News from UML for Week of Oct. 21

10/21/2008
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Oct. 21, 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, 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:

‘Hip Hop Live!’ Tour Comes to UMass Lowell
U.S. Rep. Tsongas and Former Lt. Gov. Murphy Honor ‘Everyday Advocates’ 
Celebrate Hockey Home Opener with Pre-Game Party with Bruins Greats
UMass Lowell Holds Annual Homecoming/Family Day Celebration
Professor Leads Discussion of Massachusetts and the Economy of Slavery
Open House Expected to Draw up to 2,000 People
Nanotechnology is Topic of Latest Event in Lecture Series
NHL Hall-of-Famer, Executives Discuss State of Minor League Hockey

‘Hip Hop Live!’ Tour Comes to UMass Lowell

When:            Wednesday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m.

What:             UMass Lowell’s Campus Activities Planning Association presents “Hip Hop Live!” featuring Talib Kweli, David Banner and B.O.B. backed by the 10-piece band Rhythm Roots All-Stars. For more on the tour, see www.hiphoplive.com. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door for students, and $30 for the public. Advance tickets are available at the Student Information Centers on UML North and South or online at www.umltickets.com.
 
Where:          Campus Recreation Center, UML East, 1 Pawtucket St., Lowell

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

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U.S. Rep. Tsongas and Former Lt. Gov. Murphy to Honor ‘Everyday Advocates’

When:           Thursday, Oct. 23, 8 to 10 a.m.  Speaking program begins 8:45 a.m.

What:            UMass Lowell’s Center for Women & Work will honor U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Murphy and other community and business leaders, as well as recognize several “Everyday Advocates for Working Women” ߝ those who have had an extraordinary impact on the lives of women through their ordinary everyday actions. This 10th anniversary fundraising breakfast will also feature a silent auction, the proceeds from which will help the center continue its mission of addressing gender inequities in the workplace.

Where:         Wannalancit Mill, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell

Contacts for Media:    Renae Lias Claffey, Public Affairs, 978-934-3233 or Renae_Lias@uml.edu or Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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Celebrate Hockey Home Opener with Pre-Game Party with Bruins Greats

When:           Friday, Oct. 24. Party is 5 to 7:15 p.m., followed by game against Providence College at 7:30 p.m.

What:           The UMass Lowell River Hawks open the 2008-2009 hockey season against the Friars of Providence College. Before the game, celebrate at a gathering with Bruins greats Gerry Cheevers and Ken Hodge that features live music from Jilly Martin, a UMass Lowell senior who performs around New England, and the John Petty Band. The party and hockey game kick off UMass Lowell Homecoming. Tickets to the party are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12, and include admission to the game. For tickets to the party, contact Jacqueline Ledoux at 978-934-2236 or Jacqueline_Ledoux@uml.edu. For game-only tickets, contact Ticketmaster at 617-931-2222 or www.ticketmaster.com or visit the Tsongas Arena box office.

Where:         Tsongas Arena, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell

Contacts for Media:    Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu, or Chris O’Donnell, Athletics, 978-934-2306 or Christopher_ODonnell@uml.edu

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UMass Lowell Holds Annual Homecoming/Family Day Celebration

When:           Saturday, Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

What:            UMass Lowell holds its annual Homecoming and Family Day for alumni and the University community. Activities include UMass Lowell soccer and field hockey games, music by the UML Marching Band, pony rides, food booths operated by student groups, games for all ages, caricature artists and a hospitality tent for alumni hosted by University Advancement.

Where:         Cushing Field, Riverside Street, UML North, Lowell

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

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Professor Leads Discussion of Massachusetts and the Economy of Slavery

When:           Saturday, Oct. 25, 1 to 4 p.m.  

What:           “Traces of the Trade: Massachusetts and the Economy of Slavery” looks at how Massachusetts citizens reaped profits from slave labor elsewhere in the United States even after slavery was outlawed in the Commonwealth. The documentary “Traces of the Trade” by Katrina Browne will be screened. The film, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, tells the story of how the filmmaker learned her New England ancestors were slave traders and follows her as she comes face-to-face with that legacy. The free event starts with a walking tour of downtown Lowell, followed by the film and a discussion of textile production and the business of slavery moderated by historian and Prof. Robert Forrant of UMass Lowell’s Department of Regional Economic and Social Development. The event is presented by Mass Humanities in partnership with the Lowell Historical Society, Lowell National Historical Park and UMass Lowell’s Center for Lowell History. To register for the free event, call 978-970-5000.

Where:         Lowell National Park Visitors Center, 246 Market St., Lowell

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

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Open House Expected to Draw up to 2,000 People

When:            Sunday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to noon

What:            Prospective students and their families will have a chance to learn about UMass Lowell at an open house featuring workshops on academic programs and tours of campus buildings and residence halls. Hundreds of faculty, staff and students will be on hand to answer questions and offer a snapshot of life at UMass Lowell.

Where:          Tsongas Arena, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell

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

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Nanotechnology is Topic of Latest Event in Lecture Series

When:            Monday, Oct. 27, noon

What:            Stine Grodal of Boston University will discuss “The Nanotechnology Label Across Communities: Categorizing a New Field” at the latest in the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development’s lecture series, sponsored by the Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Program.

Where:          O’Leary Library, Room 500M, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

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

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NHL Hall-of-Famer, Executives Discuss State of Minor League Hockey

When:           Monday, Oct. 27, 7 to 9 p.m.

What:            Former Boston Bruin and Hall-of-Famer Gerry Cheevers will be one of five panelists at a roundtable discussion, “So, You Want to Play Pro Hockey? The State of Minor League Hockey in North America.” In addition to Cheevers, participants will be Chris Ciceri, executive director of the Lowell Devils; Peter Cooney, former owner of the Springfield Indians and a certified hockey agent; Jeff Daw, former UMass Lowell assistant hockey coach and a minor-league hockey player for 10 years; and Jim Mill, executive vice president of the American Hockey League. Attendees will receive free tickets to upcoming Lowell Devils and UMass Lowell River Hawks games. The program is sponsored by UMass Lowell Politics and Sports and UMass Lowell Athletics.

Where:         O’Leary Library, Room 222, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell

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

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