News from UMass Lowell for Week of May 10, 2010

05/10/2010
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

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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Awards Presented to Outstanding Student Athletes
Professor Talks About Ancient Greek Parthenon Sculptures
Composer Huckeby on Campus for Free Concert
Rowing Announcement and Renaming Ceremony Kick Off Weekend Activities
Tripathy Lecture Features World-Renowned Physics Researcher

Awards Presented to Outstanding Student Athletes

When:  Tuesday, May 11, 6:15 p.m.

What:   The UMass Lowell Department of Athletics will celebrate the academic year with the 2010 Excellence Awards Night that includes a reception. Tickets for parents, family members and friends can be purchased for $25 from the Athletics, 978-934-2310.

Where: Costello Athletic Center, UML North, 31 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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Professor Talks About Ancient Greek Parthenon Sculptures

When: Tuesday, May 11, 7 p.m.

What: Prof. Liana Cheney of UMass Lowell’s Dept. of Cultural Studies will discuss the famous Parthenon, an Ancient Greek temple considered one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. The program is co-sponsored by the Hellenic Culture and Heritage Association of Lowell, UMass Lowell Center for Arts and the planning group for the UMass Lowell Hellenic Studies Center. The program is free and open to the public.

Where: O’Leary Library, UML South, Room 222, 61 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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Composer Huckeby on Campus for Free Concert

When: Wednesday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.

What: The New England Junior and Senior Youth Wind Ensembles will perform the world premiere of “Mind Sets,” an original work composed and conducted by Ed Huckeby, president of Southwestern Christian University. The composer was brought to campus by Deb Huber, UMass Lowell’s director of instrumental music outreach and associate director of university bands, who used her Zuckerberg Leadership Prize money to commission original works by composers and have the selections premiered on campus. Huckeby will rehearse “Mind Sets” with the musicians on Tuesday, May 11 at 5 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Where:  Durgin Concert 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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Rowing Announcement and Renaming Ceremony Kick Off Weekend Activities

When:  Friday, May 14, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

What:  UMass Lowell officials and Deborah Belanger, executive director of the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, will gather with members of the rowing community and others for:

* an announcement about the UMass Lowell rowing program,
* a celebration of opening day of the Northeast Regional Junior Rowing Championships;
* and a ceremonial re-naming of the UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse.

Where:  UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse, 500 Pawtucket Boulevard, Lowell

Contacts for Media:  Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, renae_lias@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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Tripathy Lecture Features World-Renowned Physics Researcher

When: Thursday, May 27, 3 p.m.

What: Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Professor at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of St. John’s College in the United Kingdom, will present this year’s Konarka Tripathy Lecture on “Plastic Electronics: From Science to Industry.” Friend is world-renowned for his research into the physics and engineering of carbon-based semiconductors. Each year a leading scientist in the field of materials science comes to UMass Lowell to present a lecture in memory of the late Sukant K. Tripathy, a UMass Lowell professor of chemistry and internationally recognized researcher of thin polymer films in electronics and optics. Tripathy passed away in December 2000 in a swimming accident in Hawaii while attending a conference. A reception will be held at 3 p.m; the lecture will follow at 3:30 p.m. 

Where: Alumni Hall, UML North, 84 University Ave., Lowell

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

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