NEWS FROM UMASS LOWELL

10/16/2003
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October 16, 2003: 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 NEWS.

 

What's in this issue:

UML Choral Groups to Include Hallelujah Chorus in Free Concert

Counterculture Writer and Lawrence Native to Discuss 1960s

UMass Lowell Hosts Hunger Homeless Week Forum

Panel to Precedes Performance of MRT's Boy Gets Girl

MIT Prof. William Shutkin to Speak at Conference on Education and Sustainability

UMass Lowell Open House '03

 

 

UML Choral Groups to Include Hallelujah Chorus in Free Concert

 

When: Sunday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m.

 

Where: Durgin Hall, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Street, Lowell

 

What:

The combined UML choral groups invite the University community to a free concert on Sunday, October 19, at 4:00 p.m. in Durgin Hall. Each group will perform
works from its own repertoire.  Participating choral groups will be the Chamber Singers,
University Choir, the Gentlemen's Concord, Siren Voices, and Choral Union (two
movements from Handel's Messiah, including the Hallelujah Chorus).

 

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

 

 

Counterculture Writer and Lawrence Native to Discuss 1960s

 

When: Monday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

 

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

 

What: 

California Author Ray Mungo - a Lawrence native - next week will return to Massachusetts for a talk, "Famous Long Ago:  Eyewitness on the Sixties." Mungo will describe his personal experiences during the era when "student power" and the underground press helped end an unpopular war and unseat a president.

Mungo, who in the 1960s was editor of the Boston University News and co-founded the Liberation News Service in Washington, D.C., wrote "Famous Long Ago," an underground classic which is being made into a film.  Mungo's Atlantic Monthly article, "Total Loss Farm," about his year spent in a Vermont commune, earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination.  Mungo has since written books, newspaper columns and magazine articles about the publishing industry, real estate, movie stars and other subjects.

Mungo will be joined at the talk by Poet Veronica Porche, fellow '60s activist, and Jeff Levy-Hinte, who is producing the "Famous Long Ago" film.  The event, which is sponsored by the UMass Lowell library, is part of the Parker Lectures Series, run in cooperation with the University and other partners.  It is free and open to the public.

 

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

 

 

UMass Lowell Hosts Hunger Homeless Week Forum

 

When: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 12:30-2:30

 

Where: Coburn Hall, Rm 205, UMass Lowell South, corner of Wilder and Broadway streets

 

What:

A Greater Lowell Hunger Homeless Week forum entitled, "Housing and Homelessness: Policy and Vision" will be held on Oct. 21, 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Coburn Hall, Rm 205 on UMass Lowell South, at the corner of Wilder and Broadway streets.

The featured speakers will be Massachusetts State Senator Steve Panagiotakis, acclaimed for his development of progressive housing legislation and policy in the Merrimack Valley and statewide; and Fran Czajkowski, Executive Director of the Homeless Empowerment Project, publisher of the very successful biweekly Boston-Cambridge newspaper, Spare Change News, written by and for the homeless.

The forum is free and open to everyone. It is being presented by the University's Office of Community Service and the Sociology Department. For information, call Prof. Mark Levine at (978) 934-3219.

 

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

 

 

Panel to Precedes Performance of MRT's Boy Gets Girl

 

When: Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Where: Lowell Memorial Auditorium's Hall of Flags, East Merrimack Street

 

What:

Merrimack Repertory Theatre presents an evening exploring the current social issue of women, dating and violence as an invited panel of experts on women's issues will discuss this topic prior to a performance of Boy Gets Girl by Rebecca Gilman. The evening is planned for Thursday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium's Hall of Flags, Lowell. The discussion is free.

This play explores the impact of stalking on a woman's life.  After the production, an open Talkback session with the director will be held to connect the discussion to the performance. 

Two UMass Lowell psychology professors, Anne Mulvey, and Charlotte Mandell, will join other experts from Middlesex Community College on the panel., MRT in creating this event. The goal is to utilize MRT's production of Boy Gets Girl to promote a discussion and deeper understanding of violence and dating in our society.  The program will also assist the Rape Crisis Center in fulfilling their missions.

 

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

 

 

MIT Prof. William Shutkin to Speak at Conference on Education and Sustainability

 

When: Thursday, Oct. 23, 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 24, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Where: Wannalancit Mills Conference Room, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell

 

What:

More than 100 scholars, community activists and business representatives are expected to attend this month's UMass Lowell national conference on "Education for Sustainable Development." The two-day forum will kick off Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. with a keynote address by MIT Prof. William Shutkin, a leading voice for environmentalism and sustainable development.

Prof. Shutkin also is an attorney and president of New Ecology Inc. (NEI), a nonprofit environmental organization in Cambridge that promotes sustainable urban development.  He is co-founder and former executive director of Alternatives for Community and Environment, a Boston-based environmental justice law center.

The event is the 7th annual conference sponsored by the UMass Lowell Committee on Industrial Theory and Assessment (CITA).For complete conference information or to register on-line, visit www.uml.edu/com/CITA/ or contact Prof. Robert Forrant, conference co-chair, at rforrant@external.umass.edu.

 

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

 

 

UMass Lowell Open House '03

 

When: 9 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 26

 

Where: Tsongas Arena, Lowell

 

What:

The UMass Lowell Open House for prospective undergraduate and graduate students will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Paul E. Tsongas Arena. The whole campus turns out to give students and family members a quick but complete look at academic programs, co-curricular activities and campus life.

At the Arena, participants can attend workshops explaining the admissions process and financial aid.  They can also board a bus and tour a residence hall room and the campus, and take department-specific tour that highlights programs, facilities and equipment.

Additional information is available at www.uml.edu/openhouse or by calling the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 978-934-3931 or 800-410-4607.

 

Contact: Elizabeth James, University Communications, (978) 934-3226, or elizabeth_james@uml.edu