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NEWS FROM UML April 19, 2006


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.”

Green Chemistry Celebrates Earth Day at the Revolving Museum

When:              Saturday, April 22, 6 ߝ 10 p.m.

Where:            The Revolving Museum, 22 Shattuck St., Lowell

What:             Green Chemistry is pollution prevention by designߞ;to give us products that do no harm in the making, do no harm in the using and do no harm in the disposing. Join UMass Lowell researchers from the Center for Green Chemistry and learn how scientists are inventing new green technologies in medicines, electronics, textiles and alternative energy. The Revolving Museum is hosting 20 exhibits for the eveningߞ;interactive, educational and just plain fun for the curious-minded. Meet the researchers, try the experiments and see how Green Chemistry can help to solve important problems in the world.

Contact: Sandra Seitz, 978-934-3225, 

Students Show Their Stuff at Ninth Annual Research Symposium

When:              Tuesday, April 25, 10 a.m. ߝ 12 noon

Where:            Cumnock Hall, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell

What:              More than 100 undergraduate and graduate students show the results of their research projects and answer questions at the 9th annual Student Research Symposium. The event is sponsored by the faculty Council for Teaching, Learning and Research as Scholarship, and encourages collaborative research by students and faculty, often across disciplines. Besides the research poster session in Cumnock, the Symposium includes panel presentations of scholarly papers in the humanities.

Contact: Sandra Seitz, 978-934-3225,

Agricultural Ethics: Iowa State Professor Counters the Fast Food Nation

Wednesday, April 26, 11:30 a.m. ߝ 1 p.m.

Where: Alumni Hall, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell

  Iowa State University Prof. Frederick Kirschenmann, a longtime leader in national and international sustainable agriculture. Kirschenmann has written about ethics and agriculture, having operated his family's 3,500-acre certified organic farm in North Dakota before his university appointment. The farm is a natural prairie livestock grazing system that combines a nine-crop rotation of cereal grains, forages, and green manure.
        In 1995, Kirschenmann was profiled in an award-winning video, “My Father's Garden,” by Miranda Productions, Inc. The talk is offered as part of the School of Health and Environment’s Environmental Health Seminar Series.

Contact:  Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233 or

Brazilian Immigration Center Honored for Advocacy
Award to be Presented at Workers’ Memorial Day Festivities

When:  Thursday, April 27, 2-4 p.m.

Where:  Alumni Hall, UML North, 1 University Ave., Lowell

What:    UMass Lowell will honor the Brazilian Immigrant Center (BIC) with the Workers’ Memorial Day Award for its outstanding actions and advocacy for workplace health and safety. The award will be presented at Workers’ Memorial Day festivities.
 Speakers at the event will include David Wegman, dean of the School of Health and Environment; Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, executive director of the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health; and Patrick Griffin, compliance specialist, OSHA, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Agency. Provost John Wooding will open the event, which will include a reading of the names of those who died on the job in Massachusetts in 2005, as well as poetry, music and insight from other guest speakers.

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233 or

Great Minds Think Small: Industry to Hear About UML Nano Efforts

When:  Friday, April 28, 9 a.m. ߝ 4 p.m. 

          9 ߝ 9:45 a.m., Overview: Chancellor William T. Hogan and Prof.  Julie Chen 
          11 a.m. ߝ noon, Nanomanufacturing, Prof. Joey Mead

Where: Alumni Hall, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell

What:  The UML Nanomanufacturing Centers’ “Industry Day” will feature 25
UMass Lowell faculty presenting on nanodevices, nanomedicine, nanomanufacturing and environmental health and safety issues in the morning sessions.  A poster session opens the afternoon, followed by lab tours from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Organizers expect dozens of businesses from greater Lowell and beyond to attend.
Contact: Sandra Seitz, 978-934-3225,

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