NEWS FROM UMASS LOWELL, November 20

11/20/2003
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

November 20, 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:

Welcome Pack Drive Returns

Sturgeon Describes Leveraging Global Production Networks

Irish Tenors Concert to Support University Scholarships

Holiday Craft Fair Seeks Vendors

 

Welcome Pack Drive Returns

 

When: Ongoing

 

Where: Mahoney Hall, Room 110, UMass Lowell South, Broadway Street, Lowell

 

What:

The UMass Lowell Psychology Club is launching its third annual Welcome Pack Drive for children entering foster care within the Massachusetts Department of Social Services.

"Welcome Packs" are backpacks filled with age-appropriate items such as new underwear, clothing, toiletries, books, and toys for infants and teens up to age sixteen.  The main goal is to make the initial transition into a foster home easier for children and teens. 

The children and teens often arrive at the foster homes with no more than the clothes on their backs or a few possessions stuffed into trash bags.  This is a particular problem in Lowell, which ranks in the top 10 cities and towns in the Commonwealth for per capita DSS involvement.

The Psychology Club is asking for members of the UMass Lowell community to drop packages of new underwear in the boxes set up around campus, or to bring them to the Psychology Department, Room 110 in Mahoney Hall. Monetary donations can be made out to UMass Lowell-Psychology Club -- with the notation that this is for the underwear drive.

For information, contact Prof. Charlotte Mandell, (978) 934-3954.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232 or rick_sherburne@uml.edu

  

Sturgeon Describes Leveraging Global Production Networks

 

When: Monday, November 24, Noon

 

Where: O'Leary Library, Room 500, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Street, Lowell

 

What:

Tim Sturgeon, a senior researcher at the MIT Industrial Performance Center - IPC - will address 'Leveraging Global Production Networks for Industrial Upgrading: How the Global Value Chains Framework Can Help" at UMass Lowell on Monday, Nov. 24 at noon as part of the fall seminar series by the Center for Industrial Competitiveness.

At IPC, Sturgeon studies a variety of global industries. He is co-organizer of the Global Value Chains Initiative, a collaborative exercise, involving a network of researchers, policymakers and activists from around the world  - http://www.globalvaluechains.org .

The final seminar wil lfeature Thea Lee, Director, International Economics, AFL-CIO will be speaking about "Globalization, Trade & Labor Policy," Monday December 1 at noon, also in O'Leary Library.

The series is sponsored by the CIC and the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development. For a complete schedule, see http://www.uml.edu/Dept/RESD/Fall03seminarschedule.pdf. If you have questions, contact William_Mass@uml.edu.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232 or rick_sherburne@uml.edu

  

Irish Tenors Concert to Support University Scholarships

 

When: Friday, December 5, 8 p.m.

 

Where: Lowell Memorial Auditorium, East Merrimack Street, Lowell

 

What:

250 tickets to the Irish Tenors Christmas Spectacular Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m., at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium have been made available by the Advisory Board of the Division of Fine Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences to support university scholarships. For every one of the $75 tickets sold, $25.00 will be tax deductible and will go to a university student within the division. Time is limited to take advantage of this important offer. For ticket information, call the UMass Lowell Center for the Arts Box Office at (978)-934-4444.

On the night of the performance, there also will be a silent auction of sport memorabilia, artistic works, and other items beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the large room on the upper floor of the auditorium. The Advisory Board welcomes donations to the auction, and such contributions are tax deductible. If you wish to donate items, call (978) 934-3832.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232 or rick_sherburne@uml.edu.

  

Holiday Craft Fair Seeks Vendors

 

When: Friday, December 5, noon to 5 p.m.

 

Where: Cobrun Hall, Room 205, UMass Lowell South, Broadway and Wilder Streets

 

What:

The UMass Lowell Art History Club is sponsoring a Holiday Craft Fair, and is looking for vendors who would like to sell their arts and crafts. The fair will be held on Friday, December 5, 2003 in Coburn Hall, Room 205 from noon until 5:00pm.

A wonderful day is planned with hot mulled cider, holiday cookies, music and wonderful raffles. Please join the Art History Club to celebrate the start of the holiday season and begin your holiday shopping.

For further information, contact Therese O'Donnell, (978) 934-3329 or at Therese_Odonnell@uml.edu.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232 or rick_sherburne@uml.edu