NEWS FROM UMASS LOWELL - Oct. 5, 2004

10/05/2004
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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 "UML in the News."

 

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Author Andre Dubus III to Speak About Works

Transgender Author to Talk about Her Life

UML Hosts Screening of Award-Winning Documentary and Filmmaker Talk

Fall Festival Features Reunion Gatherings

 

 

Author Andre Dubus III to Speak About Works

 

When:  Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.

 

Where: O'Leary Library auditorium, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

 

What:

Andre Dubus III, the award-winning author of House of Sand and Fog, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in UMass Lowell's O'Leary Library auditorium on UMass Lowell South.

            "An Evening with Andre Dubus III" is sponsored by the Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series and UMass Lowell.  The event is free and open to the public.  A visiting instructor at UMass Lowell, Dubus is best known for writing the House of Sand and Fog which became an Oscar-nominated, major motion picture in 2003. He will discuss and read from among his three novels, as well as several other works.

Before finding his calling as a writer, the author worked in brief stints as a bounty hunter, private investigator, carpenter, bartender, actor and teacher. His first book, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, was published in 1989, followed in 1993 by his first novel, Bluesman.

 

Contact: Richard Sherburne, University Communications, 978-934-3232 or Richard_Sherburne@uml.edu

 

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Transgender Author to Talk about Her Life

 

When:  Thursday, Oct. 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

 

Where:  O'Leary Library auditorium, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

 

What:

            As part of "Coming Out, Coming Together Week" on campus, a transgender author will talk about her life experiences and her recent memoir.

            Jennifer Finney Boylan will speak and sign copies of her book, She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders on Thursday, Oct. 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in O'Leary Library auditorium on UMass Lowell South.  The event is free and open to the public.

            Boylan, co-chair of English at Colby College, is a novelist, screenwriter and teacher.  She also is the author of The Planets and Getting In (published as James Finney Boylan).  She was described by Edward Albee as possessing a "levitating wit (that) is wisely tethered to a human concern." 

            For more information about the talk, contact 978-934-2948 or Susan_Lemire@uml.edu.

 

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

 

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UML Hosts Screening of Award-Winning Documentary and Filmmaker Talk

 

When:  Thursday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Where:  O'Leary Library Auditorium, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

 

What:

            Rachel Field will present her award-winning documentary, "In Women's Hands," next week at O'Leary Library Auditorium on UMass Lowell South.

            The film, part of the PBS series Americas, explores the critical role women played in shaping recent Chilean history.  The screening will be followed by a discussion and reception with the filmmaker.  It is free and and open to the public.

            The event is sponsored by the UMass Lowell's Gender Studies Program in cooperation with Media Studies, Latin American Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and the Latin American Students Association.

 

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

 

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Fall Festival Features Reunion Gatherings

 

When: Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Where:  Doubletree Hotel, 50 Warren St., Lowell

 

What:

            UMass Lowell anniversary classes will have an opportunity to socialize with former classmates at next week's annual reunion dinners.

The evening, which is part of Fall Festival 2004, begins on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel ballrooms, 50 Warren St. for the 25th, 40th and 50th reunion classes. 

Other activities for the Fall Festival weekend include alumni luncheons and receptions, tours of campus and Lowell, and varsity competitions.  The weekend is an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with friends, see what the new UMass Lowell has to offer and rediscover the downtown.  It is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations.  For more information, contact alumni_office@uml.edu

 

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

 

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