News from UMass Lowell for the Week of Feb. 1, 2010

02/01/2010
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Feb. 1, 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.

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UMass Lowell Experts Available for Interviews
Finance Speaker Series Features  Vice Chancellor
Learn About Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Artist Reception for Photographer’s Show
Jazz Kicks Off 'Music on the Merrimack’ 
Deadline for High Schools to Register for Science Bowl
Fine Arts Students' Work on Display

 

UMass Lowell Experts Available for Interviews     

If you’re looking for an expert who can speak about the following topics ߞ; relationships, campaign financing, rebuilding Haiti, bullying in schools, domestic and dating violence and housing ߞ; contact Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.


Finance Speaker Series Features Vice Chancellor   

When: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 4 p.m.

What: Joanne Yestramski, UMass Lowell’s vice chancellor of administration, finance, facilities and technology and a 1976 graduate of the university, will discuss her career with students in the latest installment of the Manning Speaker Series. Named for Robert Manning, a UMass Lowell alum and chairman of the University of Massachusetts board of trustees, the series showcases alumni who have gained success in the financial world. Yestramski’s lengthy career in finance and information technology includes high-level posts at the University of Maine, Bentley College, the Providence Journal, Museum of Science, BioTechnica International and KPMG Peat Marwick.

Where: Falmouth Hall, Room 313, UML North, One 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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Learn About Multiple Chemical Sensitivity   

When: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

What: The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) hosts a presentation on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) to be conducted by the Boston Self-Help Center. MCS is a chronic health condition that involves adverse reactions to common products such as perfume, tobacco smoke, paint and natural gas. MCS can be debilitating, even life-threatening, but it is also preventable. 

Where: Southwick Hall, Room 240, UML North, 11 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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Artist Reception for Photographer’s Show   

When: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 3 p.m.

What:  Meet photographer Zsuzsi Matolcsy at an artist reception for the exhibit “Lost in Pittsburgh” which documents a four-year journey by the artist into the lives of young adults who have chosen to live outside of the mainstream of society in the sub-cultural group often referred to as the “Punkers.” The show is curated by Prof. Arno Rafael Minkkinen of the Art Department. The exhibition runs through Friday, Feb. 19 in the University Gallery at the McGauvern Student Union, 61 Wilder St., Lowell.

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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Jazz Kicks Off 'Music on the Merrimack’ Kicks

When: Thursday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.

What: The first performance of the “Music on the Merrimack” Concert Series features “An Evening of Jazz” with John Wheatley on guitar, Billy Novick on saxophone and clarinet, and Dave Clark playing the double bass. The concert series features regional and national musicians who are at the heights of their careers as performers and teachers. They will perform jazz, chamber and classical music. For the full calendar, visit www.uml.edu/artsandideas/calendar/Default.html.

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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Deadline for High Schools to Register for Science Bowl    

When: Deadline to register is Monday, Feb. 8; Competition is Saturday, Feb. 27, competition

What: Open to high-school students from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, the Massachusetts Regional Science Bowl is being hosted for the first time by UMass Lowell. The deadline for high schools to register for the “Jeopardy”-style competition is Monday, Feb. 8. During the competition, students will be quizzed in all areas of science. The winning team will participate in a national competition in Washington, D.C.

Contact: For more information or to register your high school, contact Betti Fortin at Betti_Fortin@uml.edu, 978-934-2573, or visit www.uml.edu/sciencebowl

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Fine Arts Students' Work on Display   

When: Thursday, Feb. 11, 3 to 4 p.m., reception and awards ceremony; Exhibit runs through Thursday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursdays only.

What: Awards will be presented to fine arts students in recognition of their artwork showcased in “The BIG student show,” the 20th annual juried exhibition featuring undergraduate work from UMass Lowell’s art and design studios. All shows are free and open to the public.

Where: Dugan Gallery, UML South, 883 Broadway 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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