NEWS FROM UML - March 2, 2005

03/02/2005
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 UML, 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:

 

Women's Week Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Family Fun at UML Planned for Center for the Arts

Speaker Discusses Iraq and the Privatization of War

Guest Author Makes Point with Humor

International Photography Exhibit Opens in Lowell

Reception Celebrates "City Lives: The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell"

 

Women's Week Celebrates 10th Anniversary

 

When: March 5 to 12

 

Where: Throughout Lowell

 

What:

            Lowell Women's Week turns ten this year with activities throughout Lowell, March 5 to 12. This year's theme is "Hats Off to a Decade of Promoting Women's Safety, Prosperity and Spirit." For information, visit www.lowellwomensweek.org.

 

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

 

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Family Fun at UML Planned for Center for the Arts

 

When: Sunday, March 6 at 2 and  4 p.m.

 

Where: Durgin Hall, UML South, Wilder Street

 

What:

The UML Center for the Arts presents Frog & His Friends as part of the family Discovery Series on Sunday, March 6 at 2 and 4 p.m. in Durgin Hall on UML South. Frog & His Friends, winner of the coveted Dutch Theatre Award for Best New Musical, is based on the storybooks of Max Velthuijs. This puppet musical lasts one hour and is appropriate for children ages 4 and up. Call (978) 934-4444 or visit the Box Office located in the lobby of Durgin Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, visit www.uml.edu/centerforarts.

 

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

 

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Speaker Discusses Iraq and the Privatization of War

 

When: Monday, March 7 at noon

 

Where: O'Leary Library Auditorium, Room 222, UML South, Wilder Street

 

What:

The UML Department of Sociology and the Peace and Conflict Studies Institute present Iraq, Inc.: The Privatization Of War, a lecture by Pratap Chatterjee Monday, March 7, at noon in the O'Leary Library Auditorium, UML South.

Pratap Chatterjee is an award-winning journalist and program director of CorpWatch. He is most recently the author of Iraq, Inc.: A Profitable Occupation. His reporting on corporate influence in politics has appeared in hundreds of publications, including the Financial Times, Guardian (UK), Independent (UK), New Republic and Progressive, and has earned him four Project Censored awards.

For information, contact Prof. Dan Egan, (978) 934-4304 or daniel_egan@uml.edu.

 

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

 

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Guest Author Makes Point with Humor

 

When: Tuesday, March 8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

 

Where: O'Leary Library Auditorium, Room 222, UML South, Wilder Street

 

What:

Beth Teitell, author of the upcoming book "From Here to Maternity: The Education of a Rookie Mom" will present a talk titled, "Get Your Nails Done and Other Tips for Female Authors" at the UML O'Leary Library Auditorium Tuesday, March 8 at 4 p.m. Teitell is a lifestyle columnist for the Boston Herald and a commentator on the public radio program "Marketplace."

This event is sponsored by the University's Department of English, the Gender Studies Program and the Center for Diversity and Pluralism and is part of the city's celebration of Lowell Women's Week. It is free and open to the public. For information, contact Julie Nash at Julie_Nash@uml.edu or (978) 934-4191).

 

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

 

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International Photography Exhibit Opens in Lowell

 

When: March 9 to April 16 (Opening Reception, March 9 2 to 4 p.m. at Dugan Gallery)

 

Where: Dugan Gallery, Dugan Hall, UML South, Solomont Way off Broadway Street, and the Whistler House Museum of Art, Worthen Street, Lowell

 

What:

Photography Profs. Arno Minkkinen and Mark Eshbaugh, are the curators for an exhibition, "Spirit Level II," that contains combined works of students from UMass Lowell, Lahti Institute in Finland and Ecole d'Arts Appliqués in Switzerland. The exhibit will be housed in two galleries: the Dugan Gallery on UML South and the Whistler House Museum in downtown Lowell. The exhibition runs from March 9 to April 6. An Opening Reception will be held March 9 at 2 p.m. at the Dugan Gallery.

The images were all made this past May during a workshop in Tuscany, Italy in which students from the three schools as well as their instructors exchanged technical and inspirational aspects of their art. This exhibition represents the works of students from several countries and photographic visions. The pieces will travel to Finland and Switzerland for showing in the fall.

For information, contact Michele Gagnon, UML Gallery Coordinator at Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu.

 

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

 

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Reception Celebrates "City Lives: The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell"

 

When: Thursday, Mar. 10 (originally scheduled for March 1) 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Where: Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell, 657 Middlesex St., Lowell

 

What:

The UML Department of English and the Boys & Girls club of Greater Lowell will host a public reception celebrating the publication of the fifth volume of "City Lives" biographies, on Thursday, Mar 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club on Middlesex Street in Lowell.

The stories included in this volume were written as part of an undergraduate English course (Writing About People) offered at the University. City Lives: Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell explores the relationship between storytelling and local history, through these biographical sketches about thirteen people who have been connected to the B&G Club. City Lives is an ongoing project, started in the spring of 2000, with a different focus or theme each year.

For more information, contact Prof. Diana Archibald, (978) 934-4199 or Diana_Archibald@uml.edu, OR Michelle (Hatem) Meehan, Boys & Girls club of greater Lowell, 978-458-4526 or MMeehan@lbgc.org

 

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

 

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