NEWS FROM UMASS LOWELL - Dec. 6, 2004

12/06/2004
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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Students with Disabilities Continue the Struggle against Separate but Equal

Multi-Media Celebration to Honor NH Poet Laureate

Holiday Concert Features Many Voices

Evos Exhibits the Work of UML Fine Arts Candidates

 

 

Students with Disabilities Continue the Struggle against Separate but Equal

 

When: Wednesday, Dec 8 from 10 a.m. to Noon

 

Where: Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell

 

What:

Fifty years after the historic Brown vs. the Board of Education Supreme Court decision, a premise of "separate but equal" continues to underlie the placements of many students with disabilities in the commonwealth. The public is invited to join the UMass Lowell Department of Psychology Wednesday for a free workshop on the challenges facing disabled students.

Special guests will include Robin Foley, director, special education projects, Federation for Children with Special Needs; Julie Walsh, chair, Citywide Parent Council, Lowell Public Schools; and Debbie Westaway, assistant administrator for special education, Lowell Public Schools.

To register or for more information, contact Prof. Doreen Arcus at 978-934-4377 or doreen_arcus@uml.edu.

 

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

 

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Multi-Media Celebration to Honor NH Poet Laureate

 

When:  Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

 

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

 

What:

            "Safe Harbor:  A Multimedia Celebration of Music, Art, Poetry and Video," an emeritus tribute to New Hampshire poet laureate Marie Harris, will be presented Friday at UMass Lowell's Fischer Recital Hall.

            Performers include Dr. Rawn Spearman, UML professor emeritus; Anthony Mele, UML professor emeritus; Dr. Carlesta Henderson-Spearman, Keene State College professor emeritus; Dr. Bruce Ronkin, Northeastern dean and former UML professor; and Dr. Mitchell Shuldman, UML head of media services.

            The event is based on a series of Harris poems called "Safe Harbor," which feature her experiences and impressions growing up in coastal Maine.  Spearman, an award-winning performer who has appeared on Broadway, organized this performance as a tribute to Harris' work.  It is part of the UMass Lowell Friends of the Library Cultural Series.

 

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

 

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Holiday Concert Features Many Voices

 

When: Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 pm

 

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

 

What:

UMass Lowell presents a special choral performance of holiday music on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Durgin Concert Hall, UML South.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Prof. Christopher McGahan and others will conduct the various university choral groups including the Chamber Singers, the Gentlemen's Concord, Siren Voices, University Choir and the combined Choral Union. This concert will feature portions of Handel's Messiah, a reprise of one of the hymns performed last month at St. Anne's Church as part of the Chadwick Festival and many other light-hearted holiday pieces.

For further information, call Dick Kenney at 934-2329 or Dr. McGahan at 934-3880.

 

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

 

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Evos Exhibits the Work of UML Fine Arts Candidates

 

When:  Dec. 16 to 18, noon to 8 p.m.; Special Reception: Saturday, Dec. 18, 2 to 5 p.m.

 

Where:  EVOS Arts Institute, 98 Middle St., 2nd & 3rd floor galleries

 

What:

The UMass Lowell Department of Art will present an exhibition of Senior Thesis Projects by the fall 2004 BFA Candidates at the Evos Arts Institute in downtown Lowell from Dec. 16 to 18. An opening reception will be Saturday, Dec. 18 from 2 to 5 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will feature a variety of media in art and design, including painting, sculpture, photography, web-site design, illustration, animation, video and installation projects. It will feature the work of over 35 bachelor of fine arts students.

Gallery hours for the BFA exhibit at EVOS: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. For information, contact university gallery Coordinator Michele A. Gagnon at 978-934-3491 or the Art Department at 978-934-3494.

 

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

 

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