, presentations by deans and student panels, including a program featuring students in the School of Health and Environment at 10:15 a.m. Welcome Day is sponsored by the UMass Lowell Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Where:      Student panel discussion will be held in Weed Hall, Solomont Way, UML South, Lowell. Other activities will be held at locations across campus; please call or e-mail for details.

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu, and Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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N.H., Mass. Students Compete in Robotics Event
 
When: 
    Saturday, April 10. Botball is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Botfest is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What:      UMass Lowell will host its annual Botfest/Botball events in honor of National Robotics Week, which runs through April 18 and is organized by iRobot Corp., the Technology Collaborative and other corporate and educational partners around the country, including Georgia Tech, MIT, University of Southern California and University of Pennsylvania. At UMass Lowell, 19 teams from middle and high schools across New Hampshire and Massachusetts will compete in Botball, a high-spirited, fast-paced contest. Student teams create robots designed to perform tasks completely on their own, with no remote control. Botfest is a non-competitive exhibition of interactive, build-it-yourself robots and animatronics by inventors of all ages and includes demonstrations by students from UMass Lowell and other schools, corporate groups and the community. For more information, check out www.botfest.org and www.botball.org.

Where:    Costello Gym, UML North, 275 Riverside St., Lowell
 
Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu, and Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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UMass Lowell Plays Role in Film Festival

When:      Saturday, April 10

What:       The third annual Lowell Film Festival, which runs April 8 through April 10, features UMass Lowell Prof. Todd Avery as the guest speaker at the 3 p.m. screening of “Modern Times,” the classic Charlie Chaplin film depicting industrialized workers that still rings true today. At 7 p.m., the day’s headline film, the Oscar-winning “It Happened One Night,” starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, will be screened on the UMass Lowell campus. The festival ߝ presented by the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) with support of UMass Lowell, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Lowell Film Collaborative ߝ has a theme of “Hollywood and the Great Depression,” and features movies from the 1930s. Films and events will be held at locations throughout the city. For details, check out www.lowellfilms.org.

Where:    “Modern Times” will be screened at Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack St., Lowell. “It Happened One Night” will be shown at O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell.

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu, and Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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Teaming Up to Build Peace, Cooperation

When:    Monday, April 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

What:      The 2010 Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies at UMass Lowell, Gavriel Salomon, will speak about how sports teams made up of athletes from different cultures and nations can be an effective means of creating a positive atmosphere for peace. The mixed teams dispel stereotypes, encourage cooperation and facilitate positive interactions. Salomon is the director of the Center for Research on Peace Education at the University of Haifa in Israel. This event is co-sponsored by ONE Lowell, an organization that improves the life, opportunities and involvement of culturally diverse people in Lowell, and the UMass Lowell Athletics Department.

Where:     UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell
 
Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu, and Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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Former Lt. Governor, Wage Expert Speaks
 
When:
     Monday, April 12, 6 to 8:40 p.m.
 
What:      Former Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Evelyn Murphy, now the president of The WAGE Project Inc., a grassroots activist national organization to end wage discrimination, will speak about wage negotiation for women. Murphy is the author of “Getting Even: Why Women Don’t Get Paid Like Men and What to Do About It.” The event is sponsored by the UMass Lowell Center for Women and Work.
 
Where:   McGauvran Student Union, Room 410, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell
 
Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu, and Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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