News from UMass Lowell for Week of March 1, 2010

03/01/2010
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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.” To check if an event has been cancelled, call the university’s weather hotline at 978-934-2121. Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not intended to be published.

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Former Tudor Investment Executive Speaks to Students
Rock Tribute Raises Money for Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell
William Bulger Discusses New Book
Former White House Security Expert Speaks on Campus
NFL Former Coach Talks about the Future of Pro Football
Students Serve Lowell Community During Spring Break

 Former Tudor Investment Executive Speaks to Students

When: Tuesday, March 2, 4 p.m.

What: As a senior vice president and partner at Tudor Investment Corp., Mark Forziati was the head trader of the company’s Boston-based equity division for 14 years.  A 1978 UMass Lowell graduate who is now retired, Forziati was a member of the New York Stock Exchange Institutional Traders Advisory Committee and involved with presenting before a U.S. House Sub-Committee on equity markets in 1997. He will discuss his career with students as part of the Manning Speaker Series, established with a gift from Robert C. Pozen, chairman of MFS Investment Management in Boston.

Where:  Falmouth Hall, Room 313, UML North, 201 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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Rock Tribute Raises Money for Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell

When: Wednesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.

What: UMass Lowell students, faculty and alumni will take the stage to perform music in honor of influential women in the music industry at the sixth annual “Mothers of Rock” concert. The event pays tribute to 16 musicians including Regina Spektor, Tracy Chapman, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga and Joan Jett. The concert is free, but donations are welcome. Proceeds will support Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell and Mass Lowell’s Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association. 

Location: UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren 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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William Bulger Discusses New Book

When: Thursday, March 4, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

What: Former Massachusetts Senate and UMass President William Bulger will discuss his new book “James Michael Curley: A Short Biography” recently released by Commonwealth Editions in Beverly, which publishes nonfiction books about history and traditions in New England. Bulger recalls the life of the controversial but beloved mayor, congressman, and governor Curley. As the voice of working Boston, Curley was loved to the point of adoration, even as he was being hustled off to jail for what he called “taking care of constituents.” Bulger is speaking to state and local politics students on the invitation of Prof. Jeffrey Gerson. The public is also invited to this free event.

Where:  O’LearyLibrary, 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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Former White House Security Expert Speaks on Campus

When:  Monday, March 8, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

What:  John Piper who worked for the U.S. Secret Service, will share best practices in security and personal anecdotes with students. Piper led the Forensic Sciences and Technical Security divisions in the federal law enforcement agency and also worked for the Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Transportation. In the private sector, he managed global security engineering and risk management for ExxonMobil Corp. The event is sponsored by the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department.

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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NFL Former Coach Talks about the Future of Pro Football

When: Tuesday, March 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

What: Former Baltimore Raven's coach Brian Billick will discuss his new book, “More Than a Game: The Glorious Present and Uncertain Future of the NFL.” Billick spent nine seasons as a head coach in the National Football League. He led the Ravens to victory in Super Bowl XXXV. In 2008, Billick joined Fox and the NFL Network as a commentator. Sponsored by the UMass Lowell’s Politics and Sports program.

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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Students Serve Lowell Community During Spring Break

When: Monday, March 15 through Thursday, March 19

What:  Students who want to make a difference, can participate in Urban Immersion ߝ a week of community service projects in Lowell during Spring Break. Students will work with the Coalition for a Better Acre, Rape Crisis Services of Greater Lowell and The Revolving Museum. Most activities will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a few evening service opportunities. Urban Immersion is a project of UMass Lowell’s Center for Family, Work and Community.

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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