News from UMass Lowell - Sept. 14, 2004

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Sept. 14, 2004: 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 "UML in the News."

Click on the following links to learn more about what's in this issue:

Tilly Recounts Study of Wal-Mart in Mexico

Professors Present Seminar on Vision Loss

Campus Festival Celebrates International Culture

Choral Union Calls for Voices

 

 

Tilly Recounts Study of Wal-Mart in Mexico

 

When: Monday, Sept. 20 at noon

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

What:

            Prof. Chris Tilly, just back from a semester studying in Mexico, will discuss his findings of the changes in the retail sector in that country in light of NAFTA and other related policies at Monday, Sept. 20 at noon in O'Leary Library, Room 500M.

            Tilly, a professor in the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development, is being presented as part of the Fall Seminar Series. The public is invited to attend.

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

Rick_Sherburne@uml.edu

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Professors Present Seminar on Vision Loss

 

When: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 4 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Where: Vesper Country Club, 185 Pawtucket Blvd., Tyngsboro

 

What:

UMass Lowell professors and health care professionals will present a five-part seminar on age-related vision loss on Wednesday, Sept.  22 at 4 p.m. at the Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro.  Discussions will include symptoms, diagnostic measures, treatment, preventative strategies and the role of the caregiver in assisting an older adult with vision loss. In addition to providing an overview of the latest information, current research being conducted at the University also will be presented.

The registration fee for the seminar is $45, which includes dinner.  For more information, contact Maggie Martin, (978) 934-4502 or Margaret_Martin@uml.edu.

Contact: Elizabeth James, University Communications, (978) 934-3226 or Elizabeth_James@uml.edu

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Campus Festival Celebrates International Culture

When: Friday, Sept. 24, 2004 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: UMass Lowell's South Quad, corner of Broadway and Wilder streets

What:

UMass Lowell will present "Culture Shock!," an International Culture Festival which will divide the UML South Quad into six global regions (Far East and South Pacific, South Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa, North and South America and the Caribbean).  The three-hour event begins Friday, Sept. 24th at 1 p.m.

            Each region will feature a range of ethnic highlights, including international foods, booth hosts dressed in native garb and a live Reggae band.

Contact:  Ken Lyons, University Communications, (978)934-3350 or Kenneth_Lyons@uml.edu

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Choral Union Calls for Voices

 

When: Ongoing

Where: Durgin Hall, UMass Lowell South, 35 Wilder St., Lowell

What:

The UMass Lowell Choral Union is looking for voices for many of its choral groups including the Choral Union and the Gentlemen's Concorde. These groups are open to the entire University community and to the Lowell area at large. No audition or previous choral experience is required. The ability to read music is highly desirable.

Choral Union rehearsals take place on Monday evenings, 7:30 to 9:20 p.m., in Durgin Hall 113. The Gentlemen's Concorde meets in Fisher Recital Hall (also in Durgin) on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm until about 8:30.

For performance information, contact Prof. Christopher McGahan, music, (978) 934-3880.

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

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