News from UMass Lowell for Week of April 26, 2010

04/26/2010
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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Soccer Experts Talk About Upcoming World Cup
Former CFO of Millipore Speaks on Campus
Students to Present Research at Symposium
Professionals, Educators Talk to Middle-Schoolers
UMass Lowell Ballroom Dancers Perform
MayFlower Software Founder Speaks on Campus
Author Discusses the ‘Looting of America’
New UMass Lowell Police Chief is Sworn In

Soccer Experts Talk About Upcoming World Cup

When:  Tuesday, April 27, 12:45 to 2:30 p.m.

What: Financial Times sports journalist and author Simon Kuper of “Football Against the Enemy” and Duke University Prof. Laurent Dubois, author of “Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France,” will discuss the upcoming 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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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Former CFO of Millipore Speaks on Campus

When:  Tuesday, April 27, 4 p.m.

What:  The Robert J. Manning ’84 Speaker Series continues with Kathy Allen ’77, former CFO of Millipore Corp. Elected corporate vice president and chief financial officer of Millipore in 2000, Allen held a wide variety of positions in the company’s financial organization from 1983 until her retirement in 2008. Recognized as UMass Lowell’s Distinguished Alumna in 2009, Allen will speak to students about her long career at Millipore, recognized as a world leader in the life sciences industry. The series was founded in 2009 thanks to a generous gift from Robert C. Pozen and is named for Rob Manning, chairman of the UMass Board of Trustees and a UMass Lowell alum who has achieved success in the financial world.

Where: Falmouth Hall, Room 313, UML North, 201 Riverside 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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Students to Present Research at Symposium

When:  Tuesday, April 27, 1 to 5 p.m.

What: Students will showcase collaborative research projects at the 13th Annual UMass Lowell Student Research Symposium. Activities highlighting outstanding student research include interactive demonstrations, panel presentations and displays.

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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Professionals, Educators Talk to Middle-Schoolers

When:  Wednesday, April 28, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

What: The “Science of Small Things” after-school program, housed in the UMass Lowell Center for Family Work and Community and funded by the National Science Foundation, is hosting an event for seventh- and eighth-graders of the Wang and Butler middle schools in Lowell. Representatives from Raytheon and Nypro, faculty, and graduate students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields (STEM) will engage in conversation with the students about their educational experiences and career path choices.

Where: Kitson Hall, Room 309, UML North, 21 University Ave., 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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UMass Lowell Ballroom Dancers Perform

When: Wednesday, April 28, 7 to 10 p.m.

What: The UMass Lowell Ballroom Dance Club presents “Dancing with the UMass Lowell Stars” competition featuring faculty, staff, student research assistants and sports stars. All have been paired with members of the Ballroom Club and trained for 10 weeks for the dancing performance. The event is open to the public.

Where: Cumnock Hall, UML North, One University Ave., 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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MayFlower Software Founder Speaks on Campus

When: Thursday, April 29, 4 p.m.

What:  In this week’s second Manning Series program, Frank T. Paolino ’80, founder and president of MayFlower Software, will share his experience of the software industry with UMass Lowell students. As founder, Paolino is the chief technologist, architect and visionary of all the company’s products and services.

Where: Falmouth Hall, Room 313, UML North, 201 Riverside 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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Author Discusses the ‘Looting of America’

When: Thursday, April 29, 6 p.m.

What:  Author Les Leopold will speak on the topic of his new book, “Why the Economic Crisis Is Not Going Away, The Looting of America:  How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed our Jobs, Pensions and Prosperity, and What We Can Do About It.” The book examines the cause of the Wall Street crisis and suggests solutions. Leopold co-founded and directs two non-profit educational organizations, The Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute. He designs research and educational programs on occupational safety and health, the environment and economics. He is helping to form an alliance between the United Steel Workers union and the Sierra Club. The talk is sponsored by the UMass Lowell Labor Extension Program and co-sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council and several UMass Lowell departments and centers.

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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New UMass Lowell Police Chief is Sworn In

When:  Tuesday, May 4, 8:30 a.m.

What: UMass Lowell and the regional law-enforcement community will officially welcome Randy Brashears, the university’s new police chief and director of public safety, at a swearing-in ceremony on the front steps of the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell (rain location is the center’s lobby). Brashears will be sworn in by Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone. The program will also feature a bagpiper, members of the UMass Lowell ROTC Color Guard and the National Anthem will be performed by a UMass Lowell student. Chancellor Marty Meehan will offer remarks. Those expected to attend include representatives of the Massachusetts State Police; Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department; and police departments from Lowell, Dracut, Chelmsford, UMass Amherst, UMass Boston and UMass Dartmouth.

Where:  Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, 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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