UMass Lowell Celebrates Women's Week

03/01/2007


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Mar. 1, 2007

UMass Lowell Celebrates Women’s Week
 
LOWELL ߝ The University of Massachusetts Lowell will celebrate Women’s Week by hosting a number of events on and off campus.  The events are part of the annual City of Lowell Women’s Week and will take place March 3 through March 11, 2007. The theme for this year’s Lowell Women’s Week is “Women of the World: “Lifting as We Climb.”

The weeklong celebration includes a broad range of events and discussions.  Among the campus activities planned are a public hearing on advancing women to wage equality.  Titled, “9 to 5: Have You Been Paid What You Are Worth?” the hearing will explore how wage inequality impacts issues such as access to healthcare, housing and education.  This event will be held on Tuesday, March 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge, University Ave., North Campus, Lowell.

Another highlight includes “Mothers of Rock … a Tribute to Women in Music.”   Now in its third year, Mothers of Rock is a celebration of women in rock ‘n’ roll with students paying tribute to their musical influences.  This concert will take place on Wednesday, March 7 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder St., South Campus, Lowell.

For additional information and a full schedule of all activities planned for Lowell Women’s Week, visit www.lowellwomensweek.org.

UMass Lowell, a comprehensive university with a national reputation in science, engineering and technology, is committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental and social health of the region. UML offers its 11,000 students more than 120 degree choices, internships, five-year combined bachelor’s to master’s programs and doctoral studies in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management, the School of Health and Environment, and the Graduate School of Education. www.uml.edu.

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