News from UMass Lowell for Week of March 15, 2010

03/15/2010
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

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 about UMass Lowell, 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.

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Event will ‘Shine a Light on Haiti’
Olympians to Speak on Politics of Winter Games
Free Jazz Concert Features Compaq Big Band, Students
Understanding Exercise and the Brain
Lilly Ledbetter Discusses Her Fight for Fair Pay

Event will ‘Shine a Light on Haiti’

When: Wednesday, March 24, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

What: UMass Lowell students and faculty will present their personal experiences and expert perspective at “Shine a Light on Haiti: Spectrum of Challenges, Spectrum of Solutions.” Students from the Haitian Student Association will join professors from nursing, history, science and engineering to raise awareness and provide information about recovery issues in Haiti. Admission is free; donations will be accepted for Haitian relief. The event is sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Commonwealth Honors Program.

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

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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Olympians to Speak on Politics of Winter Games

When: Rescheduled from Wednesday, March 24 to Tuesday, March 30, 7 p.m.

What: Former Olympians and sports journalists will discuss the politics surrounding the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, held in Vancouver. Sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Politics and Sports program.

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

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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Free Jazz Concert Features Compaq Big Band, Students

When: Thursday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.

What: A night of big band music features the nationally acclaimed Compaq Big Band and the UMass Lowell Jazz Rock Big Band and the Studio Jazz Orchestra. The night will be filled with high-energy music of Maynard Ferguson, Gordon Goodwin and more. Admission is free and open to the public.

Where: Durgin Hall, UML South, 35 Wilder St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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Understanding Exercise and the Brain

When: Monday, March 29, 7 to 9 p.m.

What: Dr. John J. Ratey, author of “SPARK: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain,” will discuss the science behind the brain-body connection and how his work is helping communities, especially youth, get moving again. Hosted by UMass Lowell’s Exercise Physiology Club.

Where: Weed Hall, Lecture Hall 1, UML South, 875 Broadway St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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Lilly Ledbetter Discusses Her Fight for Fair Pay

When: Wednesday, March 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

What: President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act one year ago, culminating a decades-long battle to achieve equal pay for women. Ledbetter will be on campus to share the riveting story of her fight ߝ all the way to the Supreme Court and beyond. Ledbetter was a supervisor at a Goodyear Tire plant when she discovered she had been paid significantly less than men doing the same job. The event is co-sponsored by the Boston Women’s Commission and Middlesex Community College.

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

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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