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News from UML Nov. 15, 2005


Nov. 15, 2005: A notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Communications Office, 978-934-3224. For more stories on UML, visit and click on “UML in the News.”

Women’s Field Hockey #1 in Nation
Campus to Celebrate National Championship

When:  Thursday, Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Cumnock Hall Steps, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell
What:  Last Sunday in Shippensburg, Pa., UMass Lowell’s field hockey team won the campus’s first ever national championship in a women’s sport by defeating the team that had won it the three previous years ߝ Bloomsburg University.  The campus community will gather to congratulate the NCAA Division II Women’s Field Hockey champs!
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

“Monkey Dance” Filmmaker Looks at Cambodian-American Experience  

When:             Thursday, Nov. 17, 2 ߝ 4 p.m.

Where:            O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 66 Wilder St., Lowell

What:              “Monkey Dance” will be shown, and filmmaker Julie Mallozzi will be on hand to answer questions about her documentary. The film chronicles the lives of three Cambodian-American teenagers, who must navigate growing up in the U.S. and seek to understand parents who grew up under the Khmer Rouge. The film explores the role of traditional dance in linking the children to their parents’ culture, as well as the pull of consumerism and American culture.
        Mallozzi is a documentary filmmaker based in Boston.  Her films explore the interactions between cultures thrown together by history, and between politics and personal experience. The event is sponsored by the UML Council on Diversity and Pluralism and Prof. Jeffrey Gerson’s Politics and Film.
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233
Germany’s Consul General to Speak on the U.S. Relationship with Germany When:  Wednesday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m.
Where: Coburn 205, UML South, Broadway and Wilder Streets, Lowell
What:  Dr. Wolfgang K. Vorwerk, consul general of the Federal Republic of Germany in Boston, will speak about the trans-atlantic relations between the U.S. and Germany. The Boston-headquartered consular district covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and most of Connecticut. Vorwerk’s foreign service career has included posts in Moscow, Tripoli (Libya), Tirana and Algiers and at home in Bonn, Bremen and Berlin. He came to the Boston post from the Berlin Foreign Office. His academic and professional expertise covers European and Middle Eastern affairs.
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

Alumnus to Speak on Development of Zero-Emissions Vehicles
Peter Hughes from Vectrix USA is Second Speaker in Senior Executive Forum

When:   Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m.

Where:   Falmouth 313, UML North, One University Avenue, Lowell

What:     Alumnus Peter Hughes will speak on new product development at his company, Vectrix USA, a maker of zero-emission, scooter-like vehicles that provide clean, efficient, reliable and affordable inner-city executive transportation.
 Hughes, who graduated in 1972, is vice president of technology for Vectrix USA and manages all technology development activities for Vectrix. He has over 31 years of engineering management experience in the fields of electrical energy generation and distribution, renewable energy products and power electronic drive systems.
 This is the second talk in the Senior Executive Forum, a series of talks sponsored by the Office of University Advancement and the College of Management that brings corporate leaders to campus to discuss their experiences and share insights on future workforce requirements.
Contacts:  Kristen O’Reilly, University Communications,
  Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233


Art History Club to Hold Annual Arts and Crafts Fair
When:   Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:   Campus Recreation Center, UML East
  Perkins and Aiken Streets, Lowell

What:     The UMass Lowell Art History Club will hold its annual arts and crafts fair. The public is invited to enjoy music, treats, hot cider and great raffle prizes. For more information on participating, contact Therese O’Donnell at 978-934-3329.
Contacts:  Kristen O’Reilly, University Communications,
  Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

For more information, contact or 978-934-3224