NEWS FROM UMASS LOWELL, November 14

11/14/2003
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

November 14, 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:

University, City Present America Recycles Day Event

Hart Speaks on the "Emergence of Entrepreneurial Policy: What It Is, Where It Came From & Politics of Policy"

Fellman Examines Peace - from Rambo to the Dalai Lama

Award-Winning Documentary "Mai's America" to be Shown

College Bowl 2003 Invades UMass Lowell

Reception Held for The Alphabet as Art Exhibit

 

 

University, City Present America Recycles Day Event

 

When: Saturday. Nov. 15, 10 a.m.- noon

 

Where: Paul Tsongas Arena (Lobby), 300 Arcand Drive, Lowell

 

What:

UMass Lowell and the City of Lowell are cosponsoring this year's America Recycles Day at the Tsongas Arena, Saturday, November 15 from 10-noon. Come learn about "Recycling as a Key Component of a Sustainable Future."

Keynote speakers will include: Susan Loucks, Product Stewardship Institute, UMass Lowell; and Adam Baacke, Chief Planner, Division of Planning and Development, City of Lowell. Visit with local businesses and organizations putting sustainability into practice: Hannaford Grocery, We Get Rid Of It, UMass Lowell Vermicomposting Project, River Ambassador Program, and Massachusetts Water Watch.

Kids of all ages can create Garbage Art Ornaments with the Revolving Museum. Reuse your recyclables to decorate the City of Lowell Christmas Tree. Come see a 1986 VW Jetta that has been converted to run on used vegetable oil ... and it gets 40 miles to the gallon!

For information, contact: Julie Villareal of the Center for Family, Work, & Community at (978) 934-4772 or Julie_Villareal@uml.edu.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232 or rick_sherburne@uml.edu

 

 

Hart Speaks on the "Emergence of Entrepreneurial Policy: What It Is, Where It Came From & Politics of Policy"

 

When: Monday, Nov. 17, Noon

 

Where: O'Leary Library, Room 500, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Street

 

What:

David Hart of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University will speak on Monday, Nov. 17 at noon on the emergence of entrepreneurial policy in UMass Lowell's O'Leary Library, Room 500.

Hart researches and writes about policymaking processes that affect scientific research, technological innovation, and economic development, primarily in the United States. He is the author of - Forged Consensus: Science, Technology, and Economic Policy in the U.S.

The talk is sponsored by the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development and the Center for Industrial Competitiveness. For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit http://www.uml.edu/Dept/RESD/Fall03seminarschedule.pdf.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232 or rick_sherburne@uml.edu

 

 

Fellman Examines Peace - from Rambo to the Dalai Lama

 

When: Monday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

 

Where: O'Leary Library, Room 517, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Street

 

What:

Prof. Gordon Fellman will present "Rambo and the Dalai Lama - and Studying Peace" at UMass Lowell Monday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Fellman teaches sociology and chairs the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Brandeis University.

The talk is sponsored by the UMass Lowell Peace and Conflict Studies Institute, and the Regional Economic and Social Development and the Sociology departments, with additional support from the Center for Diversity and Pluralism.

For information, contact Prof. Robert Gamache, co-director of PACSI, at (978) 934-3904.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232 or rick_sherburne@uml.edu

 

 

College Bowl 2003 Invades UMass Lowell

 

When: Tuesday, November 18, 4:30 - 10 p.m.

 

Where: Fox Hall MPR (1st Floor)

 

What:

Called "The Varsity Sport of the Mind," College Bowl is an annual academic knowledge competition. Like the popular radio and television series of the 50's, 60's and 70's, the game features two teams of four players battling to score points to Toss-Up and Bonus questions. Questions cover topics from literature, science, history, geography, religion, to sports and current events.

For more information, contact (978) 934-2797 or honors@uml.edu

 

Contact: Ken Lyons, University Communications, (978) 934-3350 or Kenneth_Lyons@uml.edu

 

 

Award-Winning Documentary "Mai's America" to be Shown

 

When: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2-4 p.m.

 

Where: O'Leary Library Auditorium, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Street

 

What:

The Center for Diversity and Pluralism is pleased to present "Mai's America," an award-winning documentary tracing a Vietnamese girl's trek to the U.S., Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 2-4 p.m. in the O'Leary Library Auditorium on UMass Lowell South. A discussion with the director, Marlo Poras, will follow.

The film is an intimate portrait of Mai, a spunky, mini-skirted daughter of Ho Chi Minh's revolution who leaves cosmopolitan Hanoi on a high school exchange program.  Anticipating Hollywood, Mai crash lands in rural Mississippi...where her relationships with white Pentecostal and black Baptist host families, self-proclaimed rednecks, transvestites, and South Vietnamese immigrants challenge her long-held ideas about herself, about freedom, about America, and even about Vietnam.

For information, contact Prof. Jeffrey Gerson, (978) ­ 934-4255 or Jeffrey_Gerson@uml.edu.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232 or rick_sherburne@uml.edu

 

 

Reception Held for "The Alphabet as Art" Exhibit

 

When: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2-4 p.m.

 

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

 

What:

The UMass Lowell Art Department is holding a reception in honor of it's "The Alphabet as Art" exhibit, Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the University Gallery on UMass Lowell South. The event will feature gallery talks by the artists and an edible type contest. The exhibit, which runs through Dec. 10, brings together varied visual artists whose artistic focus is the alphabet.

For information, contact the curator, Prof. Karen Roehr, (978) 934-3586.

 

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232 or rick_sherburne@uml.edu