NEWS FROM UMASS LOWELL - Oct. 26, 2004

10/26/2004
By


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:

Professor to Don Witch's Garb for Halloween Lecture

TURI Hosts Fire Safety and Flame Retardants Seminar for Businesses

Author to Present Disabled Women's Stories

 

Professor to Don Witch's Garb for Halloween Lecture

 

When:  Friday, Oct. 29 from 9 to 10:50 a.m.

Where:  Mahoney Hall, Room 207, 870 Broadway St.

What:

            A psychology professor will embrace the spirit of the season when she dons witch's garb for her annual Halloween lecture.

            Prof. Doreen Arcus will address Human Development classes on the role of fairy tales in childhood on Friday, Oct. 29 at 9 and 10 a.m. in Mahoney Hall, Room 207.  As Arcus describes it, "It makes for decent theatre and, I hope, a learning experience my students won't soon forget."

            The discussion is open to the media.

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

TOP

 

TURI Hosts Fire Safety and Flame Retardants Seminar for Businesses

When:  Thursday, Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  Crowne Plaza, Worcester

What: 

The UMass Lowell Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) will host a seminar to help Massachusetts businesses discover alternative solutions to flame retardant chemicals used in manufacturing.  The Fire Safety and Flame Retardant Workshop will run Thursday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza, Worcester.

Robert Varney, EPA New England Regional Administrator will deliver the keynote address on issues related to fire safety, health and the environment.  Other speakers include representatives from Massachusetts industries, TURI and UMass Lowell.

The interactive workshop will focus on the electronics and wire and cable industries, which are facing regulation deadlines from California, as well as the European Union and Japan, that forbid the use of certain brominated flame retardants.  Companies interested in registering should contact Anne Basanese at anne_basanese@uml.edu or 978-934-3144.

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

            TOP

 

Author to Present Disabled Women's Stories

 

When:  Thursday, Nov. 4 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Where:  McGauvran Student Union, Room 410, 71 Wilder St.

What:

An author will tell the stories of disabled women workers in a presentation next week at UMass Lowell.

            Mary Gimley Mason, author of Working Against Odds:  Stories of Disabled Women's Work Lives will speak on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in McGauvran Student Union, Room 410.  It is sponsored by the UMass Lowell Center for Women and Work.

            Grimley Mason is a resident scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University.  She also is professor emerita of English and former director of the Women's Studies Program at Emmanuel College.

            The talk is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 978-934-4380.

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

TOP

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