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NEWS FROM UML Nov. 29, 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.? Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not intended to be published.

Tripathy Symposium Features Latest Materials Research

When:              Friday, Dec. 1, 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where:            MIL Conference Room, Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell

What:  The Sukant Tripathy Memorial Symposium, sponsored by the Center for Advanced Materials, will include eight presentations by leading scientists in materials research. Tailored and bioengineered materials are being developed for therapeutic uses, as sensors, in organic photovoltaics and optoelectronics ? and are being produced by non-toxic, environmentally benign processes. For information updates, visit

Contact: Sandra Seitz, 978-934-3225,

?An Inconvenient Truth? Shown for Faculty, Staff and Students

When:  Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., Student Showing
           Thursday, Dec. 7, 4:30 p.m., Faculty and Staff Showing
Where: Cumnock Hall Auditorium, One University Ave., UML North

What:   The 90-minute Al Gore film about global warming will be shown on the large screen, open to UMass Lowell faculty, staff and students.  Each showing will be followed by a discussion led by campus leaders conversant in the issues the movie raises.

The following week, UMass Lowell is highlighting environmental issues, leading up to a town meeting on Dec. 16, co-sponsored with U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan, on ?The Effects of Climate Change on Public Health.?

The movie showings are co-sponsored by the Campus Ministry, Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs, the First Year Experience, and the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production.

Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or

Former U.S. Ambassador to UN to Speak
First F. Bradford Morse Distinguished Lecture Offered

When:  Friday, December 8, 6:45 p.m.

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

What:  Former U.S Ambassador to the United Nations, Jonathan Moore, will speak at the first F. Bradford Morse Distinguished Lecture.  Moore is an associate at the Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Policy at Harvard University?s Kennedy School of Government and an advisor to the UN Development Program on post-conflict reconstruction.  He will discuss F. Bradford Morse?s career as director of the UN Development Program.  The program also will include a panel discussion. It will be preceded at 5 p.m. by a reception in Alumni Hall ($30 per person).
The 6:45 p.m. lecture is free and open to the public.

Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or

?Da Vinci? a Topic at UML Students? Symposium

When:  Saturday, Dec. 9, 1 to 5 p.m. 

Where: Whistler House Museum of Art, Worthen St., Lowell
What:  Undergraduate students of the Art History Department will be presenting their work at the Whistler House Museum of Art during this semester?s Art History Symposium. Dr. Liana Cheney, chair of the Cultural Studies Department and professor of art history, will be moderating the six presentations. Topics include Leonardo?s female portraits, art and music, American impressionism, Leonardo and Freud, American Landscape Architecture and The DaVinci Code. Refreshments will be provided.

Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or

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