News from UMass Lowell for the Week of Feb. 28, 2011

02/28/2011
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Feb. 28, 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.” If the university is closed due to inclement weather, these events will not be held as scheduled; call the weather hotline at 978-934-2121. Please note that contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.

Hot topics of the week: UMass Lowell experts are available for interviews on the political situation in the Middle East, issues facing organized labor, and Irish culture and politics.

Co-Op Connection Brings Students, Employers Together
Contemporary Egyptian Art Showcased in New Exhibit
‘Mothers of Rock’ Concert Celebrates Women in Music

Guitar Virtuoso Eliot Fisk Performs Free Concert
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank Offers Insight on Congress to Students
Lowell’s Irish History Uncovered in Archaeological Dig Forum


Co-Op Connection Brings Students, Employers Together

When:    Tuesday, March 1, 4 to 6:30 p.m.
 
What:      UMass Lowell plastics engineering students will learn about potential summer and semester internship opportunities at the Co-Op Connection, which will introduce undergraduates to employers in the field. The networking event is organized by the Plastics Engineering Department and the UMass Lowell Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education. Co-op placements allow students to gain professional experience prior to graduation. About 50 students are expected to participate in the event, which will also recognize a business and a student that have made an outstanding contribution to UMass Lowell’s cooperative education program.

Where:    Cumnock Hall, UML North, 31 University Ave., Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Jill Gambon, 978-934-3297, Jill_Gambon@uml.edu

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Contemporary Egyptian Art Showcased in New Exhibit

When:    Reception on Tuesday, March 1, 3 to 6 p.m.; exhibit runs through March 24
 
What:     Works including multimedia displays by artists from Cairo, Egypt will be featured in a new exhibit, “From the Nile to the Merrimack: A Selection of Contemporary Art from Egypt.” The show grew out of partnerships forged during a UMass Lowell delegation’s trip to Egypt in the spring of 2010. The exhibit is curated by UMass Lowell professors Stephen Mishol and Jim Jeffers, as well as Rasha Ragab, curator at the Museum of Modern Art in Cairo. The show will be presented in the University Gallery, which is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:     University Gallery, McGauvran Student Center, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Jill Gambon, 978-934-3297, Jill_Gambon@uml.edu

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‘Mothers of Rock’ Concert Celebrates Women in Music

When:      Wednesday, March 2, 7 to 10 p.m.
 
What:
       As a tribute to women in the music industry, UMass Lowell’s Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) will host “Mothers of Rock.” The annual show was established by three UMass Lowell music majors in 2004 and brings together performances and original artwork by students. Admission to the event is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit Girls Inc. of Lowell.

Where:     UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Jill Gambon, 978-934-3297, Jill_Gambon@uml.edu


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Guitar Virtuoso Eliot Fisk Performs Free Concert

When:   Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.

What:    World renowned guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk will perform a solo recital as part of UMass Lowell’s Music on the Merrimack Series. Founder and director of the annual Boston Guitar Fest, Fisk has played at concert halls around the world and is known for his innovative approach to classical guitar.  The performance is free and open to the public. Eliot, who is a faculty member at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg and the New England Conservatory, will also conduct a master class for UMass Lowell students during his visit. 

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

Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Jill Gambon, 978-934-3297, Jill_Gambon@uml.edu

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U.S. Rep. Barney Frank Offers Insight on Congress

When:     Friday, March 4, 10:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
 
What:      U.S. Rep. Barney Frank will speak to UMass Lowell students in the political science course, “The Congress” about his experiences. Chancellor Marty Meehan, who teaches the course with Prof. Patricia Sullivan Talty, served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years, and will also share his experiences. The course is an advanced study of representation, campaigns and elections, as well as the functions of Congress within the American political system. (Note: This event is open to the media but not to the general public.)

Where:   Allen House Gallery, UML South, Two Solomont Way, Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Jill Gambon, 978-934-3297, Jill_Gambon@uml.edu

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Lowell’s Irish History Uncovered in Archaeological Dig Forum

When:   Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m.

What:    In August 2010, a team of archaeologists from Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland and a group of students from UMass Lowell began excavating the lawn in front of St. Patrick’s Church in Lowell in search of evidence of the city’s first settlement of Irish immigrants. The team unearthed a trove of artifacts as well as the foundation and floor of a house. The results of the dig will be presented at “The Irish Dig: A Forum,” which will include an exhibit of the artifacts that were discovered. Participants include: David McKean, St. Patrick Church historian and archivist, Prof. Frank Talty, co-director of the Center for Irish Partnerships at UMass Lowell, and Colm Donnelly, archaeologist and director of the Center for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queen’s University. 

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 Jill Gambon, 978-934-3297, Jill_Gambon@uml.edu

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