NEWS FROM UMASS LOWELL

10/23/2003
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October 23, 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:

Best to Address "Lowell's Industrial Regeneration: Dynamic Technological Capabilities

Patient-Care Conflicts to Be Addressed at UMass Lowell Health Care Crisis Seminar

European Experts to Present Chemical Policy Changes at Public Forms Next Week

From Cambodian Killing Fields to Lowell, "The Flute Player" Plays On: Film and Discussion Oct. 28

Israel/Palestine - Opposing the Opponents of Peace

Literary Society to Host Halloween Horror Party

 

 

Best to Address "Lowell's Industrial Regeneration: Dynamic Technological Capabilities"

 

When:, Monday, Oct. 27, Noon

 

Where: 500M, O'Leary Library, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Stree

 

What:

Michael Best, Professor Emeritus, UMass Lowell College of Management will present his study of high technology sector development in the Lowell area on Monday, Oct. 27 at noon in O'Leary Library, Romm 500M. He currently directs the Anticipating Technology Trends group at UML. Michael's work specializes in the area of industrial competitiveness, sector strategies, manufacturing capabilities, technology management, and industrial development.

The seminar is co-sponsored by the Center for Family, Work, and Community and the Center for Industrial Competitiveness. For information, contact William_Mass@uml.edu.

 

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

 

 

Patient-Care Conflicts to Be Addressed at UMass Lowell Health Care Crisis Seminar

 

When: Monday, Oct. 27, noon to 1:30 p.m.

 

Where: UMass Lowell South, Coburn Building, Room 205, 850 Broadway St., Lowell

 

What: 

A UMass Lowell health care crisis seminar next Monday will address "Patient-Care Quality Conflicts in Hospitals:  What Nurses Don't Say and What Administrators Don't Hear."  The topical discussion will feature speakers: Dana Beth Weinberg, author of "Code Green:  Money-Driven Hospitals and the Dismantling of Nursing" and senior research associate at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at Brandeis University; and Susan Gordon, award-winning journalist and author of "Life Support:  Three Nurses on the Frontlines" and other books on health care.  The forum is Monday, Oct. 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at UMass Lowell's Coburn Hall, Room 205.

The seminar is designed to address the challenges facing nurses to provide quality patient care as hospitals grapple with difficult fiscal restraints.  It is sponsored by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Health Research and Health Promotion, College of Health Professions, Nursing Department and PHASE project.  The event is free and open to the public.

 

Contact:  Patti McCafferty, University Communications (978) 934-3238 or patricia_mccafferty@uml.edu

 

 

European Experts to Present Chemical Policy Changes at Public Forms Next Week

 

When and Where: 

Monday, Oct. 27 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Jaharis Center, Tufts Medical School Auditorium, 150 Harrison Ave., Boston

 

Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m., IUE/CWA 201 Union Hall, 112 Exchange St., Lynn

 

What: 

The UMass Lowell Center for Sustainable Production is organizing a one-week visit of European chemical experts to four U.S. cities, including Boston, to discuss the need for policy changes to protect public health and the environment.  In addition to briefings and roundtables, the officials will present information next week at two public events in the Boston area:  Monday, Oct. 27 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Jaharis Center, Tufts Medical School Auditorium, 150 Harrison Ave., Boston; and Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m., IUE/CWA 201 Union Hall, 112 Exchange St., Lynn.

During the past decade, European countries have proposed ambitious policies in response to the lack of testing and public data on chemicals in commerce, the high burdens on governments to take preventive actions and growing evidence of the impact of toxic substances on public health and the environment.  The European Union is considering sweeping new chemicals legislation - Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) - that will fundamentally change the way companies are required to manage hazardous chemicals and likely set controversial new standards among producers and users world-wide.  The experts' visit will promote an international dialogue and enable an investigation of opportunities for innovation in policies, technologies and products in the United States.

 

*Editor's Note:  Interviews are available upon request. *

 

Contact:  Patti McCafferty, University Communications (978) 934-3238 or patricia_mccafferty@uml.edu

 

 

From Cambodian Killing Fields to Lowell, "The Flute Player" Plays On: Film and Discussion Oct. 28

 

When: Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.

 

Where: O'Leary Library Auditorium, Rm. 222, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Street

 

What:

Like Wladyslaw Szpilman in the Holocaust film, "The Pianist," Lowell's own Arn Chorn-Pond lived through unimaginable horrors, in his case during the Cambodian genocide. After enduring persecution in his native country and emerging from a Thai refugee camp years later, Chorn-Pond came to the U.S. and recognized that his music - traditional Cambodian flute-playing - could sustain him. A PBS film about his life, "The Flute Player," will be screened in O'Leary 222, UML South, on Tuesday, Oct. 28th, at 7 p.m.

What do such experiences mean for the entire Cambodian-American community? From the Holocaust to ethnic cleansing, others also have horrific community memories. What does it mean to "never forget?"  A panel discussion of "community memory" will follow the screening.

Moderated by Prof. Linda Silka, co-director of UMass Lowell's Center for Family, Work and Community and an expert on community memory, the panel will include:

  • Arn Chorn-Pond, subject of the film; musician/activist/artistic consultant of Cambodian Master Performers Program; co-founder, Educational TV for Cambodia
  • Elizabeth Chey, writer/program development officer of Silapak Khmer Amatak
  • Jocelyn Glatzer, the filmmaker
  • Alan Morgan, co-founder of Educational TV for Cambodia, co-founder of the Cambodian Master Performers Program
  • Tony Roun, member of three-person Cambodian-American fusion band called SEASIA
  • Bunrith Sath, of the Lowell Health Clinic, TV Producer
  • Prof. John Shirley, UMass Lowell music professor who has recorded and documented traditional Cambodian music.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, Office of Communications and Marketing, (978) 934-3233

 

 

Israel/Palestine - Opposing the Opponents of Peace

 

When: Thursday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m.

 

Where: O'Leary Library Auditorium, Rm 222, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Street, Lowell

 

What:

Prof. David Matz, , will be at UMass Lowell O'Leary Library Auditorium Thursday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict and possible innovative approaches to it. Matz is the director of the graduate program in dispute resolution at UMass Boston and has a vast background in international mediation.

The event is sponsored by the UMass Lowell Peace and Conflict Studies Institute. For information, contact Prof. John MacDougall, Dept. of Regional Economic and Social Development at John_MacDougall@uml.edu or (978) 934-4303.

 

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

 

 

Literary Society to Host Halloween Horror Party

 

When: Thursday, Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m.

 

Where: Higher Ground Coffee House, 194 Middle Street, Downtown Lowell

 

What:

The UMass Lowell Literary Society is hosting a Halloween Horror Party on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Higher Ground Coffee House on Middle Street in Lowell. The night will feature open mic readings of horror stories and spooky poetry, an epitaph contest, horrifying literary trivia and prizes for best costumes. Come as your favorite literary figure (character or author) or Halloween standard.

For more information, contact anthony_szczesiul@uml.edu or julie_nash@uml.edu

 

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