NEWS FROM UMASS LOWELL - Sept. 21, 2004

09/21/2004
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

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."

 

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Dugan Gallery Features Student Paintings

Campus Festival Celebrates International Culture

UMass Lowell Hosts Conference on Immigrant Worker Safety and Health

UMass Lowell to Unveil Diversity Benches

 

 

Dugan Gallery Features Student Paintings

 

When:  Through Oct. 6, Mondays through Thursdays

(Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2 to 4 p.m.)

 

Where:  Dugan Gallery, Dugan Hall Art Studios, 883 Broadway St., Lowell

 

What: 

UMass Lowell will host an exhibit of student paintings through Oct. 6 in the Dugan Gallery.

The exhibit is under the director of Art Prof. Dan Gottsegen, who recently returned to New England after serving on the faculty of the California College of Arts for many years.

The Dugan Gallery is coordinated by the Art Department and is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.  Contact gallery Coordinator Michele Gagnon at 978-934-3491 or the Art Department at 978-934-3494 for more information.

 

Contact:  Patti McCafferty, University Communications, (978)934-3238 or patricia_mccafferty@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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UMass Lowell Hosts Conference on Immigrant Worker Safety and Health

 

When: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and

            Wednesday, Sept. 29, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Where: Wannalancit Mills Conference Room, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell.

 

What:

UMass Lowell and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will co-sponsor a two-day symposium, "Improving Immigrant Worker Safety and Health."

The conference will bring together more than 150 people from community-based organizations, labor unions, and public health and occupational health institutions to share information and research findings.  Presentations will include such topics as the special issues and needs of immigrant adolescent workers and occupational injuries and fatalities among immigrant workers

Speakers and session leaders include representatives from NIOSH, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control.  Representatives of labor unions, immigrant advocacy groups and industry also will lead sessions.

 

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

 

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UMass Lowell to Unveil Diversity Benches

 

When:  Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m.

 

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

 

What: 

UMass Lowell next week will unveil 13 new benches engraved with inspirational quotations that are designed to celebrate cultural diversity in the community.

            Under the banner "Take a Stand, Have a Seat," University and community representatives will gather for the unveiling on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. at the UMass Lowell South quad.  The event will include food and music.

            The celebration is sponsored by the University's Council on Diversity and Pluralism.

 

Contact:  Patti McCafferty, University Communications, (978) 934-3238 or Patricia_McCafferty@uml.edu

 

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