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News from UMass Lowell for the Week of April 11, 2011

04/12/2011
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April 11, 2011: This 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  Please note that contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.

What:          The nanotech industry faces unique challenges as nano-engineered products move from the laboratory to the marketplace, with an impact on everything from the way medical conditions are diagnosed and treated to how security threats are detected on the battlefield. This conference, “The Next Small Step for Mankind –Nanotechnology’s Journey to Commercialization,” will bring together top researchers, industry executives, legal and venture capital professionals and government leaders to explore those challenges and discuss potential solutions. Speakers will include Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray, state Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Gregory Bialecki and UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan. The event will be hosted by UMass Lowell’s Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence and Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, Day Pitney LLP and Bluewater Consulting.

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What:          Imagine using high-frequency microwaves that “see through” clothing to reveal hidden weapons or explosives; a portable radar system that allows soldiers in the field to tell whether an activity is friendly or hostile; and a safe, non-invasive technique for detecting different types of human skin cancers. These are just some of the things being done with submillimeter-wave (also known as terahertz) imaging as well as millimeter-wave and microwave imaging that University Professor Robert Giles, chairman of the Physics and Applied Physics Department, will highlight when he delivers the University Professor Lecture, “Terahertz Imaging Technologies: Investigating the Applications.” In his talk, Giles will also discuss his work in promoting science education in Haiti, complete with photos from his visit to Port-au-Prince in January, a year after the devastating earthquake. The lecture is free and open to the public. Giles was named UMass Lowell’s University Professor last May. It is the most esteemed title bestowed on a faculty member, recognizing an individual who has consistently demonstrated exemplary teaching, internationally significant research and extraordinary service to the UMass Lowell community.


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What:         A new, $40 million classroom facility is on the rise on UMass Lowell’s South Campus. A groundbreaking ceremony will mark the start of construction of the Health and Social Sciences Building, which will provide a home for three of the university’s most popular majors:  psychology, nursing and criminal justice and criminology. The building is the first major construction on South Campus since O’Leary Library and McGauvran Student Union were built in 1976. Funding was provided through the Commonwealth’s Higher Education Bond Bill, passed in 2008. The Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM), the state’s real estate and construction arm, is managing the project. Among those joining Chancellor Marty Meehan and other UMass officials will be Massachusetts Education Secretary Paul Reville, DCAM Commissioner Carole Cornelison, elected officials and students. 


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