NEWS FROM UML- Oct. 17, 2005

10/18/2005


A notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Communications Office, 978-934-3224. For more stories on UML, visit www.uml.edu and click on “UML in the News.”

Here's what’s in this issue:

 

French Consul General to Speak on French Foreign Policy

 

Wang School Students Scare Up Some Creations in the Lab

Open House 2005

Occupy, Resist, Produce: UMass Lowell and Boston Professors Speak

Common Text Series Session: Fighting Back at Work!

Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Features UML Prof. John Warner

National CWA President Gives Keynote Address at Conference

UML Students Offer Children Safe Zone Trick or Treating

 

French Consul General to Speak on French Foreign Policy

When:             Wednesday, October 19, 11 a.m.

Where:            O’Leary 222, UML South, 66 Wilder Street, Lowell

What:              French Consul General Francois Gauthier will speak on “French Foreign Policy in Europe and the World: Values, Principles and Policy Formation.” Gauthier took office as the new Consul General of France in Boston on August 9, 2005, and has held numerous diplomatic and senior administration positions in the French government.

Contact:          Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or renae_lias@uml.edu

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 Wang School Students Scare Up Some Creations in the Lab

When:             Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 ߝ 5 p.m., Oct. 18, 20, 25, 27

Where:            College of Engineering Design Camp Lab, Pasteur  Hall 106, UML North

What:              Youngsters from Lowell’s Wang Middle School are learning to use engineering skills to create a haunted classroom. Fourteen students in grades six through eight meet twice a week with Doug Prime, director of K-12 educational outreach for engineering, to turn scary ideas into moving, gory objects ߝ a skeleton that sits up, a skull dripping blood and the like. A mini-computer enables the students to operate lights, recorded voices and motors to animate their creations. The finished products will be set up in a Haunted Classroom at the Wang School.

Contact: Sandra Seitz, 978-934-3225 or Sandra_Seitz@uml.edu

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Thousands Expected to Attend Open House 2005 This Sunday

When:              Sunday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m.

Where:            Tsongas Arena, downtown Lowell

What: The annual UMass Lowell Open House is an opportunity for prospective students to explore academic opportunities, learn about campus life and understand the application and financial aid process.  Workshops and exhibits fill the arena, and families can take buses to UML East, North and South for campus tours.

Contact    Elizabeth James, University Communications, 978-934-3226

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Occupy, Resist, Produce: UMass Lowell and Boston Professors Speak on Argentineans’ Efforts to Rebuild Their Economy 

When:             Monday, October 24, 12 noon

Where:           O’Leary Library, Room 500M, 66 Wilder St., Lowell

What:              Prof. Chris Tilly, department of Regional Economic and Social Development, and Marie Kennedy, Professor Emerita in the UMass Boston College of Public and Community Service, will speak about the Argentine economy. Both have traveled frequently to Latin America and have written about development in Haiti, Cuba and Central America, as well as the U.S. Tilly’s research specializes in labor markets, with a focus on inequality, urban development and public policies that promote better jobs. He has co-authored several books, including Stories Employers Tell: Race, Skill, and Hiring in America and American Cities in Transition: The Changing Face of Urban Inequality. He also is an editor of economics magazine Dollars and Sense. Kennedy is an activist and scholar who teaches, works in and writes about community development.

Contact:          Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233, renae_lias@uml.edu

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Common Text Series Session:  Fighting Back at Work 

 When:             Tuesday, Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m.

 Where:            O’Leary Library, Room 327, UML South, 66 Wilder St., Lowell

What:              As part of the Common Text Program, new this semester, all incoming freshmen are reading Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America conducting a search for a new job during the work day, to organizing major labor movements. The program is offered in conjunction with the freshman College Writing course and is sponsored by the English Department.

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233, renae_lias@uml.edu

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 Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Features UML Prof. John Warner

When:             Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.

Where:            O’Leary 222, UML South, 66 Wilder Street, Lowell

What:              UML Prof. John Warner, a leading green chemistry scholar, will talk about the creative process in the arts and sciences and what it takes to bring something “new” into existence. He also will examine the consequences of labeling that often separates the artistic from the scientific. The Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series is free and open to the public. UMass Lowell is a co-sponsor of the weekly lecture series.

Contact:          Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233, renae_lias@uml.edu

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Larry Cohen, National CWA President, to Give Keynote Address at Sustainable Jobs, Workplaces Conference

 When:             Thursday, Oct. 27, 6 ߝ 8:30 p.m.; keynote at 7 p.m.

                        Friday, Oct. 28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Where:            Oct.27: Boott Mill (room number to be posted), Foot of John St., Lowell

                         Oct. 28: Alumni Hall, UML North, University Ave., Lowell

 What:              address will be followed by discussion on the reorganization of work in particular industries. The conference continues on Friday with a series of presentations in which union leaders and shop floor activists will describe challenges they face at work. The academic researchers will describe ways their research helps to address the challenges. The 2005 conference ߝ Sustainable Jobs, Sustainable Workplaces ߝ is sponsored jointly by CITA (Committee on Industrial Theory and Assessment) and the Labor Extension Program at UMass Lowell. Registration is online at www.uml.edu/com/cita.

Contact: Sandra Seitz, 978-934-3225 or Sandra_Seitz@uml.edu

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 UML Students Offer Children Safe Zone Trick or Treating

When:              5 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31

Where:            Sheehy and Concordia Residence Halls, UML South, Perkins St., Lowell

What: Student groups will welcome local children into two residence halls for Halloween trick or treating. Student escorts will take children through the decorated building, and kids and families can participate in games and other activities set up for them. For the adventurous, there is a Haunted House, and for the not-so-adventurous, a designated No Scare Zone for trick or treating. Multiple student organizations collaborate to make this annual event exciting and fun.

Contact:  Elizabeth James, University Communications, 978-934-3225 or Elizabeth_James@uml.edu

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