NEWS FROM UMASS LOWELL- Nov. 9, 2004

11/09/2004
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."

 

Click on the following links to learn more about what's in this issue:

 

Colombia Trade Unionist to Speak on Human Rights Violations

National Expert to Address Outsourcing of Technology Jobs

The Legacy of Cambodian Genocide to Be Presented

Student Art Installation Opens in Dugan Gallery

 

 

Colombia Trade Unionist to Speak on Human Rights Violations

 

When:  Monday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m.

 

Where:  Mahoney Hall, Room 101, 870 Broadway St.

 

What:

            A Colombia trade unionist - who has endured death threats in his country - will speak about human rights violations and other issues in his country.  The talk is set for Monday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. in UMass Lowell's Mahoney Hall, Room 101, 870 Broadway St.

            Miguel Fernandez hopes to educate Americans about human rights violations against trade unionists and others and the effects of fumigation and Plan Colombia on the peasants of the Department of Cauca.  His visit to the United States is sponsored by the Colombia Solidarity Campaign, a project of the AFL-CIO Solidarity Center.

            Fernandez has worked with various unions in Colombia, including serving as regional president of the Colombian United Workers Federation (CUT) in Cauca and the Teachers Association of Cauca (ASOINCA).

            The talk is free and open to the public.

 

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

 

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National Expert to Address Outsourcing of Technology Jobs

 

When: Monday, Nov. 15 at noon

 

Where: O'Leary Library, Room 500M, 61 Wilder St.

 

What:

Ron Hira, professor of public policy at Rochester Institute of Technology and nationally recognized expert on offshore outsourcing, will speak at UMass Lowell's O'Leary Library on Monday, Nov. 15 at noon. Lunch will be provided.

Hira, chair of the Career and Workforce Policy Committee of IEEE-USA, specializes in engineering workforce issues and technology policy.  He has appeared on several national programs, including Now with Bill Moyers and Lou Dobbs' Moneyline and testified before Congress on the implications of offshore outsourcing.

The presentation is part of the Seminar Series sponsored by the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development and the Center for Industrial Competitiveness. Support is also received from the Committee for Industrial Theory and Assessment.  For more information, contact Prof. Bill Mass at 978-934-2721 or William_Mass@uml.edu.

 

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

 

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The Legacy of Cambodian Genocide to Be Presented

 

When:  Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.

 

Where:  O'Leary Library, Room 222, 61 Wilder St.

 

What:

            A UMass Boston researcher next week will present her findings on the psychological effects of the Khmer Rouge regime on Cambodians now living in Lowell.

            The talk by Leakhena Nou, a postdoctoral fellow at UMass Boston's Institute for Asian American Studies, will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in UMass Lowell's O'Leary Library, Room 222, 61 Wilder St.  It will be followed by the documentary, "The Angry Skies:  A Cambodian Journey."

            Many Cambodians fled to Lowell to escape the persecution of the Khmer Rouge, a genocidal communist regime that ruled the country from 1975 to 1979.  It is estimated to be responsible for as many as 2 million deaths.

            The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by UMass Lowell's Cambodian Studies Initiative.  For additional information, contact George Chigas at 978-934-4303 or george_chigas@uml.edu.

 

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

 

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Student Art Installation Opens in Dugan Gallery

 

When: Nov. 17 to Dec. 14, Reception: Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.

 

Where: Dugan Gallery, Dugan Hall, 883 Broadway St.

 

What:

The works of six upper-level sculpture majors at UMass Lowell's Department of Art will be showcased in the Dugan Gallery from Nov. 17 through Dec. 14.

The collaborative multi-media installation will use the entire space of the Dugan Gallery. Utilizing a variety of materials and processes, Rich Green, Greg Marche, Denise Merry, Jazmin Jain, Amy Pineault and Lindsey Waugh will work together under the direction of Prof. Jim Coates, the chair of art, on the design and implementation of this spatial installation project.

The Dugan Gallery, located in the Dugan Hall Art Studios, 883 Broadway St, is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. It is coordinated by the Art Department and sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.  The Art Co-op Club, University Advancement, Admissions and the Honors Program of UML fund receptions and Artists' Talks

For more information, contact gallery coordinator Michele A.Gagnon at 978-934-3491 or the UMass Lowell Art Department at 978-934-3494.

 

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

 

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