News from UMass Lowell for Week of March 22, 2010

03/22/2010
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’
Free Concert With Compaq Big Band, Student Groups
Analog Devices Recognized for Environmental Leadership
Nursing Students Share Experiences from Africa
Understanding Exercise and the Brain
Olympian to Speak on Politics of Winter Games
Woman at Center of Fair Pay Fight Speaks

Summit Features Latest in Nanomanufacturing Research

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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Free Concert With Compaq Big Band, Student Groups

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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Analog Devices Recognized for Environmental Leadership

When: Friday, March 26, 9 to 11 a.m.

What: Through thoughtful planning and continuous improvements, Analog Devices has emerged as an environmental leader in the state. The company which employs more than 2,300 people in Wilmington and Norwood, is one of only 17 companies across the Commonwealth being recognized by legislators and representatives of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Office of Technical Assistance. The awards and facility tours are intended to showcase environmental accomplishments ߝ use of safer materials, waste reduction and energy savings ߝ since the Toxics Use Reduction Act was enacted in 1989. Pre-registration is required to attend this event.

Where: Analog Devices, 804 Woburn St., Wilmington

Contacts for Media: Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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Nursing Students Share Experiences from Africa

When: Monday, March 29, 4 to 6 p.m.

What: Nursing Students Without Borders traveled to Ghana, Africa during winter break with Assistant Prof. Valerie King to provide care, medical supplies and education to the people in the Kpando district. The students will share their experiences from their 23-day mission with the university community. The group brought more than 400 pounds of supplies, including first aid equipment, medication, vitamins, surgical gloves, needle syringes and iron-enriched baby formula as well as soap, shampoo and other hygiene products. Members are from Boxborough, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Gloucester, North Andover, Pepperell, Westford and Weymouth.

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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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 and youths 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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Olympian to Speak on Politics of Winter Games

When:  Tuesday, March 30, 1 to 2:45 p.m.

What: Two-time Olympian Caitlin Cahow who won a silver medal with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team, will join John Powers, Boston sports writer, to 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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Woman at Center of Fair Pay Fight Speaks

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 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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Summit Features Latest in Nanomanufacturing Research

When: Thursday, April 1, 2 to 6 p.m.

What: More than 30 UMass Lowell faculty members will present their breakthrough research on nanomanufacturing at the Fourth Annual Nano Summit. The directors of the Nanomanufacturing Center at UMass Lowell ߝ professors Joey Mead and Carol Barry ߝ are hosting the showcase that includes advancements in nano use in electronics, medicine, materials and environmental health and safety. Speakers include Dana Granville of the Army Research Laboratory and Michael McGee of Nypro Inc.

Where: UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren 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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