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Nov. 5, 2007: This is a notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Office of Public Affairs, 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. 

Six Months After Virginia Tech is Focus of Panel Discussion

When: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 12:30 p.m. 

Where: Mahoney Auditorium, UML South, 870 Broadway St., Lowell

What: UMass Lowell’s Peace and Conflict Studies Institute will hold a panel discussion, “Six Months after Virginia Tech: Recognizing and Responding to Student Distress at UMass Lowell,” with panelists Allan Roscoe and Ofer Zmiri of the University’s Criminal Justice Department; Dean of Students Laurence Siegel, who heads the STARs (Students at Risk) program that aids students who could be harmful to themselves or others; and Rhoda Trietsch of the UML Counseling Center.

Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or

Chancellor Meehan is Keynote Speaker at Major Regional Economic Event

When:  Tuesday, Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m.

Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Auditorium, 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston

What: UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan will be the keynote speaker at “Back to the Future: Regaining New England’s Competitiveness,” the Fall Economic Outlook Conference of the New England Economic Partnership (NEEP). The daylong event brings together leading public policymakers and economic analysts from around the region. The conference will also include a national economic forecast presented by Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s For more on the conference.

Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or

Meet the Artist Behind ‘walkingposters’ Exhibit

When:  Thursday, Nov. 14, 3:15 p.m.

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

What: Richard Metzgar is featured in an artist talk, discussing his exhibit “walkingposters,” an “investigation in urbanism as a primary space of cultural experimentation” that includes digital prints, digital maps on vinyl and audio-visual components. A reception follows the artist talk and runs until 5 p.m. The “walkingposters” exhibit is on display at the University Gallery on the first floor of McGauvran Student Union, 71 Wilder St., also located on UML South. Admission to the gallery and artist talk is free. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or or Michele Gagnon, University Gallery, 978-934-3491 or

Former Secretary of Transportation Discusses Overcoming Region’s Challenges

When:  Thursday, Nov. 15, 12:30 p.m.

Where: Kitson Hall, Room 309, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell

What:  Fred Salvucci --  former Massachusetts secretary of transportation and now a senior lecturer and research associate in MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics, will be speak on “Transportation Challenges Facing New England: Where We Aare, Where We Need to Be, and How to Get There.”  The event is part of the Regional Economic and Social Development Center for Industrial Competitiveness fall seminar series.

Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or

‘America Recycles Day’ Events Raise Awareness of Global Warming

When:  Thursday, Nov. 15, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

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

What: The River Ambassadors ߝ 25 high school student volunteers committed to environmental stewardship ߝ are launching the Youth Environmental Expo, promoting recycling’s role in reducing the effects of global warming.  Events include an explanation and demonstration of environmentally friendly fashion. The event is co-sponsored by Community Health Alliance, Lowell National Historical Park, UMass Lowell Center for Family, Work & Community, United Teen Equality Center and Youth Service America.

Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or

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