NEWS FROM UMASS LOWELL - Oct. 13, 2004

10/13/2004
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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."

 

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Geologist to Speak on Antarctic Climate

Fall Festival Features Reunion Gatherings

Faculty to Present Research on Asthma Crisis

Nursing Prof. to Receive President's Award for Public Service

Sizer to Give Biggy Talk

 

 

Geologist to Speak on Antarctic Climate

 

When:  Friday, Oct. 15, 2004 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

 

Where:  Olney Hall, Room 204, 265 Riverside St.

 

What:  A noted geologist this week will speak on "Climate Change in Antarctica:  Finding the Next Antarctic Climate Record."

            Professor Thomas Neumann of the University of Vermont's Geology Department will speak on Friday, Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Olney Hall, Room 204.  The talk is free and open to the public.

            Neumann will present an overview of the geochemistry of ice in the Polar Regions and discuss the new U.S. effort to recover a well-dated 100,000-year climate record from Antarctica.  Neumann has made several trips to Antarctica to study the physics of ice flow and the distribution of geochemical tracers in the upper layers of the ice.

            It is sponsored by the Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

 

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

 

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Fall Festival Features Reunion Gatherings

 

When: Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Where:  Doubletree Hotel, 50 Warren St., Lowell

 

What:

            UMass Lowell anniversary classes will have an opportunity to socialize with former classmates at Saturday's annual reunion dinners.

The evening, which is part of Fall Festival 2004, begins on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel ballrooms, 50 Warren St. for the 25th, 40th and 50th reunion classes. 

Other activities for Fall Festival - which runs Friday and Saturday - include alumni luncheons and receptions, tours of campus and Lowell, and varsity competitions.  The weekend is an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with friends, see what the new UMass Lowell has to offer and rediscover the downtown.  It is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations.  For more information, contact alumni_office@uml.edu

 

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

 

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Faculty to Present Research on Asthma Crisis

 

When:  Monday, Oct. 18, 2004 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Where:  O'Leary Library auditorium, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

 

What:

            UMass Lowell faculty and researchers next week will present important research findings on the incidence of asthma - both environmental and occupational causes, and preventive intervention efforts.  "Asthma and the Environment:  Impacts and Interventions" will be Monday, Oct. 18 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in O'Leary Library auditorium.

            The University has several significant research projects underway that provide a broad perspective on this growing crisis - as research indicates a spike in the incidence of asthma in certain groups, such as pre-school children.  The environmental health seminar, part of a series, is sponsored by the UMass Lowell School of Health and Environment.  It is free and open to the public.

 

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

 

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Nursing Prof. to Receive President's Award for Public Service

 

When:  Tuesday, Oct. 19th at 9 a.m.

 

Where: UMass President's Office, One Beacon Street, Boston

 

What:

UMass Lowell Nursing Department Professor Stephanie Chalupka of Grafton next week will receive this year's President's Award in Public Service by UMass President Jack Wilson.  Dr. Chalupka, who will be presented the award in ceremonies on Tuesday, Oct. 19th at 9 a.m. in the President's Office, was one of five faculty members selected from across the UMass system for this award.

Professor Chalupka's work emphasizes environmental health issues and the health of children and families. Her community activities range from training local firefighters in cardiac life support to serving on the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee of the EPA. At UMass Lowell, she is the principal co-investigator in the Healthy Homes project which has benefited over 20 organizations and 1,000 families by identifying home hazards that can damage children's developing bodies. 

 

Contact: Matthew Miller, University Communications, 978-934-2155 or matthew_miller@uml.edu

 

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Sizer to Give Biggy Talk

 

When:  Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 from 4 to 6 p.m.

 

Where:  O'Leary Library auditorium, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

 

What:

Dr. Theodore Sizer, a national figure in school reform, will be the guest speaker at next week's annual M. Virginia Biggy Lecture at UMass Lowell.  The event will begin with a registration and welcome at 4 p.m., followed by the Sizer talk at 4:45 p.m. in the O'Leary Library auditorium.

Sizer has authored several books, including the Horace series and, with his wife Nancy, The Students are Watching; Schools and the Moral Contract in 1999.  His just-published book is The Red Pencil:  Convictions from Experience in Education.

Sizer, who received a bachelor's degree from Yale and a Ph.D. from Harvard, has served as dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, headmaster of Phillips Academy and chair of the education department at Brown University - where he was founding director of its Annenberg Institute for School Reform until his retirement in 1996.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

 

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

 

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