NEWS FROM UML - May 3, 2005

05/03/2005
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:

 

London Sports Writer to Discuss Global Impact of Soccer

Sustainable Development Problem Inspires Electronic Devices

Museum Passes, Downtown Stroll to Benefit Dean's Scholarship Fund

Duke Researchers Explore Health and Work Issues of Rural South Women

Save Our History Student Project Unveils Guide of Historic Sites

 

 

London Sports Writer to Discuss Global Impact of Soccer

 

When: Friday, May 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Where:  Café Paradiso, 143 Middle St., Lowell

 

What:

            A London sports writer will discuss the state of global football - known as soccer in the United States - and how it enables billions of people to express their hopes, passions and fears.

            "Football Against the Enemy Revisited" will feature a talk by Simon Kuper, sports writer for the London Financial Times and London Observer, with Frank Dell'Apa, sports writer for the Boston Globe.  In his award-winning book of 1994, Football Against the Enemy, Kuper detailed his travels to 22 countries to examine the ways soccer has shaped them.  His talk will revisit the topic by examining football in light of recent events such as the Madrid bombings, war in Iraq, AIDS epidemic in Africa and financial crisis in Argentina.

            The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Politics and Sports and the Athletics Department and funded by the Bookstore Advisory Committee and the soccer teams.  For more information, contact Political Science Prof. Jeffrey Gerson at 978-934-4255.

 

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

 

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Sustainable Development Problem Inspires Electronic Devices

 

When: Tuesday, May 10 from 10 to 11:15 a.m.

 

Where: Kitson 309, UML North

 

What:

An Open House will showcase eight student projects from Prof. Sarah Kuhn's Sustainable Development class. The projects range from a radio-controlled boat to measure acidity and temperature on a lake to a "Wheel of Fortune"-style device to judge the eco-friendliness of one's lifestyle.

            The students designed their creations with the help of Computer Science Prof. Fred Martin after a semester of scholarly inquiry into issues of sustainability.

 

Contact: Sandra Seitz, University Communications, 978-934-3225, sandra_seitz@uml.edu.

 

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Museum Passes, Downtown Stroll to Benefit Dean's Scholarship Fund

 

When:   Sunday, May 15 from 2  to 5 p.m.                 

 

Where:  Downtown Lowell, starting at Whistler Park, 243 Worthen St.           

 

What:             

For a $25 donation, participants in a "downtown stroll" can tour six of Lowell's premiere museums and galleries, all to benefit UMass Lowell's Division of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's Scholarship Fund.  A kickoff wine and cheese reception will take place at the newly completed Whistler Park, where there is free parking. The day's events will take place, rain or shine.

            Passes entitle participants to visit the Whistler House Museum of Art, the Brush Art Gallery and Studios, the Revolving Museum, the New England Quilt Museum, the American Textile History Museum and Evos Arts Institute.

            The scholarship supports students in the division, which is within the College of Arts and Sciences at UMass Lowell.

            For reservations, call the Division of Fine Arts at 978-934-3850

 

Contact:  Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233, renae_lias@uml.edu

 

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Duke Researchers Explore Health and Work Issues of Rural South Women

 

When:  Tuesday, May 17 from noon to 2 p.m.

 

Where:  Alumni Lounge, UML North

 

What:             

Researchers from the Duke University Medical Center will speak about the health effects of employment in poultry processing on African-American women in the South.

 The research is part of the Safety and Health of Working Women project, under the auspices of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Health Disparities Research Program. The talk is sponsored by UMass Lowell's PHASE (Promoting Healthy and Safe Employment) in Healthcare project, the Center for Women and Work and the Center for Public Health Research and Health Promotion.

 

Contact:  Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 renae_lias@uml.edu

 

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Save Our History Student Project Unveils Guide of Historic Sites

 

When: Thursday, May 19, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Where: Bartlett Middle School, 79 Wannalancit St., Lowell

 

What:

Eighth-grade students at the Bartlett School have been working on the "Save Our History" project, funded by a grant from the History Channel and awarded to the school in partnership with UMass Lowell's Tsongas Industrial History Center. The students worked after school with Center and National Park staff to create and publish a 20-page activity book about historic sites in their Acre neighborhood. The guide will be unveiled at a celebration and awards ceremony on May 19.

            The project has also won a grant to send a team of two students and two teachers on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, to compete for a $10,000 national prize. Student participants will be chosen randomly and the team will travel to the competition at the end of May.

 

Contact: Sandra Seitz, University Communications, 978-934-3225, sandra_seitz@uml.edu.

 

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