News from UMass Lowell, April 3

04/03/2003
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April 3, 2003: A notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Communications and Marketing Office, (978) 934-3224. For more stories on UMass Lowell, visit www.uml.edu and click on NEWS.

What's in this issue:

Web Site Offers a Poem a Day 'til the First of May

Boston Symphony Orchestra Community Concert at U Mass Lowell

McIntosh to Address Privilege Systems and Education April 7

Dinh Describes Clash of Cultures for Asian Immigrants

New Directions in Health Promotion Seminar

Labor Saving or Enslaving? -- Forum Investigates the Impact of Technology on Women's Lives

Web Site Offers a Poem A Day 'til the First of May

The English Department invites you to join in observing April as National Poetry Month.  Visit the Department web site at http://www.uml.edu/Dept/English beginning April 1 and enjoy a poem for each day, selected by members of the department.  You may wish to bookmark the site so that you can visit often (even daily!).

For more information, contact Prof. Melissa_Pennell@uml.edu.

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232

Boston Symphony Orchestra Community Concert at U Mass Lowell

When: Sunday, April 6, 3-4 p.m.

Where: Durgin Hall, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Street, Lowell

What:

The Boston Symphony Orchestra Community Concert will present a free concert at UMass Lowell's Durgin Hall on South Campus, Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m. Reservations are required. Call (617)638-9300.

The program will include Brahms Piano Quintet in f minor and Jakoulov's Three Encores for Piano Quartet. There will be a reception following the concert in which the audience will have a chance to chat with the musicians.

McIntosh to Address Privilege Systems and Education April 7

When: Monday, April 7, 3:30-5 p.m.

Where: Mahoney Auditorium, UMass Lowell South, Broadway Street, Lowell

What:

Dr. Peggy McIntosh of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women will discuss "How Privilege Systems Undermine U.S. Educational Ideals," Monday, April 7 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Mahoney Auditorium, UMass Lowell South. Group discussion, resource exchange and refreshments will follow.

McIntosh directs the Gender, Race, and Inclusive Education Project, that provides workshops on privilege systems, feelings of fraudulence, and diversifying workplaces, curricula, and teaching methods.  She is also the founder and co-director of the National SEED (Seeking Education Equity and Diversity) Project on Inclusive Curriculum.  The ongoing controversy on standards, affirmative action and MCAS in our educational system makes Peggy McIntosh an invaluable source of information. 

Psychology Prof. Meg Bond, director of the Center for Women and Work, Prof. Kristin Esterberg, sociology, and Bobby Tugbiyele, President of ASAO (Association of Students of African Origin) will be the discussants. 

The primary sponsor of the event is the Council on Diversity and Pluralism.

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232

Dinh Describes Clash of Cultures for Asian Immigrants

When: Wednesday, April 9, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Where: Coburn Hall 205, UMass Lowell South, 850 Broadway Street, Lowell

What:

Prof. Khanh Dinh, psychology, will discuss the clash of cultures that sometimes occurs in Asian immigrant familes in America, Wednesday, April 9, at 3:30 p.m. in 205 Coburn Hall, UMass Lowell South. Dinh is being presented as part of the Salon, a Faculty Colloquium in the Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Refreshments will be served.

Dinh's research is supported in part by grants from the UML Council on Diversity and Pluralism and the UMass Boston Institute for Asian Studies. For more information, contact Prof. Tony Szczesiul, English, 934-4178.

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232

New Directions in Health Promotion Seminar

When: Wednesday, April 9, Noon-1:30 p.m.

Where: McGauvran Student Center, Room 410, UMass Lowell South Buil

What:

The New Directions in Health Promotion Series will present a seminar on Wednesday, April 9, from noon - 1:30 p.m. in the McGauvran Student Center, Room 410, UMass Lowell South. John McKinlay, co-founder and director of the New England Research Institute, in Waltham will discuss "A life Styles Approach to Health Policy or a Policy Approach to Healthy Lifestyles?"

The series is sponsored by the Center for Public Health Research and Health Promotion and The Center for Family, Work, and Community. For information, contact Craig Slatin at Craig_slatin@uml.edu.

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232

Labor Saving or Enslaving? -- Forum Investigates the Impact of Technology on Women's Lives

When: Friday, April 11, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Wannalancit MIL Conference Room, 1st Floor, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell

What:

The 5th Annual Gathering at the Well, sponsored by the Center for Women and Work, will look at "Technology in Women's Lives: Labor Saving or Enslaving?"  Rosalyn Feldberg, Massachusetts Nurses Association, and Maria Papesh, Lowell National Historical Park, will be the keynote speakers. The Forum will conclude with round table discussions and lunch.

 

Contact: Elaine Hays Keough, University Communications, (978) 934-3325 or elaine_keough@uml.edu

For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224