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NEWS FROM UML: Dec. 5, 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.”

Freshman Engineering Students Create Exhibits for Tsongas Center
When:             Thursday, Dec. 8, 5-6 p.m.
Where:            Tsongas Industrial History Center, Boot Cotton Mill, Foot of John St., Lowell 

What:              Ten of the best working exhibits created by students in Intro to Engineering will be on display at the Tsongas Industrial History Center. The presentation and reception on Thursday marks the culmination of many hours of learning and creative work by these beginning engineering students. Course instructor Prof. David Kazmer set the task to match the Center’s request to demonstrate technologies of historical significance to the Lowell area. The interactive exhibits will be viewed by about 10,000 students in grades three to eight who visit the Center every year.
Contact:  Sandra Seitz, 978/934-3225, or

Off-Broadway Players Perform “Arcadia” Dec. 8 through 10
When: December 8, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m., and Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.

Where: Mahoney Auditorium, UML South, 870 Broadway St., Lowell
What:  UMass Lowell’s Off-Broadway Players will present the complex and challenging play, “Arcadia,” by Tom Stoppard. The play, which is both a mystery and love story, takes place in two time periods and touches on chaos theory, romantic poetry and the politics of landscape. The 12-member cast is directed by Nancy Selleck, assistant professor of English. Tickets, available at the door, are five dollars for seniors and students, and eight dollars for everyone else. Additional information is available at
Contact: Elizabeth James, University Communications, 978-934-3226

Art and Robotics Show to Explore the Human Body in a Technical Society

When:  Saturday, Dec. 10, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: 119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford St., Lowell

What:  “Robot Symbiosis” is a show exploring the symbiotic relationship between the human body and the artificial mechanism in the contemporary techno-society.  Faculty and students across the University of Massachusetts Lowell have closely worked together to bring this innovative event of art and technology to the community.  The exhibit's designers are: Hyun Ju Kim (Art), Fred Martin (Computer Science), John Shirley (Music) and their students: Vasiliy Dulskiy, David Grossman, Michael Howlett, Tristan Lewis, Eric Morrison, Nathan Palmer, Eric Pow, and Ryan  Sullivan. This event is supported by the Office of Research Administration at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

Teddy Bear Toss to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation and LGH

When:  Sunday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. (Purchase Teddy Bears before the game)

Where: Tsongas Arena, Arcand Drive, Lowell

What:  Buy a new Teddy Bear ߝ just $10 ߝ before the UMass Lowell vs. Dartmouth College hockey game, and toss it onto the ice during the “Teddy Bear Toss.” The new bears will go to the Lowell General Hospital’s Children’s Place pediatric unit, and the proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Bears are available at any UMass Lowell/Barnes and Noble Bookstore (downtown, UML North and UML South), as well as at the Lowell General Hospital Gift Shop. The event is sponsored by UMass Lowell Athletics and Barnes and Noble.
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

Congressman Meehan to Talk with Students

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 13, 12:30 p.m.

Where: O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

What:  Congressman Marty Meehan, a graduate of the University’s Political Science Program, will speak informally with Dr. Fred Lewis’ political science class and members of the UMass Lowell community. Lewis says that he invites Meehan to campus not only because of the broad interest in the topics he discusses, but because it powerfully demonstrates to current students in liberal arts majors like Political Science that talent and hard work can lead to success in positions of national importance. Topics are expected to include the 2006 and 2008 elections, the Iraq situation, terrorism, the state of the economy, the future of the Supreme Court, presidential-congressional relations, campaign finance and other current issues.
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

Opening Reception Welcomes “Coming to Lowell” Exhibit
When:             Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6 ߝ 7:30 p.m.
Where:            Mogan Cultural Center,  40 French St., Lowell
What:              “Coming to Lowell” features community members’ life stories about their lives and decisions in coming to Lowell. The exhibit of photos and text is drawn from the popular “City Lives” student project, directed annually by Assoc. Prof. Diana Archibald of the English Department. The Tsongas Industrial History Center will host the opening reception in conjunction with the Lowell National Historic Park. The exhibit will be open to the general public as well as school groups who visit the Tsongas Center as part of the Yankees and Immigrants program.
Contact:  Sandra Seitz, 978/934-3225, or

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