NEWS FROM UMASS LOWELL

10/30/2003
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

October 30, 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:

Halloween Safe Zone Open for Trick or Treaters Tonight

Talk Examines Working on the Edge in IT Professions

Obscenity and Birth Control in the 19th Century to be the Focus of Talk

Tsongas Center to Host Women's History Conference

 

 

Halloween Safe Zone Open for Trick or Treaters Tonight

 

When: Thursday, Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m.

 

Where: Sheehy and Concordia Residence Halls, UMass Lowell South

 

What:

Parents who are looking for a safe place for their children to "trick or treat" can come to the residence hall association's annual safe zone Halloween on UMass Lowell South, Thursday, Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m. free trick or treating, games and a haunted house in the Sheehy and Concordia halls. Free parking is available in the Riverview Lot on Broadway Street.

 

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

 

 

Talk Examines Working on the Edge in IT Professions

 

When: Monday, Nov. 3, Noon

 

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

 

What:

Prof. Paula Rayman, professor of Regional Economic and Social Development and researcher Joyce Davis will discuss their work on Project TechForce, Monday, Nov. 3 at noon in the O'Leary Library, Rm. 500M, on UMass Lowell South, on Wilder Street. A light lunch will be served.

Rayman is principal investigator of Project TechForce which was funded by the National Science Foundation, examines what shapes the attraction, promotion, and retention of women and men in the software and Internet industry. Paula is the author of Beyond the Bottom Line: The Search for Dignity at Work. Joyce Davis, director of research for Project TechForce, has conducted research on organizational innovation and collaborative work practices in Japan, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, and the United States.

The seminar is co-sponsored by the Center for Industrial Competitivenesss and the Center for Women and Work.

Prof. Robert Forrant, RESD, will present "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Some Observations on Labor and Globalization, on Monday Nov. 10 at noon in Kitson 208, Work Environment Seminar Room, North Campus.

If you have questions, contact William_Mass@uml.edu.

 

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

  

Obscenity and Birth Control in the 19th Century to be Focus of Talk

 

When: Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.

 

Where: O'Leary Library Auditorium, Room 222, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Street.

 

What:

On Nov 6, the Gender Studies Committee and History Dept. will welcome Helen Horowitz to discuss "Obscenity, Birth Control, and the Comstock Law" at 7 p.m. in Room 222, O'Leary Library Auditorium, UMass Lowell South.  The talk is free and open to the general public.

The discussion promises to provide a stimulating look at nineteenth-century efforts to censor so-called obscene materials, contraceptive information and devices and abortion advertisements.

Horowitz is the Sydenham Clark Parsons Professor at Smith College and the author of numerous books, including Rereading Sex.  Her talk will draw on research for her forthcoming book, Culture War: Sexual Knowledge and Suppression in Nineteenth-Century America

For information, contact Prof. Chad Montrie at (978) 934-4275 or chad_montrie@uml.edu.

 

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

 

 

Tsongas Center to Host Women's History Conference

 

When: Friday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., keynote at 9:15 a.m.

 

Where: Tsongas Industrial History Center, Boott Mills, Lowell

 

What:

Gender, work and family will be the focus of the 15th annual Women's History Conference. Patricia Cleary, a history professor at California State University, Long Beach, will present the keynote address, "View from the Shop: Commerce, Gender, and Women's Work in Early America." The conference will include large-group presentations, small-group interactive workshops, tours of the Lowell National Historical Park, and other formats that examine relationships among gender, work and family in American history from colonial times to present day.

 

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