News from UMass Lowell, March 27

03/27/2003
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March 27, 2003: 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 UMass Lowell, visit www.uml.edu and click on NEWS.

 

What's in this issue:

UMass Lowell Prof. to Discuss Health of State Economy

Symposium Examines Democracy and Higher Education

Worker Photography Project Exhibit Kicks Off Tuesday

Math & Science Education Is Focus of UMass Lowell Colloquium

Gallery Exhibit Presents "Momentary Monuments"

Boston Symphony Orchestra Community Concert at U Mass Lowell

McIntosh to Address Privilege Systems and Education April 7

 

 

UMass Lowell Prof. to Discuss Health of State Economy

 

When: Saturday, March 29, 2 p.m. (Part of the Moses Greeley Parker Lectures

Series)

 

Where:  Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack St., Lowell

 

What

Prof. Robert Forrant, regional economic and social development will present 'The Up and Down Massachusetts Economy since 1980 and the University's Possible Role in Smoothing the Ride' on Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. at the Pollard Memorial Library in downtown Lowell. Admission is free.

Forrant's talk will review the commonwealth economy's recent history with a particular focus on the northeast region. Issues to be considered include: the job market for laid-off high tech workers and young people just starting their search, the slump's impact on socioeconomic equality, new innovations that could help stimulate industries and jobs, and the role higher education can play in economic revitalization.

 

Contact: Patti McCafferty, University Communications, (978) 934-3238

 

 

Worker Photography Project Exhibit Kicks Off Tuesday

 

When: Tuesday, April 1, 3 to 6:30 (opening reception); exhibit through June 27 (weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends, 1 to 5 p.m.)

 

Where: Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, 40 French St., downtown Lowell

 

What:

For several months, local teenagers and union workers have looked through the lenses of their cameras to capture images from their daily lives.  About 30 of these photos, the result of the Worker Photography Project, will be displayed this spring at the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, 40 French St., downtown Lowell.

"Community Clicks:  A Photographic Journey of Workers and Youth" runs from April 1 to June 27, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 to 5 p.m.  The opening reception on Tuesday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. will feature refreshments and entertainment, including break-dancers, steppers and a Double Dutch team.  The exhibit of work from the eight Lowell students and six adults is sponsored by the UMass Lowell Labor Extension Program and Photography Department, Mogan Cultural Center, United Teen Equality Center of Lowell and many unions and organizations in the region.

 

Contact: Patti McCafferty, University Communications, (978) 934-3238

 

 

Symposium Examines Democracy and Higher Education

 

When: Wednesday, April 2, Activities throughout the day, keynote address at 3:30 p.m.

 

Where: 205 Coburn Hall, UMass Lowell South, Broadway Street, Lowell

 

What:

A one-day symposium entitled 'Literature, Communication and Democracy' takes a hard look at the study and practice of democracy in higher education on Wednesday, April 2 at UMass Lowell's Coburn Hall, 205. The public is invited.

The keynote address will be made at 3:30 p.m. by Prof. Patrick Brantlinger, the Rudy Professor of English at the Indiana University will discuss 'The Humanities in the Information Age.'

For information, call Prof. Todd Avery, English, (978) 934-4184.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232

 

 

Math & Science Education Is Focus of UMass Lowell Colloquium

 

When: Wednesday, April 2, 3:15 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Where: Upham Hall, UMass Lowell, West Campus

 

What: The Eighth Annual Colloquium on Research in Math and Science Education will feature keynote speaker Dr. Susan Doubler from Lesley University and TERC. Doubler is working on a National Science Foundation funded project to develop an online master's degree for science education for K-8 teachers. UMass Lowell Graduate School of Education doctoral candidates will also present their research. Sponsored by the Graduate School, local K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists and college instructors are among the 80 attendees expected.

 

Contact: Elaine Hays Keough, University Communications, (978) 934-3325 or elaine_keough@uml.edu

 

 

Gallery Exhibit Presents "Momentary Monuments"

 

When: April 2-30, Reception and Gallery Talk by the collector, April 2, 2-4 p.m.

 

Where: University Gallery, McGauvran Student Center, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Street, Lowell

 

What:

"Momentary Monuments," digitally-based photographs that capture transitory moments in public and transform them onto something timeless, will be on display at the University Gallery on UMass Lowell's South Campus Student Center from April 2-30. A reception and gallery talk by the collector, Gary Duehr, will be held on April 2 from 2-4 p.m.

For information, call (978) 934-3491.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232

 

 

Boston Symphony Orchestra Community Concert at U Mass Lowell

 

When: Sunday, April 6, 3-4 p.m.

 

Where: Durgin Hall, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Street, Lowell

 

What:

The Boston Symphony Orchestra Community Concert will present a free concert at UMass Lowell's Durgin Hall on South Campus, Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m. Reservations are required. Call (617)638-9300.

The program will include Brahms Piano Quintet in f minor and Jakoulov's Three Encores for Piano Quartet. There will be a reception following the concert in which the audience will have a chance to chat with the musicians.

 

 

McIntosh to Address Privilege Systems and Education April 7

 

When: Monday, April 7, 3:30-5 p.m.

 

Where: Mahoney Auditorium, UMass Lowell South, Broadway Street, Lowell

 

What:

Dr. Peggy McIntosh of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women will discuss "How Privilege Systems Undermine U.S. Educational Ideals," Monday, April 7 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Mahoney Auditorium, UMass Lowell South. Group discussion, resource exchange and refreshments will follow.

McIntosh directs the Gender, Race, and Inclusive Education Project, that provides workshops on privilege systems, feelings of fraudulence, and diversifying workplaces, curricula, and teaching methods.  She is also the founder and co-director of the National SEED (Seeking Education Equity and Diversity) Project on Inclusive Curriculum.  The ongoing controversy on standards, affirmative action and MCAS in our educational system makes Peggy McIntosh an invaluable source of information. 

Psychology Prof. Meg Bond, director of the Center for Women and Work, Prof. Kristin Esterberg, sociology, and Bobby Tugbiyele, President of ASAO (Association of Students of African Origin) will be the discussants. 

The primary sponsor of the event is the Council on Diversity and Pluralism.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232