NEWS FROM UML - March 15, 2005

03/15/2005
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

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 UML, visit www.uml.edu and click on "UML in the News."

 

Click on the following links to learn more about what's in this issue:

 

Environmental Summit Explores Indoor Air Quality

UML Hosts Odyssey of the Mind

Don't Snooze Through This UML Talk

Harvard Prof to Discuss Eco-Social Distress

Writer-in-Residence Presents a Public Reading

 

 

Environmental Summit Explores Indoor Air Quality

 

When: Friday, March 18 from 1 to 8 p.m.

 

Where: MIL conference room, Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell

 

What:

"Making Lowell's Homes Healthier" is the subject of an environmental summit to address the issue of indoor air quality. The summit is the first of two that are funded by a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to three partners in collaboration: UML's Center for Family, Work and Community; the Lowell Community Center; and the Coalition for a Better Acre.

Information will be given in English, Portuguese, Khmer and Spanish. Translators will be on hand through the whole event and daycare will be provided.

Indoor air quality is an important health issue, particularly with rising rates of childhood asthma and allergies. Also, Lowell officials will present the Lowell Master Plan, with an opportunity for participants to make their voices heard on policy issues.

A cultural celebration of food and music wraps up the workshop.

 

Contact: Sandra Seitz, University Communications 978-934-3225, sandra_seitz@uml.edu.

 

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UML Hosts Odyssey of the Mind

 

When: Saturday March 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Where: Ball 208 and 210 and Cumnock Hall, UML North, University Avenue

 

What:

UMass Lowell is hosting the state Odyssey of the Mind Massachusetts State Tournament. Twenty-eight teams, each composed of seven students, (ages 6-18) will compete. Each team has selected a problem to tackle, ranging from creating a stunt-mobile that will run an obstacle course and pop balloons, to building a balsa wood structure that will carry a load, to performing an original play that includes a story told three times - in different styles of communication.

Paul Wormser, entrepreneur-in-residence in the Commercial Venture Development and CVIP office at UML, is working with Theresa Ledoux, state director for Odyssey of the Mind, to organize the event.

More information can be found at www.odysseyofthemind.org.

 

Contact: Sandra Seitz, University Communications 978-934-3225, sandra_seitz@uml.edu

 

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Don't Snooze Through This UML Talk

 

When:  Monday, March 21 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

 

Where: Kitson 208, University Avenue, UML North

 

What:

If you are tossing and turning instead of snoozing, you may want to attend next week's seminar at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. UML Nursing Prof. Geoffry McEnany will speak on "Sleep Disorders in Jet Lag, Depression, Shift Workers and More" on Monday, March 21 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Kitson 208.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UML Department of Work Environment.

 

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

 

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Harvard Prof to Discuss Eco-Social Distress

 

When:  Monday, March 21 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Where:  Kitson 309, University Avenue, UML North

 

What:

            A Harvard professor will discuss the "Eco-Social Distress System" at next week's Environmental Health Seminar Series at UML.

            Dr. Richard Levins, professor of population sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, will speak Monday, March 21 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Kitson 309.

            The Eco-Social Distress Syndrome is a pervasive system of dysfunctional relations with resources, vegetation, the microbial world, climate, modes of production and reproduction, patterns of knowledge and ignorance, and each other.

            The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact Prof. Joel Tickner at 978-934-2981.

 

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

 

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Writer-in-Residence Presents a Public Reading

 

When: Wednesday, March 23, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

 

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

 

What:

Playwright and UML Kerouac Writer-in-Residence David Hancock will do a public reading from his works on Wednesday, March 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the O'Leary Library Auditorium on UML South. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For information, contact Prof. Diana Archibald at 978-934-4195 or Diana_archibald@uml.edu.

 

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

 

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