News from UML for Week of Sept. 8

09/08/2008
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224


Sept. 8, 2008:
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 www.uml.edu and click on “UML in the News.” Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not intended to be published.

Click on the following links to learn what else is going on at UMass Lowell:

New Show Features Works by Children’s Author and Illustrator
University Groups Sponsor Marc Broussard at Boarding House Park
Works by Art and Design Students Go on Display
Celebrating 50 Years of Management Education
Area Companies’ Donations Boost BioManufacturing Center


New Show Features Works by Children’s Author and Illustrator

When:           Artist talk and reception is Wednesday, Sept. 10, 3 to 5 p.m. Exhibit runs through Thursday, Oct. 2; gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What:            The work of author and writer Timothy Basil Ering will be exhibited at the University Gallery. The show includes 24 original illustrations from his popular children’s book, “The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone,” the tale of a boy who finds strange, speck-like treasures and an unforgettable creature who watches over them as they grow. Ering’s surreal and whimsical work features a blend of delicate tones and bursts of glowing color.

Where:          University Gallery, McGauvran Student Center, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Gallery Coordinator Michele Gagnon, 978-934-3491 or Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu, or Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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University Groups Sponsor Marc Broussard at Boarding House Park

When:           Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.

What:            Louisiana-based bayou soul troubadour Marc Broussard comes to Lowell for a show that will likely sound familiar to many. Broussard recently made his Atlantic Records debut with “Must Be The Water,” which includes a title track that served as the theme for Turner Broadcasting’s on-air promotions of the 2008 NBA All-Star festivities.  Broussard also performed his hit song “Home” as part of the kickoff to the weekend of NBA All-Star events before a nationwide audience on TNT. The Lowell Summer Music Series performance is sponsored by the UML Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs and the Campus Activities Programming Association. Advance tickets are $15 for students (purchase at www.umltickets.com) and $21 for the general public at www.lowellsummermusic.org.  Tickets at the gate are $25 for all.

Where:          Boarding House Park, 40 French St., Lowell

Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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Works by Art and Design Students Go on Display

When:           Reception is Thursday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m. Exhibit runs through Thursday, Sept. 25; gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What:           “Selections from Art & Design Studios,” curated by Gallery Coordinator Michele Gagnon, features the work of students in UMass Lowell’s bachelor of fine arts program, including those specializing in ceramics, graphic design, foundations and photography. 

Where:       Dugan Gallery, Dugan Hall, UML South, 883 Broadway St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Gallery Coordinator Michele Gagnon, 978-934-3491 or Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu, or Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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Celebrating 50 Years of Management Education

When:           Saturday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m.

What:            UMass Lowell will celebrate 50 years of management education at a networking reception and dinner. Alumni, sponsors, faculty and staff will honor the past, celebrate the College of Management’s growth as the leading business school in the region and hear about the exciting vision for the college’s future. Keynote speaker Robert Manning ’81, CEO, president and chief investment officer of MFS Investments and chairman of the UMass board of trustees, will talk about the College of Management’s effect on his life and career. Also scheduled to speak are UMass President Jack Wilson and Chancellor Marty Meehan ’78 and College of Management Dean Kathy Carter ’78. The founder of management education at the university, Stuart Mandell, will receive special recognition. Tickets are $100 and available at www.uml.edu/college/management/management50/default.html or by calling 978-934-3689.

Where:         Campus Recreation Center, UML East, 100 Pawtucket St., Lowell

Contact for Media:  Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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Area Companies’ Donations Boost BioManufacturing Center

When:            Tuesday, Sept. 23, 11 to 11:30 a.m.

What:            Officials from Invensys Process Systems, Wyeth Biotech and Dakota Systems will participate in an opening ceremony for a new lab expanding the capabilities of the Massachusetts BioManufacturing Center, where engineers conduct research and assist biotechnology companies in developing manufacturing processes that can help them bring new pharmaceuticals to market. UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan; Prof. Carl Lawton, director of the BioManufacturing Center; and Sen. Steven Panagiotakos are also scheduled to participate.

Where:          Engineering Building, Room 219, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell

Contact for Media:    Renae Lias Claffey, Public Affairs, 978-934-3233 or Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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