NEWS FROM UML - Sept. 20, 2005

09/20/2005


A notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Communications 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:

Nobel Laureate Heeger Will Speak on Plastic Electronics
White-Collar Nationalisms in the U.S. and India: Perspective on Offshoring 
Culture Shock: A Day to Meet Students from 65 Countries
Joan Rothschild Will Read from Dream of the Perfect Child


Nobel Laureate Heeger Will Speak on Plastic Electronics
Annual Tripathy Lecture Features Innovations in Polymer Science

When: Thursday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m.
Where: Alumni Hall, University Avenue, UMass Lowell North
 
What: Alan Heeger, 2000 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, will give the Tripathy Endowed Memorial Lecture on “Plastic Electronics and Optoelectronics.” The annual lecture features innovative work in polymer and material sciences, in memory of University Professor Sukant Tripathy, founder of the Center for Advanced Materials and renowned researcher in thin polymer films and their electrical and optical properties.

Dr. Heeger, professor of physics and materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and director of the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids, has done pioneering research in semiconducting and metallic polymers. His research group studies light-emitting diodes (LEDs), light-emitting electrochemical cells (LECs), and lasers, all fabricated from semiconducting (conjugated) polymers.

Heeger was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at UMass Lowell in 1999.

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

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White-Collar Nationalisms in the U.S. and India: A Transnational Perspective on Offshoring

When: Monday, Sept. 26, at 12 noon
Where:  Seminar Room 500M, O’Leary Library
What: Paula Chakravartty, assistant professor of communication and public policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, studies social movements and immigration policy relating to highly-skilled workers. Her presentation is second in the Fall 2005 Seminar Series sponsored by the Center for Industrial Competitiveness and the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development. Discussion period follows.
 
Contact:Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233, renae_lias@uml.edu 
 

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Culture Shock: A Day to Meet Students from 65 Countries
 
When: Friday, Sept. 23, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: UML South Quad, near intersection of Broadway and Wilder Streets
What: If the world is a “global village,” then UML with its 65 or so countries represented on campus is a small neighborhood. The University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, Council on Diversity and Pluralism, and Office of Student Activities are co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual Culture Shock in celebration of that neighborhood. The afternoon will feature food, art, games ߝ and the electrifying rhythms of the Jah Spirit Reggae band.
Events are free and open to the public.
 
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or renae_lias@uml.edu 
 
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Joan Rothschild Will Read from Dream of the Perfect Child
 
When: Thursday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.
Where:  O’Leary Library Room 222, 66 Wilder St., UML South
What: Technology, through prenatal testing and other means, allows for reproductive choices that potential parents have been making for some time now. Emerita UMass Lowell faculty member Joan Rothchild’s book, Dream of the Perfect Child, available now from Amazon.com, examines attitudes toward reproductive technologies and the disabled.
Rothschild will read and discuss her new book as part of the University’s 30th anniversary of the Gender and Women’s Studies program.
 
Contact     Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233, renae_lias@uml.edu 
 
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