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June 8, 2004: A notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Communications and Marketing Office, (978) 934-3224. For more stories on UMass Lowell, visit and click on NEWS.

In This Issue

UMass Lowell to Announce Nursing Scholarship and Internship

Toxics Use Reduction Institute Recognizes Statewide Grant Recipients and Planners

UMass Officials to be Featured at Merrimack Valley Venture Forum

UMass Lowell to Announce Nursing Scholarship and Internship

When:  Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m.

Where: UMass Lowell Office of Advancement Conference Room, Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk St.


University of Massachusetts Lowell officials Friday will announce a scholarship and internship for a nursing student to work in a Lowell long-term care facility -- thanks to the generosity of a Carlisle resident.

Shalin Wu of the Chin-Cheng Wu Foundation for Peace and Humanity has donated $31,000 to fund an annual $1,000 Cheng Wu Award for Academic Excellence in Nursing and a $5,000 Cheng Wu Internship in Nursing - both named for her husband, the chairman and founder of Acopia Networks Inc.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to the student who, at the completion of freshmen year, has the highest Grade Point Average.  This year's recipient is Jenny McConnell of Wilmington.

The internship also will be awarded to a freshman who, in her sophomore year, will work in a care facility, spending time with bed-ridden patients who have few or no visitors.  The objective is to focus time on those within the facility who have the greatest need for companionship.

Mr. Cheng also founded and served as chairman and CEO of ArrowPoint Communications, which was purchased by Cisco, and co-founded Arris Networks, a Massachusetts-based startup that developed high-density Internet access products.  He was named to InteractiveWeek Magazine's "Top 25 Unsung Heroes of the Internet" in 2000.

Contact: Elizabeth James, University Communications, 978-934-3226 or


Toxics Use Reduction Institute Recognizes Statewide Grant Recipients and Planners

When: Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Where:The State House, The Great Hall


The Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell will recognize community grant recipients from Lowell, Springfield, Somerville, Boston Public Schools, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, as well as industry grant recipients and toxics use reduction planners. Grant recipients will showcase their efforts to reduce the use of toxic chemicals and to educate their communities about those efforts.

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, Office of Communications and Marketing, (978) 934-3233,

UMass Officials to be Featured at Merrimack Valley Venture Forum

When: Wednesday, June 16, 5-8 p.m.

Where: UMass Lowell MIL Conference Center, Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk Street


Join the Merrimack Valley Venture Forum for a special program with University of Massachusetts President Jack Wilson and University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) Chancellor William T. Hogan on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. MIL Conference Center, Wannalancit Mill, 600 Suffolk Street, Lowell, MA.

President Wilson will share his vision of the future for the University, working together and Nanotech. UML Chancellor Bill Hogan will also speak on the new Nanotechnology Center in Lowell. A panel discussion featuring scholars from UMass Lowell will follow.

The event is sponsored by Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP; Good Leads and Mass High Tech. For registration information, visit and click on "next event."

Contact: Sandra Seitz, University Communications, (978) 934-3225 or

For more information, contact or 978-934-3224