News from UMass Lowell for the Week of Oct. 18, 2010

10/19/2010
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Oct. 18, 2010: This 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  Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.

Hot topics of the week: UMass Lowell experts are available for interviews about the new procedures for administering CPR, Internet security and anti-terrorism.

Fall Festival Brings Together UMass Lowell Family
Expert Discusses Dealing with Economic Conflict
Looking at Jefferson’s Influence on Architecture
Celebrate Hockey Home Opener This Weekend
Open House Offers Insight into Campus Life
Marching Band Participates in Statewide Festival
Author Talks About Creating Books for Children 
Tripathy Lecture Focuses on Chemistry, Nano
Meet and Greet with UMass Lowell Writers

Fall Festival Brings Together UMass Lowell Family

When:   Wednesday, Oct. 20 through Tuesday, Oct.

What:    UMass Lowell welcomes alumni, faculty, staff and friends to the annual Fall Festival with performances; athletics including hockey’s home opener, soccer and volleyball; and events for all ages. Events include:

  • Jennifer’s 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Jennifer D’Amour Scholarship Fund, which supports two women’s cross-country and track and field scholarships is Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Registration for the run begins at 8:30 a.m. at the UMass Lowell North Riverside Parking Lot, on the corner of Riverside and Sparks streets, Lowell. Entry fee is $20 for the public. To register, contact: 978-934-2342 or umltrack@uml.edu;
  • Family Day ߝ set for 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 23 ߝ features music, caricature artists, pony rides and numerous children’s games and family-friendly activities. Student clubs will be selling a variety of food throughout the day. Lester Cushing Complex, UML North, 275 Riverside St., Lowell;
  • Four former UMass Lowell athletes will be inducted into the 2010 Athletics Hall of Fame, including Katie Toomey, Donna Mills, Billy Rizos and Nate Linstad. The ceremony will take place on Saturday Oct. 23 from 3:30 to 6 p.m., prior to the second home hockey game of the season at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. For ticket information, contact Christina Stone at 978-934-2345 or Christina_Stone@uml.edu

Where:    The complete schedule of events with location and registration information for Fall Festival can be found at www.uml.edu/fallfestival/default.html. Pre-registration is required for some events.

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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Expert Discusses Dealing with Economic Conflict

When:   Thursday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

What:    Sammy Smooha, an expert in comparative ethnic relations, will give insight on his research conducted at the U.S. Institute of Peace about how democracies cope with economic conflict. Smooha is a sociology professor at the University of Haifa in Israel. His studies focus on management of ethnic conflicts, Israeli society and Arab-Jewish relations. This event is part of the series “Moving Toward International Peace in the 21st Century” presented by the UMass Lowell Center for Middle East Peace, Development and Culture.
 
Where:   Alumni Hall, UML North, 84 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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Looking at Jefferson’s Influence on  Architecture

When:   Thursday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m.

What:    Richard Guy Wilson will explain Thomas Jefferson’s Architectural Revolution during the late 18th century. Jefferson designed and built his own home, Monticello, as well as the original buildings at the University of Virginia, which he founded in 1819. He played a significant role in bringing popular aristocratic styles from Britain. Wilson is an expert on architecture, design and art of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries in the United States and abroad. UMass Lowell’s American Studies Program and Common Text Program are sponsoring the event.
 
Where:    O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 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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Celebrate Hockey Home Opener This Weekend

When:    Friday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23

What:     The UMass Lowell River Hawks play their first two home games in the new-look Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, which boasts a new high-definition video scoreboard, premium seating, upgraded concessions and more. In addition to 7 p.m. games on Friday, Oct. 22 (vs. Providence College) and Saturday, Oct. 23 (vs. Northeastern University), the weekend features special events like Legends of Lowell Hockey pre-game reception and ceremony honoring the 2010 honorees and the new display at the Tsongas Center on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. (for event tickets, call 978-934-4954); Friday’s Hockey First Night includes a barbecue, music and more for students on the lawn of the Campus Recreation Center; and the UMass Lowell Athletics Class of 2010 Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. (for event tickets, call 978-934-2345). The games will also include a giveaway (first 500 fans Friday night), entertainment, contests and more. All events are being held in conjunction with UMass Lowell’s Fall Festival. All home hockey games are free to UMass Lowell students with a valid ID. Tickets are available online at www.uml.edu/tsongascenter, by phone at 866-722-8780 and at the Tsongas Center box office.

Where:    Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 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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Open House Offers Insight into Campus Life

When:    Sunday, Oct. 24, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

What:     UMass Lowell opens its doors for prospective undergraduate students and families to get a look at the entire university. The event begins at the recently acquired and renovated Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, where deans and faculty from each college will answer questions and provide information. Financial aid workshops and campus bus tours will also be offered. Each college will give presentations throughout the day. With a flexible schedule, visitors will be able to fit in as much as they would like and see everything that UMass Lowell has to offer. For more information and a complete schedule, go to www.uml.edu/admissions/openhouse/schedule.html

Where:    Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 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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Marching Band Participates in Statewide Festival

When:     Sunday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What:      The UMass Lowell Marching Band will be featured at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Championship Festival. This daylong event features some of the finest high-school bands from across the state in competition. The UMass Lowell Marching Band will present an exhibition performance at 2:30 p.m. UMass Lowell Director of Bands Dan Lutz is a member of the MICCA Hall of Fame. Admission to the festival is $10.
 
Where:     Cawley Stadium, 587 Douglas Road, 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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Author Talks About Creating Children's Books

When:      Monday, Oct. 25, 1 to 3 p.m.

What:       Author and illustrator David Macaulay will talk about how he creates books for young people. Macaulay has sold more than 2 million copies of his books over three decades. His most notable book, “The Way Things Work,” gives children an idea of everyday machinery and concepts, ranging from simple levers to complex telecommunication technology.
 
Where:     O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 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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Tripathy Lecture Focuses on Chemistry, Nano
 
When:     Thursday, Oct. 28, reception 3 p.m., presentation 3:30 p.m.
 
What:      Konarka Technologies presents its annual Tripathy Endowed Memorial Lecture, which introduces world-renowned scientists and their fields of study. This year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prof. Timothy Swager will speak on “Chemistry and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes.” These nanotubes have unique properties that can potentially be used in a variety of fields, ranging from nanomanufacturing to body armor. The Tripathy Lecture was founded in 2002 in honor of the late Sukant Tripathy, a UMass Lowell professor whose research led to the formation of Konarka. The event aims to engage the university community in emerging science and technology.

Where:      Ball Hall, Room 210, UML North, 185 Riverside 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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Meet and Greet with UMass Lowell Writers
 
When:
      Thursday, Oct. 28, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
 
What:       Acclaimed authors from the UMass Lowell community will return to their roots. Award-winning author and adjunct Prof. David Daniels will read from “Coffin Dust,” his collection of short stories. Following that, UMass Lowell alum Lloyd L. Corricelli will share parts of “Chasing Curves,” a detective novel set in Lowell. Both authors will be available to meet the public and sign books.
 
Where:      Barnes & Noble, 151 Merrimack 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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