NEWS FROM UML - March 8, 2005

03/08/2005
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 UML, 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:

 

Center for the Arts Sponsors Snappy Dance in Lowell Schools

"Hats off to a Decade of Promoting Women's Safety, Prosperity and Spirit"

"Girls with Goals: Capture Your Confidence"

"Partner Violence against South African Women in the United States"

String Project Strikes Right Chord with Conference

Environmental Summit Explores Indoor Air Quality

UML Hosts Odyssey of the Mind

 

 

Center for the Arts Sponsors Snappy Dance in Lowell Schools

 

When: March 8 to 11 and March 15 to 18

 

Where: Bartlett and Butler Schools, Lowell

 

What:

The UML Center for the Arts is sponsoring two creative dance workshops in the Bartlett and Butler Schools from March 8 to 11 and March 15 to 18. The workshops will be geared for 5th graders and will be led by the Cambridge-based Snappy Dance Co. They will focus on two themes: "Where do Ideas Come From?" and "Trust Me," which focuses on the importance of trust in human relations.

The workshops will culminate on March 30 with a performance as part of the Center's STARTS series. Some of the workshops participants will take part in a live performance by Snappy Dance.

For information, contact Chris Brown, director of the CFA, at 978-934-4449 or christine_brown@uml.edu.

 

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

 

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"Hats off to a Decade of Promoting Women's Safety, Prosperity and Spirit"

 

When: Thursday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

 

Where: O'Leary Library Auditorium, UML South

 

What:

Lowell Women's Week campus and community organizers are presenting a forum where they will share stories about their involvement with the week on Thursday, March 10 at 11 a.m. in O'Leary Auditorium on UML South. There will be videos, refreshments, door prizes and more! 

For information, visit www.lowellwomensweek.org. The event is sponsored by the UML Council on Diversity & Pluralism and Psychology Department.

 

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

 

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"Girls with Goals: Capture Your Confidence"

 

When: Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 3p.m.

 

Where: Greenhalge School, 149 Ennell St., Lowell

 

What:

Girls in grades 3 to 6 are invited to attend workshops designed to boost personal health and self-confidence at the Greenhalge School on Ennell Street, Lowell on Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The $8 registration fee includes lunch and all activities. Call Girls Inc. to register at 978-458-6529.

 

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

 

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"Partner Violence against South African Women in the United States"

 

When: Friday, March 12, Noon to 2 p.m.

 

Where: O'Leary Library, Room 222, UML South

 

What:

Representatives from Saheli, Friendship for South Asian Women, will speak about their efforts on behalf of South Asian women living in this country amid domestic violence at the O'Leary Library Auditorium, Friday, March 12 at noon. A panel discussion will follow.

The event is sponsored by UML Multi-faith Council, Protestant Campus Ministry, Peace and Conflict Studies Institute. For information, contact Imogene Stulkin at 978-934-5014 or www.lowellwomensweek.org.

 

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

 

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String Project Strikes Right Chord with Conference

 

When: March 17

 

What:

The UML String Project has been invited to perform at this year's Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference on March 17 in Boston. The project is a collaboration between the Department of Music and the Lowell Public Schools.

Under the direction of Music Prof. Kay Roberts and Master Teacher Susan Turcotte-Gavriel, the String Project, which is made up of more than 100 Lowell school children, will be making its first All-State appearance.

 

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

 

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Environmental Summit Explores Indoor Air Quality

 

When: Friday, March 18 from 1 to 8 p.m.

 

Where: MIL conference room, Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell

 

What:

"Making Lowell's Homes Healthier" is the subject of an environmental summit to address the issue of indoor air quality. The summit is the first of two that are funded by a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to three partners in collaboration: UML's Center for Family, Work and Community; the Lowell Community Center; and the Coalition for a Better Acre.

Information will be given in English, Portuguese, Khmer and Spanish. Translators will be on hand through the whole event and daycare will be provided.

Indoor air quality is an important health issue, particularly with rising rates of childhood asthma and allergies. Also, Lowell officials will present the Lowell Master Plan, with an opportunity for participants to make their voices heard on policy issues.

A cultural celebration of food and music wraps up the workshop.

 

Contact: Sandra Seitz, University Communications 978-934-3225, sandra_seitz@uml.edu.

 

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UML Hosts Odyssey of the Mind

 

When: Saturday March 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Where: Ball 208 and 210 and Cumnock Hall, UML North, University Ave.

 

What:

UMass Lowell is hosting the state Odyssey of the Mind Massachusetts State Tournament. Twenty-eight teams, each composed of seven students, (ages 6-18) will compete. Each team has selected a problem to tackle, ranging from creating a stunt-mobile that will run an obstacle course and pop balloons, to building a balsa wood structure that will carry a load, to performing an original play that includes a story told three times - in different styles of communication.

Paul Wormser, entrepreneur-in-residence in the Commercial Venture Development and CVIP office at UML, is working with Theresa Ledoux, state director for Odyssey of the Mind, to organize the event.

More information can be found at www.odysseyofthemind.org or www.ma.odysseyofthemind.org.

 

Contact: Sandra Seitz, University Communications 978-934-3225, sandra_seitz@uml.edu

 

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