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News from UML Nov. 29, 2005


Nov. 29, 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.”

Massachusetts and Bird Flu: Should We Be Worried?
When:     Wednesday, November 30, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Where:    O’Leary Library, Room 222

What:  Alfred DeMaria, Jr., M.D., assistant commissioner for the Bureau of Communicable Disease Control, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, will be talking about the avian and pandemic influenza (bird flu) and the state’s response. The talk is part of the School of Health and Environment’s fall Environmental Health Seminar Series.
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233


Art History Club to Hold Annual Arts and Crafts Fair
When:   Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:   Campus Recreation Center, UML East, Perkins and Aiken Streets, Lowell

What:     The UMass Lowell Art History Club will hold its annual arts and crafts fair. The public is invited to enjoy music, treats, hot cider and great raffle prizes. For more information on participating, contact Therese O’Donnell at 978-934-3329.
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233


Lazonick to Explore Employee-Employer Relationship in High Tech

When:        Monday, December 5, 12 noon

Where: O’Leary Library, Room 500M, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

What:  Prof. William Lazonick, Regional Economic and Social Development Department (RESD), will speak on “The New Economy Business Model and the Globalization of High-Tech Labor.” Characteristics of the U.S. information technology and communications technology industries, he says, have eroded the commitment of companies to their employees, and vice versa.  He also says that economic growth may not result in the growth of US high-tech employment.
        The talk is offered as part of the RESD Seminar Series. A director of the Center for Industrial Competitiveness, Lazonick has published widely on such topics as work organization and productivity, industrial organization and technological change, business institutions and competitive advantage, the theory of the firm and innovation, corporate governance and economic performance, and research methodology. He is the author or editor of nine books. 
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233


CUNY Speaker: “Johnny Cash, the Vietnam War, and Middle America”

When:  Monday, December 5, 6 p.m.

Where: Coburn Hall, Room 205, UML South, 850 Broadway St., Lowell
What:   Michael Foley, City University of New York assoc. prof. of history, looks at the war views of Johnny Cash, in his talk titled “ ‘A Dove with Claws’: Johnny Cash, the Vietnam War, and Middle America.” Foley is author of Confronting the War Machine: Draft Resistance during the Vietnam War (2003) and, most recently, editor of Dear Dr. Spock: Letters about the Vietnam War to America's Favorite Baby Doctor (2005).  The event is sponsored by the UMass Lowell History Club. It is free and open to the public. 

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

Teddy Bear Toss to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation and LGH

When:  Sunday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. (Purchase Teddy Bears before the game)

Where: Tsongas Arena, Arcand Drive, Lowell

What:  Buy a new Teddy Bear ߝ just $10 ߝ before the UMass Lowell vs. Dartmouth College hockey game, and toss it onto the ice during the “Teddy Bear Toss.” The new bears will go to the Lowell General Hospital’s Children’s Place pediatric unit, and the proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Bears are available at any UMass Lowell/Barnes and Noble Bookstore (downtown, UML North and UML South), as well as at the Lowell General Hospital Gift Shop. The event is sponsored by UMass Lowell Athletics and Barnes and Noble.
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233


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