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UMass Lowell Kicks Off School of Health and Environment


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TUESDAY - APRIL 13, 2004

4 to 6 P.M.



WHAT:  The University of Massachusetts Lowell will announce the creation of the new School of Health and Environment -  designed to teach and practice a bold new vision that links individual wellbeing to healthy communities and balanced ecosystems.  Chancellor William Hogan, Provost John Wooding and Dean David Wegman will join with area leaders, including U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan and State Sen. Steven Panagiotakos, in celebrating the new school.

WHERE:  UMass Lowell Alumni Hall, UML North, University Avenue

WHY:   The school, which is comprised of the departments of Health and Clinical Sciences, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Work Environment, demonstrates how a public university campus can promote human health and development while also serving  as a model of regional sustainable development.

The innovative initiative combines outstanding teaching and research, a public university's commitment to community service, proven success in interdisciplinary problem-solving and a 21st - century vision of health and sustainability.

The event also will include the inaugural presentation of the Provost's Award for Lifetime Achievement to Janice Stecchi of Dracut, recently retired dean of the former College of Health Professions.

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