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News from UML 10/24/05


Oct. 24, 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 and click on “UML in the News.”

U.N. Millennium Development Goals:
Starr to Discuss Links Among Population Growth, Environmental Degradation and Gender Inequality

When:  Wednesday, October 26, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: O’Leary 222, UML South, 66 Wilder St., Lowell

What:  Julie Starr, population and environment specialist in the National Wildlife Federation’s Northeast office in Vermont, will discuss the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and how they relate to issues of population growth, environmental degradation, and gender inequality at the global level. She will focus on how these issues are intricately linked, and what the U.S. government and the United Nations are doing to address them.
  The talk is offered as part of the School of Health and Environment’s Environmental Health Seminar Series.
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

Larry Cohen, National CWA President, to Give Keynote Address at Sustainable Jobs, Workplaces Conference

When:  Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
Where: Boott Mill (room number to be posted), Foot of John St., Lowell

What:  Keynote speaker Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America, argues that collective bargaining is a public good. His Thursday evening address will be followed by discussion on the reorganization of work in particular industries. The conference continues on Friday, Oct. 28, with presentations by union leaders and shop floor activists, followed by academic researchers. The 2005 conference ߝ Sustainable Jobs, Sustainable Workplaces ߝ is sponsored jointly by CITA (Committee on Industrial Theory and Assessment) and the Labor Extension Program at UMass Lowell. For a detailed schedule, go to: .

Contact: Sandra Seitz, 978-934-3225 or


UMass Lowell Offers Free Concert Oct. 31:
No Treats or Tricks, Just Music

When:  Monday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Durgin Concert Hall, UML South, Wilder St., Lowell
What:  UMass Lowell offers an evening filled with the music of the UML Wind Ensemble, directed by David Martins. The Ensemble will be performing works by Walter Piston, Eric Whitacre, Leonard Bernstein, James Barnes Chance, and others. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the Music Department.
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233


Volunteers Help Lowell High Seniors with College Applications
When:             Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2-4 p.m.
Where:            UML Center for Family, Work and Community
         Wannalancit Mill, 500 Suffolk St., Lowell
What:              UMass Lowell faculty and staff, and community members are helping Lowell High School seniors as they think about college and college applications. More than 15 volunteers will review college essays, application forms and test score in sessions organized by the Gear Up Lowell Partnership, a federally funded program to increase the number of students going to college. The Gear Up program’s services ߝ mentoring, tutoring, enrichment and parent assistance ߝ begin when students are in middle school. Some of the current high school seniors were the first to have received those services when they were in middle school.
Contact:  Sandra Seitz, 978/934-3225, or


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