NEWS FROM UMASS LOWELL - Oct. 19, 2004

10/19/2004
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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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Students to Examine Candidates' Health Positions Tomorrow

Sizer to Give Biggy Talk

Campus Hosts Open House Sunday at Tsongas Arena

Dugan Gallery Features Alumni Exhibit

 

 

Students to Examine Candidates' Health Positions

 

When:  (Tomorrow) Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

 

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

 

What:

            UMass Lowell students tomorrow will educate others about the presidential candidates' positions on health issues.  The classroom presentation will run tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 20) from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in O'Leary Library Auditorium on UMass Lowell South.

            As part of a Contemporary Health Problems class taught by Prof. Craig Slatin, students will present and critique the health positions of the following political parties and their candidates:  Republican, Bush/Cheney; Democratic, Kerry/Edwards; Green, Cobb/LaMarche; Reform, Nader/Camejo.  They also will take questions and comments from the audience. 

 

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

 

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Sizer to Give Biggy Talk

 

When:  Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 from 4 to 6 p.m.

 

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

 

What:

Dr. Theodore Sizer, a national figure in school reform, will be the guest speaker at this week's annual M. Virginia Biggy Lecture at UMass Lowell.  The event will begin with a registration and welcome at 4 p.m., followed by the Sizer talk at 4:45 p.m. in the O'Leary Library auditorium.

Sizer has authored several books, including the Horace series and, with his wife Nancy, The Students are Watching; Schools and the Moral Contract in 1999.  His just-published book is The Red Pencil:  Convictions from Experience in Education.

Sizer, who received a bachelor's degree from Yale and a Ph.D. from Harvard, has served as dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, headmaster of Phillips Academy and chair of the education department at Brown University - where he was founding director of its Annenberg Institute for School Reform until his retirement in 1996.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

 

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

 

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Campus Hosts Open House Sunday at Tsongas Arena

 

When:  Sunday, Oct. 24

 

Where:  Tsongas Arena, downtown Lowell

 

What:

            The UMass Lowell Open House for prospective undergraduate and graduate students is set for this Sunday, Oct. 24th at 9 a.m. at the Paul E. Tsongas Arena in downtown Lowell.  The campus community turns out for this annual event to give students and their families an overview of academic programs, co-curricular activities and campus life.

            At the arena, participants can attend workshops to learn about the admissions process and financial aid.  They also can board a bus to tour the campus and a residence hall and take department-specific tours that highlight programs, facilities and equipment.

            Additional information is available at www.uml.edu/open house or by calling the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 978-934-3931 or 1-800-410-4607.

 

Contact:  Elizabeth James, University Communications, 978-934-3226 or elizabeth_james@uml.edu

 

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Dugan Gallery Features Alumni Exhibit

 

When: Through Nov. 10, Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Where:  Dugan Gallery, Dugan Hall basement art studios, 833 Broadway St.

 

What:

The UMass Lowell Dugan Gallery will feature an exhibit of new work by alumni Patrick Pollard and Jennifer Trela, who received their bachelor's degrees of fine art in 2001.  It will run through November 10, Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

            The exhibit is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.  For more information, contact Michele Gagnon at 978-934-3491.

 

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

 

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